These past few weeks have been insanely busy, and as a result I’m a little behind on my weekly preggo updates. With a trip to St. George last week, moving into our new house over the past few days, packing for our trip to Mexico, and trying to get ahead at work before we leave town, I’ve had little time to sit at my computer and blog. But the good news is that we are officially moved in to our new house, and I could not be more excited to start a new chapter of my life.
Baby is now the size of: We went from a banana in week 20 to a carrot in week 21. He is quickly approaching a pound, and it shows!
Total weight gain: When I went in for my ~20 week check-up, the doctor said that I had gained 10 pounds. Right on track for a 25-30lb total weight gain. Very healthy and happy!
Maternity clothes / preferred attire: I finally received and wore my first pair of maternity jeans from Macys. I had ordered several different pairs and chose to keep the Pea in the Pod Maternity Skinny Jeans. Although it took a moment to get used to the stretchy band that covers my stomach, they are super comfortable.
The temperature has finally been warm enough to wear maxi skirts, which I love! I also bought several belly-friendly dresses at Ross for our trip to Mexico. I swear I can purchase an entire new wardrobe at Ross for $100. That is definitely the way to go when pregnant. It’s all about color and fun patterns for this mom-to-be!
I am really not a fan of the maternity shorts, so I ended up buying some regular shorts a couple sizes larger than I would normally wear. They are loose around my lower belly and are much more flattering than maternity shorts – at least on me. A lot of my tanks and tops still fit nicely as well.
Sleep: Every night varies, but overall sleep has been good. I have noticed a lot more soreness from lying on my left side all night every night. It would sure be nice to switch it up. My dreams have been horrible lately. Two nights ago I had a dream that no one showed up for my baby shower and I was devastated. Sad, huh? I’ve had a few others that are even worse. Go away bad dreams!
Cravings and favorite foods: I haven’t been craving anything specific and find myself feeling full a lot. Food isn’t that exciting when you always feel full.
Food aversions: None. Okay, maybe crab-cakes.
Exercise: As many of you know, I finished my first preggo half marathon over a week ago. You can read about it here.
I’ve been out of a real routine with everything going on in my life right now. A little running here, a little hiking there, but nothing super strenuous. I’m hoping that once we get settled into our new home, I can get back into a normal routine. While I will not be exercising a lot in Mexico, I do plan on running on the beach and swimming in the ocean. We are staying on the small island of Isla Holbox, so my options are limited.
Mood: Generally happy with a few bouts of anxiety. Every once in a while reality will strike that this is REALLY happening and my life is going to change in significant ways. It’s exciting and scary all at the same time. I’m really excited about our new home too!
Symptoms: A lot of bloating, gas, acid reflux, and feeling full. I’ve also had a lot of back pain.
Missing: A cold adult beverage, especially in the heat of St. George. Triathlon!
Worst moments: I admittedly had a little breakdown in the dressing room at Ross when I came to the realization that things did not “fit” as they normally would. After a quick little pep talk during which I reminded myself that there is a precious life inside me, this is only temporary, and I should embrace it, that was the end of that meltdown.
Best moments: Crossing the finish line pregnant at the Bend Half Marathon and doing so with a negative split. It was a pretty solid race for me and I felt great.
The entire trip to St. George and spending time with friends.
Moving into our new house. It is absolutely gorgeous and the location in Bend could not be better. The sellers did an amazing job of making sure everything was clean and made us feel at home by leaving behind a small “welcome” gift. They even included non-alcoholic sparkling cider for us! ☺
Interesting Pregnancy Moments: For some reason, I continue to have this nagging discomfort under my right rib. It feels like the baby has his leg lodged into my rib, but I know he is nowhere near the size to do that. Is this normal?
Best Quote: “Whoa, he really sprouted!!!” – Justin, when seeing me after six days apart while I was in St. George this past week.
Buying: Clothing for our trip to Mexico and summer.
Dreaming About: Unpacking in our new house and adjusting to a completely new lifestyle on the west side of Bend. I am also looking forward to shopping for and working on the nursery when we get back from Mexico.