24 weeks: Viability week! If baby is born this week, there is a chance of survival. That's a milestone, I'd say!
27 weeks: Third trimester begins! Woohoo!
29-ish weeks: My mom comes to visit me in NZ! Which means a week of shopping, planning, talking all things baby, and maybe her getting to hear baby's heartbeat!
34 weeks: Last day of childbirth courses, woohoo I'm now supposedly prepared to have a baby. Ha.
36 weeks: I now have midwife appointments every week! Which means we're getting really really close.
Anyway, details for this week:
New symptoms? I have discovered that I can feel when the baby has the hiccups. I didn't even know that's what it was, but I had a midwife appointment last week, and she was listening to the heartbeat, and we could hear this weird, regular sound in addition to the heartbeat, and she told me that was the baby hiccuping! How funny! So I could hear her hiccuping as well as feel it!! It was pretty amazing to hear! I love it!
Cravings? This is a weird one, because I've never felt the "must have this food right NOW" kind of craving, not even close. More just of a slight preference for something, and aversions to other things. So really, I don't think I have any cravings, especially not lately. Kind of boring, I know. Still strong preferences for fruit (and jello...yum). And yesterday I made a cake on a whim and ate pretty much all of it (although Mark helped quite a bit, so it wasn't soooo bad). So maybe that's a craving.
Weight gain this week: One pound. Glad not to be keeping the 2lb/week pace!
Total weight gain: 6 lbs.
Showing? You tell me.. (Look you can see my face in the picture this time!)
Surprisingly, I have not bought any other baby items in the past couple of weeks. Although, I did give my mom a huge shopping list of things to buy over in the US and bring with her when she comes to visit. Hehe. She's going to need a suitcase just for baby stuff when she comes over! Wooohooo! It's crazy to me how much more expensive a majority of baby items are her in NZ compared to the US. Maybe it's a lack of large competing baby stores that allows prices to be so high here. They have many of the exact same items here in NZ as the US, but, after you factor in the exchange rate, they still cost between 10 and 50% MORE here! Eesh. It's a painful thing for a bargain shopper like me!