My age: 27
How far along: 19 weeks
How big is baby: the size of a mango (mmmmm, I LOVE mangoes!) – 6 inches long and weighs 8.5 ounces
Exercise/Activity Level: Did my usual 6 days of exercise this week. One of my days at the gym I decided to run sprints (well, more like intervals, since my sprints were at a 8mph, when I used to run sprints up to 10mph), and that was an excellent workout. I was super sweaty from that. I wonder if other gym-goers have noticed I’m pregnant yet, or if they just assume I’m packing on weight in the midsection. If they do notice my pregnancy, they probably think I’m a crazy pregnant chick for running so much! (More power to me – I feel great from working out!) My overall week for exercise consisted of 3 days running and 3 days of cardio machines (with two of those days I lifted weights too).
Maternity clothes: This past week it dawned on me that I can only wear some of my non-maternity pieces for only a little longer, so I found myself wearing some of those items this week. I must admit that non-maternity clothes are so uncomfortable, though. When I wear regular clothes, I look less pregnant and more “thick” (not very flattering!)….and when I wear maternity clothes, I feel that I look more pregnant. So the moral of the story is: I look better in maternity, but feel sad that my huge wardrobe is dwindling down to a small wardrobe.
Stretch marks: None. I hope I never have to answer yes to this question.
Belly button: Innie, though I notice my belly button is getting slightly more shallow.
Sleep: I officially have to sleep on my side. Lying down on my back hurts…it feels like there is a weight in my tummy that presses down with gravity. So sleeping on my side helps. Unfortunately my shoulders and hips ache from side sleeping.
Best moment of the week: Waking up on Mother’s Day to my sweet husband bringing me tulips and a card in bed. My emotions got the best of me and I started sobbing. How sweet?!
My beautiful flowers on my first mother’s day.
Food cravings: Fruit and sweets. I eat so many apples and strawberries that I should invest in stock.
Food aversions: Chicken. Sorry this answer is so boring.
Symptoms: Hip aches from sleeping my sides, heartburn, frequent peeing, back pain from sitting, sore calf muscles while running, general fatigue, growing boobs (they are having another growth spurt – TMI) and occasional round ligament pain.
Movement: I THINK I started feeling the baby this week. It’s hard to tell, but I keep feeling the same thing after several days. It sort of feels like a little twitch in my lower abdomen. Or almost like air bubbles.
Gender: Unknown, but WE FIND OUT TOMORROW! My guess is girl, but I’ll be happy with either boy or girl.
What I’m looking forward to: Looking forward to seeing our baby on the ultrasound.
What I’m nervous about: Long car ride over Memorial weekend. We have an 8-hour trip (per way), and I pray that my back doesn’t kill me from sitting so long!
What I miss: My small boobs. HAHA! I really, honestly do!
Next appointment: Tuesday, May 14 at 9am.