Hello everyone! As I sit here and write this post, I am feeling especially miserable today. Sean just gave me a vinegar sponge bath because I have terrible burns on my body from a few hours in the sun yesterday! NEVER in my life have I burned like this. My Asian and Native American blood has always gifted me with an easy tan and olive skin. But I am 100% blaming these burns on pregnancy and the change in hormones. I was out in the sun for 2 hours yesterday watching Jasmine's college tennis team. I thought "yeah maybe I should put some sunscreen on" when I saw the coach walking around with a bottle. But then I figured that a few hours would only give me a nice glow and I wouldn't have to worry. Boy was I wrong! I am almost purple on both of my arms, my chest, and my feet. It is so painful and I feel especially sad for my light skinned friends who actually endure this every summer! So forgive this post if it's a little more miserable-toned than normal. I am not feeling happy today.
How far along: I am 27 weeks and although I am not looking forward to the weight gain, immense tiredness, or sleep deprivation, I am excited to be going into my third trimester just to hit another milestone. That technically starts on week 28 right? So I'll enjoy this week as much as I can!
What I'm craving: Would you believe it if I told you I was craving vegetables? More so because I feel like I never get enough on the weekends.. But although it will probably make me gag, I just want to grab a handful of spinach and eat it plain just so I know Mini is getting her nutrients.
How I'm feeling: Particularly unhappy today. I told Sean that I wanted to write about all of the things that either I was not expecting, or not loving regarding this pregnancy. But I don't want to be seen as complaining, so maybe I'll keep that to myself... No? Ok, here goes:
- I am itchy all of the time. I toss and turn every night when I lie down because the entire side that is touching the bed starts to itch. As much as I love sleep, I dread the part where we get into bed and I have to fall asleep. Poor Sean doesn't even want to come in until after I've fallen asleep because I'm moving around so much.
- My friend mentioned "floating rib syndrome" to explain the front part of my body that has been hurting. I looked it up and it sounds pretty legit. Not only does that spot hurt when I'm standing because Mini is so heavy on my belly, (it makes my skin feel like it's actually stretching in that moment), but now it hurts when I laugh, cough, or sneeze.
- I also hate sitting in the car, as a driver, passenger, it doesn't matter. It's difficult to breathe when I'm in that position and that's when my back (and now rib) start to flare up.
Was that bad? Only three things I want to complain about? I feel like I'm loving everything else about being pregnant. But those three things are constant, so I feel like I'm constantly complaining and then I feel ashamed and ungrateful :(
What I bought this week: I decided to go ahead and buy the things I need to finish out Mini's room so it looks complete by her baby shower. I bought her mattress, a crib skirt, changing pad cover, and will go buy a sound/light soother this week for her nightstand. We got the rocker attachment for my Ikea chair and Sean put that on last night. It looks so good! I'll post a DIY thing for it after we do the nursery reveal.
What I'm most excited about this week: I can't wait for the items to be delivered and really see her room complete. Speaking of reveals, when would you like to see the nursery??? Even better... when would you like for us to announce her name???
Thank you for listening to me complain today. I promise next week's bumpdate will be much more loving.
Love to you all! (And don't forget your sunscreen)