Morning! Wednesday already… these weeks are flying! I’m so glad to be in New York for 5 days straight…until I head to Jersey Saturday! (At least that is a short trip!)
What an eventful week it’s been and it kind of hijacked my blog. I hope at least most of you enjoyed reading about my adventures to Fitness Magazine Meet & Tweet and Reebok Headquarters. I promise I’ll be back with a recipe tomorrow and it’s a pretty good one!
Last week I skipped my 16 week update because of all the craziness, but honestly not much changed from 15-16-17. I have to say I feel really normal right now, like forget I’m pregnant normal sometimes. As long as my JCREW cafe capris fit, I think I’ll keep feeling normal. Is that a weird gauge? hah.
Baby: Baby is 5.1 inches, weighs about 5.9 oz and is the size of an onion!
Food: I’ve eaten taken out waaaayyyy more than I have eaten home in the past 10 days. Between travel and house work I’ve had everything from pizza, Greek, chinese, Italian, sandwiches and more. Last night it was Whole Foods hot bar. I’m fine with it because I can’t stress out about it. I’m trying to get in my veggies and just enjoy what I’m eating. I’m pretty much done with all food aversions, except peanut butter, smoothies and oatmeal. I ate pb once last week and tried to eat it Monday morning and it was a strong NO. It went in the garbage.
Clothes Bought: I bought some more maternity tanks and tees from the GAP. I ended up returning more of the clothes I bought at Old Navy that day because I didn’t love them. I’ve been living in the GAP shirts, wearing them almost every single day. I’m obsessed with how long they are. I also bought some pants from the GAP, but I haven’t tried them on yet. I basically live in JCREW capris and 2 pairs of jeans that still fit.
Exercise: Same as it’s been and going very well. Running 3 days a week, anywhere from 3-5 miles with as many walking breaks as I need. Walking breaks vary per run, sometimes I don’t need any (rare) and sometimes I need 2 or 3. I’ve been doing full body weight workouts 3 times a week too. I’ve switched to way lighter weights, usually 5 or 8 pounds…sometimes 10.
Other Thoughts: I never thought I would be over 4 months pregnant and feel so normal. I’ve also mostly forgotten how bad the first trimester was, which is I guess how people decide to do this more than once. I’m starting to have a small baby bump, but depending on what I’m wearing I look more or less pregnant. My nieces were especially excited to see my baby bump and they kept touching it which made me melt. I’m also overwhelmed by how amazing everyone is about this baby. Gets me pretty teary eyed. Also I should add a section about pregnancy emotions because I’ve cried a lot lately, whether it be happy or sad emotions.
Oh and just for fun….!
Photo thanks to Kristin Willman & www.HappyMotherRunner.com
More on that another day!
Have a great one!