Due Date: July 2, 2011. 20 weeks to go and halfway there!
Weight Gain: Up a very normal single pound in the last week and 11 pounds overall, which is in the high-normal range. WHEW! I'm glad that my body jumped off the 4 lb gain/week spree it was on for a few weeks. I have mentioned this in the comments in previous Bumpdates, but figured I'd say it here. My biggest issue with the super fast weight gain had little to do with body image issues. For me, it's all about being a rule follower. In other words, I wanted to avoid gaining twice the recommended amount again this pregnancy in order to stay within the medical "rules" of pregnancy weight gain. Dumb? Yes, probably. Especially since (1) I lost all the weight and then some relatively quickly last time, (2) I started out this pregnancy and last at a normal weight, (3) I eat mainly quality foods and exercise regularly and (4) I never had a single medical problem associated with that [excessive] weight gain last time. But I'm a rule follower for better or worse and it makes me super twitchy to know that gaining too much weight is something that I might get "in trouble" for. Does this make sense? Or does it at least make sense to you other rule-following freakazoids? Finally, I'm not obsessing over it for sure. But it does exist as a small thing in my brain right now.
Symptoms: I feel A-OK, but I do have little gripes like reflux on occasion. No biggie. Still in the happy zone of second trimester.
What's different this time:I carry heavy things (or heavy toddlers) on a regular basis and don't give two thoughts about it. Last time I had abandoned laundry baskets of clothes by this time.
Cravings/Aversions: I could always go for an extra serving of dessert. So, nothing unusual.
Sleep: Still fine. You will be happy to know that Husband's sleep has improved with his new friend Snoogle, aka the pregnancy sleep pillow.
I am loving: That kicks and bubbles and flips from Baby 2.0. Ooh! Just felt one.
I miss: Prosecco. Mmmmm...
I am looking forward to: Trip to San Diego! I'm pretending the forecast for rain the entire time we are there is just a big misunderstanding between the Doppler and the meteorologists.
I'm spazzing about: Feeling kinds of ugs when it comes to my clothes, which is typical pregnant or not. And, suddenly, for the first time in my life I want a designer handbag. What is this!?
Best moment this week: Seeing our healthy little baby boy move around during the ultrasound. Wait, some of you are saying, didn't you write that last week? Yes, well, we got ANOTHER ultrasound on Wednesday last week after there was a concern about something that showed up on the first ultrasound. I don't feel like getting into it on the blog, but suffice it to say that there was a 24-hour period of wondering and then a big reassurance when we received confirmation of everything being OK. So it was nothing all along. Sometimes modern medicine is...well...not so helpful, you know? Anyway, fun to see him being all active since he was in a sleepy state during that first ultrasound.
Milestones: Oh, people. I 've been waiting all week to write this one. I was sitting on the edge of the bed last week, putting on my socks and instead of doing it the normal way, I found myself yanking my leg up by my pants-leg in order to cross it over my other knee. I had forgotten about the necessity of that trick in order to maneuver around the belly! I've also taken up grunting when getting up, which I didn't really realize until my pint-sized sidekick also began grunting when getting off the couch. Haha!
Movement: Yes, yes, yes. Very fun.
It's a...: Boy. And he has a name! But we are keeping it hush-hush.
Exercise: 3 times: pre-natal yoga & walking. I missed my naptime workouts several times during the week for one reason or other (some valid reasons, others not so much). I have also come to the firm realization that I don't have it in me to exercise after Bella is down for the night and we've already had dinner. It's just too hard in the winter. So it's naptime or not at all. Just gotta do it.
Diet: I maaaaaaaaybe let myself have more treats than necessary when I say that my body was not longer gaining nearly a pound a day. I would like to reign this in, especially when I consider that I rarely give Bella dessert/treat foods (poor child thinks blueberries and craisins are dessert for the most part). I should practice what I preach/force upon my child, yo!
Exercise goal for the upcoming week: Workout 3-5 times and/or do lots of walking in San Diego.