2016 is going to be the year of the baby. At this point I am embracing the fact that our lives are now consumed with parent classes, baby showers and adorable baby clothes. I am so excited that our family is expanding. Many days I have to pinch myself as I still can't believe that there is an little girl growing inside me. Well, until she gives me a gentle jab in the ribs which quickly reminds me! These past three weeks have been quite a blur due to holiday celebrations and getting back into the swing of things at work. I hope now that things have calmed down I can get back to regular posting.
Here are the amazing highlights of everything that has been going on with pregnancy for the last three weeks.
Size of Baby: At 33 weeks, baby girl is the size of a cauliflower or the length of a kid's tennis racket . She weighs around 3 pounds.
Gender: Adorable baby girl.
Weight Gain: A total 25 pounds. Honestly, I have been enjoying treats guilt free this entire pregnancy. I enjoy dessert with dinner almost daily. So I know exactly where the pounds have come from. Pregnancy has really let me relax my diet a bit more and enjoy things I would have never eaten before. I still enjoy a salad almost daily for lunch and keep breakfast pretty clean as well. Just adding in a few treats here and there. :)
Maternity Clothes: My only non-maternity clothes are my workout clothes. Even those are getting a bit snug, especially the tanks which are getting shorter and shorter. I am hoping to rotate through my five favorite tanks that still fit up until she is due.
Nursery: We have made huge progress on the nursery. The curtains are hung, glider assembled and rug purchased. The last step is to hang everything on the walls and finish the bookcase.
Movement: All the time. She currently loves to hang out on my right side most of the day. It is so amazing to feel her move around but quite uncomfortable at the same time. I also have been experiencing braxton hicks contractions more frequently especially at night.
Symptoms: Still battle days where I have severe stomach aches. This was especially bad over the holidays. I have also noticed my range of motion when bending over has decreased drastically. My fingers and feet have started to swell. My fingers swell pretty easy from working out or in the heat. So I am surprised that they took this long to react. I can still wear my wedding band comfortably but that is it. The most surprising symptom this trimester has been getting carsick on my drive to work each morning. Not fun. I am also battling sinus congestion for several months. I finally broke down and got some antibiotics from the doctor which fingers crossed will help.
Sleep: I cycle through a few days of really good sleep followed by a night or two of insomnia. I am trying to get more walking and exercise in to decrease my restlessness at night.
Cravings: Sweets and Carbs are still staples in my diet these days. I am also enjoying making punch at home by mixing pineapple juice, grape juice and ginger ale. Yum!
What I Miss: Normal clothes. I miss being able to wear tunics and also the ability to pick the correct size off the rack at the store. I have bought a few tops that looked huge to me on the hanger only to get home and realize they are way too snug!
Exercise: I am consistently making it to 3-4 pure barre classes a week. The ab work is becoming more and more challenging each day. However, the rest of the class still feels great!
Best Moments: Baby M had her first baby shower this weekend! It was so great celebrate this little bundle of joy with my family.