WEEK + DAY: week 33 day 0
WEIGHT GAIN: 23 pounds!
SYMPTOMS: sciatica is starting to keep me up at night. my belly just feels heavier & heavier as the day passes. i purchased a maternity belt & it actually provides some relief. had some issues with congestion & breathing but the crane humidifier has helped immensely!
FOOD CRAVINGS: still sweets. lawd have mercy. trying to curb my overindulgence tendencies with healthier options during the week. honey nut cheerios or dates have done the trick. as well as sprinkling cinnamon on a cut up honey crisp apple & baking for 10 min. makes me feel like im having pie ;) but definitely still having my share of not-so-good-for-you desserts. still craving milk so been having cereal for dinner multiple times throughout the week...by cereal i mean mixing & matching different flavors to create my own melange.
FOOD AVERSIONS: no specific thing to call out...hallelu!
EXERCISE: definitely moving even slower these days. if im not tired or have achy pain, i head to the gym & walk for 2-3 miles. i still do some light body-weight exercises like push ups & pelvic tilts on the stability ball.
LESSONS LEARNED: we had our labor & birth class this past week. our instructor made us participate in the "ice" exercise where you hold a few cubes of ice in your hand for a minute -- the length of an active labor contraction. the first time was hard! then we walked through breathing techniques, movement, partner massages, etc all while holding ice for a minute at a time. it was actually pretty amazing to see how you can mentally focus away from the pain. good exercise to try at home.
FAVORITE BABY PURCHASES: can baby clothes shopping be an addiction? i cant stop. found some adorable & affordable purchases from old navy baby...who would of thought! a few items are below...altogether cost less than $40.