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Baby is the length of a cucumber (about 12 to 14 inches)!
I didn’t weigh myself, but I’d assume I’m continuing to gain and am up a few pounds from my 15.5 pound-weight gain at my 24 week checkup. I definitely feel like I’m carrying around more weight!
A combination of the usual: Spinning, BodyPump/strength training and a Pure Barre class over the weekend! I also walked half of the Girls On The Run 5K with Ryan (we stopped halfway through because that’s all his knee could handle right now) and took Sadie on her fair share of long walks in the morning and evening.
I wish I could have run in the GOTR 5K like I did back in December when I was newly pregnant, but there’s just no way I can right now. The heaviness I feel down there the instant I start running makes it feel all wrong and I’m trying my best to be cautious and listen to my body. I’ve also eliminated or significantly modified certain plyometric exercises I used to love to do pre-pregnancy. (Stay turned for an upcoming post about pregnancy workout modifications!)
I am a peeing machine. It’s kind of ridiculous. I will go to the bathroom and then what feels like five minutes later, I’ll be in there again… Repeat this approximately 10 times a day.
I’ve also noticed I cannot comfortably roll from one side to the other in bed anymore. I have to plant my feet, lift my hips and use the momentum to get my belly to roll from right to left or left to right. My belly is slowly becoming a force of nature!
The acne I struggled with so much during early weeks of pregnancy finally seems to be under control. Thank goodness!! Having zits pop up all over my face and chest started to make me feel really self conscious, so I’m glad my skin seems to be waaay better now. It began clearing up a couple of weeks after I started using the Belli line of skincare. I’m not sure if the face wash, moisturizer and spot treatment should receive all the credit for totally clearing up my skin or if my hormones are just constantly changing, but you better believe I’m going to continue using Belli products! If the Belli skincare products really were the miracle that helped my pregnancy acne dissipate, I feel like I should send the whole company flowers!
I also experienced some nausea a few times this week. No puking (thank goodness), but it caught me a little off guard and I hope it doesn’t stick around!
Nothing too strong this week! There are still foods I definitely have no desire to eat that I loved pre-pregnancy (like tomato-based soups), but the simple thought of them no longer makes me gag.
- Tuna salad (loving this but limiting the amount I eat, per most most pregnancy safety guidelines)
- Fresh fruit (especially watermelon, grapes, apples, pineapple)
Lots of tossing and turning, but the Snoogle definitely makes sleep about 10,000 times better. I wake up a lot in the night, but it’s usually just because I have to pee… again.
Looking Forward To…
Vacation!!! Ryan and I have a pretty amazing vacation to ALASKA planned for the end of the month. I cannot wait! My fingers are crossed that my lifelong dream of seeing whales in the wild will come true.
Any Baby/Pregnancy-Related Purchases?
I didn’t buy anything new this week but I made myself really sit down and spend some time working on our baby registry. It is so, so overwhelming and makes me feel 100 percent clueless. Thankfully you guys have helped me SO much. SO, SO much! THANK YOU for weighing in on the PBF Facebook page and sharing a bit more about what we need and may not need once our little one arrives. I’ve gone over your comments about a million times.
My friend Leah also typed up an extensive list for me that has proven very helpful. I reference it every single time I update our registry and it’s been a lifesaver! I’ve had a bunch of fellow moms-to-be request a blog post about creating a baby registry and I’ll try to have this up soon. I toooootally understand how overwhelming it can all feel!
Belly Button In Or Out?
Happy or Moody Most Of The Time?
Yes!!! Ryan both felt the baby move and saw the baby move for the first time this week! It was the coolest thing! I noticed he was making some pretty strong movements when we were sitting on the couch together, so I lifted up my t-shirt and told Ryan. He looked over at my belly and within five seconds, our baby gave a big kick and we saw my belly move. Ryan’s eyes got so big and he hurried over to put his hand on my belly and almost immediately felt another movement. I think he said, “I can’t believe it!” or “That was so cool!” about five times before bed that night.