Weight: 19 pounds gained. Woah! That means I essentially put on close to 3 pounds in the last two weeks. Baby boy is growing fast now.
|Family walk with my hubby and parents on Sunday|
Body: Belly is growing! This is the first week that people really commented on my belly. One day at work I wore a tighter fitting shirt that really showed off my midsection, so I think that was a big part of it. I often wear looser, flowing tops, so the tighter top really showed off baby boy.
Heartburn has been more frequent when I lay down to go to sleep at night. Luckily it hasn't been too bad during the day.
I went to the doctor this morning for my routine checkup. I actually was feeling a bit loopy/faint when I got there so I was very happy to be able to talk to her. I started to get really warm and had that faint feeling while sitting in her office. She gave me some apple juice and literally within two minutes I felt better. I felt wiped out, but much more stable. Essentially what I found out is that I am prone to low blood sugar. This isn't something brand new to me as I've always had to eat frequently, but it is exacerbated now. I've only actually fainted once, but I'd say this was the fifth time where I've felt the waive of it wash over me. Essentially what was learned from my sugar test is that when I was given the glucola drink (high amount of sugar), rather than feeling a sugar spike, my blood sugar plummets leaving me feeling horrible - spacey, warm, faint... I plan to make a few tweaks in my diet hoping that it makes a difference. Basically no empty carbs and I must eat frequently. I'm going to aim for more protein at breakfast too.
|From Oh She Glows Cookbook: Made of mango, pineapple, kale, ginger, banana, and lime juice!|
The long weekend was spectacular. My brother just bought a condo and I'm so happy for him. Therefore, my husband and dad worked hard moving him in. I just supervised and watched all the dogs. There's four pups between my parents and us, so they kept me busy enough.
Sunday was our nephew's fourth birthday party! The weather could not have been better and it was a great afternoon with the family. He's a wonderful little boy and it's so fun watching him grow. He loves Bob the Builder so we all got into character at the end of the party for pictures.
On Monday, my husband and I got stuff done! Lots of errands were run to work on the gardens. I grocery shopped. We walked the dogs. Spontaneously, we decided it would make a great date day and we went to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (local restaurant) for lunch. It was definitely a special treat for both of us. I had a massive salad with walnuts and veggies, mac & cheese, and black beans and rice. It ended up conveniently being lunch and dinner because the portions were huge.
Goals: Finish my baby shower thank you notes, relax lots, eat well, and just enjoy the third trimester!