There's nothing like a patient man, a loving toddler, a bunch of colorful leggings and of course a grapefruit and about 12 glasses of water a day to beat the bedrest blues. Some days are really tough. Really tough. But we're getting through it somehow. My doctor says that around 36 weeks I can get off the couch and resume most normal activities. I try to keep my spirits up by plotting all of the organizing and (gentle) exercise I will pack in to those glorious 21 days, assuming baby does not debut early.
Baby: Baby is extremely strong and active and seems to get more aware of our activities by the day. We've finally decided on both a boy and a girl name. I think.
Boy or girl: Still don't know and won't until D-day. The mister says boy and I say girl but sometimes I do find myself thinking boy?
Currently craving: Still craving grapefruits and now water like there's no tomorrow. I easily drink 12 glasses a day. I've developed a strong aversion to meat, which includes the smell of it cooking, so we are temporary vegetarians again.
Weight: 146 lbs (that's 30lbs and I'm hoping for at least 5 more)
Birthing Preparation: I've begun this Hypnobirthing Home Study program as well as 2 other mediation series (including one that I used for Max's birth). I do them right before bed and sometimes when Max is napping. The trick seems to be not just visualizing and relaxing, but truly learning to release your muscles from head to toe and detach from all of your fear-based thoughts and emotions. Easier said than done!
Sleep grade: A- Really no complaints there except for the occasional difficulty falling asleep. This comes from thinking too much but luckily the meditations I do at bedtime are helping that.
Symptoms: None except for some lingering morning sickness, but compared to the 1st trimester it's nothing to complain about.
Wardrobe situation: Still wearing all non-maternity clothes. Leggings, tunic tanks, the mister's shirts and oversized sweaters. When I go out to Dr appointments I wear an a-line coat with uggs or wellies depending on the weather.