Friday, April 10, 2015

Oh You Know...Just Seven Months

How Far Along 28 Weeks {as of last Monday}

New Experiences Watching my belly dance as she has a party in my tummy. It is the ca-raziest thing I've ever seen or felt. Like just now...she made my laptop bounce while I typed this. I have an 'anterior placenta', so it is on the front of my belly and homegirl kicks right through it.

Total Weight Gain 10 pounds. No complaints here!

Sleep Pretty great as long as I have my body pillow. It's funny, I have always been a back or stomach sleeper, and yet my body just seems to know that I need to sleep on my side. However, one just does not sleep on their side without a body pillow while pregnant if they want a quality night sleep consistently. I cannot imagine pregnancy without it.

Miss Anything NOPE. I was missing deli meats, but was then told that it's okay as long as I heat it up first. Hallelujah, I just want a sammich every now and then.

Cravings Still nada. It's harder to find things I want to eat in general, but at least I found out that my lack of appetite is probably due to my organs being smooshed together. Less room in my stomach coupled with a slower digestion period {to pull more nutrients from food} means I feel full most of the time.

Symptoms I feel great, but I can tell when I overdo it these days. My belly aches from the extra weight and I feel every ounce I've gained draining me when I exert myself too much. They say a pregnant woman burns more calories sitting on the couch cooking a baby than a man lifting weights, so no wonder a long day of being on your feet is killer.

Body Changes Belly button is staying in, but my abs STILL haven't separated. I am wearing some maternity clothes because I want to, but I still have a closet full of clothes that fit. Although, that dress up there? Wouldn't zip the next day.

Mood I have a bit of a short fuse these days, but I manage it pretty well. I have probably gotten a little more upset over small things, but I make an effort to not just spout off at the mouth. I want to voice my feelings without 'being mean'. Many things make me cry, but I've always been that way {behind closed doors}, so there is no telling if there's a difference there.

Best Moment This Week She stuck her tongue out at us on the last ultrasound! Poor thing has her face smooshed up against the placenta, and when they tried to get her to move she stuck her tongue out. We even got to see an instant replay of it, because I couldn't believe my own eyes. Boy do I love the details in the ultrasound at the specialist.

Looking Forward to Getting her crib set finished. First, I just have to start it.

Exercise I'm finding slightly less motivation to work out, so I'm just sticking with my two days on, one day off routine and switching up the exercise routine to accommodate how I feel that day. I have no excuse and need to keep my energy and stamina up for her!

On My Mind Pregnancy is scary. I feel like I have no control, and that scares the ish out of me. I do my best to eat what I'm supposed to, listen to my body, and avoid many situations, but I get overwhelmed thinking about all the things that could go wrong. Like what if I had bought Sabra Classic Hummus and got sick off the Lysteria? I'm not letting the fear stop me from enjoying the pregnancy, but it is something that's on my mind more often than it should be.

What crib mattress do you recommend? The only one that I can find a consensus of approval is the Naturpedic, but I don't know if I want to spend $350 dollars. I'd love your opinions.
Are there any protein powders good for pregnancy? My doctor told me to avoid them since their isn't enough data about the effects during pregnancy/breastfeeding, but I'm curious if there have been some approved. I need more protein, and I would love to find something to use until she weens.

Now please keep L.D. from Dispositve Motion in your thoughts as she has her baby. I can't wait to see her pictures and here all the details. You go, girl!


P!nky said...

You look fabulous, lady!!! I love love love your outfit in this picture. I can only imagine how scary pregnancy can be, but you God's got you and your sweet lil girl!

HOW EXCITING about LYNN RIGHT?!?! I have her a shout out tooo!!!

Jenn said...

Looking great, as usual!
I love that she stuck her tongue out at you and you had the instant replay--technology sure is crazy these days, but so wonderful!
So glad that things seem to be going smoothly for you overall, even with the worries--I think that's totally natural tho!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Sam @ said...

You look fabulous as usual!! Hope you are enjoying this precious time!

Helene in Between said...

I can't believe you're 7 months! looking lovely- love the dress on you! I think it's perfectly normal to feel scared during pregnancyl This is your first after all!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

You're looking good!

I imagine it is so exhausting, not only the extra weight and work of growing a baby but the extra worry about a lot of things you'd never really think twice about when you weren't pregnant. I'm glad you're listening to yourself!

J and A said...

You look beautiful! :) I drank Shakeology during my pregnancy and while I nursed, my doctor gave me the a-ok! Love it.

Jen said...

You look amazing!

Brittany said...

I love that dress on you! You look beautiful.

Mandie said...

You are so stinkin' cute & I just cannot get over it! I love it! I'm glad to hear that she's having a party for ya. :)

Mandie ~

WigDiggity said...

Our crib mattress is a Safety First one from Target. $50. I couldn't justify spending more than that - especially since our lil guy is still sleeping in his pack n play at 4 months. He likes his crib, I just like him next to me at night :)
As for protein powder - my Dr gave me the OK, as long as it wasn't a meal replacement. I had horrible food aversion for 24 weeks, so it was good to get some extra nutrients when I could. I used a Whey protein from my local health food store.

Jean said...

Cute belly! Love how she stuck her tongue out.

Nikki said...

We got our mattress at Buybuybaby. It's a infant mattress on one side and toddler on the other. Best of both worlds!

I used AdvoCare Meal Replacement shakes and AsvoCarw Muscle Gain when I was pregnant/nursing and still to this day. I also have even given #babybigtruck some of my shake.

Kathryn B said...

Pregnancy is scary. But you're doing great! We bought a Serta one and it lasted through both kids. Actually it still looks brand new. I think we paid $150 for it brand new.
I didn't take any protein powder when pregnant, but I'm sure there has to be one that is ok out there. Good luck! P.S. Love the dress!!!!

Emily said...

Sounds like things are going pretty smoothly for you which is great news and of course you are looking fabulous!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh man, I hope my body handles being pregnant as well as yours does! 7 months in and only 10 pounds gained. Feeling great most of the time. Yeesh, you are a lucky girl! Crossing my fingers I will be too. ;)


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