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