10 more weeks to go. . . . .
We are moving right along in this pregnancy, and I think time will go by pretty fast from here on out.
I have NO idea where this belly came from!?! I swear I woke up one morning and all of a sudden I was pregnant.
I am thankful this pregnancy has been going so smoothly. I am still feeling great and besides looking pregnant, I don’t feel pregnant. When I was home, my mom said her (three) pregnancies all went well, so hopefully that is the case for me and (God willing) any successive pregnancies.
I feel thankful I was able to get pregnant as soon as I did. (It only took a month.) A gentleman who was in the store today told me I was blessed, and I couldn’t help but wonder if he and his wife had/have had a hard time getting pregnant.
Other than this growing belly, not much as changed since I last gave a pregnancy update, but here are a few things to note.
None. There aren’t foods that I crave nor ones that I have aversions to. I guess if anything, I crave a lot of carbs, but I’ve always craved carbs from running so much.
I have been diligent about not ‘eating for two’ or allowing myself an extra serving unless I am truly hungry. From what I understand, some woman’s weight gain is out of their control, but I didn’t want to gain 40+ pounds and am glad I am not trending in that direction.
Last week running went really well (relatively speaking), but this week I’ve been out of commission (other than 1-2 miles) due to my lower back bothering me. I was hoping to see the chiropractor Friday morning, but he is going to be out now. I am still going to try and run the Big Wildlife Runs Snow City 5K on Sunday though!
Since I haven’t been able to run this week, I have supplemented my exercise with swimming, yoga, and weight lifting. Of course it isn’t the same, but at least I can still do something.
Since we are waiting to find out whether the baby is a boy or girl, it is fun to hear what people think we are having. Everyone thinks the ultrasound pictures look like a boy. And since I am carrying low, that means I am having a boy too apparently. I have yet to have anyone guess a girl.
I had a dream last night that the baby was a girl. But all of my previous (three) dreams were that the baby was a boy. The old wife’s tale says the actual gender is opposite of what you dream, but my midwife said I am probably having a boy since my dreams were about a boy. (I met with her before I had the dream of the baby being a girl.)
We have one boy name and one girl name picked out, which we are also keeping a secret until the big day. We’re just all about surprises! We actually have had the names picked out before I got pregnant and haven’t wavered on the names we chose since.
New Baby Products
I had not heard of this teething toy until it was given to me as a gift at my baby shower. Come to find out, this is one of the best teething toys out there apparently. I also received the teething ring from my aunt.
I received this book from a friend at my baby shower. She said this was her breastfeeding bible when she was a new mom since she didn’t have friends who were in the same stage as herself.
We are slowing gathering all the necessary things for the baby’s room and beyond: crib, clothes, diapers, car seat, blankets, etc. While we don’t have everything, I am feeling good about where we are at.
Was your pregnancy (or pregnancies) similar to your mother’s?
Did you continue to have aversions and/or cravings throughout your pregnancy or was it primarily during the beginning?