There’s definitely a little growth spurt going on inside of me.
Not only is my bump bigger and harder, I’m also super hungry this week!
Not able to suck in nearly as much either! [You can always tell the suck in photos from my expression though ] It also seems that my bump is growing upwards. Meaning what started as a pointy pooch is now rounding from the top down.
I’m not really much of a snacker, but I’m finding myself hungry every 2-3 hours consistently this week. The baby is supposed to quadruple this month (I think), so it’s no wonder I’m so hungry!
During our beach walk at Bald Head, I felt a little bit like I was wearing a fake bump. It’s almost like my stomach seems more detached from the rest of my core. It feels like it’s styrofoam or something! Perhaps I will feel differently when there’s a wiggly baby moving in there : )
Also while we were at the beach, I noticed that I have to pee whenever I stand up. Not always, but wayyyy more often than I used to. I used to be able to go without going to the bathroom for a few hours, and now it seems I’m going every hour or so. And standing up makes it worse.
I’m sleeping a bit better, but that might be blamed on the wonderful vacation bed too : )
Lastly, I tried on a few pairs of my old summer shorts before we left for the beach. The biggest pairs – the ones that used to sit low on my hips – were TIGHT! I could button them, but they looked awful around my waist. There is no doubt that I’m growing by leaps and bounds these days. Maternity shorts for the long haul.
It seems my dresses still fit just fine : )
However, my t-shirts are now too short. Just a few inches of outward stomach and I feel like I need a long tank under every single shirt! No longer can I look in my closet and pack for a trip. I had to try several on only to find they went into the “next summer” pile. I have only a few non-maternity shirts that aren’t too short, but my maternity ones are way too long! They make my torso look so strange and bring the bump out even more.
On the eating front, things are pretty much back to normal!! Other than the fact that I’m eating more frequently, I’m craving healthy foods again and most veggies sound OK (not wonderful, but OK) to me. Good news! I actually had a salad for dinner, which was the first time in ages I’ve craved one. It tasted good too!