growing little baby! OK, that was mean. I should explain. I’ve gotten a lot of messages from people who saw me post on twitter (@AHealthySlice) last Friday about finding out the sex of Baby D.
It’s true- we know! We had the ultrasound tech write it in an envelope with a picture of the “money shot” and opened it together at a nice dinner. It will be a moment I will remember forever.
And as much as I want to change my blog color scheme to all blue or all purple (I’m not much of a pink person) and shout it from the roof tops, Hubbs and I are enjoying it being our little secret. If we decide to spill the beans, I promise to share the news with my best blends!
But let me fill you in on what has been going on. The nursery is completely painted (please disregard the blue, stained carpet- we’ll be replacing it before Baby D arrives).
I’m also officially in maternity pants 99% of the time (except for a pair of black work pants I struggle more and more to button daily).
I’ve gained 10 pounds so far, which I feel OK about. This puts me on track to gain about 30 total, which is my recommended target (25-35 pounds), but it just sounds like SO much to short little me. The good news is, I think it’s all in my belly and bra (I have to wear 2 sports bras now when I exercise- the girls have grown!).
The best part of the appointment was getting to see Baby D! Baby D’s heartbeat was thumping away at 157 bpm and he/she weighed 9 ounces. From what we could tell, everything looked pretty good- we saw the pumping heart, the spine, 2 arms and 2 legs! The doctor will look everything over and give us the official results at our next appointment.
Be proud of me! (Really, please be proud because I need an extra kick to get going some days) I’m keeping up with my schedule and wogging 3-4 days a week for 3-4 miles each time. I’ve put Couch to 5k aside and wog on my own. I also am sticking to prenatal yoga 1x/week and adding in some arm weights at home. I also cut the grass again this weekend. I’m a warrior 😉
I’m still hungry. Constantly. But I feel good that 99% of what I’m throwing down the hatch is wholesome and nutritious- DHA eggs, veggies (LOTS of veggies), hummus, Greek yogurt, fruit, popcorn and the occasional treat. Last night I had mixed berries topped with some vanilla ice cream. MMMMMM!!!
And I’m still very much into cooking/making dinner. Like these yummy burrito bowls from Sunday night.
Feeling good! At 19 weeks, my energy is high, my sleep is pretty good, my appetite is raging normal and I love feeling Baby D’s movements. I’m feeling them everyday now and it never fails to make me giggle.
Now… the BUMP! I think it looks huge in this pic, but I’m doing my best to get comfortable with my new physique!