Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bumpdate: Week 17

I can't believe another week has already gone by. Another relatively boring week, hence the lack of posts.  It's been busy too as the kids are working on some big writing projects that require a lot of mid-project checking in and revising.  We have one more week and then break, which I just can't be more excited for.  I keep thinking about how next year these breaks will be even more meaningful because I'll have baby PR waiting to hang out with me!

 And here's the bump pic. Still more of a roly poly mound...

Feeling: Feeling great. 

Appointments:  Wednesday this week we got to hear the heartbeat again.  Eric hasn't been able to come to these apointments, so my mom has been coming with me.  However, since we have break coming up, I was able to schedule the next ultrasound appointment (the anatomy scan) before he goes into work, so he'll be able to come to that one.

Cravings: None, but after the appointment this week, the doctor thought it might be a good idea if I start adding some lean meat and fish into my diet.  I've been a vegetarian for about 3 years, but I've always said if it was best for the baby, I would change my ways.  She wasn't worried that the baby was getting the nutrition he/she needed, but I am gaining weight a little more quickly than I would like to.  After looking at what I eat and noticing I'm not overdoing it at all, she suggested that adding other types of protein could help.  I'm trying it out and we'll see what happens.  It is weird though!

Aversions: None that I'm noticing, just occasionally the idea of certain foods turns my stomach.

How Big is Baby PR?:  According to Baby Center, "Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop."

I read somewhere that Baby PR is the size of my hand, that's crazy!  

Exercise: Continues to be pretty normal.  Just running is sloowwwww, but steady.
Still planning on running/walking the Cheshire Half if at all possible
Runs: Took it easy this week, because of last week's 10 miler.  Just 2 runs one treadmill 2.2 and one outside 4.2
Spin: 6 classes
Strength Training: 3 sessions (20-30 minutes)

Maternity clothing: Picked my pants up from the tailor, so I should be wearing them soon.  As in maybe today.  Also, picked up a few more items:  some highly attractive, humungous bras (sports and nursing), some underwear (that I know I'll need someday and was on sale) and 2 more pairs of springy pants (also on sale).  Macys was having a good sale on their maternity, but they wouldn't accept my coupons!

And that's about it for week 17! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh just wait your rolly polly mound will one day just pop and you'll look back on the swollen bloated pics and wish that was you again. Jk, being pregnant and having that round belly to rub is amazing! Aside from trying to roll out of bed you'll end up moving out of bed feet first and sliding out. Anyway take care. It's gotta be weird eatung meat again I couldn't do that and I've only been vegetarian for a year. Do what works best for you and the baby. :) that's what matters most!!