My age: 27
How far along: 21 weeks
How big is baby: the size of a carrot. She is 10.5 inches long and weighs 12.7 ounces.
Exercise/Activity Level: Due to traveling for Memorial weekend, I got 5 days of exercise in this past week instead of 6. I try to shoot for 5 days in a week, and if I make it to 6 then I feel extra good. I did a lot of weight lifting at the gym again this week (feels so GOOD to be back to lifting). On days I lift weights, I still try to do 40-50 minutes of cardio in addition to weights. I did 2 outdoor runs this week….getting harder and harder to maintain running.
Maternity clothes: I wear mainly maternity, but I’m still trying to wear some of my favorite shirts while they still stretch over my belly. Motherhood Maternity was having an online sale for the holiday weekend, so I got a few more shirts that will arrive next week. I love sales:)
Stretch marks: None.
Belly button: Innie.
Sleep: Good. Minus one night where I awoke at 3:00 a.m. due to terrible heartburn. My body pillow has been great. Even while traveling and sleeping in a different bed for 3 nights I slept well.
Best moment of the week: We went out of town for Memorial weekend to southern Colorado. It was a LONG drive (8 hours in the car each way), but the drive was worth it! Our best friends took us to their parents’ ranch. It was a fun weekend filled with fishing, playing with their dogs, going to a native American reservation museum, helping brand two baby calves, going to Four Corners (where Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah all meet), eating lots of home cooked food and riding horses (not me, but Eric did). Here are a few photos to sum up the weekend:
Beautiful scenery along our drive down to southern Colorado.
Eric and I relaxing on the porch swing at the cabin.
The cows on the ranch. The two mommas and their babies (about 6 weeks old). HOW CUTE!
Eric got to help with the process of branding the calves! That was very interesting to watch.
The calf with the finished product.
The ranch was so pretty. Their cabin is right in a canyon.
Eric riding Smoke, our friend’s horse.
Me and my best friend at Four Corners (where Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico meet).
Rowdy, one of their dogs was absolutely adorable.
At the Anasazi Indians reservation/museum. Very close to Mesa Verde, where ancient native American’s lived in cliff dwellings.
Food cravings: Fruits and sweets.
Food aversions: Chicken (and fish….but I have always hated fish).
Symptoms: Growing belly, heartburn, sciatic nerve pain, low back soreness, leaking colostrum, shortness of breath and easily fatigue while running/exercising.
Movement: I feel stronger and stronger movements each day. Soon Eric will be able to feel her too.
Gender: Baby girl!
What I’m looking forward to: Summer and the pool!
What I’m nervous about: Bathing suits, lol.
What I miss: My old body. I love my new body and watching my belly grow nice and round, but I do miss my small waist and feeling light and fit. I get out of breath easily and that’s hard to wrap my head around sometimes.
Next appointment: Tuesday, June 11, 2013.