- is about 13.5 inches from head to heel
- has the sensation of touch now that her hands and nerve endings are completely developed
- is practicing breathing through her nose
- has wrinkled skin that will fill out as body fat develops
- is developing hair color
WEIGHT: +13 pounds total. I often wonder if I'll continue this pound a week gain until the end...
BODY: Despite gaining a pound, my body measurements haven't changed this week. My waist is still at +4 inches, my lower belly is still at +4 inches, and my hips are still at +1.5 inches. My belly button is still an "innie" but it is starting to change. I have a feeling that it will flip to an "outie" by the end of the pregnancy.
THE GOOD: 1) Movement. I'm getting used to feeling Baby G move around every day. 2) Little Girl Excitement. I've been working on my baby registries this week and really love all of the cute things available for little girls! I am getting more excited every day about having a daughter :)
THE BAD: 1) Heartburn. It comes on more frequently now but it's still fairly mild. A couple of Tums usually calms it down. 2) Headaches... as usual. 3) Fatigue. My energy is still good but I'm starting to have more days where I need a nap to recharge!
FOOD: I've been craving sweeter things in general this week.
EXERCISE: Renee and I went on a 3 mile hike to Maunawili Falls while she was here visiting. The hike was a great workout but the falls were overcrowded with people. I also went to Power Pump class once this week and did some walking and biking around base. Now that I have a growing baby bump, I bought a couple of super cute (and amazingly comfortable) workout tank tops from For Two Fitness to wear to the gym. I got the "toning for two" and "sweating for two" tank tops... aren't they fun?!
OTHER NOTES: Renee and I had a great time while she was here visiting... as we always do :) We saw most of the island and did some fun things such as kayaking, hiking, touring memorials, relaxing on some beaches, attending a luau, and watching the sunset over the ocean. I'm already looking forward to our next adventure together. It takes a long time to grow an old friend. I hope our daughter is lucky enough to find the kind of life-long friendship someday like the one that I have with Renee :)
"A baby is born with a need to be loved, and never outgrows it."
-Frank A. Clark