Gender: Obviously still a girl, no matter how much my father-in-law says she will be a boy. Last night Abby wanted to talk to Grandpa on the phone and Sam heard him trying to convince Abby she was having a little brother. Oh Dan. Madalyn will be so wrapped around your finger you wouldn't have it any other way.
Weight Gain: I believe I am only up 17 now. I am feeling really great. And now that work has slowed down, I have more time to exercise seeing as I am not quite as exhausted all the time, so that has helped.
How I am feeling: Nausea wise, I am feeling pretty good. A few weeks ago I was sick a couple of mornings and thought for sure morning sickness was coming back, but so far so good. I often get horrible heartburn, but of course that is normal now. One particular Sunday during sacrament meeting it hit so hard I thought I was going to vomit. Of course its the one time I didn't have tums with me so I had to run home. A glass of milk and 4 tums later and I was doing pretty good. I am however starting to get very uncomfortable. It got up to almost 100 yesterday and I about died. I sat in Abby's pool like a beached whale while she ran around outside of it, but it felt great. I spent most my afternoon while Abby napped in our basement watching Pretty Little Liars and sipping on a slurpee. I don't know how I am going to manage the rest of this hot summer, except it will consist of wearing very little clothing inside my house and a bunch of time at Seven Peaks. Also, sleeping is starting to get difficult. Not only do I have to get up at least 4 times a night to pee, but I just feel achy when I sleep on one side too long. Oh the joys of an ever-growing baby.
Exercise I can do: Gone are the days of Wii Active or Just Dance. I am just awkward, big, and tired. I now go on walks and do my prenatal yoga. If I had easier access to a pool, I would be doing that too. I'll have to take Kari up on her offer and go night swimming sometimes with her.
Cravings: Still slurpees, Cookies and Cream Ice Cream and on Saturday I went to a baby shower where they were serving cucumbers on baguettes with cream cheese. Lets just stay I've had a ton of those since.
How Abby is doing: What can I say, I have one adorable child. She now points to my belly when I ask where the baby is, but she still doesn't quite get that mommy is having a baby. I think she is going to love Madi for the most part though. At the shower I went to Saturday she almost kidnapped a baby. I am so excited to see how she is going to react to her little sister.
What I am dreading: Next week Sam goes off to scout camp. The real bummer is my mom is going on tour so I won't even have her to entertain me. The week after scout camp, Sam has youth conference. Yuck.
What I am looking forward to: It is my last week of work! 3 more nights (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday) and then I am done!! No more late nights, no more freaking out if I miss a nap, and no more going into bed with an already asleep husband. Pillow talk here we come!