- is almost 18 inches long and weighs over 4 pounds
- is beginning to develop her own immune system
- is stretching and kicking to keep her muscles active
- is recognizing and reacting to familiar things
WEIGHT: +19 pounds total. That's a one pound gain this week.
BODY: My waist is now at +7.5 inches, my lower belly is still at +6.5 inches, and my hips are still at +2 inches. My belly feels huge and is still growing by the day!
THE GOOD: 1) Movement. There is so much movement that I sometimes wonder what Baby G is doing in there! It's fun when I can actually tell what body part I'm feeling. I can pat her bottom or play with her foot and she'll squirm around or kick me! I can actually interact with her now which makes me all the more aware that "Oh my goodness, there is really a baby in there!"
THE BAD: 1) Aches and pains. I had one bad headache that lasted for two days this week. I also get random sharp pains in my back, legs, and hips occasionally, but thankfully they only last a few seconds. 2) Heartburn. Enough said. 3) Baby Hiccups. These are starting to get annoying. She is in a head-down position so all I feel is rhythmic bumping near my butt... such a weird feeling!
FOOD: Trying to eat healthy and following most food with a couple Tums :/
EXERCISE: Yesterday a friend and I rode our bicycles to the Hickam fitness center which turned out to be closed so we continued on to the Pearl Harbor fitness center (access to multiple gyms is a great benefit of being on a joint base). We ended up doing a 5 mile round trip on our bicycles. At the gym we did some weight machines and ellipticals. This was my first trip back to the gym for over a month and it felt amazing to work my muscles again! Next week we'll be hitting up the Power Pump classes :)
OTHER NOTES: Yesterday I posted about finishing the curtains in Baby G's room and how I found the inspiration for decorating. As I said in that post, I'm not a fan of cartoony baby decorations or extra frilly girly things. I want to make the room a sophisticated, feminine, and tranquil space... at least until Baby G has her own opinions and can help me redecorate :) The artwork and curtains from our old guest room were the catalysts that sent me on a mission to find coordinating fabrics, ribbons, paints, etc. The color scheme is pale turquoise, off-white, and dark brown. Here's a peek:
"Giving birth should be your greatest achievement not your greatest fear."