I’m a little late with this week’s update …. almost 6 days late to be exact. At least I’m doin’ it, ok? ;)
This week Sprout says that Baby C is starting to grasp with his or her hands, and wiggle it’s finger’s and toes! Fingers and toes that are begining to form nails, might I add! It also says that Baby C should be weighing in at about 1 1/2 pounds this week, and is about the size of a squash. (I thought this was a little weird because last week they said he/she was about the size of a half gallon of milk, which to me, is bigger than a squash. Right?!) Sprout also warns me this week about stretch marks and swollen ankles, but I’m not gonna get into that here. I (thankfully) didn’t have any of those side effects with G and so, am hoping I’ll be spared this time around too.
How am I doing this week? This week my belly definitely popped. It is definitely much bigger than it was last week, and for the first time am being acknowledged by non-family members as being pregnant. (This makes me happy ). With the bigger belly though came some aches and pains that I remember from my pregnancy with G. One is a hernia that I have on my lower left side that really hurts when I’m engaging in certain physical activities. Like running. This means that my runs began becoming shorter in distance, and my workouts became mostly run/walk combos. I spoke to my doctor about this pain and she said basically putting my feet up would fix it …. not the answer that I was looking for. I hoped to run until I gave birth, but I guess maybe it’s not in cards for me. I’m going to continue to try because in the very begining of my pregnancy I experienced some back pain that prevented me from running for a week or so, but it faded as my body changed. Maybe this will happen again. If it does, I’ll be thrilled, but if it doesn’t, it’s not the end of the world. I’ll get back to running after I have our new bundle I’ve also developed this crazy pain that runs down the front of my right quad if I’m on my feet for too long. I think it’s related to my back — maybe its the sciatica thing you always hear pregnant ladies talk about? I’m not to sure as I haven’t tried to read about it or anything. I’m just dealing with it since theres likely nothing I can do about it anyway. Other than those couple of new developments, I feel great. I definitely feel bigger – I feel out of breathe more often, I feel like its tougher to get into my clothes because they’re suddenly pulling in different areas. For a moment that can make me feel miserable, but I try to snap out of it and try to remember that I’m growing a baby and in a couple months I’ll be back into fighting shape
I’ve also made myself many more meals this week – salads have made a come back, roasted veggies, stir fried veggies, veggies in general. I’ve taken the time to prepare some really beautiful fresh foods for myself rather than just grabbing a veggie burger or a PB sandwich, and it’s really felt so good.
How about the bod? As I said, my belly has definitely made more of an appearence this week. Baby C is a growing, thats for sure! Other than my expanding wasitline, I think I’m relatively similar.
I never got around to snapping my picture last Thursday as I normally do, but this weekend at our Superbowl party my brother’s girl friend took this picture of my belly. I was wearing pre-pregnancy jeans, hence the belly band wrapped around my hips. (I don’t normally wear it like that ). As you can see, I wasn’t lying — the belly’s definitely gotten bigger!
G is her spark-plug self. She has beenc oming out with a lot of funny things lately. Today I asked her a question, and she said, “Give me a minute please, I’m cleaning my boots”. (I sometimes think shes 22 years old).
The hubs hasn’t gotten a hair cut since September 10th. It isn’t pretty. A couple family members commented that if they were me they would’ve shaved it in his sleep my now.