Weight Gain: 31 lbs/3.5 lb this past week. Haha. Hahaha. Ha. ::Headdesk:: Yes, I had Cadbury Eggs and lots of jelly beans this week, but not that many. This big jump thing happened twice before during this pregnancy; I think it's just how my body rolls. Back to the average of gaining 2 lbs/week. The end.
Symptoms: Sooooo tired, same aches & pains in my back (should really stop carrying Bella), reflux, hard to breathe, other stuff I'm forgetting... Oh, yeah. Forgetfulness.
What's different this time: Um...nothing comes to mind today. (See last word in previous category.)
Cravings/Aversions: My intense love affair this week has been with those Fage yogurt cups that have a fruit flavor or honey on the side. They feel all sort of decadent, what with their rebellious over-priced, non-organic, high in sugar, and non-recyclable ways.
Sleep: I actually had a pretty decent week of sleep and had several 7-8 hour stretches PLUS I took naps most days. Couldn't begin to pinpoint what made it better. My higher caffeine intake? Jellybeans? Or is it the old sleep begets sleep mantra touted by all the baby sleep books? Whatevs. Sadly, that glorious run might be over now, as I was up from 1:30-4:30 this morning. I decided I'm going to keep taking naps when Bella naps for now. I think my body needs it and why not take advantage of that chunk of time while I still can? I only have 10-ish weeks left for that (GULP!).
I am loving: The crazy alien belly situation and feeling all his movement. Actually maybe I equally love and am creeped out by it.
I miss: Bending over and having a waist.
I am looking forward to: CONSISTENT nice spring weather and the chance to switch over to my spring/summer maternity wardrobe. A socks-free and skirted existence is the life for me.
I'm spazzing about: Getting an outfit figured out for maternity/family photos next week. Tis a real mild spaz, to be sure, but I still am spazzing.
Best moment this week: Seeing Bella's face light up with the Easter celebrations.
Milestones: Gah. Forgot about this one, too, and I KNOW there was something. Right now, though, the only thing that pops into my head is that it's getting really hard to put on my underwear. And when I (or Bella) drop stuff I have to do a serious cost/benefit analysis about whether it's worth picking up. Do those count as milestones?
Movement: Fo shizzle. I keep waiting for Bella to see/or feel it so that I can see her reaction.
It's a...: Boy. First name picked, middle name still up in the air.
Exercise: Nearly back to normal. 4 workouts - mix of walking inside & out plus one prenatal yoga class. Keeping it pretty slow and easy as I find I'm cramping (Braxton Hicks kind of cramps) very easily these days.
Diet:OK, so I did indulge more this week and I was also eating sort of random things since I was doing all my meals on my own or with Bella while Husband was busy at his class all last week. While these two things together do not a 3.5 lb weight gain make, I do think I could use some tweaking to get back on track. And thus enters the food journal again. I bizarrely enjoyed doing that and it made me so mindful of my eating. For those of you who enjoyed that a couple weeks ago, you can now peruse my food intake over at this Mothership Eats blog. I don't know if I'll do it for two weeks, two months, or two years, but it's active for now.
Exercise goal for the upcoming week: 4-5 times, maybe up the cardio a bit? Or maybe keep it low since that gives me belly cramping? Whatevs.
Other goals: Again with the water intake and doing my finger-drop technique for Hypnobabies.
|Oof. You can see why bending over is a problem.|