Today I am 25 weeks and the photo below was taken yesterday. So much for keeping up with these updates! With the 4th of July holiday we were on the go and did not have time to take a bumpdate photo. Oh, well!
We may have found a name for you! Just like last time we casually came across a name without looking in a baby book that both your dad and I like. It is way too early to say if it will be your name or not as lots could change, but we’ve started calling you it on a regular basis. Of course your dad still calls you Mildred quite often, our nickname for you. I do not use this name as I just can’t. You are not a Mildred.
This past week we bought your brother a baby doll to get ready for your arrival along with some big brother books. He could not wait to get his doll out of the box and immediately gave her kisses. It was so sweet. We could be wrong, but we think he will be such a sweet big brother.
We can’t wait to give you kisses for real in a few months!
Feeling: More like myself
Last Thursday marked 24 Weeks for baby girl and I. The past few weeks I have been feeling much more like myself. I have not been so emotional and have been getting my drive back to get stuff done full force. This is so exciting for me. I love being productive.
Cravings: Cereal (Kellogg’s Special K with Red Berries and Chocolate Chex)
Weight Gain: At my 25 week appointment today I was up 15.75 total pounds. This brought on a panic initially because that means I gained just over 8 pounds in the last month. Eeekkkk!! I did look back at my last pregnancy weight gain and this exact same month I gained 7.5 pounds and then my weight gain leveled off again until the end. Here’s to hoping that’s the case this time, too.
Or maybe it had something to do with wearing jeans and long sleeves to this appointment compared to a sundress last time. We will find out. I try not to stress too much as I believe if you are eating right and exercising your body does what it needs when you are pregnant, but seeing an increase like I did is never easy. I remain about 3 pounds lighter than my last pregnancy at this point even with the big jump this month. A healthy baby girl is all that matters, but let’s be real. We would all prefer a healthy child without unnecessary weight gain.
Symptoms: I’m still feeling tired at the end of the day and I’m thinking this may be here to stay. New with this bumpdate are that lower back aches are becoming a regular along with some sciatic nerve pain. Nightly heartburn after I go to bed showed up a week or two ago just like during my first pregnancy.
Exercise/Workouts: I maintained my #rwrunstreak during the past few weeks logging the following miles during each week along with the following workouts:
Week 22-Ran 10 miles (2.05, 3, 1.1, 1.2, 2.64) Both of my missed runs during my #rwrunstreak from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July were during this week. It was a tough week.
Week 23-Ran 12.8 miles (1, 1, 1.07, 2.04, 1.5, 5, 1.2), 1 strength training session, 1 short hike (.8 miles) and 1 hour outdoor yoga class.
Looking Forward To:
Getting baby girl’s room complete (same as last time). I purchased most of the items we are going to be putting in her room. Now it is time to tape, paint and decorate. Hopefully we will have some time to get to this soon.