Okay so I am really starting to feel pregnant!
Strangers are even saying things to me. Over the weekend, as Gary and I were running errands, I had 3 different people say something to me about me being pregnant. Luckily, none of these strangers touched my belly. I am not sure about that.
My belly has really popped over these past few days 🙂 Gotta love that baby bump!
The baby stroller on my baby registry is the Chicco brand.
We decided to go with Chicco Cortina Keyfit 30 Travel system. After a ton of research Gary and I decided to go with this one because we liked the brand and we liked the whole set idea (and it got good reviews). I love how it comes with an infant car seat and base, and the stroller allows for multi-position and flat-recline seat when she gets bigger. We went to Buy Buy Baby to touch it and walk around with it to make sure we liked it. And we did.
I am super excited to have this finalized along with several other things off my baby registry. I also have things on there Fisher-Price rocker (which several of you mentioned), aden + anais swaddle blankets, Bobby pillow and baby video monitor to name a few things.
I probably put too many things on my registry. I am looking at my registry as a master list of everything I think I will need. I know I will be buying some of the items off my registry myself so it is nice to have it all in one spot. If you are interested in seeing my full registry let me know and I will share it.
Using babyli.st for my baby registry has been super easy and convenient.
Michelle and I also sneaked away for an hour to check out pottery barn kids (baby) for some ideas for the crib sheets.
Now here’s an update on the progress with our renovation with baby M’s bathroom.
First it was taking off the old countertop.
Next was removing whole vanity. This took a little bit to figure out. But eventually Gary got it!
Last night Gary was able to paint! Going with a very soft, light peach color. I am so happy not to see the old dark blue wallpaper anymore!
I have the best husband. He worked so hard over the weekend.We are both excited to continue to work in the bathroom and see the final result! There is a lot of work left to do but I know we will get there as we are doing this bathroom ourselves! The new vanity has been ordered and we have new tile to lay down after the painting.
pregnancy week 22 update:
Current food cravings?
I am still enjoying the same foods from last week. Sauerkraut is still off my list, but I have been enjoying pickles. Those are hitting the spot.
Few of my eats —
Enjoying some grain-free almond butter bread.
Plantain protein bread with a pickle. Random. But it’s what I wanted.
Sushi rice mixed with sardines, fermented veggies, sautéed greens, coconut oil and nutritional yeast. This is a pretty typical dinner for me.
The past few days I have had a few cramping but nothing major. My sleep is alright. Some nights I get up a few times to go pee and other nights just once. I love using my serenity essential oil before bed as it helps calm me as I sleep. It’s funny how I notice the nights that I forget to put it on my feet before bed as I don’t seem to sleep that well.
Wedding ring is still on. No extra bloating or any other issues. Some days I do feel a little more gassy than others but I know it’s mainly from me eating more resistant starch. Over time I know my body will adjust.
None that I have noticed. Guess my gelatin intake is helping.
Being able to really go hard in my workouts. I still push myself but not as nearly as hard as I did in the past. I know I will be able to do that again post-pregnancy. I am doing my best to enjoy the ride.
Besides that not really missing anything too major.
How is your skin?
My skin is doing good. Most of my blemishes from prior weeks are going away. So happy with how my skin is doing with this pregnancy. My back is the same. And KP on the arms is good on the days I remember to exfoliate.
I have been focusing on taking care of my skin from the inside and out while watching my stress levels. I am so proud of myself for doing a great job in handling my stress. I don’t let things get to me that much anymore. Maybe that comes with becoming a mom or with age 😉
How is digestion?
Digestion is great. I’m really liking resistant starch in my diet more these days. I notice I have usually two bowel movements on the days that I ingest resistant starch (mainly through raw dehydrated plantain chips). Like I mentioned above I do have more flatulence. Overall I am pleased with my appetite and digestion during this pregnancy so far. I hope it continues.
Total weight gain/loss?
Since my belly has grown over the past week I know I have gained some weight. Besides that I feel the same in other parts of my body. I feel my legs may have gained some weight. But I am happy and pleased with how my body is responding to being pregnant. Remember we are all different! Each person will carry pregnancy differently and there is nothing wrong with that.
That is why I show pictures of me during this pregnancy because I want to remember it as being a joyful experience. To help show others that pregnancy is a beautiful, magical thing (that’s also a lot of hard work).
How’s the baby?
She is doing great. One site says our baby’s the size of a papaya where another site says size of spaghetti squash. She’s about 1 pound in weight. Growing fast and overall the next few weeks she will gain even more weight.
I felt her for the first time this past weekend!!!!!!!
I had Gary put his hands on my belly to see if he felt the same thing I did to verify that I really felt her kick. And he agreed. He said that feels like a kick (not gas).
I am beyond excited to finally feel baby M. I know later on in the pregnancy I might get annoyed by those kicks, but right now I am thrilled. There is something about feeling her inside me. I guess it makes it more of a reality that in fact I do have a baby growing inside me. Sometimes still an amazing feeling for me. Being pregnant is a lot of work as well.
Now for my pregnancy workouts from last week:
Most days I got up and did 10 minutes of rebounding (some days I have done 12 minutes) and some light stretching/foam rolling. Walked most days and did my 5 minute warm-up routine before each day I exercise.
*If you would like more help with pregnancy workouts (pre, during and post) please come and join the purely fit life family. Come and workout with me every day!
Monday – did purely weights #12 a leg workout found inside our online club plus 45 minute walk and pull-ups. Love that leg workout. I felt great doing this workout. I felt like I was able to keep the same pace as I did the first time filming it.
Tuesday- filmed a new 16 minute HIIT cardio online club workout plus 45 minute walk and pull-ups. I felt like I had energy before the workout and was excited to do it, but when we were filming it I was struggling. I felt like I had no energy.
Wednesday – filmed a new 20 minute leg workout for purely training (coming this Monday) plus pull-ups and 45 minute walk.
Thursday- did some TRX exercises and 40 minute walk. I wanted to do an active rest day and felt like TRX. I really like using TRX during my pregnancy. It’s great for working the core and body differently. I love it for strengthening my back.
Friday- did purely weights club workout #3 a leg workout plus pull-ups and 30 minute walk.
Saturday- did some light yoga. I did not go that long as I probably should have. But I was proud of myself for doing a little.
Overall I am doing great with my workouts. I still enjoy my daily workouts especially on the days when I feel great and I’m able to work hard.
For the most part I am still able to keep up with Michelle.. I have a feeling though my pace is going to start slowing down over the next few weeks as I am already starting to feel that. I told Michelle I might have to start filming different videos than her that way I don’t hold her back.
Thanks as always for the love and support during my journey. And thank you for all book recommendations. I ordered most of them and excited to start reading (Gary too).
What baby stroller did you use?
When did you start to notice your workouts starting to slow down?
How was your Memorial Day weekend? Anyone else do some house projects?