I can’t help but feel a little repetitive every time I write these update posts, but another 2 weeks has flown by. I keep thinking time might slow down just a bit, but it has yet to happen. Photos from the past couple of weeks have been a little lack luster. With the time change, I keep forgetting to get them in Sunday afternoon before it gets dark. I am just not a fan of the inside photo. Oh well, I’ll take what I can get. First off, here I am a couple of weeks ago…
And then here I am this past Sunday after I ran the Women’s Running Series 5k (I still owe you all a post on that one!) The belly is a bit tough to tell, especially since I am in a dark color, but you get the drift. Hint: its getting big!
Here is what’s going on with the munchkin this week:
- The baby is the size of a rutabaga, measuring 13 to 14.8 inches, and weighs between 1.5 to 2.5 lbs
- Instead of growing a lot bigger this week, his or her is really starting to develop and is getting a lot smarter. Brain activity is very prominent now!
- He or she is inhaling and exhaling (amniotic fluid) now
As for my details:
Weight gain: Not sure, but I would imagine it is going to be up a bit when I have my appointment next week. I have been super hungry the past couple of weeks. Skipping my mid afternoon snack is no longer an option
Workouts: Still doing great! I skipped a run last week due to some back pain, but was still able to fit in 7 runs and 5 strength training days, including a 5k race. Anything over the 30 minute mark just wears me out, so the 5k distance has been perfect for me.
- Back pain has definitely settled in, but mostly just in the evening. I had some pain around my back/kidney area last week so I took it a little easy and got some extra rest. It seems to have gone away.
- I’ve been getting tired at night for sure.
- Super thirsty!
- Otherwise, I’ve been feeling really good!
Movement: He or she is moving and shaking every day. It is at completely random times, so I can never seem to know when it is coming, but it is definitely there!
Food Aversions & Cravings: I’ve been craving nothing at all and I am still eating completely normal. I am hoping this lasts for the 3rd trimester too!
Sleep: Awesome! I am still sleeping very well. I really hope this continues as long as possible
Stretch Marks: None!
Wedding Rings On or Off? On!
Fun Things from the Week? We built the baby’s crib! It was probably the easiest piece of furniture we have ever assembled, hands down! Winnie was even kind enough to help us with the directions 😉
As soon as we had it in the nursery, it really got real. Now, every time I walk past the room and look in, I can’t help but smile. We have all of the big furniture items, but are still working on decor. I ordered a cute wall hanging offline, but it was delivered damaged, so we are back to square one with that one. I am keeping my eye open for sure!
Happy or Moody? Definitely happy. I really haven’t had a whole lot of moodiness throughout the pregnancy – I find it happens only at night when I am just ready to get to bed.
Looking Forward To: We have so many things to look forward to in the next couple of weeks! Maternity pictures are tomorrow, then the 7 month appointment is next week, followed by the 4D Ultrasound the following week. Oh ya, and Thanksgiving is smooshed in there too! I feel like the next month is just going to be crazy with all of the holidays! Whoa Baby!
Have an amazing Thanksgiving everyone! Enjoy the time with your friends and family!