This is one thing I’m not really paying any mind too, especially in these final weeks. Last post, I updated that I was right on point. So by the end of this, I am willing to guesstimate that I will have gained anywhere from 25-35. Exactly what I should have gained.
Since I have roughly 4-7 weeks remaining, I’m not going to really focus on this because no matter what these final weeks will be big in terms of weight gain. Both baby girl and I are expected to gain about .5 lb a week (possibly more for me). I gotta say that I’ve been pretty proud of myself for not letting the numbers get to me during my pregnancy. I really wasn’t sure how I’d handle to weight gain but so far Ive been loving it. WHAT? Yeah you heard me right, I have loved my weight gain. Why, well because its a blessing to be pregnant. So if that means Im going to be a little bit fuller looking….well then so be it. I’ll take it.
No new cravings as of recent. Instead, I have been feeling a bit lousy in terms of nausea returning. After chatting with my Doctor, she told me this was normal and most likely due to my stomach being squeezed to accommodate baby girl and additionally from hormones surging as I get ready for labor. So with that, food has been off lately. As with most people who have nausea, all I’ve been wanting lately is carbs. Rice, bread, plain pasta. Luckily, the nausea does tend to wear off allowing me to to eat more balanced but its spotty.
Im definitely very very pregnant but workouts are still happening, even though I will admit they have varied in frequency. With the nausea and added tiredness creeping in this past week, my motivation levels have been WAY DOWN. However, by keeping it really light and low impact at the start of the week, I have been slowly able to build myself back up and take on a little bit more. Im expecting that this rollercoaster of energy will continue to fluctuate until baby girl is here so again, Im just rolling with it. Some days will be good, others will consist of nothing but the couch and THAT IS OKAY. I’m going to take it as my bodies way of making me relax because Lord knows that once the babe is here, fatigue will be real.
Aside from the nausea and tiredness, Braxton hicks have started to really pick up and get more intense. There was even a point this past weekend where I was even woken up during the night with them. I actually got a bit nervous thinking it could be pre-term labor. But then they went away so I knew all was fine. Is it weird though that I am really excited/curious to see what the real deal will be like? Yeah….I know I may regret those words.
Baby girl is doing great so far. Vital are all on point, according to the doctor, and she should be around 4.5 lbs (which I totally believe because I can feel it!) Additionally, the doctor said she has moved to the head down position, which would explain why my ribs are sore….she keeps kicking them! Other than this, I love watching and feeling her move. It gets me more and more excited for the day we get to meet her.
A week ago we had my baby shower and it was beyond amazing and so beautiful. I, of course, cried because just some gifts were too sweet for words. I think the best thing about the entire day was just seeing how many people already love this little girl of mine…and she hasn’t even been born yet. Its truly amazing.