26 weeks wahoo! Just 14 weeks to go and if by chance I’m early like I was with both girls (Brooke about 2 weeks early and Skye about 1 week early) then we are even closer than that.
*Sleeping is getting more rough! I wake up a ton each night and I have a feeling that will follow me throughout the rest of this pregnancy.
*My heartburn is gone! It’s a miracle.
*I am very glad to know now that I have an anterior placenta because I do not feel the baby moving nearly as much as I did with the girls. My OBGYN reassured me that that is completely normal with the anterior placenta and the reassurance is just what I needed.
*Being outside between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. is just not happening anymore in Utah… we are going through the hottest time of the year right now here so I avoid outside. I have never looked forward to winter as much as I do now.
*The pancake cravings are back. This was my strongest craving with Skye’s pregnancy! Now that Brooke can make pancakes and enjoys making them, I’m set.
*I normally do not like hummus in the slightest but the other day it was the only thing that sounded good. Pregnancy does the weirdest things to me.
*I stopped wearing the belly band. I forgot it the other day on a run and didn’t notice until I got home and saw it on the counter. I haven’t needed it since then for some reason, I’m just not needing one while running right now.
Last week I mentioned that I get on the scale backwards at my doctor’s office and I wanted to talk more about that today! Why do I do it? First, I learned the trick from my sister because she has never been a fan of the scale. Second, I do it because I think knowing the number is absolutely pointless (for me). My doctor will tell me if I am on track or not gaining enough/too much and that is all I need to think about. I don’t need to think about how much weight I gained throughout pregnancy so I can lose the same amount afterwards when I am not pregnant. I don’t need to think about how I’ve gained more/less than I did with my previous pregnancies. I don’t need to compare it to other’s pregnancies. I just need to know that I’m doing what I can to grow a healthy baby. If you’ve read my blog for a while you know I struggled with an eating disorder before I got pregnant with Brooke (and two femoral stress fractures were my rock bottom which motivated me to get help, gain weight and get my period back in order to get pregnant) and I have avoided ED triggers ever since then. The scale was a very big trigger for me so I just don’t use it. Although, I DID weigh myself periodically during my heavy marathon training last year to make sure I wasn’t dropping weight while running 80 miles a week so I could keep my health and my period if I was going to train the way I was training. Other than that, I’m just not into the scale and every nurse/doctor I’ve come across since then has always been AWESOME when I tell them I don’t want to know.
I love everything about this from BEAUTY_ REDEFINED!!!
Any foods that you did not like before pregnancy but then wanted during pregnancy?
Anybody else get on the scale backwards? Anybody that doesn’t experience any negativity with a scale?
If you are pregnant right now, share some things with me about how you are feeling and what you are craving!