My age: 27
How far along: 25 weeks
How big is baby: the size of an eggplant. She is 13.5 inches long and weighs 1.5 pounds.
Exercise/Activity Level: I exercised 6 days this week: 3 days running and 3 days of weights and cardio. One of my runs was I just had to laugh…I had to go pee SO BAD during the run and every step I took made the situation worse! I was still about a mile an a half away from home when I nearly asked a swimming pool if I could use their restroom. I decided I would just deal with it rather than embarrassing myself. I ran the rest of the way praying that I didn’t pee my pants, haha! That was such a miserable run:)
Maternity clothes: I am SO EXCITED that my friend brought over a bin of maternity clothes for me the other day!!! I am 100% set on clothes for the rest of this pregnancy now. I’m so thrilled to have so many new things to start wearing.
Stretch marks: None.
Belly button: Pretty flat these days. Only a matter of time until the flat belly button starts poking out.
Sleep: My sleep is pretty good. Whenever I want to shift from one side to the other, I feel like I have to build up momentum just to get my body to flip over!
Newest baby milestones this week: I read on my pregnancy app that baby’s nostrils have been plugged up until this point. Now they are opened up (like she took a dose of Sudafed!) and she is practicing breathing in and out through her nose. She is also forming her capillaries, which give her skin more of pink glow.
Best Moment of the Week: My best moment this week was getting to SLEEP IN! We were both so exhausted from our week that on both Saturday and Sunday we slept till 10:00 a.m. I am pretty sure that means we were in desperate need of sleep.
Worst Moment of the Week: Having someone tell me how “chunky” my cheeks have gotten. Thanks 🙂 Really appreciated that one. Just learning to roll with the punches.
Food cravings: Orange pop, fruit, Milk Duds, yogurt and sherbet.
Food aversions: Chicken.
Symptoms: Quickly growing belly, extreme soreness in my ab muscles/rib cage area, mild heartburn that comes and goes, feeling “uncomfortable” a lot, occasional low back pain from sitting and mild swelling on hot days.
Movement: Lots and lots of movement.
What I’m looking forward to: I’m looking forward to my work baby shower this week. I wasn’t expecting to have so many showers, but I’m really excited to get to celebrate with the gals from work.
What I’m nervous about/praying for: My stress level. I have been super stressed out lately due to work and feeling like I’ve got way too much on my plate. I’m praying for my sanity.
What I miss: Feeling comfortable.
Next appointment: Tuesday, July 16.