Baby's size? A sweet potato! 5.6 inches! I can't believe I have a little star the size of a sweet potato in my belly!
Weight Gain? Still at my pre-IVF weight. I weighed this morning.
Maternity clothes? I'm finally ready for some clothes that I don't have to wear unzipped or with a bella band on top of. Some of my clothes just look rediculous. I wear bella bands every day to work so I can leave my pre-pregnancy pants unzipped but I can't stand how you can see the lines of my unzipped pants under my shirts even though the band is under the shirt. Maternity pants scare me just looking at them, but it's time. I hate to spend a lot of money on clothes I won't wear that long so that's been delaying my shopping too. Outside of work I only have two pairs of summer pants that I can wear out (aside from sweats, etc.). Jamie offered to take me shopping for some maternity clothes on Sunday but we were both too tired. Maybe this weekend.
Sleep? What's that? I am so uncomfortable sleeping on my left side. My left arm falls asleep from laying on it, my hip is sore and I just don't know what to do with the arm I am laying on. I'm not sleeping with the maternity pillow as it's annoying me right now. I am sleeping with four pillows. I keep getting to work earlier and earlier because I am so uncomfortable I get out of bed earlier.
Food? Still a sore subject. I have to say first of all that Jamie has been amazing. Dinner is difficult around our house. We haven't eaten the same meal together in weeks . He has the patience of a Saint and even Monday night when NOTHING sounded good he kept offering solutions to try and get me to eat. After throwing out 20 different thoughts he said "What about Pizza?" I said, "I thought about that but all of the bread makes me sick." That's when he suggested a local pizza place that makes pizza on super thin crust. We ordered it and I finally had something to eat for dinner and even had a small salad. We typically don't eat out often in our house, as we both like to cook and like to save the money but he has been so understanding of the fact that I can't pack a lunch for work because whatever I pack that morning does not sound good by the time lunch rolls around. I have been eating out 3 times a week or so for lunch and making due the rest of the week with Peanut Butter and Jelly. I keep expecting a lecture about spending and eating out but he's really been supportive and understanding to say the least. Besides, I give myself these lectures as I hate spending as much as he does.
As far as what I eat...I eat like a 4 year old. Fish sticks, chicken nuggets, corn dogs, pizza...honestly these things don't even sound good anymore. Nothing does. Jamie bought me kid cuisines last week. He had called me at work to ask what I wanted from the grocery store and I finally said "This is going to sound weird but get me anything a kid would eat." He came home with kid cuisine meals. I had a corn dog meal at work the other day. It felt strange to sit at my desk eating a corn dog and emptying a sprinkle packet onto my pudding but hey, at least I ate. I even ate my corn.