Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pregnancy: Weeks 17,18, 19

Since announcing my pregnancy on my blog, I realized I haven't shared any updates! I love going back to other blogs and reading weekly updates in the format below, so I figured it was time to share my own. If you aren't down for the baby posts, then feel free to skip on over this one. I'm currently in the 3rd trimester, but here's a look back on weeks 17, 18 and 19! 


Total weight gain/loss
  • I think about 4 lbs total. I lost weight in the first trimester and I'm finally starting to gain. I was worried about it, but my doctors didn't seem to be, so I'm just going by what they say! 
Exercise
  • Mostly sticking to walking and the Suzanne Bowen prenatal barre DVD's. I used to love attending barre classes, but traded them out for lifting and running. Early in my pregnancy, running just didn't feel comfortable or right anymore, so I traded it out for walking. I found that some lifting exercises made me dizzy, so it was the perfect time to get back to barre. 
Stretch marks
  • They say this is genetic, but I'm still trying to prevent them! I do have one tiny one, but I prefer to think of it as a baby tattoo. 
Gender
  • Not any specific feelings either way! Sometimes I feel like baby is a he and other times a she. Only a few more weeks until we find out.
Maternity clothes
  • I ordered these Paige Maternity Jeans from Nordstrom and I'm obsessed. They have side panels in the front and feel just like my normal jeans. I've been on the hunt for work pants and placed an online order with Gap this week - I'm hoping they work! The Bella band has been my saving grace with fitting into normal pants.
Sleep
  • I'm sleeping pretty well through the night thanks to the Snoogle! My husband is obsessed with it too and is always trying to steal it. 
Belly button
  • No changes! 
Food cravings
  • Nothing yet! I have been thinking a lot about soft serve ice cream though....
Food aversions
  • Chicken. I can't even think about it. I've been working hard to get my protein in through other sources, but it's been tough! 
Symptoms
  • Still feeling a little nauseous. Hoping it goes away soon! I'm so happy to have my energy level back and would say that the majority of the time, I feel like myself. 
Movement
  • Yes!! Baby is fluttering around in there :) Sometimes it tickles. I love it!  
What I miss
  • Philadelphia sushi rolls. Sunny side up eggs - I bought Davidson's pasteurized eggs, which I've recommended to immunocompromised patients before. The pasteurization process kills salmonella bacteria, so I know they're safe, but I'm still too freaked out to use them! 
What I'm loving
  • Sleep. Barre DVD's. Workout leggings
Best moment this week
  • Feeling the baby move!
Words of wisdom
  • One day at a time pregnant mommas. Some days I feel like myself and other days are tougher. Don't compare yourself to other people, everyone is doing the best they can!

Total weight gain/loss
  • Not sure! I haven't been weighed myself this week.  
Exercise
  • The usual, walking and barre DVD's - whatever feels good with plenty of rest days as needed. 
Stretch marks
  • Still just one tiny one :)
Gender
  • Not any specific feelings either way! Sometimes I feel like baby is a he and other times a she. Only a few more weeks until we find out.
Maternity clothes
  • I bought a ton of tanks after a big sale at Gap this weekend! They're the best. I'm still wearing some of my normal clothes, but I think those days are numbered. 
Sleep
  • Still sleeping pretty well - phew! 
Belly button
  • No changes! 
Food cravings
  • Nothing major... but a baked potato with cheese always sounds good :) 
Food aversions
  • Chicken. Still. 
Symptoms
  • Sporadic nausea, but that's it! 
Movement
  • Yes!! Baby is still dancing around in there
What I miss
  • Sushi. Red wine - so random, but my husband was drinking a glass the other day and I missed it. 
What I'm loving
  • Sleeping and having a more real looking bump! 
Best moment this week
  • Feeling close to halfway! 
Words of wisdom
  • Trying to enjoy every second because I realize baby won't always be in there! Eventually, he or she will be out and crawling around! 

Total weight gain/loss
  • 5 lbs
Exercise
  • Resting, walking and lots of barre DVDs 
Stretch marks
  • Still just one tiny one :)
Gender
  • Starting to feel like maybe it's a girl - can't wait to find out next week
Maternity clothes
  • No purchases but received a bag of maternity clothes from my friend Elisa. She's a lifesaver! I've been wearing them nonstop
Sleep
  • Still sleeping pretty well - but getting up a lot to use the bathroom
Belly button
  • Starting to wonder if it will pop out eventually..ahhh
Food cravings
  • Salads! Salad all the way. 
Food aversions
  • Chicken. Still. And probably forever
Symptoms
  • None! Occasional headaches 
Movement
  • Yes!! Baby is having a major party all day everyday 
What I miss
  • Sushi. Wine. That's about it. 
What I'm loving
  • Dressing the bump! I met my husband for lunch this week and my maternity jeans were in the wash - my regular ones were so uncomfortable, even with the belly band
Best moment this week
  • Feeling close to halfway, can't wait to find out if baby is a he or she next week
Words of wisdom
  • I'm loving this baby more and more everyday :) 

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