Baby is now the size of:
2.5 pounds of baby….feels more like 20 pounds. Come to think of it I have gained almost that much so far.
Sleep: Sleep is getting worse, I have had a couple nights of terrible acid reflux that keeps me up. I have to prop myself up on many pillows and try to rest for a couple hours until it calms down. It’s not fun and makes for a very tired mama the next day.
Maternity clothes / preferred attire: About the same as the last couple weeks. Mostly maternity clothes with some normal clothes mixed in but I think it’s short lived. My belly seems huge to me. My doctor reassures me that I am measuring right on track. I try to remind myself that this is temporary and getting bigger is better than not and having my sweet girl not growing enough.
Symptoms: Lots of heartburn, some headaches, my feet hurt when I stand or walk for more than a couple hours. On days I teach my feet have started to swell a little. Also I am getting tired and my back aches after carrying Cannon around.
Cravings, aversions and favorite foods: Not too many cravings but I have to be really careful now what I eat in the evening. I can’t eat too much, or anything sugary or I will pay for it later. I also think that hot liquids don’t sit well so I won’t be able to have tea in the evenings anymore.
Exercise: I do my best to get in what I can. Everything I am doing is pretty tame right now. Walking on the treadmill and the elliptical have become my cardio staples. I have also been trying to do strength training and prenatal yoga. I am avoiding any plyometrics or exercises that have any fast movements as they do not feel good to my body.
Mood: This last week I have been pretty tired and get overwhelmed easily. I do feel good about each week that ticks by but that doesn’t make juggling work, parenting, managing our house and taking care of this pregnant body any easier. I have been doing a pretty good job of keeping all of our clothes clean, but we have been pulling clean clothes out of laundry baskets for weeks now, they never seem to get put away.
Missing: Feeling good, running and energy
Best moments: Getting to hear baby’s heart beat at my OB appointment.
Worst moments: Being up sick most of the night and trying to to function the next day.
Buying: I don’t think I bought anything for this baby/pregnancy last week. I really need to get on top of completing the nursery.
Dreaming About: Getting to meet our little girl, will it be warm or cold when we bring her home.