Happy Christmas Eve everyone! I have a little bit of work I have to do today and then I am headed to Christmas Eve mass with the family! Woo hoo for a little bit of time off. Just because I think its adorable, here is a little festive photo for you. Winnie took note of Santa visiting early, and just can’t seem to take her eye off of it.
I figured since we are getting down to the wire now, I would update everyone on Baby Baum each week, instead of every two. There seems to be so much more going on with the baby getting bigger and bigger, and this is a great way for me to document it. Without further delay, here is the bump-date!
Definitely getting rounder and rounder 😉
Here is what is going on with Baby Baum this week:
- Baby Baum is now measuring the size of a pineapple – measuring 15-16.7 inches long and 2.5 to 3.8lbs
- All 5 sense are now in working order and he or she is going through major brain and nerve development
- The baby’s irises now react to light
- Needed fat is accumulating under the baby’s skin, causing its body to start to plump up a bit.
And of course, details for me:
Weight gained: I hopped on the scale a couple of days ago and measured 19 lbs. I wouldn’t doubt if that has gone up a bit – Hello Christmas Cookies!!
Workouts: I am still getting in 2.5 mile runs, every other day. The baby moved off of my bladder a bit, so running is significantly more comfortable at the moment. That can change by the minute at this point, so we shall see. On days I don’t run, I end up just walking the same distance as I usually run. At least I am still getting in the steps I was bad about weight training last week, and only got the to gym once. I guess it’s better than nothing!
- Low back pain at the end of every day. Yesterday was rough, as I was on my feet for 6 hours straight.
- Lots of bathroom trips
- Afternoon fatigue
- Feeling full after eating only a little bit
- A little bit of hip/groin pain today. I think my hips are trying to widen even more!
Movement: Lots and lots! Always at night, and whenever I lay down to sleep, including naps. Otherwise, it is pretty sporadic.
Food Aversions/Cravings: Nothing looks bad, which I am very happy about. I have been eating more cookies than I usually would, which is something I should probably hold off on. I mean, if I’m not drinking my calories at holiday functions, I might as well enjoy a few extra cookies, right?!
Sleep: I slept all the way through the night last night! It was glorious! I also went to bed at 9pm, so I think I was just that tired! Otherwise, I am still sleeping well, just getting up a little more often for bathroom breaks, usually 1-2 times per night.
Stretch Marks: Nope! My belly button is getting awfully pokey though 😉
Miss Anything: I could really go for some solid stomach sleeping right about now. I am really looking forward to that in 9(ish) weeks!
Fun Things From The Week: Yes!!! Marcus and I were surprised! We had a holiday party with a group of friends, and they ended up turning it in to a little surprise shower for us. The all chipped in and bought us a new BOB running stroller! It was absolutely amazing and so generous of all of them to take care of us so well. I am very blessed to have such a thoughtful, great group of friends. Don’t mind my lack of shoes – I had to take off my heels!
I also did a little more decorating in the nursery. I plan to do a post all about the decor we have as soon as everything is finished. My mom is making the baby quilt, so I want to make sure that is done before showing the finished product to everyone – probably in about a month!
Our 4D Ultrasound ended up getting canceled last week, and couldn’t be rescheduled for another 2 weeks. I opted to just cancel it all the way and wait to see the baby in February. I was a little bummed at first, but now I am a-ok with it.
New Baby Items: That beautiful BOB stroller! I have such an urge to just go push it around – that wouldn’t be weird, right?! 😉
Looking forward to: Hitting the 8 month mark on Sunday! I can not believe we are looking at the last 6-10 weeks of pregnancy! So so crazy!