How far along? 26 weeks
Weight Gained: This is less exciting and more embarrassing these days. 19.5 lbs
Symptoms: Same ol same ol. Fall down sleepy all the time again…
Movement: She seems to be slowing down a bit :/
Food cravings: Chocolate chocolate chocolate. And watery fruit. I found some m&m’s in a drawer at my parents house and man, they were ripped open and devoured before I even allowed myself to entertain the thought that they were not mine to eat. Them urges be powerful strong I tell you! Way stronger than my desire to try to not keep growing at the pace I’m going at ; )
Food aversions: Not one that I can think of
Sleep: Pretty good. Naps may become more frequent again though : )
Stretch marks? I don’t think so? I haven’t done a thorough examination in a while :/
Belly button in or out? It’s still in. Barely.
Miss anything? Being able to fit in my clothes
Mood? Pretty good I’d say
Maternity Clothes? Could use some more please :]
New baby items: No :/ I should probably start trying to finish that blanket I started six months ago..
Exercise: Is getting really hard. I don’t know if my body is just declining rapidly on account of turning a year older soon, or she’s starting to push on my lungs or something but man I don’t ever remember being this out of shape. I could barely do one lap in the pool the other day and that was with a noodle :'( and today Greg and I went for a little walk around the block and I was huffing and puffing the whole time! I scare myself. Please say this isn’t going to be my life now.
Best moment of the week: We are home!!!!
Looking forward to: Catching up with all my long lost friends
In other news, we made it!!!! I can’t tell you how excited we are to be back ANDDDDD it feels like fall here. It’s crisp in the mornings and fresh smelling and the leaves are starting to turn and EACH THING! I’m beyond giddy. And we are all moved in to our tiny little abode and loving it. It’s ever so cozy and will be extra dreamy when/if the rains ever come.
And! Come Christmas, we can even have our own little Christmas tree and yes I kept out our lights to put outside too. I’m ridiculously excited for Christmas. Little will be considered full term and there will be LOTS of chocolate and sweets and music and all good things. But anyways, I’m thrilled to not have to move a single more box for a couple more months because, did I mention? moving is hard. Like literally moving – like walking around is killing my feets and back and butt and all of me hurts. BUT!! None of that matters BECAUSE we get to live by the sea again and oh my goodness did I miss it.
^^not to mention by these wonderful people^^and also we are the masters of awkward family photos^^
So, on we go with this new chapter full of probably the most uncertainty yet : ) Farewell, Pasadena! I actually will miss you. PS I did NOT expect to cry like a baby when we were getting ready to take off. We have so many good memories there with our doggy, our daughter!, just growing closer with each other, making some amazing friends, yadda yadda yadda and they all just came flooding back – paired with a heaping dose of hormones and there you’ve got a Greg with a very wet shirt and a very puffy faced wife. I am so thankful for that chapter : )
^^and yes I brought my plants with me^^
Aaaand heeeere we gooooo!!!