Weight Gained: 1.8 lb in the past week, making it 21 lbs so far — (starting = 122.8 lbs/current = 143.8 lbs)
Food Cravings: Ice cream is still most definitely my weakness. I’ve always loved ice cream, but I usually NEVER touch cold deserts in the winter time!! Weird!
Food Likes/Dislikes: Still no change here. I’m eating pretty much anything/everything.
Baby Items Purchased This Week: We bought some paint, storage bins, and decorations for the nursery, but that’s it!
Clothes For Me:
With spring on the horizon, I knew I needed to get some more short-sleeved maternity tops that I could wear to the office as I’m not really fitting into much these days. I went to Thyme Maternity Friday night to see what was there and ended up scoring the top I’m wearing in this week’s photos, plus one more for $19! Gotta love me some deals.
Workouts/Activity This Week: I made it out to lunge Chelsea once this week, but aside from that, my workouts came from just staying active. We were fairly busy this weekend and did a lot of work for the nursery. Once I go up and down the stairs a lot among other things, I’m too tired these days to put in an official workout. Going to try to aim for a little more this week though.
Sleep: I guess sleep is going ok. The time change really hurt me though as I’m still feeling like I need to sleep for an hour or two after the alarm goes off. I have Friday booked off this week, so hopefully I can catch up a bit on the sleep then.
Movements: Baby girl has definitely gotten bigger these days. Gone are the days where I feel only random quick jabs and/or movements! Now I feel the full-out rolling around and can really distinguish her little body parts when she presses them out. For example, last night I could easily tell where her little butt was! haha When pressing on my belly, I had it in the palm of my hand! 😉 It’s also been REALLY nice that she seems to have learned my schedule. I don’t really feel her much at all in the night when I’m trying to sleep and in the mornings, it has become routine for me to rub my belly and say ‘good morning’ as soon as I wake up. Once I do that, I’ll get a little jab or two and then she’ll gradually start moving more. She tends to roll around a lot during the day and then quiet down once I go to bed. It’s great! 🙂
Appointments: We had a check-up with our midwife last Thursday night and everything is great!! My blood pressure is still perfect, baby girl’s heart rate was perfect (avg. 140 bpm – she was moving when we were having the check-up so it would rise as she’d move and then slow again), and I measured at 29cm (perfect for 29 wks!). Also, just like at my last appointment, my midwife guided my hands to be able to feel her little head! Such a cool feeling. Oh and she’s still head down too. We still have a ways to go, but considering she’s been head down every single time we’ve been checked since our 20 week ultrasound, I am hopeful that she’ll stay put. 🙂 Next appointment is next Thursday the 21st. I will be getting blood work done then to test my iron levels. ……. Also in case some of you may be wondering (since I haven’t mentioned it on here), with the blessing of our midwife, we decided to opt out of the glucose testing that most women get during pregnancy. With all the tests I have had done to date, I showed no real risk for gestational diabetes, so we all agreed that the test wasn’t necessary. The midwife has informed us of ‘signs’ to look out for just in case, but neither her or us are worried. 🙂 All of my hard work losing weight and getting into crazy shape pre-pregnancy really helped me out!
Nursery Progress: This past weekend, we put a quick coat of paint in the closet to freshen it up and finished installing baseboards. I also got started on some crafts! I may show you the closet once we get it to a level of doneness, but the crafts/decorations are staying a secret until the final reveal. 😉