It had been six weeks since I last shared a bumpdate and lots of things have changed. Mainly that my bump really looks like a bump now!
I just had my 23 week OB appointment this week and I’m super excited because my doctor agreed to let me forgo the glucose drink and do a simple finger poke at my next appoinment. 🙂
Why didn’t I want to drink the glucose drink? Do you know what is in that stuff? Not a list of things I want to put in my body for sure!!
So instead of that I get to eat a normal breakfast which will probably be something like this or these one to two hours before I go in and then while I’m there get my finger poked for a reading. 🙂 So much easier!!!! And it won’t take all day. 🙂
Weight: I’ve gained 23 pounds so far. And I’m glad that it seems to be staying a steady gain of a pound a week. Even though I know I need to gain weight right now it can still be hard to see the scale creep up.
I haven’t really been having any cravings lately. Which makes shopping a lot easier. 🙂
Diet and Exercise:
I’m following Trim Healthy Mama really closely and the only things that I’m cheating on is the occasional helping of mashed potatoes or the jam I put on my pancakes. I feel a lot more enegetic if I start my days off with a satisfying meal of protein and fats rather than protein and carbs.
As far as exercise goes I have been working out 3-4 times a week, either using a prenatal workout DVD or running. The runs are getting slower but I’m glad to still be getting out. Ben and I are planning on doing a 5k on the 18th of July so I have that to look forward to.
What I’m loving right now:
Feeling BabyT#3 kicking and rolling. He is usually transverse (laying horizontally rather than vertically) so his movements are still really low, but he is very active.
I’m also loving all the fresh produce right now. I love my veggies sauteed in coconut or olive oil add a protein and it is amazing!! Fresh berries are also out and I love those for my snacks.
What I’m NOT loving right now:
All the “aww…were you trying for a girl” comments we’ve been getting from strangers. I do understand that they are trying to connect and they probably think that I’m dissapointed that we are having another boy, but I’m not and we weren’t. 🙂 We were just hoping for a baby. 😉