HERE’S WHAT ELSE BABY BROWN HAS BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK:
· She weighs ¾ of a pound
· She is about 10 ½ inches long, about the size of a carrot!
· Her fluttering movements have turned into full-fledged kicks and punches (yep!)
AND HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING WITH ME THIS PAST WEEK:
Workouts: Oh workouts, some days I love you and other’s… not so much. I managed a 3 mile run on Thursday, and a 20 minute HIIT on Saturday. I got in three days of strength last week by teaching, and 25 minutes on the stepper. I also managed this upper body circuit which I loved! I used the elliptical for cardio.
Symptoms: Larger thighs? Ha Is that a symptom? Acid reflux like whoa one night. I’ve been super hungry a few nights! Like wake up in the middle of the night hungry. I tried to get back to sleep Monday morning after Aaron left but my stomach was a rumbling beast! Ha I’ve also had pelvic pain Saturday-Monday due to (I think) running. It hurt to walk a lot and I didn’t try running with the pain. My lower back has been a bit sore but these are all things I’m chalking up to pregnancy and typically feel really great!
Movement: Yes! I love it. Aaron’s felt it a lot, and my mom felt her over the weekend. I’ve even been able to even see her kicking from the outside. It’s so surreal and brings a smile to my face every single time.
Food Aversions: Veggies in some food. It might just be red and yellow peppers not cooked but they were very unappealing to me one day and had to take them out of my food. I still am not a huge veggie lover.
Food Cravings: Anything cold. Cold drinks, popsicles, freeze pops, smoothies. They’re all delicious and I want them all the time!
Sleep: Eh, not the worst. I’m to the point where I can’t sleep on my back but sometimes my side isn’t so comfortable. I do sometimes still sleep on my stomach, or sort of side-sort of stomach. I aim to make the most of it.
Maternity clothes? Yep. My yoga pants aren’t maternity and I bought some camis and tanks just in a medium instead of small and those work. I bought a regular dress too that I hope still fits to wear to a few weddings I have coming up!
Stretch marks? Not yet. Hoping it stays that way!
Miss Anything? This week I really wished I could have had a Mike’s Hard Lemonade or glass of wine. I am not a huge drinker by any means, but it goes along with my craving for anything cold and refreshing!
Fun & Weird Stuff From the Week: We ordered the crib and mattress and the bedding came in! I love it. I think my favorite moment has to be when I see Benny go in the nursery and he curls up on the bedding on the floor. I’m thinking I’ll find him in the crib when that gets set up! We’re working on paint colors but they aren’t as easy as one would think! Hoping to get the room painted soon.
Belly Button in or out? Flatish. It’s still in a bit but more flat than it ever was.
Wedding rings on/off? On and hoping it stays that way!
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! There were a few moody episodes with Aaron- poor guy, haha!
Baby Items Purchased: Bedding, stroller, and crib were all purchased for us. This week, I bought another base for the car seat and a jumparoo at garage sales. For my birthday, I was gifted the the diaper bag I wanted, boppy pillow with some covers, bows, a Rock n Play. We also have received a few more clothes.
Looking Forward To: Painting the nursery and getting things somewhat organized. I know we have a long time, but I don’t want to rely on the weekends in case it’s nice and we’re on the boat. Plus, all the clutter everywhere is starting to drive me insane.
With a shower date finally locked down in August, I’m beginning to start the whole registry process. I’m finding it completely overwhelming! ha So far, I’m planning to register at Babies R Us. I’m thinking I’ll also register at Target. I thought about Amazon but I’m not sure if that’s too many places, and I find it hard to find Amazon registries, especially on mobile.
We have the big things, like crib, Rock n Play, Bedding, Travel System, Diaper Bag…. but the other things go on and on! What are some things you put on yours, or what is something you wish you did? I was looking into swings but want one that swings both side to side and head to toe, which are harder to find than I thought. Any recommendations?!
I’d love to work more on the registry, and would love any help at all! Thank you!