19 Week Bumpdate

Weekly Bumpdates

Time for another update! I was hoping to share a pregnancy-friendly abs workout today, but my computer is having issues, so I might add that in later tonight.

How I’m Feeling: I feel very good most of the time now, but I have a feeling this will be a short-lived phase. Every day, I can literally feel the difference in how big I am and how big Baby Bee must be getting.

Weight Gain: I have only checked at home once. I think this will be my general outlook on monitoring my weight unless it was brought to my attention that my weight was becoming a problem. I went to the doc’s last week for a quick test and I actually weighed a little less than I did a few weeks before. Still holding at +7-8 pounds right now.

Maternity Clothes: I think I am used to my new clothes now and feel more confident in dressing for work. I am excited for the holidays though so I can make use of my jeans and some more comfy/casual clothes

Sleep: It’s been pretty good lately. I am 100% used to getting up in the middle of the night to pee, so that’s a non-issue now. Just this week, I found that my humidifier cuts down on my need to get up and drink water in the middle of the night – a godsend! Most days, I feel like I could easily sleep in, though, and sometimes have been – not a good habit!

Fitness: Although I definitely feel like I have more energy, I haven’t been too good about prioritizing workouts lately. Making sure I eat healthy/meal plan & getting enough sleep have definitely been more of a priority lately.

This week, I did this tabata workout from Heather (favorite!), some elliptical, and this morning I finally ran again!My running is sporadic. Let’s hope I can eek out 4 miles for my Turkey Trot in a week!!

Gender: Girl :)

Craving: all. the. coffee! I want Starbucks daily now that I can stomach coffee. All the bread still – bagels and rolls.

Food aversions: nothing really. All food really sounds good most days. I have been getting some pretty bad heartburn from spicy or tomato-based foods, so I think I need to start avoiding those.

Missing: not having to heat my lunch meat or watch out for “bad” foods, a good beer

Movement: I’m adding this in and I realize I keep forgetting to talk about it! I probably felt my first movements around 14 weeks. I felt my first real that-was-definitely-a-kick movement at 17 weeks.

And now I feel her kick all the time! It’s so awesome! I can tell she is getting stronger every day. It’s very nice to feel her presence and know she’s doing something in there.

Purchased for Baby: nothing new yet. I am going to try to hold out on buying anything until after my showers so I only buy what we need!

Most looking forward to: my husband’s holiday work party and showing off my belly (I got a form fitted dress that really makes me “look” pregnant), eating for two on Thanksgiving :)

Questions for You:

  • Was working your abs a possibility/appealing when pregnant?
  • Any tips for making the most of my second trimester?

Currently 11.19.14

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Goooood morning :) I've been a little MIA the past few days because my internet was out. Oh well! I chose to disconnect and just go with it and it was nice. I feel like I haven't really had that many "real life" updates on the blog in a while besides my bumpdates lately. Today felt like a good time to just be me & share what's going on in my head. Here's what's going on lately. Loving Feeling Baby Bee move all the time. It's so amazing and I can tell she is growing stronger every day.  My bump growing. I wake up daily now and am like, yup, I'm bigger! It's so weird but cool.  That I had … [Continue reading...]

A Quick-Start Guide to Getting Ready for Christmas

A Quick Start Guide to Getting Ready for Christmas - GREAT ideas to make your holidays go smoother!

Can you believe Thanksgiving is in 10 days?! I am so excited!  My heart is so happy that the holidays are approaching. While I've always loved the holidays, I've never really been one to be "on top of things" when it comes to entertaining or Christmas shopping. This year, however, I have completely changed my tune.  I wanted to take a minute to give you guys some of my tips on how I'm making sense of this sometimes hectic season! Whether you want to go big or just get things done before the mall makes you want to pull your hair out - here's a few tips to make your holiday season go smoother.  1. DECIDE.  You … [Continue reading...]

A Month of Thanksgiving // Week II

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Happy Friday, friends! How has your week been?  I have to say, this was another challenging week for me like I said last week. I guess God really wants me to practice thankfulness in all things, huh? What made this week particularly hard was that my husband was traveling for most of it again. While I do pretty well on my own and often crave alone time, I just do not feel right when he is gone and I am pregnant! Thankfully he returns late tonight.   I found myself - instead of taking time to really reflect with the Lord on all He has provided - rushing around trying to check things off my to do list: getting a blog … [Continue reading...]

18 Week Bumpdate

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Wow - 2 weeks from being half way cooked! Again, is time going by quicker or is it just me?  I got a little sentimental this week as my mom sent me some of my old baby things. She sent me the outfit and hat that I wore when she took me home from the hospital.  I think it's so sweet that she saved this (and so much of my baby stuff) so her granddaughter can wear it now too! It's also just started to become so real to me lately. I felt my first consistent kicks this week - like 7-8 in a row for sure. It was like she was saying, "Hi, mommy, I'm down here!" What's even cooler is that most the time I feel her kicking for … [Continue reading...]