My age: 27
How far along: 23 weeks
How big is baby: the size of Subway footlong. She is 1 foot long and weighs 1.1 pounds.
Exercise/Activity Level: Keeping strong! 6 days in again this week, yay me! 3 outdoor runs, and 3 days of cardio & weights at the gym. My calves continue to be really tight when I run, boo:(
Maternity clothes: Yesterday I put on a regular shirt that I could still wear 2 weeks ago….and it was NOT WORKING! Crazy how quickly that happens.
Stretch marks: None.
Belly button: Innie. Becoming more shallow.
Sleep: Sleeping well for the most part. Minus sleeping on the ground on a thermarest for camping over the weekend. I woke up multiple times in the night with an aching hip and shoulder. Plus, I woke up at 3:00 a.m. with a strong urge to pee. That’s the worst when you wake up in the pitch black night of the woods while camping to go to the bathroom! I contemplated not getting up and holding it until morning, but realized after about 15 seconds that it wasn’t going to work out. So I climbed out of my sleeping bag, unzipped the tent, and only got about 6 feet away when I decided that was far enough away.
Best moment of the week: Getting away over the weekend to go camping with just my hubby and our dog was great. It reminds me how great it is to slow down and take a deep breath every now and then!
Happy to be on a relaxing camping weekend.
Eric and I.
My handsome husband and my precious dog Koda!
Food cravings: Peaches, grapes and Milk Duds.
Food aversions: Chicken.
Symptoms: Heartburn isn’t as bad as it was a few weeks ago, but it’s still there time to time. I also notice it’s getting harder to bend over and reach for things. I made a loud grunting sound when I reached for an X-ray film the other day at work, and quickly looked around to see if anyone heard my unintentional grunt! Haha! My belly also seems to be growing by the day, leaving me with a sore low back and soreness around my ribcage.
Movement: On Thursday, June 6th was the first time Eric felt her kick! It was so exciting! We were lying down on the couches that evening watching Extreme Weight Loss with Chris Powell (I am sucker for life transformation TV shows!)…and she was kicking strong enough that I could feel her with my hand on my belly. I made Eric come over and he instantly felt two solid kicks. It was such a special moment for both of us.
What I’m looking forward to: Seeing my brother and sister-in-law in a few days from now! My brother Luke and his wife Ellen are missionaries in the country of Nicaragua. I feel 100% spoiled that they are coming to Colorado and are able to spend a number of days hanging out with us around Denver. Because they live in Central America, it’s not very often that I get to see them. Their (almost) 2-year-old David is my nephew who I have only met in person one time. Emily, who is nearly 4-months-old, is my first neice! I will be meeting her in for the first time when they come! I’m so excited to spend time with them!!
What I’m nervous about/praying for: I’m a little nervous about the idea of feeling uncomfortable (especially with my ever growing body) in the heat this summer. It’s been hot here and so shorts are back on the menu….I feel kind of like a huge whale and just uncomfortable. I know it’s totally silly and irrational, but it’s how I feel sometimes. I’ve been praying that God will help me feel better and that shorts are not going to be my worst enemy. Body image has always been a constant struggle for me since about age 12. So this is nothing new.
What I miss: The occasional drink. I’ve never been a huge drinker…but something about the idea of not being allowed to have a drink makes me desire one! Summer BBQs and parties are here, and I’m the water or lemonade drinker now:)
Next appointment: Friday, June 21 instead of June 11.. Had to reschedule my appointment due to my work schedule.