Hooray for a new milestone! I have been waiting to reach this week, because it means technically if baby were to be born now, she would have a chance at surviving. Of course, I want baby M to stay in and bake as long as possible, but it is a slight relief hitting 24 weeks.
Sorry for the “different” picture this week, we are still at my parents dog sitting for some friends and my routine is thrown all out of whack.
Symptoms: Feeling good as far as OLD symptoms going away, but this week I am starting to really feel the extra weight. My back hurts pretty bad if I have to sit in the car for a long time, when I workout, etc. My tailbone also hurts when I sit on the floor. I get a little swelling when I’m up and about a lot, and am just generally speaking starting to slow down a bit. I can’t go go go like I used to, and it’s a bit frustrating for someone used to being so active without getting tired.
Face face has pretty much cleared up and my skin is doing well. I can’t believe how fast these weeks are flying and I’m still not used to my belly. Several times this week I went to squeeze behind a chair, by a pole, etc. and rammed my belly into something because I’m not used to not being able to fit!
Baby’s Size: Cantaloupe
Maternity Clothes: Nothing new, but I am planning to go get a maternity swimsuit later this week.
Stretch marks: same
Sleep: Ug. Not so great. Getting up to pee an average of three times a night, and laying awake for a long time once I get back into bed.
Miss Anything: Racing. I see everyone posting photos from races every weekend and I am slightly jealous. In a friendly way of course.
Cravings: Eat all the carbs! Eat all the chocolate! We went to dinner and I ordered a plate of cheese fries. It was heavenly.
Aversions: Still can’t do big chunks of beef or chicken at a time. bleh.
Looking Forward to: Going to the beach in a couple of weeks. Bobby has to take continuing legal education classes every summer so me and my parents are tagging it along. It’s the only “babymoon” we will get but I’ll take it! We will be going to our favorite bed and breakfast right on the beach. It’s adults only, so I will definitely be enjoying that aspect while I can.
What I’m Loving: Lots and lots of baby kicks! Bobby can definitely feel (and see!) them now too, so we have fun laying still and watching her go to town.
Workouts: Oh boy. Not so good yall, and I hate it. I never thought I would be one of those pregnant women that had issues running, because I was in such good running shape when I got pregnant! It has gotten to where I have pelvic pain even when I am power walking for too long, so I am looking into over workouts like prenatal DVD’s etc. Anyone have recommendations?
QOTD: prenatal DVD recommendations?
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