The Second Trimester: Week 21
It's kind of crazy to think that the east coast is getting hit by a blizzard while we out here on the west coast are enjoying a few sunny, 60 degree days. In fact, I studied for a few hours outside in a t-shirt today and it was glorious. Granted, I can't help but wish we could just experience a good snow storm now and then (but that's easy to say when you never have them).
I'm currently 22 weeks along and it officially feels like there is a serious deadline looming. Hello, 18 weeks is equivalent to a marathon training plan!
How I'm feeling: Overall, pretty good. Heartburn and a little sciatica joint pain have been a little less than ideal. I also had a little dizziness at school this week, which was a bit freaky, but apparently not abnormal for pregnancy.
Baby: is the size of a pomegranate (~10.5 inches long and 12.7 ounces)
Baby Moe is going to be nice and flexible with some strong runner legs if this image can tell us anything!
Weight gained: 12 lbs
Yep, there's a real bump there. No denying it.
What I'm wearing: These long, comfy maternity tanks under everything and rotating through my one pair of H&M maternity jeans, regular Hudson jeans that have some kind of miracle stretch in them, and black Gap maternity ponte pants.
Exercise: I'll admit that this week I got a little depressed about my running situation. I was fully prepared to embrace changes with my body and fitness routine as they came, but needing to walk every few minutes got frustrating at times. Even so, I still managed to do a few 2-3 mile "wogs" (walk/jogs) and a variety of cross training, including snowshoeing!
Even though I'm not training for anything serious, I still log all my workouts via dailymile. It's just nice to have it all in one place and makes my type A self very happy.
Baby preparations: I scheduled our birth class through the hospital for March! I also called to see how much it will cost to add the baby on to my health insurance.
And this week we had our big ultrasound where they take a look at everything to make sure the baby is doing well, including taking measurements, looking at all four chambers of the heart, making sure blood is flowing well through the umbilical cord, etc. Because we want to wait to find out the sex at birth, we had to look away for what seemed about half of the ultrasound. But Baby Moe is looking perfect, so that was a definite relief.
Okay, I promise to post something non pregnancy related later this week. School as usual is just keeping me busy, so I'll try to come up with something fun.
What's one thing you're looking forward to this week?
We just got new sheets and I am already dreaming of slipping into them. #adulthood
The First Trimester
The Second Trimester: Weeks 14 and 15
The Second Trimester: Weeks 16 and 17
The Second Trimester: Weeks 18 and 19
The Second Trimester: Week 20