After doing 30-something weekly surveys during my pregnancy, I have become accustomed to thinking in "best part of the week" and "what I'm missing" terms. I thought as a nice wrap-up to the year, I would do one final survey - post pregnancy, because - why not?
How far along: 12.5 weeks post-partum!
gain: None, thankfully! I'm down all of my pregnancy weight, and some of last year's holiday weight!
How big is baby: Well, he has got to be at least 14 pounds by now. I'm happy that he chose to bulk-up AFTER being born.
Maternity clothes: Nope! They have all either been tucked away in storage or have found new homes.
Stretch marks: No
Sleep: Sleep has been awesome. I'm one of the lucky ones. Ben has been sleeping through the night (aka at least an 8 hour stretch, plus another 3-4 hours) since he was 8 weeks old.
Best moments: His birthday was my favorite day, and I'm jealous of everyone I know who is pregnant and gets to experience those moments in the upcoming months! But every day has just been such a gift.
Movement: Yep! He isn't "mobile" by any means, but this kid seems to have restless leg syndrome!
Food Cravings: I have been eating cookies like it's my job. I am willing to guess that I have had more cookies in the last three months than I have had in the past few years combined. I was pretty careful for the most part while I was pregnant, but my appetite is ravenous a lot of the time due to breastfeeding, and I'm not holding back much in that department. The minute I can tell that these cookie calories are no longer being burned off, I will stop...I hope.
Labor Signs: N/A
button in or out: In!
What I miss: I think the only thing I miss right now is having (or should I say, taking) the time to exercise. I can count on one hand the amount of times I have worked out since having Ben (minus walks we take together). I really do miss my yoga practice.
What I'm looking forward to: As much as I want him to stay a little baby forever, I am SO looking forward to hearing him say "mama" and having him reach out with his arms for me to pick him up.