A quick note since I know this can be confusing: These recaps are all posted on a one-week delay since I write them at the very end of each week (usually on a Friday) since I don’t want to miss anything. I then share them on the blog the following week. I hope this makes sense!
Baby is the size of a spaghetti squash!
A spaghetti squash!? That seems so huge to me! Ryan and I cannot believe there’s a little guy the size of a spaghetti squash hanging out in my belly. Exciting!
Didn’t weigh myself.
I am getting back into more strength training (it took a backseat to barre workouts in March thanks to my studio’s Pure Madness challenge) and after taking two Body Pump classes and teaching a total body strength class this week, it’s safe to say I am thrilled to be lifting again. I really hope to maintain regular strength training throughout my pregnancy.
Since the spring weather in Charlotte is so, so gorgeous right now, I cannot help but feel a little bummed that running outside just isn’t in the cards for me. I’d love to leash Sadie up and go for a run around the neighborhood, but the heaviness I feel down there totally rules this out as an option. I know listening to my body is the most important thing I can do right now and I’ve come to terms with the fact that I will not be a pregnant runner. I’m obviously a little bummed about this, but my long walks with Sadie have been a great way to soak up some sun and enjoy time outside.
Spinning and walking continue to be my main form of cardio!
After too long on my feet, I’ve noticed they will start to feel a little achy. This isn’t an everyday thing, but it happened a couple of times this week and I’m pretty sure I fell in love with Ryan all over again when he gave me a fantastic foot massage a few times. Can this be an every day thing? Haha!
I also felt like my appetite was raging this week. It was really weird – I wasn’t exactly ravenously hungry the way I was during my first trimester, but I kept wanting food constantly. It was a very snacky week, that’s for sure!
No nausea to report at all which is faaabulous! I hope this means I’m “over the hump” and entering the “pregnancy sweet spot” I’ve heard so much about!
Tomato-based soups, most plain cooked vegetables and anything cooked with cumin. I am beginning to wonder if I’ll ever be able to stomach the thought of a tomato-based soup again. Bleh!
- Cheese and crackers (I want this for dinner every night.)
- Red wine (Seriously this craving will not go away! I cannot wait for my first glass of cabernet post-baby!)
- Chopped salads (So grateful this craving continues to be a strong one!)
- Greek yogurt
- Gummy candy
Please check out the glorious candy that found its way into my Easter basket from Ryan this year…
The fact that Ryan managed to find candy that combined my intense love for jelly beans and sour gummies was a serious win!
The Snoogle continues to save my sleep! Only one night of restlessness. I seem to sleep the worst on Monday nights which makes no sense to me.
Looking Forward To…
Our 24 week appointment! Hurry up and get here!!
Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?
Aden + Anais crib bedding (this teeny star sheet in “Oh Boy!” and a solid light blue sheet) and a changing pad cover! I picked all three up for $10 each at HomeGoods last weekend and love the soft fabric and calming color. Though the furniture and décor in our nursery will be mostly neutral, I wanted to incorporate some pops of color through bedding and sheets and was happy when I found an affordable option that I loved. My wonderful friend Caitlin gave me an organic crib mattress so once I have a crib skirt in place, it will be good to go!
I also took a trip to Michael’s to get two paintings reframed that used to be in my mom’s childhood bedroom that we’re hoping to hang in the nursery. I will pick them up soon!
And my love for super-soft bralettes continues. I am basically living in them right now and nabbed a Splendid minty-blue bralette on sale from Nordstrom Rack that’s comfortable enough to sleep in.
Oh! And I couldn’t resist buying a onesie that says “Little Peanut” on it for $9 from Zulily for our little one. It was a little too perfect given my love for peanut butter and the name of this blog. So cute!
Belly Button In Or Out?
Slightly in, but it’s flattening out more and more with each day that passes. Outie, here I come!
Happy or Moody Most Of The Time?
Yes! Feeling lots of wonderful fluttering daily but the movement still isn’t super strong so I only feel it when I’m very still. I also notice more movement in bed right before we go to sleep and right when I first go into a horizontal position or eat something sugary. Ryan and I joke that our baby is a little night owl, which doesn’t bode well for us considering we’re both morning people who think an early bed time is pretty darn fantastic. I think we’re in for a treat!