Due Date: October 24. Or whenever this child decides to appear.
Weight Gain: Up 11.5 pounds total today (up 1.5 from last week) though two days ago I was only 9.5 pounds up. Whatever. It will all even out and then I will lose it all. Still trending a few pounds lower than last time around.
Symptoms: I am feeling extremely tired right now. Other than that, feeling good!
What’s different this time: I am much more tired. This pregnancy thing gets harder once you have kids to take care of!
Cravings/Aversions: Oh yes, there are cravings! Bacon. Avocado. Raspberries, peaches, apricots, and melon. Tomato juice and Laughing Cow cheese wedges. The few nights I have gotten barely any sleep I want to down white bread with processed peanut butter and grape jelly (that is the sleep deprivation talking though). Chocolate, ice cream, cereal, and strawberries are still out.
Sleep: Horrible. Isaac has been having sleep problems since we have gotten home from vacation. Combined with insomnia (which I don’t remember dealing with during the other two pregnancies) I am vacillating between nights where I get 4.5 hours of sleep in two chunks and nights when I take Tylenol PM and sleep 9 hours. Not fun. I really need sleep when I am pregnant.
I am loving: The fact that I am still running, that fresh fruit is everywhere right now, and that I’m feeling good.
I miss: My summer wardrobe that shows off my lack of stomach and not its expansion.
Are you nesting? Still unpacking. It’s just a slow process with kids!
Milestones: I think What to Expect puts me into my 6th month this week but I’m too lazy to go verify that. Baby is also over a pound now.
Best moment this week: Getting 9 hours of sleep without Isaac yelling at 2 am.
I am stressing over: Well, there are the stressors that are constantly at the back of my mind (A minivan! We need a minivan! How do we find and afford one?!? How will we handle another kid? Where am I going to give birth? Should I switch providers?). Probably what I am most stressed about, though, is figuring out how to survive the fall semester. Husband’s schedule is INSANE September through October, when I will be most pregnant. I have to figure out some way of making life livable then or I will seriously want to give birth and then run away from home.
Movement: Oh yes. Baby likes coffee and fruit.
It’s a: Baby. We really should start thinking of names.
Exercise: I should hit 30 plus miles this week. I’d wanted to do 35, but there was a severe thunderstorm one morning and I am not sure I can get in 15 miles in the next two days. I did do weights twice, which felt great.
Diet: Loving the fruit! I am going through minor withdrawals now that I ate the last peach this morning and won’t get to the store until tomorrow.
Exercise goal for the upcoming week: Finding more energy would be nice… I want to stay consistent with the twice a week weights and get in some enjoyable miles.
If you want to make your belly look bigger wear cotton maternity shirts!