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Week 18: A Deep Breath

Player One
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Player Two
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Level 29 Human Bard/Fighter
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 164 +8
Shoe Size: 10
Bra Size: 34A 36B (barely)

Str: 18 16
Dex: 12
Con: 19 18
Int: 12
Wis: 14
Cha: 18

Highest skills: Bluff, Gather Rumors, Knowledge (Folklore) (History), Athletics
Feats: Natural Immunity, Iron WillRun, Nap, No Shits Given
Diseases/Curses: Minor Fatigue (-1 Con), Heavy Things Gettin’ Heavy (-2 Str), Overstuffed Sausage Asthetic (-1 Cha)

Level 30 Human Warlock/Ranger
Height: 5’8″
Weight: Redacted
Shoe Size: 11
Bra Size: 36B

Str: 17 15
Dex: 12 8
Con: 12
Int: 20 19
Wis: 16
Cha: 16

Highest skills: Heal, Knowledge (Science) (Arcana), Spot, Listen, Swim
Feats: Alertness, Diligent, Spell Focus
Diseases/Curses: Too Much To Do, Acute Tendinitis (-4 Dex, -1 Str), General Malaise (-1 Int, -1 Str)

Player Three

Level 0 Human NPC
Height: 5.59″
Weight: 190g (!!)

Str: 2
Dex: 4
Con: 10
Int: 1
Wis: 1
Cha: 14

Highest skills: Grow, Swim, Hide
Feats: Self-Sufficient, Stealthy, Heartbeat, Growth, Wiggle
Diseases/Curses: None

Lady Jr is supposedly developing their facial features and coating their nerves with myelin, i.e. becoming more and more like the human being they are meant to be.

They are still growing by the bucketful. This week, Lady Jr is the size of a croissant, which is dangerous because now I want a croissant:

 

 

Overall: I’m feeling more confident that there is something growing in there after our 17 week appointment. Hearing the heartbeat is always reassuring, but I also think I might have (finally?!) felt something. It was like a handful of big bubbles bursting near my pelvic bone, if they were bursting in a thick, viscous liquid. Part of me is inclined to blame the sensation on gas, but I’ve honestly never felt anything like that before.

I guess if it is Lady Jr, then it’ll get stronger in the coming weeks.

Mostly this time feels like an exhale after the suck-age that was the first trimester, but also a giant inhale before What is to Come in the third trimester. I know things are about to get Real, and sooner than I’ll know it, but it’s so quiet and easy that it’s hard to remember that.

Mood: Less nervous that something might be wrong, more okay in general. I am getting frustrated/discouraged very, very easily and have needed to hold back tears more than a handful of times. It’s like that inability to function when you’re really tired/hungry except much, much more often.

Clothes: FINALLY acquired a few stretchy, comfy, wondrous maternity skirts that aren’t just massive maxis. We tried several different places that were supposed to have maternity lines, but apparently didn’t in that particular store, then finally caved a tried a dedicated maternity shop. While I felt weird shopping there when I’m still not really obviously showing, we found exactly what I was looking for, on clearance, on sale. Woo! So now I’m wearing this deliciously soft polka-dotted swirly knee-length skirt and it fits and aaah, yes.

Shirts are still (mostly) fine. I have a handful that are beginning to clutch my pudge that I’ve been avoiding, but my shirt collection is apparently a lot more forgiving than my skirt collection.

Fun(!) New Symptoms: Movement?! As I mentioned before, I think I felt Lady Jr a handful of times since Friday.

Otherwise, omg allergies holy shit. I have been sneezing and itchy-eyed and waking up in the middle of the night filled with snot. Doc said I could take most/all allergy meds, so I’ve started with a benadryl before I go to bed and that has gone a long way towards clearing up those middle of the night symptoms.

Exercise: Still no Crossfit. I lifted twice last week and ran three times with the Zombies 5k program. I’m trying to just generally move more, too, but it’s hard to remember. This week I plan to do the same – lift twice and run thrice.

Dr Lady: 😦 Not really getting anywhere with the foot pain. Second doc visit today and she was prescribed continued rest with some physical therapy. If it’s what the doc thinks it is – tendinitis – then it could be a few weeks before we really see improvement, but it’s hard not to be discouraged with the lack of progress so far. That said, it’s not getting worse?

I got her a kneewalker last week, tho, which has really been an improvement over crutches. We went for a (short) walk together one day and she was able to scoot around the mall with me and help me find clothes on the weekend.

 

Progress Photo, 17w6d:
may-3

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Week 17: It’s an Adventure

Player One
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Player Two
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Level 29 Human Bard/Fighter
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 164 +8
Shoe Size: 10
Bra Size: 34A 36B (barely)

Str: 18 16
Dex: 12
Con: 19 18
Int: 12
Wis: 14
Cha: 18 17

Highest skills: Bluff, Gather Rumors, Knowledge (Folklore) (History), Athletics
Feats: Natural Immunity, Iron WillRun, Nap, No Shits Given
Diseases/Curses: Minor Fatigue (-1 Con), Heavy Things Gettin’ Heavy (-2 Str), Overstuffed Sausage Asthetic (-1 Cha)

Level 30 Human Warlock/Ranger
Height: 5’8″
Weight: Redacted
Shoe Size: 11
Bra Size: 36B

Str: 17 15
Dex: 12 10
Con: 12
Int: 20 19
Wis: 16
Cha: 16

Highest skills: Heal, Knowledge (Science) (Arcana), Spot, Listen, Swim
Feats: Alertness, Diligent, Spell Focus
Diseases/Curses: Too Much To Do, Stress Fracture (-2 Dex, -1 Str), General Malaise (-1 Int, -1 Str)

Player Three

Level 0 Human NPC
Height: 5.12″
Weight: 140g (!!)

Str: 2
Dex: 3
Con: 10
Int: 1
Wis: 1
Cha: 14

Highest skills: Grow, Swim, Hide
Feats: Self-Sufficient, Stealthy, Heartbeat, Growth
Diseases/Curses: None

Lady Jr is hardening their soft, cartilagey bones by leeching as much calcium from me as they can. Back to the bone broth, then!

At over 5″, Lady Jr is both the size of a pomegranate and a chubby little chipmunk:

 

 

Overall: My mind is continually blown at how far along we are. Every week I’m like “Lady Jr is so big!” and then Lady Jr is even bigger the next week. And yet I still don’t really feel pregnant. Even the headaches have subsided – at least in frequency. I’m realizing I had an expectation that by 16/17 weeks I would both look fairly pregnant and feel fairly pregnant. Not the case.

Mood: Angry and weepy, but usually for reasons. Dealing with Lady Sr’s insurance and doctors and ongoing foot issues makes me want to wring some necks. But then again, I almost cried this morning because I was wearing the same style shirt as Dr Lady and had to find a different shirt but didn’t wanna. So uh. Yeah.

Clothes: Bah. Two more skirts out of the running. I’m so desperate I’m wearing pants, which fit because I usually buy my pants super big/baggy. But all the maternity stuff makes me look preg and I’m still not ready for that (in public).

Fun(!) New Symptoms: Small bladder syndrome. I mostly avoided this issue up until now, but I have definitely noticed a big difference in the last week(ish) in how frequently I have to pee. It’s a little ridiculous during the day. Not bad at night because I was already waking up at 2am.

Exercise: It looks like we’re taking a substantial hiatus from Crossfit. Mostly because of Dr Lady’s foot and subsequent scheduling issues. I will continue lifting on my own. I re-started the Zombies, Run! 5k program because apparently just running for 30min was too much for me. So I’m going to steadily reintroduce myself to running to keep up my cardio.

I hiked straight up Tumamoc (a well-paved but very steep hill) on Sunday with minimal duress, which was reassuring. My capacity for exercise seems to have (mostly) returned; I just have to be careful about pushing myself too hard still.

Dr Lady: Dear god, where to even begin. After playing phone tag with her doctor for four weeks and telling them that the insurance didn’t even have a peer-to-peer on file, the nurse told her that they were still waiting for the insurance to contact them. Which is BS because the insurance has already closed the case.

So Dr Lady fired her current doctor and made an appointment with a new doctor – today. One who says they do in-house MRIs and don’t wait for pre-approval from the insurance. I’m going with her to the appointment because she can’t even walk to the parking garage anymore – she was on crutches all weekend. I also want to help be her advocate, because I know how tricksy doctors can be.

Please please send good thoughts our way that we can at least get a fucking diagnosis soon so Dr Lady can begin some sort of treatment.

Otherwise, she’s super excited about MI and has started telling Lady Jr “good morning!” and “good night!” every day. ❤

 

Progress Photo, 16w6d:

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Week 16: Almost Normal

Player One
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Player Two
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Level 29 Human Bard/Fighter
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 164 +6
Shoe Size: 10
Bra Size: 34A 36B (barely)

Str: 18 16
Dex: 12
Con: 19 18
Int: 12
Wis: 14
Cha: 18 17

Highest skills: Bluff, Gather Rumors, Knowledge (Folklore) (History), Athletics
Feats: Natural Immunity, Iron WillRun, Nap, No Shits Given
Diseases/Curses: Minor Fatigue (-1 Con), Heavy Things Gettin’ Heavy (-2 Str), Overstuffed Sausage Asthetic (-1 Cha)

Level 30 Human Warlock/Ranger
Height: 5’8″
Weight: Redacted
Shoe Size: 11
Bra Size: 36B

Str: 17 15
Dex: 12 11
Con: 12
Int: 20 19
Wis: 16
Cha: 16

Highest skills: Heal, Knowledge (Science) (Arcana), Spot, Listen, Swim
Feats: Alertness, Diligent, Spell Focus
Diseases/Curses: Anxiety, Too Much To Do, Stress Fracture (-1 Dex, -1 Str), General Malaise (-1 Int, -1 Str)

Player Three

Level 0 Human NPC
Height: 4.57″
Weight: 100g (!!)

Str: 2
Dex: 3
Con: 10
Int: 1
Wis: 1
Cha: 14

Highest skills: Grow, Swim, Hide
Feats: Self-Sufficient, Stealthy, Heartbeat, Growth
Diseases/Curses: None

Lady Jr’s placenta is working at 100% and I’m feeling starting to feel the benefits, i.e. fewer negative symptoms. Hoorah.

Meanwhile, Lady Jr is about the size of a Philippine tarsier, whatever that is:

 

 

Two days late this week because we were visiting Michigan. No photo this week either for the same reason. I’ll write more about MI in another post.

Overall: My symptoms are so mild/non-existent at this point that I fully sympathize with all those people who don’t realize they’re pregnant until the third trimester – or beyond. Aside from some stabbing pain in my abdomen and a continued non-interest in wine, I feel fine. A little more easily fatigued than usual, but fine. To the point where I’m starting to get a little anxious for our next appointment which is still (!!) over a week away.

It doesn’t help that my app keeps being like “you could be feeling kicks around now!!” Stop it, app. You’re not helping.

Mood: Mostly mellow, a bit teary. I teared up during Lady’s seminar and I teared up when we flew back into Arizona and I teared up several other times during the week for a variety of reasons. I usually cry pretty easily, but not this easily.

Clothes: My sis-in-law sent me a care package full of her old maternity clothes and it is perfect timing. I’m still in that awkward not-quite-maternity but too-fat-for-my-own-clothes phase, so I’m mixing it up a little. Only problem with the maternity clothes is they actually make me look pregnant, and idk if I’m ready for that out in the world. I can still pass as just-a-little-too-much-cheesecake, although my wife told me she has definitely started noticing that I look pregnant. But then, she knows me best.

Fun(!) New Symptoms: Itchy foot on plane syndrome? IDK what this is, but it’s like I suddenly develop a nasty bug bite while on planes. Not comfortable, but at least it goes away right after. Only one more flight coming up, at least.

Exercise: We’ve switched to doing personal training with our Crossfit coach in lieu of classes because of Lady’s foot and omg it is SO MUCH better. I am pumped after our workouts instead of depressed and crying and feel like I’m actually getting something out of them. I’ll talk about some of the mods in a separate post for other failing-at-Crossfit pregnant ladies out there.

Dr Lady: Welp, we went to Michigan and she interviewed and presented a seminar and talked with every. single. person. ever. I got to watch her seminar and it’s always fun to see how much further she is in her research as well as see how much I understand. She did really, really well and everyone seems excited about her and they said we would find out if she got the fellowship “very soon.” I hope that means this week, but it could be anytime before June.

 

Phew. Can’t believe we’re at 16. Idk but I was so excited about getting to the second trimester I kind of forgot that it keeps going. 😛

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Week 15: Things are Looking Up

Player One
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Player Two
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Level 29 Human Bard/Fighter
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 164 +6
Shoe Size: 10
Bra Size: 34A 36B

Str: 18 16
Dex: 12
Con: 19 18
Int: 12
Wis: 14
Cha: 18 17

Highest skills: Bluff, Gather Rumors, Knowledge (Folklore) (History), Athletics
Feats: Natural Immunity, Iron WillRun, Nap, No Shits Given
Diseases/Curses: Minor Fatigue (-1 Con), Heavy Things Gettin’ Heavy (-2 Str), Overstuffed Sausage Asthetic (-1 Cha)

Level 30 Human Warlock/Ranger
Height: 5’8″
Weight: Redacted
Shoe Size: 11
Bra Size: 36B

Str: 17 15
Dex: 12 11
Con: 12
Int: 20 19
Wis: 16
Cha: 16

Highest skills: Heal, Knowledge (Science) (Arcana), Spot, Listen, Swim
Feats: Alertness, Diligent, Spell Focus
Diseases/Curses: Anxiety, Too Much To Do, Stress Fracture (-1 Dex, -1 Str), General Malaise (-1 Int, -1 Str)

Player Three

Level 0 Human NPC
Height: 3.98″
Weight: 70g

Str: 2
Dex: 3
Con: 10
Int: 1
Wis: 1
Cha: 14

Highest skills: Grow, Swim, Hide
Feats: Self-Sufficient, Stealthy, Heartbeat, Growth
Diseases/Curses: None

Lady Jr’s legs are now longer than their arms, which will aid them in basketball in the coming years.

Still growing quickly, Lady Jr is the size of a canary (hopefully, minus the coalmine):

 

 

Overall: Things were definitely better last week. Nausea is mostly gone and my energy levels are now almost normal – at least, back to my pre-paleo normal. The continued sleepiness could either be hormones or just all these excess carbs, hard to tell.

Mood: Omg. I cried more times last week than I did my entire first trimester. Mostly out of frustration, but occasionally just because I love my wife so much. Also the general undercurrent of apathy is lifting a bit, letting me feel occasionally anxious and depressed. Yay?

Food: Better. So much better. Salads are still of the devil, but I have been including more and more vegetables and I can eat meat again. I even made kale chips this weekend and didn’t gag! My sweet tooth, however, is out of control and I can’t figure out how to reign it in. Cookies and chocolate are still a daily occurrence.

Clothes: Not maternity, but very close. My sis-in-law is sending a care package with a bunch of her old maternity clothes and it can’t come fast enough. I am down to wearing the same two or three skirts each week because the rest make me feel like a sausage.

Fun(!) New Symptoms: HEADACHES. Jesus Christ. I get them at night, either right before bed or sometime in the middle of the night, so I wake up with a headache. They feel like tension headaches, tight like a rubberband across my brain, and don’t respond to Tylenol. Time (and water [and caffeine]) is the only cure.

Exercise: Crossfit, even though it was awful, some walking about downtown, and a 5mi hike on Saturday.

Dr Lady: She’s been through hell trying to find out what’s wrong with her foot. It’s been three months of keeping weight off of it, no walks, and little to no exercise in general for her and she’s going crazy. She has seen two doctors, had an Xray, and been denied for an MRI. She has another appointment today, but neither of us are very hopeful. :<

Otherwise, she's anxious about her upcoming interview with Michigan. Only a week away! …wait, next week?!

Purchases:  This shirt, which I’ve had my eye on for months and finally came up again on Zulily:

 

Progress Photo (14 weeks, 6 days):

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Week 14: FINALLY

Player One
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Player Two
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Level 29 Human Bard/Fighter
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 164 +5
Shoe Size: 10
Bra Size: 34A 36B

Str: 18 16
Dex: 12
Con: 19 18
Int: 12
Wis: 14
Cha: 18

Highest skills: Bluff, Gather Rumors, Knowledge (Folklore) (History), Athletics
Feats: Natural Immunity, Iron WillRun, Nap, No Shits Given
Diseases/Curses: Minor Fatigue (-1 Con), Heavy Things Gettin’ Heavy (-2 Str)

Level 30 Human Warlock/Ranger
Height: 5’8″
Weight: Redacted
Shoe Size: 11
Bra Size: 36B

Str: 17 16
Dex: 12 11
Con: 12
Int: 20
Wis: 16
Cha: 16

Highest skills: Heal, Knowledge (Science) (Arcana), Spot, Listen, Swim
Feats: Alertness, Diligent, Spell Focus
Diseases/Curses: Anxiety, Too Much To Do, Minor Couvade Syndrome (-1 Con), Stress Fracture (-1 Dex, -1 Str)

Player Three

Level 0 Human NPC
Height: 3.42″
Weight: 43g

Str: 2
Dex: 3
Con: 10
Int: 1
Wis: 1
Cha: 14

Highest skills: Grow, Swim, Hide
Feats: Self-Sufficient, Stealthy, Heartbeat, Growth
Diseases/Curses: None

Lady Jr is starting to move about more and more. They have a heart rate of 160, eyebrows, and their kidneys have started producing urine. Yay pee!

Lady Jr is growing very quickly. They’re either the size of a clenched fist, a beet, a mille fileu, or a house mouse:

 

 

Officially, definitely, most assuredly we are now in the second trimester. I’m still waiting for that magical day when I wake up and everything is awesome, but at least overall things are getting better. For one, I was able to complete an 8 mile hike this weekend, which I would absolutely not have been capable of three, four weeks ago. For another, I can eat (some, small bits of) meat again and I’m beginning to add more and more vegetables back. My diet no longer consists of just pizza and pastries.

I’m also still waiting for that day when I can believe this is all real and happening.

I feel like a fat noodle, all waterlogged and gross. 75% of my skirts ride up so far that they’re no longer comfortable. My belly is always there and I can’t even suck it in anymore. But it doesn’t look cute, just like a lot of chub. And then I go and try to compare myself to where other people are at and it’s no good. I wrote a whole long post about it yesterday and then just felt like I was whining, but I am really having trouble with this whole gaining weight thing. :< It sucks and it's hard and I don't know how to turn off the perfectionist voice that says I shouldn't gain more than 25 pounds and I should look like a professional athlete the entire time, so tips would be appreciated.

Other things that suck: random pain/cramps that like to come on right when I'm trying to go to sleep. Then I get to rock and make awful noises for an hour or until it finally goes away. It's muscular pain, for sure, and I assume it's just my uterus trying to shove its way upwards from its retroverted position. x.x

Things that don't suck: Telling extended family. Telling work. Knowing that I'm officially in the first "safe" zone. Not worrying so much. Being able to eat vegetables again. Not needing seven naps a day. Being able to say why I'm so tired/feeling gross. Swapping name ideas with Lady. Knowing that in a few weeks I'll really start showing and maybe then I'll feel better about going so slow at Crossfit. Continuing to dream that I'm going to be a badass second trimsterer who runs and hikes and lifts.

Photo for this week (technically 13 weeks, 6 days). I think from here on out I'll try to do them weekly.

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Week 13: Are We in the Second Trimester Yet?

Player One
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Player Two
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Level 29 Human Bard/Fighter
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 164 +3
Shoe Size: 10
Bra Size: 34A 36B

Str: 18 16
Dex: 12
Con: 19 18
Int: 12
Wis: 14
Cha: 18

Highest skills: Bluff, Gather Rumors, Knowledge (Folklore) (History), Athletics
Feats: Natural Immunity, Iron WillRun, Nap, No Shits Given
Diseases/Curses: Evening Sickness (-1 Con), Minor Fatigue (-1 Con), Heavy Things Gettin’ Heavy (-2 Str)

Level 30 Human Warlock/Ranger
Height: 5’8″
Weight: Redacted
Shoe Size: 11
Bra Size: 36B

Str: 17 16
Dex: 12 11
Con: 12 11
Int: 20
Wis: 16
Cha: 16

Highest skills: Heal, Knowledge (Science) (Arcana), Spot, Listen, Swim
Feats: Alertness, Diligent, Spell Focus
Diseases/Curses: Anxiety, Too Much To Do, Minor Couvade Syndrome (-1 Con), Stress Fracture (-1 Dex, -1 Str)

Player Three

Level 0 Human NPC
Height: 2.91″
Weight: 23g

Str: 2
Dex: 2
Con: 10
Int: 1
Wis: 1
Cha: 14

Highest skills: Grow, Swim, Hide
Feats: Self-Sufficient, Stealthy, Heartbeat, Growth
Diseases/Curses: None

This week in growth: vocal chords and placenta.

Lady Jr jumped almost an inch in length and added quite a few grams to her weight. According to the app, that means they’re about the size of a clownfish:

 

 

What even is week 13? Everything seems to indicate that 12 weeks is the end of the first trimester, but then again those same sources say 14 is when the second starts. Maybe they just skip 13 because it’s unlucky, but I’m going to go with this week being an interstitial, transitory time. So we’re not first tri, but we’re also not second: we’re 13 weeks.

That said, I’m feeling pretty 13-weeks. My symptoms are much abated, which is nice, but at the same time that means I’m worrying if everything is okay in there. Our next OB appointment is Thursday and omg, it can’t come quick enough. Between telling close family and acquiring an ergo carrier and then spending a weekend with said close family and a two month old and getting all of the baby advice, I feel like I’m hitting the jinx button pretty hard. I keep telling myself this is all normal and I still have some symptoms and anyway, no indication that anything is wrong, but Thursday will be a relief.

Remaining symptoms seem to ebb and flow. Most days I’m fine, just a little tired. Boobs are no longer sore, just big (even my mom commented on them). Digestion is slow as fuck. Nausea is now (mostly) little more than a gross feeling that goes away once I eat. Appetite hasn’t really noticeably increased yet, but I’m eating small meals every two hours. Belly bloats and unbloats throughout the day/week, but there does seem to be a permanent pudge going on. I’m still at 3 pounds total gained so far, which squeaks me in under the cut-off for first tri gain. Phew.

Also everyone keeps referring to Lady Jr as a she, so I’m going to go ahead and lay (imaginary) money down that Lady Jr is, in fact, a he. Not just to be contrary, but mostly because all three of my nieces are girls, my cousin is having a girl, and my friend has a girl. So, a boy is due. We won’t know for another month or two, but it’s fun to bet now.

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Week 12: Not So Bad

Player One
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Player Two
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Level 29 Human Bard/Fighter
Height: 5’9″
Weight: 164 +3
Shoe Size: 10
Bra Size: 34A 36B

Str: 18
Dex: 12
Con: 19 17
Int: 12
Wis: 14
Cha: 18

Highest skills: Bluff, Gather Rumors, Knowledge (Folklore) (History), Athletics
Feats: Natural Immunity, Iron WillRun, Nap
Diseases/Curses: Sore breasts, Evening Sickness (-1 Con), Minor Fatigue (-1 Con)

Level 30 Human Warlock/Ranger
Height: 5’8″
Weight: Redacted
Shoe Size: 11
Bra Size: 36B

Str: 17
Dex: 12
Con: 12 11
Int: 20
Wis: 16
Cha: 16

Highest skills: Heal, Knowledge (Science) (Arcana), Spot, Listen, Swim
Feats: Alertness, Diligent, Spell Focus
Diseases/Curses: Anxiety, Too Much To Do, Minor Couvade Syndrome (-1 Con)

Player Three

Level 0 Human NPC
Height: 2.3″
Weight: 14g

Str: 2
Dex: 2
Con: 10
Int: 1
Wis: 1
Cha: 14

Highest skills: Grow, Swim, Hide
Feats: Self-Sufficient, Stealthy, Heartbeat, Growth
Diseases/Curses: None

Apparently Lady Jr is sucking in their intestines from the umbilical cord, which is just… weird. Not to judge, but wtf evolution?

Lady Jr is still doubling in weight. In one week, they went from a cute little hummingbird to a chubby dwarf hamster:

 

 

Oofta. Week 11 was a mixed bag. Things were better overall, but I also had to go home early for the first time because I was feeling so wretched. Still, my energy levels are up, my nausea is down, and – while I still don’t really like the idea of meat – I can at least eat it in small quantities again. Yay protein!

We made our first official baby purchase last week: an ergobaby carrier that was super on sale. I just couldn’t pass it up. So far, the only two things I know I want 100% new and good quality are a carrier and a car seat, so we got one of those down. I’m still researching car seats, tho, and we’ll probably end up acquiring that after we move.

My diet is slowly improving. I got to the end of the week and couldn’t stand the idea of bread any more, so yay. This week, my aim is to start cutting back on refined carbs, specifically bready things, and increase my fat instead. To that end, we made paleo lasagna this weekend and sweet potato hash and coconut fudge. My cravings – no need – for cinnamon rolls and baguettes has calmed down to a level where I can finally redirect them without obsessing the rest of the day, so I’m going to practice doing that.

Hopefully that will help clear up some of this bloat. Oddly enough, I haven’t gained any weight for two weeks, yet my progress photo for week 11 is def more puffy than week 9.
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SO MUCH PUFF.

SO CLOSE TO SECOND TRIMESTER.

SO LOOKING FORWARD TO NOT SLEEPING ALL THE TIME.

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