Size of Baby: Cucumber (15 in., 2.2 lbs)
Weight Gain:+1. Like I’ve said before, I’m still having a hard time with weight gain. I didn’t gain really anything in the first trimester and barely anything until I moved to Denver. I have been in a random lifestyle (still exercising as much as possible), but the nutrition has taken a toll. I know that I’m eating more than I used to (which is supposed to happen), but a food journal is something I think I need to do. With holidays thrown in the mix, it only makes matters worse. I have absolutely no willpower right now! AGHHH
I can totally understand how it’s possible to gain 70 lbs. during pregnancy. I feel like women really have to think about nutrition and with all the hormones and pregnancy mindset, it feels harder to say no to junk food!
How I’m Feeling: Bigger!! Bending over is a thing of the past. Maybe this is TMI, but shaving my legs is awfully hard these days too. I’m feeling good though. I still have heartburn on occasion, but I haven’t even had to take Tums for it. I think the iron pills are working now because I feel better exercising finally!
The baby is moving a ton! I feel him all day and I love it.
One symptom I definitely experienced this week was round ligament pain. I have felt little bouts of it before, but nothing like I did on Wednesday this week. I went to a job interview and as I was driving home, I felt an extremely sharp pain on the lower right side of my stomach. It felt like something was ripping in there or I was being stabbed. I couldn’t stand up straight and it was hard to get in a comfortable position. I called my midwife freaked out and she said that driving commonly causes round ligament pain and that’s what I was experiencing. I felt like a baby after that, but it really hurt until the next day.
I was bending over to pick up the humidifier last night and as I bent over, I hit my eye on the corner of the night stand. This goes to show that I have no depth perception with my big stomach!! Now it looks like I got beaten up!
Doctor’s Appointment: The same afternoon as the round ligament pain, I had my last monthly checkup. Everything was looking good. I measured at 26.5 weeks. My midwife said that my uterus is contracting a lot, so it was hard to get a good measurement. The baby’s heart rate was 130-140 bpm. I got some new iron pills from them, which are working out much better!
What I’m Eating: During the week, I tried to eat healthy by including more fruit and veggies and trying to snack on that stuff with hummus instead of hot cocoa. I felt pretty good about it. This weekend my mom came into town and we went out to eat and I really feel like it’s just better if I eat at home. I know what’s going into my food and I know how to make it healthier. My husband is also a horrible influence. He says things like “Wanna share Coldstone?” We’ve talked and I told him he has to not offer me food like this!
Exercise: Still walking every day. I also did the Insanity workout twice modified again. David and I have started going to the gym at 6 am. I am lifting some weights for about 25 minutes during this time after I walk on the treadmill for a while. I made sure that my walks were at least 3 miles each day. On Friday, Otis and I ended up walking 3.6 miles and I was definitely tired and sore afterward.
We put up the decals in the baby’s room this week and painted the dresser (although I still need to paint one more coat). We bought Annie Sloan’s chalk paint for furniture and it works like a charm. You don’t have to sand and paint a million coats like regular paint on furniture. I love it!
The room isn’t yellow; the lights make it appear so. The paint color is called toasted cashew, so it’s about the color of the monkey’s stomach.