Six months down! Baby boy is the size of a cantaloupe, almost a foot long and weighing in at over a pound. His skin is becoming less transparent and taking on a pinkish glow thanks to the new capillaries that have formed.
I think we had a major growth spirt over the weekend because I have been so wiped out. On Saturday I woke up super early (big surprise) and then proceeded to take not one but two naps throughout the day. On Sunday morning I slept in until 7:40 (!!!), and after a busy day at our nephew’s baptism and bathroom remodel supply shopping, I sat down on the couch to read a book and promptly fell asleep. So in summary, 3 naps this weekend. I love when I have off work both Saturday and Sunday, which doesn’t happen all that often. I like to make the most of it by being as lazy as possible.
I can now see movement from the outside and it seriously cracks me up every time. Seeing my stomach move with all of the little jabs and kicks is hilarious for some reason and I wish I could actually see what the heck he is doing in there.
My sister in law and I attended a baby consignment expo last week and I found a few cute outfits for Mister Man that I couldn’t resist. I am really trying not to buy clothes until we see what we actually need after the shower, hand me downs, etc, but I couldn’t help getting a couple things. The best find was a set of two onesies – one batman and one superman. I am too lazy to go take a picture to show you, but they are pretty rad. I also purchased our first cloth diaper. I am still driving myself crazy with research in that department, but at the expo I was able to spend some time talking to the mom of a four month old who she had been cloth diapering since birth. It was really helpful to talk to a real person about it and find out what her favorites are, even though I know every baby is different.
I got my four workouts in last week, three swims and one walk. I also met with a PT yesterday about my back/butt pain and after re-aligning my pelvic bones, she gave me some core exercises that should help. I will be doing those 3x/week and am hopeful that will do the trick. I have been a complete slacker in the strength/core department, so it will be good to get back on track.
Lastly, I discovered this at the grocery store and I am in love with it:
It’s cherry ginger ale and it’s super spicy and refreshing. I am cracking one open at night on occasion when I might have normally had a beer. Please also note the awesome runner’s wine glass that was gifted to be by a friend. I may not be able to have wine, but I sure as heck am still going to use it. I am also loving virgin bloody mary’s with extra pickles, honey nut cheerios, apples, Cousin’s garden provolone subs, and ice cream (duh). I have been craving an extra gooey fudge brownie with ice cream but so far have been too lazy to make or otherwise procure one. Maybe this week… 🙂
16 weeks to go!