WEEK + DAY: week 24 day 0
WEIGHT GAIN: about 14 pounds total.
SYMPTOMS: my sciatica is still bothering me & my lower back is just so, so sore :( i have noticed my feet swell if i sit at my desk for too long. luckily elevating them in the evening helps tremendously.
FOOD CRAVINGS: totally indulged in maui on our babymoon (can't wait to post about it!), & i regret none of it! can't you tell by my weight gain above? :) but ready to get back on track!
FOOD AVERSIONS: none at the moment.
EXERCISE: my lower back pain is keeping me from going 100% so taking it easy with an incline speed walk on the treadmill for 30-35 min. just started referring to fitness rx women where they show modified exercises using a stability ball...2 days in, let's see how it goes! still haven't used the prenatal yoga dvd.
NEW DISCOVERY: the world of decaf. didn't realize you could make everything decaf (lol) so i enjoyed my first decaf cappuccino at blue bottle in palo alto :)
LESSONS LEARNED: online shopping is not my BFF anymore :( things just don't fit the same. i would get so frustrated & discouraged but i've learned to just take the time to try things on. i'm learning what materials, cuts & lengths flatter my changing body...& i'm feeling better about how i look :)
FAVORITE BABY PURCHASES: a few items for the nursery (can't wait to post this either!), including the changing pad below from Land of Nod & wolf rocker from PBK.
FAVORITE MAMA PURCHASES: haven't had much time ;) but have a few clothing pieces coming in the mail!