Happy Friday Sunflowers! Not much new in baby bump land this week so fellow blogger, OK Dani, was kind enough to pass on the following survey to help me keep you updated:
How Far Along? 26 weeks, 5 days
Symptoms: Heartburn – I swear even water gives me heartburn at this point.
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I’ve lost close to 20 lbs since pregnant \O/
Sleep: I sleep in 45 minute intervals at night so I look forward to my midday naps.
Food Cravings: I have yet to experience any cravings whatsoever…
Best Moment This Week: Seeing Baby Sunshine yawn and get the hiccups on the ultrasound screen….it was the cutest thing and since it was in the middle of a fetal echocardiogram, we also got to hear it =D
Movement: Constant kicking, mostly at night – not painful though.
Labor Signs: Ummm….no thanks.
Gender: The antics of my family & friends to try to get us to “slip up” crack me up. In due time grasshoppers
Belly Button In Or Out? Innie…..for now.
What I Miss: Uninterrupted sleep, blue cheese and smoked fish.
What I Am Looking Forward To: Childbirth and Baby Care classes – we start next week!!!
Milestones: Baby Sunshine is now almost to 2 pounds!!!
Weekly Wisdom: I’ve become one of THOSE people. Let me explain: all of my adult life, I have despised the phrase “it’s different when you have your own”. You see, as an early childhood trainer/consultant and former teacher, folks have always given me the side eye regarding my expertise because I didn’t have children of my own. Well last week I was having dinner with some friends and I mentioned being nervous about the infant stage and threatened to harass one of them ( a veteran Mom) with calls & questions once the baby comes. My other friend (not yet a Mom) chimed in and mentioned that I could call her too because she went through it all as an Aunt. I immediately responded with “yeah, but that’s not the same”. Certainly my intent was not to invalidate her experience (as I have felt others have often done to me over the years) but I realized in that moment that being a parent is another level of experience and responsibility. Hmm….wisdom indeed.
So that’s all for now. What are your thoughts on my weekly wisdom? Keep that sage advice coming and leave your sunshine below
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