WEEK + DAY: week 26 day 0
WEIGHT GAIN: 14 pounds total - no change from two weeks back. i think my body is normalizing from the babymoon gain :) apparently baby is almost 2 pounds!!!
SYMPTOMS: lots of stretching. my body, particularly my legs, feel swollen by the end of the night & my jeans feel a size tighter than in the morning...so bizarre. the occasional nose bleeds are back (eek!) but nothing alarming. other than that, nothing really to complain about.
FOOD CRAVINGS: got my health kick back so my old meal plans -- asparagus, salmon (12oz/wk max), extra lean turkey. salads from pluto's or the quinoa avocado & cucumber rolls from whole foods with lemon. experimenting with baking again & sticking to high fiber, protein & low fat alternatives. let's see how long this lasts lol.
FOOD AVERSIONS: aaand my chicken aversion is back. no thanks!
EXERCISE: my backaches & sciatica pains have been much, much less! i really think its because of the new exercises i am doing along with my pregnancy pillow. continuing with an incline speed walk on the treadmill for 30-35 min. focusing on modified exercises using a stability ball & light dumbbells for arm & leg workouts...so far i'm loving it! still targeting the gym 5x a week & aim to walk 2-3 miles on weekend days. i may post on a few things that i have done. still haven't used the prenatal yoga dvd...i know, i know.
NEW DISCOVERY: been learning quite a few things from Baby Wise. only on chapter four but definitely an interesting read. i aim to post a list of our baby reads..along with many other things i would like to share but time isn't standing still for some reason ;)
FAVORITE BABY PURCHASES: having a baby GAP within a 15 min walk from your home is dangerous. especially when their sales are amazing. bought 12 items for under $60! one of which is for next christmas. never too soon, right? a couple new nursery pieces which i cant wait to share...eventually lol.
FAVORITE MAMA PURCHASES: my maternity shoot dress. i really stepped out of my comfort zone & purchased something i normally wouldn't. i really hope it compliments our shoot in two weeks!
our pumpkin patch trip last week & my fobby pose by (ok "in") the sunflowers :)