Eggplant? Aubergine? Brinjal?

whatver they call it…Husib is big and purple and oh so kicky. Just like that dreaded dinosaur- Barney

Let your spouse put an ear to your belly — he might be able to pick up baby’s heartbeat (no stethoscope required). Inside the womb, the formation of tiny capillaries is giving baby a healthy pink glow. Baby’s also soaking up your antibodies, getting the immune system ready for life outside the womb. Eyes are forming, and baby will soon perfect the blink — perfect for batting those freshly grown lashes.

So I’ve been a bit of a workaholic lately, hence no posts. Pregnancy is going well for the most part, except the husib’s kicks get more and more intense and sometimes not very pleasant. Its like he finds a vital organ I would like to keep and pummels it out. I like the wiggles though they are like little tickles.  I’ve actually been so work obsessed that I’ve not had too much time to think of the baby the past few weeks, but I did manage to do some research on strollers Travel systems and find few cheap, fun modern ones. Also signed up for childbirth and a myriad of other classes, yaaay!

How far along? 27 weeks
Total weight gain/loss: I gave up and have stopped weighing myself. Sanity is much restored
Maternity clothes? Maternity pants are awesome, except I feel like they keep slipping down. I ‘m still not a fan of the super long tops, but it does hide the belly bands of the pants
Stretch marks? I think I have a new one and I’m still scared of VVs
Sleep: Sketchy, insomnia is here to stay people. I just make do with what I can

Best moment this week: Finally having a general idea of what baby gear I need to get. Also my work from home times start on monday.

Movement: All. the . time
Food cravings: Meat aversion is back. Fruit, pasta, rice
Gender:  Boy
Labor Signs: Too early
Pregnancy Symptoms: Leg cramps, That ligament pain thingy, weepiness
Belly Button in or out? Its definitely flattening
What I miss: having non pregnancy related thoughts. I love my baby, I really do, but I’d like a little break please.
What I am looking forward to: Getting to third tri, thinking more and more about having a baby in my arms and having at least a few moments where I don’t freak out.
Weekly Wisdom: Daycare websites are depressing. Don’t look at them if you don’t have to.
Milestones: End of the second trimester.

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