Feeling: I spent this entire week in Italy, and I felt great every day but one day where I’d skipped breakfast, pushed it too hard walking, and didn’t get enough sleep. It was the very last half day luckily, and boy was my body glad to get on that 7.5 hour flight to New York and just rest! I know I should have taken it easy some days, but the excitement of seeing the foundations of society kind of had me jazzed and I think I went just one notch below my normal robotic see-all-the-things travel self. But by the end my body told me it was time to chill. I had minimal swelling on the flight, which is rare and lucky, I know! I think my body knows I’m an adventurous soul, and I’m glad it lets me stay that way even while traveling and walking about 9 miles a day on the other side of the world! 5 months pregnant! You go body, I’m so grateful!
Craving: Oh my gelato! This kid who hasn’t loved sugar has gladly let me get gelato at least once a day in Italy. My lemon craving is still strong and he’s always a fan of limone and fragole (strawberry) or raspberry. I fit in a few pistachio and chocolates, and he didn’t seem to mind.
Baby Updates: Lots of movement going on. I’m feeling him pretty much every day. Even though I’ve been walking a ton which rocks them to sleep, I’m still feeling the little guy move and shift around when I get ready for bed each night, and often when we sit down for a long dinner.
I’m excited to have the half way ultrasound when we get back, I’ve had a few dreams it was a girl not a boy and it’s had me a little freaked out! I know I found out early, and it will be nice to see him a little bigger, and get a confirmation on gender 100%! I need to know that splurge at Baby Gap wasn’t in vain!
I mentioned it above, but he’s also getting taste buds which has made me feel happy for his first tastes of food to be some of the best in the world! I’m so grateful for pregnancy apps that keep me in the know and let me get excited about the new developments each week.