Weight Gain: 35 lbs. A 4 lb weight jump that puts me exactly where I was with my pregnancy with Oliver.
Symptoms: Pretty rough week between a mix of pregnancy symptoms and a bad cold. I also overdid it with a shopping trip to Target (yes, somehow that is possible when you get this far along) and paid for it with a lot of various aches and pains for the next two days. Also: vulver varicosities in full force. Google it, if you dare.
What's different this time: I'm actually quite free of the body image/weight gain struggles I had with the first two. I have zero surprise about the fact that I have put on 35 pounds at 33 weeks. The high weight gain was going to happen no matter what I did with my eating (pretty sure I've eaten the least of all three pregnancies). I also anticipate a slower weight loss in the postpartum period (due to a mix of older age and a lack of time to devote to exercise) and I accept that. But I also know I'll get back to my baseline and be a fit person again.
I'm thankful for: Baby being safely tucked inside as we deal with some bad winter illnesses (Bella has croup).
Cravings/Aversions: My cold is affecting my already dulled appetite so food was kind of a PITA this week. But at the same time I do give a lot of thought to donuts (but it's too cold to bother doing anything about it).
Sleep: Pretty bad between pregnancy insomnia and restless nights with sick kids, plus my own cold symptoms have been keeping me up. Could really use some solid sleep, preferably a few nights of it. Unlike my other pregnancies, napping doesn't happen too often.
I miss: It not hurting when I go outside.
I am looking forward to: Just really starting to look forward to starting the next chapter as a family of 3. Also: everyone getting well again so we can resume preschool and other activities. Cabin fever is pretty awful right now.
Best moment this week: Honestly was a pooper of a week, but I was glad to only have one scary night with Bella and now she just has a bad cold/cough. Also glad Oliver remains well.
I'm stressing about: Quite a few things, most have been mentioned in previous weeks. Trying not to be a stressball as much as I can.
Milestones: Took the wedding rings off.
Movement: Yes and I feel it in all quadrants at the same time. Baby is getting mighty mighty.
It's a...: Surprise. But I still think girl.
Exercise: Nope, although my daily routine remains fairly active (mostly in dealing with Oliver). This pregnancy is my least active for sure.
Diet: My fatigue has me making more hodge podge meals than not. I need to get some serious grocery shopping done and also get some freezer meals prepped but zzzzzzzzz.
Weekly Goal: Never got around to my goals from last week but I did pick up a few more baby items (Moby wrap via Craigslist, breast pump, a few Amazon.com items) and went to the dentist. I'm going to give myself a pass from specific goals for this week since I'm still quite sick (and experience tells me that I still have several days to go, such is the way with pregnancy colds). I'll use this week to catch up on the laundry mountain and house cleaning that has been quite neglected.