Pregnancy: Week 21

This week my stomach has GROWN! I feel like it went from a little bump to a big bump! I even had my first stranger ask me if I was expecting! <— which was really cool and strange considering I’m starting to really show! Constipation was a nightmare this week. I was in so much pain that I felt like I was going to pass out (saw little floaters and everything)… times like this I think, man.. if I can hardly handle this pain, how am I going to give birth to a baby!? Luckily, I reached out to a friend of mine who recently had a baby and went through the same struggles and she gave me a recipe for constipation candies! So far, they have done the trick and I plan to continue taking them as long as they work! 

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Symptoms

Constipation, peeing more, and really thirsty!

Exercise

Monday-Rest

Tuesday-Arms and 30 min spin

Wednesday– Spin

Thursday– Rest

Friday– Arms

Satuday- Rest

Sunday– Rest

Exercise is still going great, I doubled up on my workouts on Tuesday due to the lack of time in my schedule. I haven’t changed a thing since starting my routine but I’ve recently noticed that my workouts are getting a little harder each week. There’s more sweat and more heavy breathing! 

Mood

Happy!

Movement 

He is most certainly moving around! I feel him more and more each day! I can even see him kicking through my skin!

Cravings

Waffles, Orange Juice, Gigi’s cupcake (which I got) :) 

Names?

Nothing stands out!

 

Pregnancy: 18 weeks

18

This week my stomach has grown so much! I feel I’m starting not to recognize my body anymore. Also, I have to say this week I have experienced the most changes to date. I can feel my uterus stretching and my stomach expanding and getting tight, my appetite is beyond crazy, wanting things I never would have touched before, AND my emotions are OUT OF CONTROL! I’ve cried 3 times this week all over dumb things and when I cry I can’t stop! It’s not a few tears, it’s sobbing! 

I woke up Saturday morning with such a sore stomach and back. Once I got to work I couldn’t walk without it hurting. I texted a few of my friends that have children and asked them if it was normal and they reassured me that it was which made me feel a bit better.

I also bought a snoogle since I am no longer allowed to sleep on my back starting in a couple weeks. I have to say, I had high hopes for this thing..but I am not a fan! It felt SO uncomfortable! My friend told me to told onto it until my stomach starts getting bigger and I will enjoy it more so I’m taking her advice and hoping it is of better use in the future.

snoogle

 

Symptoms

Increased appetite, crazy emotions, sore muscles/achy body, and increased anxiety.

 

ZIKA: Pregnant and living in Florida

I knew it would eventually happen- I was just waiting for it. I found out toward the end of the week that the Zika virus is being transmitted locally in Florida. I’ve dreaded to hear this news ever since the day I read about the Zika virus and the likelihood of it making it’s way to the United States. I wish I could say I’m not worried about it but I am. I know there isn’t much I can do at this point except to be smart about taking extra precautions. I’ve been really careful about limiting outdoor time as much as possible and I’m trying to stay covered as much as I can since my job requires me to be outside for portions of the day. If anyone has any mosquito repllent clothing recommendations or lives in Florida and you’re pregnant I would love to hear your thoughts.

 

Exercise

Monday-30 min Spin

Tuesday- 2 hr. walk

Wednesday- rest

Thursday- Rest

Friday- 30 min Spin

Satuday- Rest

Sunday- 2 hr. walk

Exercise this week was pretty lazy. I had a lot of late events/early meetings this week and honestly sleep was more of a priority than working out. I deff. don’t want to slack but I know getting rest is also really important right now and I want to do what’s best for myself and the baby.

 

Mood

SO emotional! Tears, Tears, and more tears! haha 

 

Movement 

I’m pretty sure I can feel the baby moving now. If what I am feeling really is the baby it almost feels like something rolling around in jello. I’ve been feeling the baby move a lot over the past couple of days which I love. It’s mainly when I’m laying down on my side or back being still is when I can feel the baby move the most. 

Gender predictions

At this point I have no clue. I just want to find out!

Pregnancy: Week 17

week 17

We heard the heartbeat again today! Baby C has a strong heartbeat of 158 bmp! For some reason I always get so nervous leading up to the doctor’s appointment. Guess it’s the mom in me now, but I am so relieved when I hear the heartbeat again knowing that there is another life inside of me. I was surprised to find out that I didn’t gain any weight since the last time I had been to the doctor but they didn’t say anything about it so I’m not too worried. So far I’ve only gained 2 pounds but my stomach has certainly grown! Makes me wonder if I should be eating more? My stomach feels like it’s starting to get full quickly already!

week 17 (2)

My doctor also approved Vega Sport protein powder so I can reach my daily protein goal. Which I am super excited about because this stuff is full of probiotics and is dairy free!

We scheduled our appointment for next month to find out the sex of the baby!  I will be counting down the days until then! I am SO anxiously excited! 

Symptoms

Increased appetite, liking sweets a little bit more and more, waking up more during the night and taking longer to fall asleep, and VERY emotional.

Exercise

Monday-Rest

Tuesday- Dumbell arm workout (30mins)

Wednesday- 30 min Spin

Thursday- Rest

Friday- Dumbbell arm workout (30 mins)

On Monday nights I usually record the Bachelor and watch it throughout the week in 30 minute  increments while I workout. It makes my workout go by so fast. 

Studio

Mood

Feeling happy that we heard the heartbeat and looking forward to finding out the sex next month.  My emotions seem to be a little more all over the place this week, they’ve gone from sunny skies and rainbows to storm clouds and tornados.

Movement 

I’m not 100% sure I felt the baby move but on Friday night I was laying on the couch and felt something so different that startled me which made body jerk. At that moment I thought.. maybe that was the baby! So I waited and felt it again! It felt like a mix between something rolling and a spasm. It was so strange but so cool! 

Gender predictions

GIRL! 

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