It's a funny thing when you're not pregnant thinking about all the things you'll do when you are pregnant.
I thought for sure I'd do a bumpdate every week with a decorated chalkboard and picture of my growing belly. Yet here we are, almost done with my second trimester, and I've barely shared a single one. It's not that I'm intentionally trying to hide. I just have absolutely no desire to "show it off" or document it every week. I take the occasional mirror selfie every now and then to keep a little record for myself, but nothing weekly, and definitely nothing blog worthy.
The one above is from almost two weeks ago, actually, and I haven't taken one since. See? Anyway... let's get to the update part of this bumpdate.
FEELING: Everyone I come in contact with asks how I'm feeling and I'm like "I'm great, you?" and then I have to backtrack and be like "Oh wait, you mean because I'm pregnant, that's right." But I honestly don't feel any different than I did before. I'm just fatter and more sober. Ask me how many times I've said that to people as a response to their questioning, I dare ya.
GAINING: Speaking of being fatter... I've gained 16 pounds by the 26 week mark. Which puts me on the hopeful track of gaining a total of 30 if I gain the average pound a week from here on out. Still the weirdest part of pregnancy to me. I swear half of it went straight to my boobs.
HATING: And the only thing I despise about being pregnant so far? The stretch marks on those very boobs from them blowing up so quickly. I swear it happened over night. I don't have any stretch marks on my tummy, just all upstairs. Where's the fun in getting bigger boobs if you can't even show them off because of the tiger claw marks coming out of your cleavage? Womp.
LOVING: Finally feeling her move and seeing it from the outside! I have an anterior placenta so it took me longer than the average person to be able feel her. It's the craziest most awesome thing. Ever.
EATING: Every gummy candy in sight. I finished my 1.9 pound bag of Swedish Fish this week. Trev brought COCKTAIL flavored jelly bellies home for me the other day. God bless him. Also still chugging lemonade, and I love ginger ale and root beer. I've recently discovered that I can't stand cooked broccoli. I inhale cherries, strawberries, peaches, and watermelon. And the ice cream train is still steam rolling straight on through any healthy diet I could ever come up with for myself.
EXCITED ABOUT: One of my baby showers happening this coming Sunday. So excited to see all my friends and family and celebrate this little lady. Definitely not looking forward to opening presents in front of everyone, though. I'm still trying to figure out how to get out of that awkward fest. Oh and I'm so stinking glad that I started my Babylist registry early on because it has made it a breeze for me to organize everything I need and want to receive for baby. If you are pregnant you NEED to use that site for your registry.
WORKING ON: Her name. I've posted about this on Instagram, but to make a long story short, we were 95% sure on a name, then two of our parents hated it, and then we weren't so sure on the name anymore. Now we have another that we like but MAN is it stressful trying to decide. This is hands down been thee hardest part so far. But I guess that's just what happens when your criteria consists of about fifty different things. Like, nothing in the Top 100 or 200 really, something feminine to go with the masculine last name, something pretty and calming, something that's unique but not made up, yet still familiar enough for the majority of the world to have heard of, and something with cute nickname potential. Needle meet haystack. If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them for me!
And that does it on the update front for now, my friends.