Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Baby #3: Weeks 16-20
Due date: Still August 2, 2014. My due date with both girls was moved back over a week, so I keep expecting to hear the due date is actually later in August, but at the ultrasound Baby #3 was still measuring within a day of the August 2 due date, so we'll see.
What I'm loving: Feeling baby's kicks. Seeing Baby #3 during our ultrasound. This week, Miss A and Little J both told me about their babies. Miss A said, "I have a baby in my tummy. I'm not sure if it's a girl or a boy." (I think it's a little frustrating to her that she doesn't know if the baby is a brother or a sister.) Little J likes to point to her belly button and say, "Baby!" while she sticks out her belly. It's super cute.
What I'm looking forward to: Real spring weather! I haven't been very motivated to exercise lately, but I think being able to get outside would really help. I'm also excited for E to be able to feel baby's kicks. So far baby's kicks haven't been quite strong enough.
Cravings/Aversions: I'm loving ice cream. So much. I've also gotten my sweet tooth back big time. Give me sugary cereal, cookies, bars... yum, yum, yum! I came home from one grocery store trip with a giant bag of Fruit Loops, 3 kinds of cookies and 2 kinds of ice cream. The girls thought it was great (except I don't share very much). For awhile drinking water was making me feel sick, but that is finally gone, so I'm back to drinking a lot of water, and I think that has helped out a lot. The only things I've really been avoiding are leafy greens (keep salads far away, please) and red meat (similar to my other two pregnancies).
How I'm feeling: Still tired, but overall MUCH better than my previous update. I have far fewer days where I feel sick now, though I still have occasional days where nothing sounds good to eat. Except ice cream. I'm always up for ice cream.
What I miss: Having energy and eating normally. I'm hoping for a little second trimester reprieve in the next few weeks.
Exercise: Exercise has been really hit or miss lately. I'll have a really good week followed by a week when I barely do anything. I got a nasty head cold that knocked me out for almost a week, which really hurt my work outs. Still trying to run at least once a week. I'm limiting myself to indoor running until sidewalks are clear, and it can be tough to get the track's schedule worked out with our schedules. Come on warm weather!
Diet: Improving. I'm not limiting myself on any junk food, but I'm trying to increase the number of freggies I eat during the day. For breakfast I've been big on Fruit Loops, but I at least try to have an apple with the cereal to balance it out a bit. I tried a salad with dinner recently, but it made me feel really sick, but I have been eating broccoli (a favorite of the girls), asparagus and (oh so many) carrots.
Differences between pregnancies: I feel like my belly has taken longer to pop with this pregnancy than when I was pregnant with Little J, but I'm not seeing a big difference in the picture (20 weeks with Little J here). With both girls I was still throwing up at this point in the pregnancy, but with Miss A, but that never really went away.