We have officially started on baby girl's nursery! Rob and Cathy were our last visitors this past weekend so the room has made the switch from guest room to nursery! Eric did an awesome job yesterday tearing down the bed, vacuuming, setting up the crib, etc. We're still trying to figure out where to position everything because the room is structured different than Ethan's so we will spend the next couple weeks playing around with everything and putting decorations on the wall. I love going in there though and thinking she will be here soon!!
Size of Baby: baby weighs almost two pounds (about the size of a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended.
Development: Baby's ears are better developed and more sensitive than before. She may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you talk with each other. Baby is sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. Her brain is very active right now as the brain tissue continues to develop.
How I'm Feeling: I feel like I've hit somewhat of a stride and feel really good! I even worked out two times last week and went for a mile walk with Ethan today (not far, but just glad I accomplished it)! I'm still not sleeping too well and having a lot of back pain by the end of the day, but I came to terms awhile back that these symptoms would follow me the rest of the pregnancy! I'm also getting fitted for some awesome compression stockings because I've developed spider veins on the back of my left leg. They aren't uncomfortable - I just get a warm "burning" sensation randomly throughout the day in my leg. The doctor highly recommended I wear the stockings to prevent them from turning into painful varicose veins. I can tell my belly is growing and I definitely am getting fuller faster at each meal...I know the stretchy, itchy skin is right around the corner! =)
Cravings/Aversions: Everything's been the same as far as what I've been eating...except I found a new healthy dessert that I made a couple nights last week. It's a yummy chocolate milkshake made with greek yogurt, almond milk, and a couple scoops of instant pudding powder...so easy and soooooo delicious! And it helps curb my sweet tooth at night and I don't have to feel guilty about it!