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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Maternity dress 15 weeks 5 days
Baby is the size of? Orange
What are this week’s major
developments? One way to deal with the havoc of pregnancy hormones:
Focus on how much is happening with your baby. She's about the size of an
orange this week, her ears have migrated to the sides of her head, and her eyes
are moving to the front of her face. Plus, your little smarty-pants can now
wiggle her fingers and toes and make breathing movements in preparation for
life outside the womb. (whattoexpect.com)
Sleep? It is very
easy to fall asleep these days I am so exhausted. I am also incredibly
exhausted when I wake up. I have been trying to sleep on my left side this
pregnancy to train myself for when I am no longer allowed to sleep on my back
or tummy. Doctors say to stop sleeping on back between 15-20 weeks so I am now
propping a pillow behind my back so I can’t roll over and if it I do its either
uncomfortable so I wake up or Tyler lovingly pokes me and tells me I’m on my
back. This is making sleep much less comfortable.
Food Cravings? I have
been sick since Sunday. It’s been a week!!! I am so excited (knock on wood).
Since I have been feeling better I have been trying to eat better. I have been
eating lots of apples, string cheese, edamame, turkey avocado sandwiches,
hummus and veggies and peanut butter/banana/honey sandwiches. I am a spicy food
lover. But since the past few months every time I eat I don’t know if I will be
sick after I cut way back on my spicy food. On Friday night I had a craving for
Thai food and we ordered spicy delicious food and I didn’t get sick. Happy
pregnant lady here.
What I miss? Arm
balance yoga practice. Going to Adam’s (my main yoga teacher) classes and
What I love? It keeps
sinking more and more am that I am pregnant which feels great + I LOVE NOT
FEELING SICK every second + love knowing the gender and day dreaming about the
future with Tyler.
Movement? I have
thought I felt movement a few times this past week. It felt like a muscle spasm
or twitch. I looked up what people say it feels like and they describe a fish
swimming, butterflies flying, popcorn popping or a tapping feeling. So I am
unsure if my muscle spasm feeling was baby boy or spasm. They say you feel
movement between 16-20 weeks pregnant. I can’t wait to fill this little one
moving. I have also been old that boys move more than girls.
Best moment of the week? My
mom and I went maternity clothes shopping on Monday. It was really fun. I got a
lot of pretty dresses and some much needed shorts. It was nice to spend time
with my mom and talk about pregnancy.Also this week I got my car detailed. No pregnancy related but much
Exercise? I have been
taking the dogs on an hour hike 5 times a week. I have also started doing
squats. When we are on the hike and he dogs want to slow down or run of rail
and explore I will do 10 squats at 10 different “rest” spots. Boy were my legs
soar at first but I can feel them getting stronger. I have also been trying to
lift weight 3-4x a week 10 mins is normally my max on weight lifting. I have
also been doing a little yoga. Mostly hip, hamstring, quad openers.
Maternity Clothes? Yes!!
Meditation? I have
been doing 20 min mediation at night before I go to bed to relax my body,
connect with baby, and surrender to a higher power. I also find myself going
into a little meditation when I sit down with nothing to do, I will close my
eyes and feel the life inside my body.
Appointments? My next
midwife appointment is in 2 and a half weeks and my next ultra sound is in a
On Monday we are going to Mexico!!! Cannot wait to relax with my
husband and spend time with my sister who lives in a different state and create
pregnant memories with my mom.