Size of Baby (per “What To Expect”) – Size of a melon. Approximately 6 pounds, 11 oz. Straight from the ultrasound this week!
Weight Gain – Somewhere between 22-24 pounds. I’m not going to change this amount. Weight has not been changing much (even with as much as I have been eating).
Movement – Big time. Remember how I said that I was feeling a lot of pressure in my hips this time? The ultrasound confirmed the baby’s knuckles and hands are pressing into my pelvis. Essentially, she is trying to do a shoulder press upside down. That explains that. The strong outward movements are due to the position of my placenta (in the back). I literally have no cushion to soften those outward blows.
Sleep – What is sleep? Oh yea, that activity that most people do at night. I am shooting for five to six hours a night – broken up, nonetheless.
What I miss – The most anticipated wedding of the year! Due to the impending arrival of baby number two, my husband represented the family at my sister-in-law Colleen’s wedding. Since I was supposed to be in the bridal party, my husband carried around a photo of my face on a stick during wedding activities.
Hilarious. I was in such a bad mood sitting at home knowing that everyone was having a good time while I was laid out on the couch eating any and everything out of my refrigerator while watching reruns of Modern Family and HGTV.
Best Moments this Week – My full term ultrasound results. I can’t tell you what a relief it was to hear that baby is head down and looking good. At this point, I am cleared to go anytime. We are in full countdown mode now.
Looking forward to – Um, hello?! The baby getting here. My mom even noticed that the baby looks like it has dropped in the past few days. She is hanging low. I am feeling every little movement. I can’t wait to meet this little one! With the final countdown on, I can feel the bond with my first daughter growing stronger. I am taking in every little moment that I have left with her by herself.
Cravings – Sweets, sweets, sweets. We gave them up for Lent. I am substituting my after dinner dessert with cereal and yogurt.
Symptoms – Big belly. Fatigue. That’s about it. I have been fortunate enough to avoid stretch marks and other cosmetic issues due to pregnancy.
Workouts – I was in a bad mood by the end of this week as a result of not getting regular workouts in. Since my husband was out of town and school was cancelled, I was subjected to doing most of my workouts indoors at my house. By Saturday I gave in and hired a sitter to come over while I left the house to go exercise. I know. Don’t judge.
Monday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD.
Tuesday – TRX circuit at home. See picture below.
Wednesday – Ride Flywheel Charlotte with Jenna.
Thursday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD.
Friday – Kettlebell/TRX circuit at home.
Saturday – Ride Flywheel Charlotte with Shane – right, the day I hired a sitter to come over so I could workout.
Sunday – Ride Flywheel Charlotte. Yup, two days in a row. I am about to have to take a few weeks off. It’s time to get it in!