Well I guess you could say I popped! The past two weeks have been pretty uncomfortable with lots of cramping and lack of sleep. I think the baby was just making itself a comfy house in there because I can definitely tell my belly has grown. I don't remember such a dramatic growth spurt in such a short amount of time happening with my last two pregnancies and I think my belly has caught up in size to where I was the last two times.
I still have headaches almost daily, wahhh. Drinking water is a big challenge, which likely contributes to the headaches, but if I drink a lot of water I feel nauseous - so there's that. Sleep is not great, but not terrible. I don't have a pregnancy pillow this time around, so I think a lot of my discomfort is positional. I am trying to get through without buying one because they are pricey and I don't know if I will ever need one again.
Exercise-wise I am doing more than I did the last two times around since I am home with the boys. I think I walked about 7 miles yesterday and I probably average about 3-5 miles per day, depending on what we are doing.
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We have our anatomy scan next Wednesday to make sure the baby is growing on track. This is the ultrasound where we would normally find out if the baby is a boy or a girl, BUT this time we are going to wait and find out with our families over the weekend. We'll ask the doctor to write the sex down on a piece of paper so we don't see it right then. I can't wait to share the excitement with my family and it is going to be hard not to have the doctor just tell us during the appointment.