It’s getting real folks…baby will be here before we know it! I’ve started gathering all the supplies I need for my home birth (per my midwife’s instructions) and have a refresher birthing class coming up in a few weeks. Yikes!
Size of baby: Honeydew melon
Gender: Still leaning girl.
Movement: Pretty uncomfortable at this point especially when I’m trying to go to sleep as that’s baby’s most active time.
Sleep: Sleeping pretty well (I even slept in until 8 a.m. two nights in one week!). Though my intense dreams are bothering me some nights.
Workouts: I’ve started doing these Mommy Fit Challenge workouts again. I’ve gone through the videos maybe 2-3 times now and just do them when I can without sticking to some strict schedule. When I first started doing them, I could make it through fairly well but now it’s getting rough and I’m wiped out afterwards! I couldn’t even finish the 25 minutes workout today…
Maternity clothes: Pretty much.
Symptoms: Tiredness and some queasiness reminiscent of the first trimester which isn’t fun. I know for some women it can come back in the third trimester so it’s normal, but making eating a little more difficult as it’s hard to find something to eat that sounds good most days. Also, I’m not sure if it’s the weather or if I’ve been getting allergies again, but with all the rain and clouds we’ve been having I’ve just been feeling bleh. No motivation, no energy. I need some sunshine in my life!
Cravings/aversions: Man did I have some amazing food in Washington D.C. The fact that my work was paying for it all probably helped. 🙂 My favorite was a restaurant called Zaytinya. It was Mediterranean and we got the chef’s choice which was an insane amount of small plates that they kept bringing. The hummus, yogurt dip and fried Brussels sprouts were amazing. I think I ate hummus everyday I was there, it sounded so good! I had a delicious dark chocolate mousse at a steakhouse one night too that was to die for. I’m also still addicted to quinoa, which seems weird, but it’s super satisfying to me right now.
Missing anything: Nothing’s sticking out to me.
Best part of the week: My trip to D.C. did turn out better than expected. Everything went well at the conference and I got to enjoy some downtime and visit the Natural History Museum and Air & Space Museum which was cool (they’re free!). And having no kiddo responsibilities was pretty nice. 🙂
Can’t wait for: One final trip to Omaha this week. This will be our last trip for a while since we’ll be done traveling once baby is here, at least during the first months. I am ready though to just be in Austin and start finalizing preparations for baby’s arrival.