Gender: We find out later this month which is CRAZY.
Weight Gain: Holding tight this morning at -3 from starting weight.
Maternity Clothes: I am so wearing maternity jeans as I type this and it's glorious. Other than that, regular clothes still fitting well. Now that work knows, I don't have to hide behind blousy tops anymore.
Nursery: Once we find out gender, the gears will truly get turning!
Movement: Wishing hard for it, but none so far. The ultrasound tech told me that based on the placement of some of my organs I'd feel movement quicker than the average person. (!!!!!)
Symptoms: Growing belly! Still slightly out of breath when doing mundane things like showering (really). Aversion to cigarette smoke. And oh my goodness, anything will make me tear up -- so overly emotional during happy commercials or sweet stories about humanity.
Sleep: So much better now that I took Christina's advice and ordered a Snoogle pregnancy pillow! I really didn't think I needed a large, awkwardly-shaped $45 pillow but let me tell you that it is awesome. It gives me a lot of back support and keeps me on my side. Additionally, taking 2tbsp childrens dye-free Benadryl some nights which helps to quiet my super-active mind at 3/4am.
Cravings: No real cravings, and strangely enough, I haven't been digging cereal this past week like I did every single week before. The sound of a tuna sub from Harris Teeter with pickles and cheese always sounds amazing, but if I indulge in one of those, I have to limit myself to one per week.
What I Miss: Nothing much. On a girls escape to Asheville this past weekend I was perfectly content with my mocktails -- our dinner spot even made me an incredible one using lavender simple syrup.
Best Moment This Week: Telling everyone! We told all family members and close friends first and then went truly public on Halloween. My coworkers were really supportive and I've never been so happy to have so many nurses (a lot of whom specialize in OB) as coworkers. Even my manager is an OB nurse, and that has been a wonderful experience.
Looking Forward To: Plans are in full swing now for a small gathering for a gender reveal. I ordered the invitation design last night from Etsy so I can have it printed and mailed this week. The invitation, I promise it could have been designed especially for me. It's yellow which is my favorite color and I can't wait to see the Etsy shop owner's draft of it!