Movement: No more flutterings. There are full-on movements. Towards the end of this week you can generally see them happening. This morning was the first punch (or kick or headbutt) that actually hurt me a little. But very entertaining.
Symptoms: Crazy dreams, baby brain, forgetfulness, just a tad more emotional. No additional leg cramps. No swelling even with 5 flights this week.
Preparations: Since I was gone all week, not a lot of progress. Yesterday I bought a few items I needed to get a few more projects done. I've repainted a second lamp and got new lampshades. Bought shelf liner for inside the old dresser we're repurposing (but haven't painted the dresser yet). I have blessedly more at-home time now so I hope to get a lot accomplished.
Milestones: Hubby got to feel the baby move for the first time. It was making me a little crazy that you could finally feel/see him/her move from the outside but I was never in the same city as Hubby when this happened.
Weekly wisdom: Take time for yourself. This stint of being on the road was way too long. Very glad I had the forethought to take yesterday off, schedule lunch with a friend, and book a massage and facial. Very sorely needed. And during the massage? I could lay on my stomach on top of this weird pregnant lady massage cushion thing. Heaven. Oh! And also? Got a tip from a 32-week lady on the plane. Go to the beach and dig a hole for your belly in the sand. Can lay on your belly that way, too. Freakin' awesome.
Maybe now that crazy travel has eased up, I'll actually post more than once a week. I'm very behind on several topics.
(Papaya courtesy of thebump.com)