The baby is the size of a butternut squash.
Total Weight Gain: Scale says 16 pounds. Definitely seeing numbers I’ve never seen before. SO FUN!
Weekly Workouts: On Monday evening I ran 3 easy miles in the neighborhood. I knew it was going to be hard for me to squeeze in workouts the rest of the week since I was traveling, so I made myself go in the evening. Tuesday was off, but then on Wednesday I ran 4 treadmill miles with weights in between each mile, honestly because it was so hard for me to run that evening. I ended up getting an early flight back on Thursday and slept in on Friday. So this week resulted in a lot of rest days…ooops. Saturday I slept in due to cankles, but ran 6 miles, did weights, and swam 750 yards at the gym. Sunday was Define Prenatal – muscles are so sore today.
Maternity Clothes: Still wearing regular pants to work with the Bella band. Oh, and lots of dresses.
Sleep: Getting tougher, I wake up a couple of times per night. It’s funny because I’ll wake up at say, 3am, and Charlie will be in his little bed on the floor. Then I’ll wake up again at 4:30 and he’s up in the bed with us. Ninja.
Best Moment of the Week: This whole weekend was really fun, especially our date night on Saturday, even if I did get ketchup all over my dress.
Food cravings: Yknow what I really wanted this weekend? OREOS. I haven’t opened the bag yet, but they are waiting for me.
Food aversions: None right now.
Symptoms: Let’s just say emotions are running high over here. Also? Help me, I’m fat.
Movement: Some days she is super active and others, I only feel her move a few times. I’m told that’s normal, especially if I’m not really paying attention. Hmph.
“Your baby is almost 17 inches tall now (nearly as tall as he or she will be at birth) and close to three pounds (a weight that will likely more than double by delivery time). Her wrinkled skin is smoothing out as more fat is deposited under the skin surface. This fat, called white fat, is different from the earlier brown fat that your developing fetus accumulated. Brown fat is necessary for body temperature regulation while white fat actually serves as an energy source. Which explains why your energizer baby feels so…well…energized! Space in your baby’s living quarters is now at a premium, so you’ll be feeling jabs and pokes from elbows and knees mostly. But those kicks will be more vigorous than before and also less erratic beause your baby is stronger and excitedly responding to all sorts of stimuli – movement, sounds, light, and that candy bar you ate half an hour ago. Luckily, your baby doesn’t have teeth yet that would need a brushing after that sugary treat! You’ll recall that your baby’s baby-teeth buds formed weeks ago, but now the buds for permanent teeth are forming in her gums as well. And back to those kicks, who’s counting? Now’s a good time to start doing a kick count twice a day to make sure baby’s doing just fine. Lie down (preferrably after a snack) and keep track of your baby’s movements. You’re looking for at least ten movements in an hour’s time.” – What to Expect (www.whattoexpect.com)
Gender: Girl! And I think we are getting closer to a name!
What I’m Looking Forward To: JESSICA’S WEDDING ON SUNDAY!!!!!!! So excited!!! And birthday dinner with Aimee tomorrow night, getting my glucose test over with (knock wood), and the ADL event I have on Wednesday. But…but….WEDDING!!!
What I Miss: Drinks. I made beerritas for Shea and Kyle’s taco dinner and didn’t even partake. Would be nice to have some liquor up in here. It’s summer, after all – margarita! Also, running fast, being able to get out of bed, being able to bend over at the waist…yeah, we’re getting uncomfortable.
Next Appointment: TOMORROW, 8/27. Glucose test
Estimated due date is November 11th, 2013!