I'm technically halfway through my pregnancy! I cannot believe it.
I have a feeling the second half will last longer than the first. Simply because I didn't know I was pregnant until week 4. So I've only been aware that I'm pregnant for 16 weeks. If the little guy behaves and stays put until his due date, the second half of pregnancy will be 20 weeks. Making it a bit longer. Make sense?
You're all well aware how I feel about my belly. I feel big and love it. Look what's happened in only 5 weeks!
I've heard from a few people this week that I look much bigger than 20 weeks. I'm taking that as a compliment
I'm up 1.5 lbs. this week. Making the grand pregnancy total 9.5- 10.5 lbs.
According to my weekly pregnancy updates from babycenter, I should have gained 10 lbs. by now. I'm quite proud and honestly shocked that I seem to be right on track.
I had one episode of minor bladder spasms this week. My only other pregnancy sign was the constant fatigue. I've accepted that I'm not going to be one of those women who get a surge of energy in the second tri. And that's more than fine by me. I heart napping.
My workouts are going really well. The addition of swimming regularly has left my body feeling less achy. In fact, I didn't even take a rest day this week. Oops. I'll be sure to fix that next week!
But I am getting sick of the treadmill. My normal treadmill boredom busters won't work since I need to take it easy. I'm taking two trips up north in the next 6 weeks so I'm hoping the weather is cool enough for me to run outside.
Weekly run down:
- W: 4 mi run (treadmill) at 9:35 pace
- Th: 1100m pool swim
- F: 3 mi run (treadmill) at 9:40 pace, 15 min elliptical, upper body weight machines
- S: 3 mi run (outside) at 9:49 pace, 20 min water running in the lake
- S: 30 min lake swim
- M: 4 mi run (treadmill) at 9:48 pace
- Tu: 1100m pool swim
Mileage: 14 mi
Meter-age: 2200m + 30 min lake swim
I'm happy to say my mood has really shifted since the anatomy scan. Of course, my biggest fear is still not getting to meet and take home my healthy baby. But I'm also starting to accept that my pregnancy is real.
I've been hunting for baby stuff like crazy. It's all so darn cute! We plan to register at the end of the week.
LOVE the little Clemson hat and "lil tiger" socks.
I'm also freaking out a bit. I'm only home TWO weekends until mid-October so I feel like there's a lot to do.
Movement: I'm still feeling lots of little flutters! Question: do they ever get stronger and feel like real kicks? Or is it just the flutters? I want him to kick me so hard it hurts
Cravings: Remember last week when I said my potato chip craving ended? I lied. All I've wanted the past couple of days is salty foods. I guess nearly two weeks with salt was too much for me.
Days until I'm laying on the beach: 17. I'm going to see my parents in NJ and I'll take day trips to the beach with my friends and family the week before HLS. Cannot wait.
Days until "babymoon": 56. My fingers and toes are crossed that I can still walk around by then!
Names we have picked out: One and it's set. But I'm keeping it a secret… for now… but it's really hard