Woke up this morning to 23 degree temperatures. What the hell?!? This is Charleston. And it's not even officially winter yet. It's NOT supposed to be this cold here! If I wanted this kind of weather I would've stayed in Pittsburgh.
I think I am just overly cranky because I am still having pain in my ribs from pulling whatever I pulled last week. And I haven't gone the bathroom in four days which is leading to some discomfort. And I may have overdone it at the gym last night and I had a little bit of cramping and a teeny tiny bit of spotting which has me freaked the hell out. And I am tense thinking about having to go to Charlotte this weekend. Really really really am not in the mood to deal with my brother-in-law. I hope he doesn't think I am wasting my money to buy him a Christmas gift (call me Scrooge, but that waste of space didn't even give us so much as a card to congratulate us on our wedding. He can afford to buy cigarettes but couldn't drop $3 on a card? Whatever.)
I keep telling myself I just need to get through this week and this weekend and then next week is a three day work week. Then I have a six day weekend and a two day work week the next week. Woo hoo!
Anyway, here is my check in:
How far along? 23w2d - he's a little over a pound and around 11.5 inches I think.
Weight gain/loss: +14.6 as of this morning, but as I said above, I haven't had a bowel movement in four days so my real weight gain could be less.
Maternity Clothes: No maternity shirts yet, but I do wear a pair of pants every so often to work. My normal jeans still fit. I did wear a pair of maternity yoga capris to run in last night and loved them. Need to get a few more pairs of them.
Symptoms: As mentioned above - cement bowel is back full force :(
Gender: It's a boy!!!
Sleep? Sleeping well. I've been sleeping with a heating pad to try to loosen up and soothe my aching ribs.
Best moment this week? Our crib was delivered on Saturday and I bought the stroller yesterday. Wow - this is really happening!
Movement: Oh yeah - and I even felt him from the outside on Saturday. I was hoping J could feel it, but then the little guy stopped moving.
Food cravings/aversions: None.
Belly button in or out? Still seems pretty far in, not that I'm complaining about that!
What I miss? Pooping :(
What I am looking forward to? J getting to feel the little guy move.
Milestones: Finally buying some of the big items
What I'm nervous about: I was very nervous last night because I didn't feel good when I got done running and when I went to the bathroom I had a tiny bit of spotting - very very light. All night I was laying on the couch concentrating on feeling him move so I could know that he was ok in there. I was talking to him asking him to kick so I knew he was ok and it was bringing me to tears.
And here is this week's bump photo. I got yelled at by a friend on Sunday for not looking pregnant yet, but there is definitely a bump there: