Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bumpdate Week 14

So I've been doing a lot of lurking on pregnant runner boards and I've noticed a trend in weekly updates.  I'm going to try to keep that up, but just don't expect any weight's just not my style :).

To give you a before, here is 6 weeks:

And then 8 weeks:

And now 14:

 To me, this doesn't look so much like a bump as it does too little running...but I'm putting it out there.  People have said someday Baby PR will want to see what he/she was doing for 40 weeks.  However, most people have told me it's a definite bump.  I figure, at 4'11," I'm going to show early and I don't really know where the baby will go!

Other tidbits:

Feeling: I'm still feeling very good.  I would say almost all signs of nausea are gone.  I'm still a little tired, but nothing too significant.  I think I even made it through most of our 9 o'clock programs this week.  And I was even able to grade after work.  

Appoinments:  We had an appointment with one of the midwives with week.  It ended up great, but was a little scary for a while.  She couldn't find Baby PR's heartbeat, so we ended up with an extra ultrasound.  In the end this was awesome, because we got to see Baby PR again and the tech was GREAT so she got a fun shot of Baby PR waving at us.  It was fun to see him/her flipping around in there, because at the NT scan, he/she was kind of sleepy.  Heart rate of 149 this time.

Cravings: I'm not really having any cravings.  I'm pretty thirsty and fruit is a godsend, but that's nothing new for me.  I think I  have convinced myself that cherry hearts and dark chocolate are Baby PR's favorite things, but really I've always loved them.  I even found a small pack of the mini-eggs that I usually won't let myself buy until at least March, and convinced myself it was for the baby...but really...who am I kidding!?

Aversions: I'm still not a big fan of cooked veggies and other foods I'm used to eating.  I'm still sticking with pretty bland meals and am getting my protein through grains like farro and quinoa and then adding things like edamame or chick peas to them. Normally when I make meals like these, they'd be loaded with butternut squash or cauliflower or broccoli, but I'm having trouble getting anything like that down, so salads are my main veggie source. 

How Big is Baby PR?:  According to Baby Center, we're in the 2nd trimester and  "Your baby's stretching out. From head to bottom, he measures 3 1/2 inches — about the size of a lemon — and he weighs 1 1/2 ounces. His body's growing faster than his head, which now sits upon a more distinct neck. By the end of this week, his arms will have grown to a length that's in proportion to the rest of his body. (His legs still have some lengthening to do.) He's starting to develop an ultra-fine, downy covering of hair, called lanugo, all over his body. Your baby's liver starts making bile this week — a sign that it's doing its job right — and his spleen starts helping in the production of red blood cells. Though you can't feel his tiny punches and kicks yet, your little pugilist's hands and feet (which now measure about 1/2 inch long) are more flexible and active."

Exercise: Just got home from a spin and treadmill run (snow has kept me off the roads today).  Other than that I have done spinning 4 days this week, but no other runs :(.  I've been doing push ups and planks almost nightly and plan to keep that up.  We have plans tomorrow and I'm coaching with TNT so it doesn't look like I'll get a long run in, unless I can fit in another treadmill run before the Giants game tomorrow night. 

Still planning on running/walking the Cheshire Half if at all possible so I'd like to get up to an 8 miler next week.  So far longest run since pregnancy has been 7, and it was no problem except for wanting more water than I had (know that for next time)

Run: 3.2 miles
Spin: 5 classes
Maternity clothing has not quite made it out yet, except for some leggings that I figured I purchased pre bump because I wanted leggings and it made sense to just buy them maternity style since they would be needed soon.  However, this week I had to transition to using the be band Eric got me for Christmas, because buttoning normal pants would have been painful by the end of the day.

(not me, courtesy of Amazon)

Anatomy Scan will be on February 24th.  Our last day of February break, it will be the first ultrasound that Eric will actually be able to come to.  Our work schedules will work great for a baby, but don't work great for doctor's appointments.  As of right now, we are planning on finding out what we are having.  I have no real guess; one day I'm sure it's a girl the next I'm sure it's a boy.  Most people around me say girl, and I haven't really attempted any of those "tests" or old wives tales.
Telling the students:  I told my students last Friday, as I was pretty sure they were going to figure it out soon.  I asked them to write about their favorite tradition and told them at the end I would share mine.  In my tradition I told them about a set of red dishes we received at our wedding shower.  These dishes are meant to be used for someone when they have a "red letter day."  I told them that we used them when Eric got a new job, when I got my dream job, on birthdays and most recently when we found out that we were having a baby.  The kids were so excited.  (though most of them had figured it out)  I then told them that I would now have 98 new traditions to share with Baby PR (I have 98 students).  They all want to know what Baby PR is and are trying to think of names.  So cute! 

Well, I think that's all I have for this update.  If I think of more factoid or categories to add for next time, I'll add them.  If you're an avid bump update reader/writer and you think I'm missing something, let me know!

1 comment:

  1. You look fantastic!!! It took me until 20+ weeks before I actually looked pregnant versus enjoying too many cookies/not enough exercise. It was frustrating but at least I was comfortable for the most part. Now, at almost 37 weeks (Thursday!)? Major preggo and major uncomfortable.

    I'm still exercising...but nothing like I was. I had to stop running due to severe pain in the I'm walking and doing the elliptical instead. Better than nothing, right?