How Big is the Baby?
6 inches long – the length of a mango. I tried to buy one at the store, but they only had small mangos, which were about 4 inches across.
How I’m Changing
Remember how the bump was finally out all day long? Well guess what, the bloating has finally subsided and my stomach looks smaller than it did at 15 weeks! Too funny, although I really miss my bigger bump (I do not miss being bloated though!). I purchased a bunch of maternity tops last weekend and packed away all my shirts that were no longer covering the bump. Well, now those tops are too big! Hopefully my bump comes back soon!
How I’m Feeling
MUCH better! I’m LOVING Zumba and taking walks with my pup. I’m sad that Zumba will be ending at the end of the month. It was only $15 for 15 weeks, and I know I will not be finding that cheap of a rate this summer. The best I’ve found is $5/session through parks and rec. Hopefully the health and wellness grant money will extend through summer and we’ll be able to have it at the cheap rate again. I doubt it, but a girl can hope.
I’ve also been feeling our little leaf move around a bunch this week! I normally feel movements after lunch and dinner. But extra movements if I eat dessert. This means I have been eating dessert every night! This habit probably needs to be curbed a bit.
What I’m Eating
Did I mention dessert? Ha! I’ve been enjoying single serve ice cream bars or popsicles. My current favorite is the Magnum mint. Mmmm, I’d like to thank my co-worker for getting me hooked on them. Although I’d also like to curse her.
For healthy eats, I’m still loving jazz apples! I am also getting better at my water and protein intake. I received an email from my doula friend, Kelly, who reminded me the importance of these two things in my diet. I had been seriously lacking in the first trimester, and I have gotten better, but her email made me realize that I hadn’t updated the blog to reflect that.
Odds and Ends
We now know the sex of Baby Spinach! We had a gender reveal party with our immediate family today, so I’ll be revealing on the blog tomorrow. Our awesome next door neighbors also invited us over for coffee and conversation today and gave us a pack n’ play. I love gently used hand-me-downs!
# of times I get up to pee each night: down to 3ish!
Days until my next appointment: 4 weeks – another ultrasound and my monthly check up.
Total weight gained: fluctuating between 4 and 6 pounds
Exercise: Zumba on Mondays and Wednesdays for an hour, plus walking
Cravings: magnum mint ice cream bars, fresh fruit
Aversions: still none!
What I miss: being able to take Excedrin for headaches. Tylenol just isn’t the same