- Weeks 8, 9 and 10
- Weeks 11, 12 and 13
- Weeks 14, 15 and 16
- Weeks 17 & 18
- 19 Weeks
- 20 Weeks
- 21 Weeks
- 22 Weeks
Baby is the size of a large mango!
Didn’t weigh myself.
Spinning is my favorite form of cardio right now and teaching weekly classes helps me feel motivated and excited to work up a sweat! I have a hard time feeling super interested in doing cardio in other forms right now, so spinning and long walks continue to be my top choices for cardio.
BodyPump is my go-to workout for strength training and I love it so darn much. If I could do BodyPump every day I would, but I know it’s very important to give my muscles at least a full day of rest between strength sessions.
I also took myself back into the Pure Barre studio for a weekend workout and loved the burn and the stretch! Push ups are killer for me right now and I definitely do not feel as powerful as I used to when I do them – I’m opting to do all of my push ups on my knees right now.
Twenty-four plus hours of light cramping which led to some pretty intense pregnancy anxiety. Thankfully I felt much more at ease after I spoke with a triage nurse who calmed me down. She informed me that the cramping I was experiencing was likely due to dehydration, so I’ve been drinking water like a madwoman ever since!
My belly is continuing to grow – I swear it looks way bigger at the end of the day than when I first wake up – but I still feel like I am gaining the most weight in my arms, legs, boobs and hips! I just feel softer all over right now.
I am also finding myself feeling more sensitive to heat. We had a few 80+ degree day in Charlotte which, compared to the Florida weather I’m used to, is nothing, but I would start sweating like crazy if I was out walking Sadie and started walking up even the smallest hill. I have a feeling the summer heat is going to knock my socks off this year!
Tomato-based soups, most plain cooked vegetables, anything cooked with cumin
- Pretty much anything from Chipotle sounds fantastic at all times of the day
- CHEESE (with apple slices or crackers)
- Ice cream
Sleep has been pretty great which I continue to attribute to the Snoogle.
Looking Forward To…
After Monday’s bout with anxiety, our 24-week appointment cannot come soon enough! I want to hear our little one’s heartbeat and am really looking forward to our Tuesday appointment.
I am also really looking forward to my baby showers! My sweet Aunt Laurie is throwing one for family to attend on June 6 in Raleigh and my mom and sister are planning one in Charlotte the week after for friends to come to if they’re able. I’ve already heard from a few of my best girlfriends who have purchased plane tickets to fly to North Carolina to come to my shower which means so much to me! I cannot wait!
Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?
I’m finding a real need for maternity clothes or larger sizes and have added a few things to my pregnancy wardrobe including:
- Motherhood Maternity V-neck Tee (so amazingly comfy and only $13)
- Romeo & Juliet Couture Kimono (planning to wear this one post-pregnancy, too!)
- PinkBlush Maternity Baseball Top (on sale via Zulily)
- And I also have this dress on my radar for my baby shower, but I’m on the fence about it and think I should wait to buy anything to see how big my belly is a month from now…
Belly Button In Or Out?
My belly button is continuing to flatten out every single week. It’s still slightly in, but I have a feeling that won’t last much longer.
Happy or Moody Most Of The Time?
I was a bit all over the place this week which I mostly attribute to the anxiety I felt on Monday but once I started to hydrate properly and my cramping went away, I felt much better for the remainder of the week. Back to feeling happy!
This is the first week I could really SEE our baby’s movements from the outside!! I continue to feel fluttering (which is getting stronger), but seeing a big kick on the outside of my belly was incredible. Keep growing big and strong in there, baby!