Size of Oliver: He is now about the length of a carrot (10 inches) and about the weight of a Pomegranate (12.7 ounces)
Weight Gain: 0. I am finally back to my pre-pregnancy weight. The doctor isn't worried and said I will start packing the pounds on soon.
Movement: Oliver got the hiccups on Sunday... I think! It felt like a kick but it had a pattern. He kicked once every 4 seconds for about a minute. It wasn't till it was over and I talked to my mom that I realized he was probably hiccuping! He is moving a ton though. It feels like he never stops.
Pregnancy Symptoms: I am having some indigestion after eating but the nausea has for the most part subsided. What is bothering me the most now is my legs cramping up when I sleep. I am trying to find some better sleeping positions to help my legs get better blood flow. I also am about to loose my belly button! I don't really feel hormonal these days so I am hoping I have passed that stage. On a positive note, my fingernails are growing super fast and are so strong and pretty!
Sleep: Sleep has been better this week then last week. I started using a body pillow and I LOVE it! It makes nighttime cuddling harder, but it feels sooo good on my stomach and my back. Leg cramps have been keeping me up some.
Craving: Minute Maid Pink Lemonade, Tomatoes, Cream Cheese, Chex Cereal, blood oranges.
Aversions: 1720 Burger Bar in Florence (I threw up after eating there and don't even want to think about it), and Buffalo Chicken Pizza (the boys had it the other day and just the smell was bothering me).
Workouts: I am loving the yoga/birthing ball at the gym. I am hoping to post a tutorial on pregnancy safe ball workouts. I am using it for abs, squats, lunges, arm workouts, etc. I especially like to dance on the ball when no one else is in the gym... and when people are watching... Dom isn't a huge fan of it but it is great cardio!
Here are some pictures of me at the gym this week. For more daily picture updates make sure to follow me on Instagram.
Maternity Clothes: I haven't bought any new maternity clothes in the past two weeks. Below are two shirt that Dom got me for Christmas that I hadn't put up yet. Both are from Motherhood Maternity (links can be found by clicking on the photos). I am trying to experiment with some of my pre-pregnancy clothes as well. Below you can also find some of my outfits this past week.
Baby Item: We haven't made any big purchases lately. Over New Years we went to a Carters outlet in North Carolina and grabbed a few clothing items. I stocked up on some 6 month old winter clothes that were on sale (Oliver will be 6 months old in December) and a couple cute little shirts and outfits.
I would also like to give a shout out to a website that has been publishing my maternity pictures! The Maternity Gallery showcases pregnancy photos from every stage/week of this 9 month endeavor. I know it isn't good to compare your body to others, but I love seeing how every pregnant body is different and unique! If you would like to submit your pregnancy photos or see other women throughout their pregnancy, be sure to check them out!
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