My age: 27
How far along: 27 weeks – LAST week of the 2nd Trimester!!! Here is a recap of the 2nd Trimester now that we are wrapping it up:
2ND TRIMESTER- WEEKS 14-27
How big is baby: the size of head of cauliflower. She is 14.5 inches long and weighs 2.2 pounds.
Exercise/Activity Level: Still keeping strong with my workouts. 6 days included: 3 outdoor runs and 3 days of cardio/weights at the gym. At the gym one day this week, I was leaving and the girl at the front desk said to me, “Great job, by the way! I think it’s amazing that you are still working out with your pregnancy. I see so many women who are pregnant who don’t workout and cancel their gym membership. You are doing great, keep it up!” It made me feel really good to hear such positive reinforcement like that. Sometimes it’s just good to get a pat on the back for a job well done.
On another note, my running continues to be more of a challenge, but I continue to push through. After hearing good feedback from other pregnant runners about the Gabriella Maternity Belt, I decided it was time for me to invest in one. I ordered it on Amazon early last week and it arrived over the weekend. Everyday I was tracking the package through the mail since I was so excited for it to arrive. On Sunday’s run I tried it out and I think this is just the edge I needed. Overall I felt lighter and felt that I could run longer without having to stop to take a walking break. I definitely plan to continue using this belt on my runs and even wear it to the gym too. I got a black one since most of my running shorts or capris are black. It hides fairly well under my clothes, which is nice.
I wrote a post this earlier week about our BOB stroller. I am just WAY excited to use it once the baby is here! Eric says we need to store it away in the garage since we have no reason for it to be out right now. I told him that I still just need to “look at it” for a few days. 🙂
Maternity clothes: Gosh, I love my maternity clothes! It’s almost sad to think that I will eventually have to put them away. They are so cute and many of them are so comfortable. I feel chic in many of my clothes since my friend gave me her goldmine of maternity clothes!!
Stretch marks: None. I moisturize super well daily to help keep things this way.
Belly button: Flat belly button. See the picture above with my running belt.
Sleep: Sleep is pretty rough lately. I am trying to figure out how to solve this. I don’t think there is going to be a solution, haha!
Newest baby milestones this week: Baby’s lungs and immune system are maturing this week. If she were born today he would have an 85% chance of surviving!! That is great to think that we are getting safer!! Baby girl’s brain tissue and neurons are all developing quickly. Her brain waves are now firing away just like those of a newborn baby.
Best Moment of the Week: Getting to relax and enjoy the 4th of July holiday.
I made mini fruit pizzas for the holiday.
My hubby and I on 4th of July.
My best friend and I enjoying Independence Day!
My friends got a beagle puppy about a month and a half ago. Luckenbach “Luke” curled up on my lap to take a snooze.
Worst Moment of the Week: I don’t think I had a worst moment of the week:)
Food cravings: Cucumber sandwiches, fruit, orange sherbet, milk, orange pop and ice cream.
Food aversions: Chicken.
Symptoms: Growing, ribcage pain, bathroom runs.
Movement: I think I have a little gymnast in there. This baby is active ALL the time. It’s like she is constantly awake and bouncing around.
What I’m looking forward to: Getting the nursery finished. Eric has been working really hard on nursery related projects. He painted the crib and the dressers, which was a HUGE project. I painted the nursery walls (gray walls with a dark purple accent wall). I also put together a shelf all by myself.
Here is our inspiration for the room:
…and here is what the nursery currently looks like (a small sneak peak!):
Here are a few pictures I took the other day while Eric assembled the freshly painted crib. He did such an AWESOME job with the crib and I am so proud of him. He also redid the dressers too (which you can see in the pictures). They now have knobs on them. I will put more pictures up later once the room is more complete. Here are the crib assembling pics:
What I miss: Sleeping well:)
Next appointment: Tuesday, July 16.