Baby's size: Fig, lime, or Brussels sprout, depending on which site you go by.
Next appointment: May 12 (first full OB appt., first time we'll get to hear the heartbeat!)
Total weight gain: 7.4 lbs. :: sob :: Non-obese people are told to keep their first trimester weight gain to 5 lbs. or less. Please let this be the artificial hormones!
Exercise: Nothing official, but I've been doing a lot more walking. And I went grocery shopping with Mr. Hope this weekend for the first time in forever. Plus, I get to help cook again. So that's all really good.
Sleep: Still averaging about 8.5 hours a night. The exhaustion comes and goes.
Food cravings: Dairy. Lots and lots of dairy.
Food aversions: None, but I made Brussels sprouts for dinner last night (before I knew a pregnancy site would compare my unborn child to one!) and they tasted bitter and wrong. And I *love* Brussels sprouts.
Symptoms: I can feel the uterus stretching. More groin pressure, some mild lower back cramping, a few twinges here and there. And I feel crazy fat. So bloated. My fingers have started to swell into fat sausages. Swapped my wedding band out for a larger ring I got years ago. The wedding band still fits but only just barely, and I didn't want to take any chances.
What I'm loving: That I've made it this far. That I've graduated from the RE. That I spend more time thinking about what it means to have a baby than I do fearing losing the baby.
What I'm not loving: How fat I feel. Some of it is normal hot weather stuff (I tend to swell in heat regardless) but my boobs are spilling out of my bra, my jeans are getting too snug for comfort, and I don't know. It's just uncomfortable. (I'm sure it's going to get worse.)
What I'm looking forward to: Getting the results of my MaterniT21 Plus test. The tech said it could be four days to a week, so I could get them anywhere between today and Monday.
Best moment this week: Seeing our little ninja punching and kicking all over that ultrasound!