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.
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!