The the third trimester is creeping closer, which blows my mind!
What Fruit are you? A rutabaga. A what? Exactly. She should be about 13.5” long and 1.5 lbs. She’s starting to put on some baby fat and growing more hair. I’m actually so curious about her hair. Will it be curly and crazy like mine? Or straight like David’s? Or a combo like Hailey’s?!
Due date: May 9, 2014
How far along: 25 weeks
Gender: A little lady!
Total weight gain/loss: Up 16 pounds and feeling it.
Exercise: I realize I haven’t been too specific about what I’ve actually been doing. I workout 3-4 times a week with a combo of exercises, but the sessions are short. It’s rare that they are longer than 35 minutes, which is great for me. Here are the workouts I’ve completed in the past two weeks:
– 2 miles speed walk.
– 2 mile bike ride + a lower body circuit
– 2.2 miles run (12 minute miles)
– 3.2 mile wog
– arm/upper body circuit + 10 minutes on the stair stepper
– 1 mile run (12 minute mile) + swimming (playing in the pool)
– full body strength and cardio circuit + 1 mile speed walk
Not to sound like a total cliché, but carrying Hailey around and playing with her throughout the days certainly adds more activity to my days that I didn’t have last go ‘round.
Stretch marks: None yet. DO yo’ thang, coconut oil!
Swelling: No swelling.
Maternity clothes: All maternity, all the time. I might as well delete this question from now on, right?
Belly button: In for now. But the top is starting to poke out. It’s weird. I can’t explain it.
Sleep: Sleep is solid, which I appreciate. I’m snoozing from 10-6:30 and taking an hour nap probably 2 times a week.
Food cravings: Still MEAT! I housed a shredded BBQ chicken sandwich in my car after catching a scent of the vendor selling them. I’m considering getting my iron levels checked because it’s so intense. (For more of what I’m eating, follow me on instagram)
Symptoms: I’m feeling this pregnancy now and seem to feel the third trimester creeping closer. Some back pain has kicked in the past few days and has been intense at times. Yesterday I work supportive shoes and my new Gabriella support belt most of the day. Between that, chugging water and forcing myself to kick my feet up for 1.5 hours during nap time, I felt much better. Looks like I just need to start listening to my body more.
I also have moments where I see the sparkles in front of my eyes. Low blood pressure I believe? A few minutes of sitting down seems to cure it.
Oh, and hunger. I’m still quite hungry quite often!
Movement: Yes! I love being able to feel and see her so easily from the outside now.
What I miss: Nothing too much at the moment.
What I’m loving: The movement of course!
What I’m looking forward to: Naming this sweet baby. I’m ready to give her a name! Not sure if we will share it or not, but I’m ready to start calling her by one.
Hailey’s take: I’ve been trying to talk about her baby sister more often and talking to her about what a great big sister and helper she is going to be. I’m not 100% sure if she gets it, but she points to my belly and says “baby seester”, then will sometimes give it a kiss. She pointed to a painting I have of a woman holding a baby and she said “mommy and baby seester” … so maybe she is grasping the idea?
Words of wisdom: Time to start taking breaks when I need them. The back insists on it!
Now let’s talk about… strollers.
We have one stroller (the city mini), which we have loved! Being that Hailey will be 2.5 when baby girl arrives, I’m wondering if I need a double stroller. I don’t realistically see myself running with both of them, so I’m not sure I’d need a jogging stroller, but it might be nice to have one for long walks or a big trip out (like to a zoo).
What do you think… is a double stroller good to have?
If I get one, should I get the one where they are one in front of the other or side by side?