28 weeks

28 weeks
How far along? 28 weeks – officially in the 3rd trimester!
Baby’s size: around 14.8 inches long (compared to a chinese cabbage) and about 2.25 pounds. Apparently I had the wrong week’s info last week. I’ll get a better idea of the babies actual size when I have my ultrasound Monday the 11th!
Total weight gain: 20 pounds
Clothes: Long jersey maxi dress from Noah and Bowie. My sleeveless denim jacket is from Target.
Workouts – Last week (April 28 – May 4):
  • 1 hour Barre class
  • 1 hour spin class
  • 30 minute spin class
  • 1 hour prenatal yoga
  • 1 hour spin class
Symptoms: I have new pain this week…pain in my low tailbone. I can’t sit straight it’s so bad. I have to sit sideways. Spinning is uncomfortable unless I lean forward and that’s getting harder because of my belly. I don’t want to give it up! I think I’m also getting the “pregnancy mask”. I have multiple dark spots on my cheeks that we’re there before and that’s a classic area to be affected during pregnancy. In other news, don’t have the linea nigra yet. According to this article, not having it may mean that I have plenty of folic acid!
Movement: Almost got my moving belly on video the other day but the baby stopped moving by the time I reached for my phone and started the video.
What I’m eating: Craving shrimp, crab cakes and calamari like crazy. Coconut on everything. Fruit: this week it was navel oranges, cherries, banana and blueberries. I made chicken enchiladas with black beans and served them up with lots of avocado that had lime juiced squeezed all over it and salsa of course…so yummy!
Drinking: Milk. Kombucha. Water. Unsweetened iced tea with lemon. Nepresso decaf coffee.
Looking forward to: My appointment for ultrasound, glucose and regular check up on Monday the 11th feels like it will never get here!!

27 Weeks

27 weeks
How far along? 27+ weeks
Baby’s size: around 14.8 inches long (compared to a chinese cabbage) and about 2.25 pounds
Total weight gain: 20 pounds
Clothes: Jeans are AG Adriano Goldschmied from A Pea in the Pod. Cardigan is Target. Tank is from Old Navy maternity (bought second hand…it’s a lot shorter than my other Old Navy tanks and I was pulling it down all day).
Workouts – Last week (April 21 – April 27):
  • 4 mile walk
  • 1 hour prenatal yoga
  • hours of cleaning: dusting, putting things away, mopping, sweeping, scrubbing…all related to us basically packing our up our entire house up so we could have new wood floors installed and then the entire house painted. Everything I put away had to be wiped off first! I still have the guest room to put back together and a couple more pictures to hang. If someone wouldn’t mind coming to clean my ceiling fans, clean my windows and scrub the oven that would nice…I can pay in wine that I can’t drink right now 🙂
Symptoms: I’ve been sleeping like a baby this past week. I don’t toss and turn and there was even a couple of nights that I didn’t get up to pee in the middle of night…so weird.
Movement: Travis finally felt the baby kick this week!!
What I’m eating: This really hasn’t changed: yogurt/granola/fruit bowls, frozen yogurt, tacos. I like to have a Kind bar or Think Thin Protein bar in the afternoons when I’m running on empty. I tend to have a bar and fruit (last week it was cantaloupe, navel orange or cherries) or I’ll eat lemon hummus and rice crackers. I can’t get enough seared salmon…had it twice this week.
Drinking:. Kombucha. Water. Lots of unsweetened iced tea with lemon. Nepresso decaf coffee.
Last week: Work on the house was completed including touch ups. After 3 weeks of contractors and dust I’m ready to be done with that for a while. Our house is feeling more and more like home. Travis even complemented me on having the vision to make the design decisions that I did. Very nice of him to notice!
Looking forward to: My next doctor appointment! It’s technically my “28 week” check-up but I’ll be 29 weeks. It’s a 3 1/2-4 hour event that will include the glucose test, an ultrasound to check on my low lying placenta previa and my regular checkup. I hope, hope, hope that the placenta has moved on up where it’s supposed to be!

26 Weeks

26 weeks
26 weeks
How far along? 26 weeks
Baby’s size: around 14.5 inches long (compared to a cauliflower) and about 2 pounds
Total weight gain: 18 pounds
Clothes: Black tank is from Free People (non-maternity, just bought a medium instead of my typical small). White shorts are from Target. I usually wear a size 6 in Target shorts because they run small (my normal size in most pants/shorts is a 4 or 27 waist) but I got these in a size 8 low rise fit and they not only zip but they also button under my belly! Maternity win! All for $19.99 and free shipping. Hopefully they will fit until the end of my pregnancy and help me transition back into my regular clothes.
Workouts – Last week (April 14 – April 20):
  • 4 miles on the elliptical
  • Lots of cleaning due to floor demo and install being done and right after they finished the painters started. I skipped a couple of workouts at the end of the week due to being tired from all of this work, then on Sunday and Monday I suffered from allergies so bad I could barely move off of the sofa. I hate missing workouts and hope to have a better report next week!
Symptoms: Nothing new here. I will mention the allergies that I’ve been suffering with again. I’ve NEVER had allergy problems! I think it may have hit me this year because of a lessened immunity due to being pregnant. That is far from an official diagnosis but I do hope they NEVER come back.
Movement: My little night owl! Every time I change position at night so does the baby 🙂
What I’m eating: Breakfast food is still my favorite: yogurt/granola/fruit bowls and smoothies. I discovered Whole Foods coconut fruit bars this week. No. Words. Yum.
Drinking: I bought a growler of Barefoot Bucha Cherry root flavored kombucha at Whole Foods. It’s made locally and I’d like to think sipping it helped me through my allergy woes. Water. Unsweetened iced tea with lemon. Nepresso decaf coffee.
Last week: Officially under 100 days until my due date! This week also marks the point in my pregnancy when I started getting comments on being pregnant everywhere I go. I’ve been showing for a long time but I guess there’s a certain point in pregnancy when strangers begin easily recognizing the bump.  We went to 2 estate sales last weekend, Home Depot, out to eat, Food Lion, Whole Foods…every single place I went I got at least a comment…twice I got asked when I was due…once someone let me in line in front of them. I don’t mind at all! It’s fun!
Looking forward to: Our reno is almost done! The floors are finished. The stairs are being sanded and stained. The painters have only a couple of rooms left to paint. Can’t wait to get my house back together and share a before and after post!

25 Weeks

25 weeks
I took this last night from nursery (the closet doors are mirrored). The boxes are some of our new hardwood flooring that is acclimating to the environment of the house. Our house was originally a brick rancher and later it had a large living room addition with vaulted ceilings, a foyer and a 2nd story added. This room does have some original hardwood flooring but it’s also half plywood. If the old flooring had been consistent we would have saved it instead of covering it.
How far along? 25 weeks
Baby’s size: around 14 inches long (compared to a hothouse cucumber) and about 1.75 pounds
Total weight gain: 17 pounds. Same as last week. Maybe I was bloated last week and this week is the real thing…or my weight gain has slowed up some. I hope to keep it at 25-30 pounds total and I’m sure I’ll be closer to 30!
Clothes: Maternity jersey cami from Old Navy. Maternity chevron stripe jersey maxi shirt from Old Navy. I love my AG Adriano Goldschmied denim jacket from Saks Fifth Avenue (non-maternity) so much that I bought a sleeveless denim jacket from Target for the warmer weather.
Workouts – Last week (April 7 – April 13):
  • 1 hour spin class
  • 30 minute spin class
  • Cleaned our pool for over an hour
  • 1 hour prenatal yoga
  • 1 hour spin class
Symptoms: Crazy heartburn, especially in the afternoons around 4. My belly button is really flattening out and much wider than normal.
Movement: Kicking out of control. It’s starting to wake me up at night. I always like to know the baby is doing well and I guess this is my proof!
What I’m eating: My yogurt, fruit and homemade granola bowls. Smoothies with coconut flavored protein powder. All tacos are my friends: fish, shrimp, beef or chicken. That includes taco salad! Sandwiches of all kinds. I grabbed some fresh corn on the cob from Whole Foods last week and we had it for dinner twice. If I make corn, I also make asparagus or broccoli or another green veggie since corn has a large amount of starch.
Drinking: Water. Unsweetened iced tea with lemon. Cranberry kombucha. Nepresso decaf coffee.
Last week: Our floor demo started on the 8th. My house is covered in a fine, white, chalky, filmy, dusty substance. I’m feeling appreciative and happy that we can afford to make these changes but I’m ready to have my house and kitchen back! We’ve been eating out a lot because it’s impossible to even make a sandwich, eggs or heat something up with all the commotion and dust flying. I try to make dinner here every night but it requires about 30 minutes of cleaning before I can even get started with the meal.
I had my 24 week baby checkup last week. The baby’s heartbeat was at 150 and everything else was routine and normal. My next appointment at 28 weeks will be a long one. I have the glucose test, regular checkup and an ultrasound to check on the low lying placenta previa. I’ll be there over 3 hours! After that appointment I’ll start my every 2 week doctor visits.
Looking forward to: When the floors and painting are done I can stencil the nursery and start getting that set up!

24 Weeks

 24 weeks
24 weeks
24 weeks
How far along? 24 weeks, 2 days
Baby’s size: around 13.5 inches long and about 1.5 pounds
Total weight gain: 17 pounds. No idea if it’s accurate or not that I gained 3 pounds since last week. I’ve been eating so healthy and I’ve been so active. Hopefully the gain will slow down soon!
Clothes: Striped jersey dress from Old Navy. AG Adriano Goldschmied denim jacket from Saks Fifth Avenue (non-maternity).
Workouts – Last week (Mar 31 – April 6):
  • 1 hour spin class
  • 2-3 hour house moving session. Everything had to be moved out of the way for the new floors! I tackled all of the small stuff.
  • 1 hour spin class
  • 1 hour prenatal yoga
  • 1 hour spin class
Symptoms: Crazy heartburn after having a ginger & lemon Tazo tea. Then I got it again after eating a Chipotle vegetarian burrito bowl. Hopefully this isn’t an everyday thing now!
Movement: Kicking all-the-time. On Sunday I think the baby was awake all day!
What I’m eating: My yogurt, banana, blueberries and granola bowls. Smoothies. I even made a dessert smoothie last week with regular milk, banana, ice and Justins hazelnut chocolate butter. Kiwi fruit. Still loving Diced sweet potatoes baked in coconut oil. Still loving scrambled eggs with plenty of Herdez salsa. I haven’t wanted pork of any kind since I’ve been pregnant but I had the best bone-in grilled pork chop a few days ago! We also grill a steak once a week…sometimes flat iron or flank steak…sometimes Travis will get a big T-bone and we share it (I always buy all-natural grass fed beef and still enjoy it mid-rare).
Drinking: Water. Unsweetened iced tea with lemon. Zevia ginger ale. Nepresso decaf coffee.
Last week: I moved on from having flooring estimates to having painting estimates. We had a total of 5! Trying to make a decision! Wednesday I had lunch with friends Teresa and Chris at Firebirds. I hadn’t seen them since November and there was so much catching up to do! Friday night we hung out with Laura and Scott, our old neighbors from Richmond. We had dinner and heard some live music. Saturday we celebrated Easter at my sister Angela’s house. I made a spiral ham and a vanilla cake with vanilla cream cheese icing (I only had 1 piece…that can’t be the reason for the 3 pounds!). We also had deviled eggs, cole slaw, veggie tray, crab dip and rolls.
Looking forward to: My next baby check up appointment is Monday of next week. One more monthly appointment after that, then I move to going every 2 weeks.

23 Weeks

23 weeks
23 weeks
How far along? 23 weeks
Baby’s size: around 12.5 inches long or the length of an ear of corn and about 1.25 pounds
Total weight gain: 14 pounds
Clothes: My top is from Pink Blush maternity. Shorts are from Target last year.
Workouts – Last week (Mar 24 – Mar 30):
  • 1 hour spin class
  • 2 hour house cleaning session
  • 1 hour prenatal yoga
  • 4 miles on the elliptical
Symptoms: Emotions were still running high for me this past week. When this wave of “yuck” comes over me and I don’t want to talk to anyone, or have them talk to me. It’s hard feeling  that way. Knowing it’s there but being powerless it stop it.
Movement: The baby still likes to kick my left side mainly and my right side near the top of my belly. Last week I started feeling the baby move when I was laying on my side. Travis still hasn’t felt it but from the outside yet. But with my mood last week he probably didn’t want to touch me!
What I’m eating: Diced sweet potatoes baked in coconut oil. Taco salad with double avocado because that’s what happens when they are both ripe and perfect at the same time! Red and green grapes. Seared salmon. Roasted asparagus. My yogurt, banana, blueberries and granola bowls. Scrambled eggs with plenty of Herdez salsa. After telling both of my sisters that I buy pints of frozen yogurt and actually stick to the 1/4 cup – 4 servings per container rule, I ate 2/3 of a container by myself one night. It was mint chocolate chip heaven!
Drinking: Water. Cranberry pomegranate juice.  Unsweetened iced tea with lemon. Zevia ginger ale. Nepresso decaf coffee.
Last week: I talked to my sister Zandria on the phone for a record 4 hours on Friday evening!
Found that my friend Emily is pregnant! She somehow made it to 18 weeks without knowing she was expecting. I was in shock when she texted me an ultrasound pic and the baby looked similar in size to what mine did just a couple of weeks ago! (Versus the 8 week baby nugget pic most people would get on their first scan.) She said she felt a hard mass in her belly and figured she was either pregnant or had a tumor. Emily is a CNA studying to be an RN, owns a boat rental business with her fiance, is fun and active and carefree and lives on a boat in Key West, Florida. Congrats Emily and Rick on your little boy due in August!!
Looking forward to: The contractors are starting on our new floors on April 8th! Also on Saturday the 4th we’ll be celebrating Easter at my sister Angela’s house.

22 Weeks

22 weeks
22 weeks
22 weeks
How far along? 22 weeks
Baby’s size: about 11.5 inches long (compared to a papaya or large mango) and weighs about 1.1 pound.
Total weight gain: 11 pounds
Clothes: Hudson boyfriend style jeans (a similar pair can be found here). They are non-maternity and not buttoned and only halfway zipped with the flaps tucked down. My white top is an Ingrid and Isabel Seamless Ruched Tank. Cardigan is J Crew. My flats were a Christmas present and from are Coach.
Workouts – Last week (Mar 17 – Mar 23):
  • 1 hour Barre class
  • 1 hour prenatal yoga
  • 1 hour spin class
Symptoms: Emotions. Like emotions with a capitol E. Gas…the end.
Movement: Baby likes to kick my left side near the bottom of my belly and the right side near the top…I guess it’s the way the baby is laying right now? I saw movement outside of my belly for the first time a couple of days ago.
What I’m eating: Still eating at least 2 avocados a week and plenty Herdez salsa on everything. Also I forgot to mention that green peas are my favorite “green” vegetable with zucchini coming in second. I make a bag of organic frozen peas at least once a week. Last week when I made a batch of my oat and almond granola, I used cinnamon as the spice and dried blueberries instead of raisins…they are delish!! I want cheese, all the cheese.
Drinking: I had a couple of Cosmic Cranberry kombuchas last week.  Zevia Ginger Ale. Decaf coffee with soy french vanilla creamer. Water.
Looking forward to: Our new hardwood floors and painting getting done.
Last week: We got the crib set up on Sunday morning! I ordered the Babyletto Hudson Convertible Crib and the Colgate Eco Classica III Dual Firmness Crib Mattress to go with it. The crib was easy to put together and looks better in person that it does online. The mattress fit perfectly and is so lightweight! It will be super easy to change the sheets!