I haven’t been able to do a bump update in awhile because of, you guessed it, nausea. I’m handling it a lot better than I was previous months but it is still something that is extremely frustrating. Thankfully I recently had a midwives appointment and we discussed some of my options and what could be causing it still. We came to the conclusion that my blood sugar is dropping dramatically which is causing it. I am to eat well, snack, all day now instead of having large meals. This is going to be difficult for me as I get annoyed at eating so frequently and never having that satisfying “full” feeling. It also means that I will have to pre-plan my snacks each day. Again, not looking forward to this at all. But if it means that I will get some relief I am willing to give it my best.
Can I just add that my 4yr old has been slaying it with taking some of my photos for me. She loves helping out and of course pressing the button about a million times. The above pictures were taken by Elizabeth.
Alright, moving on. What is baby taco up to this week?
Moving around like crazy. It is the best feeling in the world. He or she tends to move mostly when I’m having a meal or there is music playing. Taco is about the size of a sweet potato at this point and is starting to get that slick coating of vernix. Its nervous system continues to improve as well this week. Average weight about this week is approx. 6.7oz.
At my appointment, I started to discuss the weight of our baby and how nervous I am about how big Taco will be. With her birth, the weight went up. Starting with Abigail at 6lbs 9oz, to Elizabeth being 9lbs 14oz, and finally David a whopping 10lbs 7oz.
I’m terrified that this baby will be an 11 pounder. Mostly due to the whole naturally delivering aspect. David almost got stuck. My best bet right now is to lay off high sugar foods and get plenty of exercise which has been hard because of this damn nausea!! I digress.
On November 14th we will be finding out the gender!! I CANNOT wait for this. We have found out for each of our pregnancies and at first, we thought it would be great to have this one be a surprise but we can’t hold out. It is just who we are as parents. I already have a girl name all picked out but we are both struggling with a boy’s name. I still really love the name, Ezra. It was the name we picked for our second miscarriage so the thought of using it for this baby is conflicting. Honest confession? I am hoping for a boy. Yes, yes if it is a girl I will be happy! There is just a little part of me that would really love a brother for David.
There aren’t many cravings happening right now other than Slurpees and waffles. I have been able to get Slurpees no problem but I am still yet to fulfill my longing for a waffle.
That is it for now on the pregnancy front.