24 weeks | Baby Bonus

Friday, May 30, 2014

How far along: 24 weeks. [24w with Miri, 24w with Ezra, 24w with Isaac

How big is baby: A cantaloupe at 10.5 – 11.8 inches and 12.7 oz.

Weight gain/loss: Meh, I'm right at 15 lbs right now. I started a weight lifting program this week, so we'll see how that effects me pregnant. If nothing else, it's freaking amazing for my sanity. I love endorphins, setting goals and surpassing my expectations. Of course, the weak sauce that I am right now, that's not happening, yet.

Sleep: I'm back to complaining about Miri. Girlfriend has picked up a little bit of a cough and combined with cutting all four top teeth, it's been difficult around here.

Diet/Cravings/Aversions: WATERMELON.

Movement: Absolutely confirmed. Movement almost every hour.

What I'm loving: Knowing that my baby is healthy! And another girl!

Symptoms: I've been dealing with some pretty bad swelling in my legs and feet due to the house spent working at the computer . . . which is in on our kitchen table.

What I'm looking forward to: This weekend. Tomorrow is Gina's baby shower and . . . no set plans. Just like Sunday includes a maternity session and . . . no set plans.
Best moment of the week:
Either yesterday or today, when I actually swallowed my pride and entered the free weights area at the Y. It doesn't matter how little the weights are right now or how long it's been since I did the lift. Over the years I've expressed how much I love lifting and unfortunately how much I've missed lifting. With the surge in popularity of crossfit, I've often thought it would be something I enjoyed, but at the same time doubted that I had what it took to keep up. While I'm quite certain I couldn't keep up with CF, I know without a doubt that lifting is integral to who I am. It awakens something within me that makes me come alive, completely different from cardio or races.

I'm so glad to be lifting again!


Kristal said...

You need to try CF. Not pregnant, but once baby arrives, give it a shot. You CAN keep up. If I can do it, you can do it!

yours truly, melissa said...

I've been craving watermelon this summer too (I'm also pregnant.) It's just so refreshing and sweet.

You're looking gorgeous :)


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