Inspiration - Nicole Richie
This kimono was a birthday present from my mom a few weeks ago. It's huge and flowy and great for something different then a cardigan to throw over my tried & true maternity tanks.
Symptoms - After months of soreness my lower back is finally less achy. Which is totally amazing. Belly seems to growing faster now and I'm starting to have to contort a bit to reach my feet and tie my sneakers.
Food - Have been much better about eating lately. I've been on a pretty steady routine of eating the same thing over and over during the work week. Eggs, sprouted bread and spinach smoothies for breakfast. Yogurt for mid-morning snack. Chicken and veggies for lunch. Cheese & honeycrisp apple (<--sooo good!) for afternoon snack. And then a variety of reasonable dinners trying to have as many veggies as possible. Plus some chocolate here and there. And then on weekends with football & barbeques and out of town guests - I pay less attention. But had a checkup yesterday and I went from gaining 9 lbs between visits to 2 lbs. So the change it diet really helped!
Exercise - Still trucking along trying to get 5-6 miles in with my Fitbit while walking the pups. Podcasts are my best friend. Loving listening to Start up, Marketplace, Serial and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me.
Clothes - After have to buy multiple sizes of maternity pants as both my belly & bottom half grew - I'm trying to not buy much else for the next 10 weeks. Just going to do my best to mix & match jewelry and accessories with what I have.
Body - One thing that is a bit of a bummer is sometimes my hands swell a bit and my rings get tight. Mostly after I exercise but sometimes for a day or two at a time for no good reason. I don't want to stop wearing them but we will see what my body decides is going to happen.
Other fun new development is sometimes I can see the baby kicks when I'm looking at my stomach. Just little slight pokes coming from the inside out.
Prep - Had a 4D ultrasound this week and got a pretty cool 3D picture of the baby's face. Also took a TEN HOUR labor & delivery class last weekend with the hubs. Very informative but phew - that is a long time to talk about anything.