Pregnancy Update – Week 34

Size of Baby (per “What To Expect”) – Size of a honeydew. Approximately 5 pounds.

Weight Gain – Somewhere between 22-24 pounds.  Like I said last week, it fluctuates depending on the time of day, water retention, etc.  At this point, I really don’t care.

Movement – Lots of movement all over.  Mainly in the hips this time.  This baby is low compared to my daughter at this point in my first pregnancy.

Sleep – I am just so tired by the end of the day that it is incredibly easy for me to crash.  With everything I have on my mind, it is even easier for me to get up in the morning as soon as even the slightest thing wakes me up.

What I miss – My wardrobe.  I am in maternity wear, and I am starting to get to the point that even my workout clothes are not that comfortable.  If I could lounge in my PJs and not leave the house all day this would not be a problem.  I can’t wait to pull out my clothes again!

Best Moments this Week – Valentine’s Day with my three Valentines.  That’s right, I said three.  My husband and I had our own special Valentine’s Day dinner and dessert on Friday night.  Typically this is not a big holiday for us (and it wasn’t this year), but we did celebrate it again on Saturday night with my daughter and the baby in my belly.  After a short walk to the local grocery store (Reid’s), we came home with strip steaks, a healthy edamame salad and twice baked potatoes.  Remember what I said about diet being part of staying “fit”?  This evening did not apply.  It’s all about moderation.photo-69

I have to admit, prior to this week, I was almost in denial that I was pregnant with our second child.  I hadn’t done much to prepare, and I hadn’t put much thought into the change in lifestyle that was about to come.  Thankfully, my mom has made her descent on the city of Charlotte and has helped rally my enthusiasm.  For the past several weeks my mom and dad both have helped me tackle various projects around our house while my husband is at work.  All of which will make the transition to adding a second child that much easier.

photo 2-207Step 1 – transitioning my daughter to her big girl bed.  My husband and I spent some time at a local furniture store (High Cotton Home) several weeks ago picking out the most adorable, yet affordable options for our daughter.  They nailed it.  I am always skeptical when using a new designer and ordering things from a magazine, but for once, this worked out in our favor.  She took her first of many naps in her big girl bed this week!

photo 4I spent a good part of the cold weather days pulling out a changing table and pack and play for the baby to put in our living room.  I also ordered our first set of size one diapers for baby number two.  Look at the difference in size!  I can’t believe we will have two in diapers.photo-70

Looking forward to – My next doctor’s appointment is Thursday.  From here on out I go every week.  We are getting close.  My final ultrasound (at 36 weeks), will be the following Thursday.

Cravings – Nothing in particular.  Honestly.  I get full so quickly.

Symptoms – An ever expanding belly.  I’m sick again.  Something that my daughter brought home from daycare.  Hoarse and congested.  I’m also continuing to fight bleeding gums (when I brush my teeth) and restless legs at night.

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Workouts – My routine at this point is three to four days cardio, three days pilates/barre workouts.  I am limited in my range of movement, and I have reached the point where I just want to stay active for the next couple of weeks without over exerting myself.  My last class teaching at Flywheel will be this Sunday, February 22nd at 7:30 AM.

Monday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD.

Tuesday – Teach Flywheel Charlotte.

Wednesday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD.

Thursday – Ride Flywheel Charlotte with Jenna.

Friday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD.

Saturday – Elliptical.

Sunday – Teach Flywheel Charlotte.

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