Baby: Size of a head of napa cabbage (25), butternut squash (26), bunch of bananas (27)
Fitness: I’m still keeping with the tradition of run/walking at least 1 mile per day. I’ve been able to up my running a bit, but have been lacking in the strength department.
Total miles for the week 25= 25.4, week 26= 24.2, week 27 = 20
Weight Gain: I’m now up about +33 pounds (with clothes on). When I went in for my checkup, the nurse had me stand on two different scales to make sure that the weight was correct. My OB wasn’t concerned, but I still am. She just reminded me to drink lots of water, reduce salt, and keep working out. The good news is that baby is already 2 pounds at 25 weeks, 3 days. So, I know at least 2 lbs of it is baby. The ultrasound tech also noted that I have a lot of amniotic fluid for baby, so maybe that accounts for it. I just want to keep a watch on the weight and hope it doesn’t spike up significantly over the next few months.
Food Cravings: Still on a slurpie kick after a run/walk. Other than that, there is nothing in particular that sounds good. I wouldn’t call it an aversion, but I also am not really craving anything. I just eat what I have in my fridge and what is healthy for baby. This means a lot of eggs, turkey bacon, salad, apples, pineapple, melon, grilled chicken, etc. I also ate some pizza this week when the movers were packing my belongings (no room or supplies to cook..).
Food Aversions: Not really any actual aversions. Just lack of an appetite lately.
Symptoms: The heartburn has commenced! I remember having terrible heartburn with P, so I assume it will continue from this point on. Also, I’ve been having some cramping in my lower pelvic region. I assume those are my practice contractions, but they seem a little more painful than expected. These pains could also be attributed to my increase in running lately and recent change of shoes (which I decided aren’t working for me and will go back to my Saucony Omni 16s).
Here’s a picture of our little nugget. I was impressed that technology allows a 3D picture already! I can’t wait for the full 3D “photo shoot” we have with baby in a couple weeks.