Life Lately: My bump Really Starts Showing, SXSW, and Being Sick While Pregnant

I realized that I only blogged once in March, with the gender announcement. Here's the highlights of the last month: 

We took the baby to his first baseball game, a spring training game between the Oakland A's and the Angels (bumpie above). He enjoyed it - at least that's how I interpreted all the kicking. He just can't wait to get out there. 

It feels like summertime, so we bought some patio chairs. Sirius and I are loving sitting out by the pool and enjoying the weather.

I got to go to SXSW with some of my coworkers! It was crazy, but good.

I tried to take a bumpie on the elevator whenever I happened to be in it alone, but it never really turned out.

Oh the food! It's a good thing I did lots of walking. I'll spare you all of the photos I posted on Instagram, but Ironworks Barbeque and Franks hotdogs were my favorites.

I'm glad I went, but I was also happy to get home. Five days is a long conference. 

22 Weeks!

I went through my closet, pulled out all my summer clothes, and figured out what I could still make work. I might have had a little freakout when tops I'd always thought were loose were too tight, and my shorts? Not happening. It did motivate me to start watching what I'm eating and make more of an effort to work out. 

Pool time! We got in the pool for the first time last week. It was COLD. But we stuck it out. I realized I would also need a maternity swimsuit to survive the summer. 

That, plus a great pair of maternity shorts from Target and a couple of maxi dresses = my summer wardrobe game plan.

Long hours + too much stress + not enough sleep = sick. Last week I worked myself sick, and wow, being sick while pregnant sucks. I'm taking the nurse approved cold medicine, but it isn't doing much for me. I know I need rest, but since I can't breathe, I haven't been able to sleep for the last four nights. 

Other than this cold, I've felt awesome the last several weeks. Yay for second trimester energy! I've also experienced the nesting syndrome - it's real, although I thought it wasn't supposed to happen for a while yet. More on how that turned out later!

Also, the baby is kicking so hard, I can actually see my stomach move! Brian is finally able to feel it, which makes me happy. 

Today marks 24 weeks! 

Any little known cold remedies I could try? Let me know in the comments!

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