Due Date: October 24.
Weight Gain: Up 7.8 Wednesday. 8.4 Thursday. I am trying to convince, cajole, and/or force my body to go back to a 6-7 pound gain, which is about as much as I can comfortably accept at the moment. Then I question why I’m stressed about a couple of pounds. But I hate it. I truly loathe what the scale is saying (and how my body is feeling – so please don’t tell me just not to step on the scale.) This just has not been a good week for weight.
Symptoms: Put “occasional”‘ in front of all of my normal symptoms and that would be about right.
What’s different this time: I really am bigger this time around in the waist. I love that people tell me that’s not true, but since I have taken measurements every pregnancy it is verifiable. Also different is the fact that we won’t know the gender of this baby until he or she is born.
Cravings/Aversions: Nothing in particular, though bacon tastes really good right now!
Sleep: Okay, though I could definitely use more.
I am loving: The fact that we leave on vacation in a few days and will be gone until I am almost 22 weeks. Mid-pregnancy drags on and on, particularly when you have other children. Also glad to see that we have a healthy baby that looks like it’s measuring on track.
I miss: My mom.
Are you nesting? Nope. I am packing. Or am pre-packing, as the case may be. I don’t want to pack maternity clothes unless I know that they will fit for the next 3 weeks! You may think I’m kidding, but I tried on a non-maternity tankini top last week and it was great. A week later and it no longer covers my belly completely.
Milestones: None that I can think of. 19 weeks is sort of no-man’s land.
Best moment this week: Seeing the baby on the ultrasound was great! It is amazing, even having done this two other times, that seeing this little squirmy baby can bring tears to my eyes.
I am stressing over: Getting everything packed for our trip, the fact that we have not managed to unpack from the move, and particularly, my unaccounted for weight gain.
Movement: Yes. It is getting more noticeable when I am up and about and not just when I am lying still.
It’s a: Surprise! We made it through the ultrasound without finding out and baby didn’t seem to want to cooperate either, so it was just as well that we didn’t want to know.
Exercise: 33 miles plus cross training last week and hoping for 32 this week.
Diet: Not the greatest, but decent the past few days. I am frustrated though, because my diet doesn’t seem to correlate with my weight gain. It’s the same “bad eating day and gain 4 pounds followed by 3 good days during with my weight changes by 0.2 pounds” that I’ve dealt with every pregnancy.
Exercise goal for the upcoming week: Keep my mileage close to 30 and cross train. But we will be in California on a different schedule so we’ll see…
No official shots – too busy packing!