Being the follower of several mommy-blogs, I must admit that I’m a big fan of pregnancy updates. Don’t exactly know why, but I just like to read about other women’s experiences and comparing them with my own. So for the last 10 weeks (or 8? or 12??) of this pregnancy, I decided to add my own updates. Have fun reading and maybe comparing!
2 days into the new year, I am 30 weeks along today. With only 6 weeks at work before my maternity leave starts and so many things on my to do list, I know these last weeks will fly by. On one hand, I cannot wait to welcome this baby, on the other hand, I sometimes want time to stand still so I can make sure I am actually ready for this :-).
Baby growth: About the size of a large cabbage, baby is now about 38 cm long and weighs approximately 1,5 kg
My growth: +6 kg / 94 cm
Symptoms: I feel quite fit in the mornings and more and more like a small hippo as the evening approaches 🙂 Last week, I’ve had a nice package of the less pleasant pregnancy symptoms: sudden ache in my hip, pain in my lower back when I’m up and active for (too) long and heartburn, my old time favourite (not). So my breastfeeding pillow for sleeping and Rennie pills for the heartburn have been my best friends this past week.
Workouts: I went shopping twice, which both times felt like a major workout after which I felt absolutely shattered. Exclusively online shopping from here onwards for me! Other than that, I made it to my ‘fit pregnancy class’ and after 2 weeks of holidays, it felt great to be doing some exercise again. It consists of half an hour cardio and half an hour Pilates and muscle training.
Food cravings & aversions: I need a big caffe latte with soya milk (and only soya milk) every morning. According to my neighbor who has 3 boys, liking coffee during your pregnancy means it’s a boy. We’ll see! Also, I crave Coca Cola Zero with lemon, apricot marmelade and chocolate, lots of it! No real aversions other than feeling nauseous just thinking about mould cheese (why do I even do that?)
Sleep: I can’t fall asleep until quite late, which might also still be some jetlag though. I wake up at least once every night and then think about way too much stuff so it takes a while until I get back to sleep
Movements: Baby has been super active, it often feels like it’s doing some proper aerobics in there
Purchases: A diaper champ diaper bin
Looking forward to: Going back to the office after almost 3 weeks off! Lots to things to check off my to do list before my maternity leave starts. Also, I’ll get back on my bicycle and see how the 12 km to the office go