Pregnancy Update – Week 14

Size of Baby (per “What To Expect”) – Size of a clenched fist (4 inches long, 2 ounces)

Weight Gain – 5-6 Pounds (I put on some LBs this week!  I’m going to blame it on all of the macaroni and cheese I ate. Going to try to do better with that during week 15)

Movement – Again, no movement.  It is still a little early for this!

Sleep – With an infant and a baby growing in my belly, let’s just say, I have accepted that I won’t be sleeping much over the next 4-5 years.  I guess that’s life?  In the meantime, don’t hate that I get to enjoy this view in the middle of the night (kidding).

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What I miss – Sushi.  Seriously, why do we crave things when we can’t have them?  You know, kind of like when you have the biggest urge to get Chic-fil-a on Sunday (subconsciously knowing it is closed).  In the meantime, I am taking down vegetarian rolls (blah).

Best Moments this Week – So many fun things.  My daughter got her first haircut.  A trim, nonetheless, but she behaved so well.  My hairdresser was indirectly welcomed into my life when I met her daughter (who eventually became the maid of honor in my wedding).  She did my hair in my wedding, and she has truly been a great friend since I moved to Charlotte.

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My daughter’s daycare had a football themed Friday.  All of the kids in class were supposed to dress up in Panther (or other NFL team) gear.  My little tomboy proudly sported her Giants jersey.  Cruuuzzzz!  She will grow up a Panther fan, but for now, she is rooting for my husband’s favorite team.

photo 4-90Finally, my husband and I went out on a date night Saturday evening, since my dad was in town and could babysit.  If you haven’t read the “About” section of my blog, you wouldn’t know that my husband and I met through working out at the Dowd YMCA between the hours of 5AM – 7AM.  How does this relate to date night?  Well, we went to a house warming party Saturday night, hosted by a friend who also works out during that time. The group pictured below has been a part of the original group that literally sits outside of the Dowd YMCA every morning.  Over the past several years this group has pretty much become a part of our family (since we see them more than most people).  It is pretty amazing that fitness brought this group together.  Since I haven’t been going to the Dowd in the mornings as much, I got kicked out of the picture!

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Looking forward to – We are headed to the North Carolina-Virginia Tech game this weekend, sans baby!  I’m hoping the Hokies can pull off a win, so I don’t have to face my office as a loser on Monday.

Cravings –  I mentioned macaroni and cheese above.  However, with some extra motivation Friday, I FINALLY broke out the donut maker that we got for a our wedding.  Voila.  In less than 15 minutes, I had baked donuts.  You pick the glaze.

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Symptoms – Feeling like a train that just keeps chugging along.

Workouts – You can follow my workouts each week in prior posts. I am still doing the same routine of exercises that I was pre-pregnancy (and my workouts are geared towards anyone, not just pregnant women).  That routine includes:  weight lifting, running, indoor cycling and even barre or yoga in between days.  I had a solid 3.2 mile run Saturday.  The weather in Charlotte is AMAZING right now.

photo 4-91Speaking of indoor cycling.  My classes lately have had the best riders.  So much enthusiasm.  There is a reason that I continue to come back to teaching (even with everything else I have going on).  I truly love the people at Flywheel.  We even got in the spirit at the house!

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