Size of Baby (per “What To Expect”) – Size of a small doll.
Weight Gain – 13 pounds
Movement – Those little kicks are starting to get bigger! It is a great thing to feel the baby moving.
Sleep – I slept like a rock this week. My daughter is starting to get used to one nap a day. Introducing her to a toddler class daycare wears her out, so she is sleeping later in the morning. That means mom sleeps later. I’m taking advantage of this now.
What I miss – Believe it or not, nothing due to pregnancy. I truly just miss the warm weather. During week 22, temperatures were as low as 16! It’s November. Come on. This is going to a long winter. I guess I need to invest in a pregnancy coat (or get used to wearing my husband’s?)
Best Moments this Week – We started setting up Christmas decorations this week. While this is not a picture from this year, this is our tree. More pictures of decorations to come. This is a special holiday in the Dufrense household. Let the extravaganza begin.A big part of any Christmas is the Nativity scene. My daughter apparently thought that my parent’s Nativity decorations were a doll house. After several hours of playing with each person in the set, we later found baby Jesus in a cabinet. Hence the reason why I bought her her very own Little People castle to play with. It would be an understatement to say that she was pumped.
Looking forward to – Thanksgiving! We celebrate Thanksgiving with my family (since they are so close). We also do an annual Turkey trot in the morning. My plan is to run it again this year (at a much slower place). Last year, my husband and I ran it just four and half weeks after my daughter’s birth. My sweet girl was just a month old last year at this time!
Cravings – Food! I have been on overdrive. The baby must seriously be growing, because I can house some food. I’m wrapping up things at work, which is making me a little stressed. I am looking forward to slowing life down a little bit (for at least a few months).
Symptoms – Continued pregnancy congestion to a much lesser extent. I’m sorry if you catch me blowing my nose or clearing my throat.
Workouts – Lots of Tracy, Tracy, Tracy this week. With the cold temps, I kept a lot of my workouts indoors. Strength work has started to get extra tiring the further I get along. Doing the Tracy Anderson pregnancy series is a perfect at home workout that I can do with little to no impact.
Monday – Lunch Hour DUFifty workout at the gym
Tuesday – Teach Flywheel Charlotte 7:30 PM
Wednesday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD
Thursday – Flywheel Charlotte Ride with Zach
Friday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD
Saturday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD + Neighborhood Run + LOTS of decorating!
Sunday – Teach Flywheel Charlotte 7:30 AM
Still keeping up with a decent run (or two) each week. I even jammed out to a recent playlist this weekend. You know it will be a good one when I use it in my own workouts to get pumped up!