A day for silly faces!This past week has been a little crazy around here! My husband was working until almost 10pm early in the week, and I think the stress of it gave me a horrible headache. It was one of those lights off, sounds off, can't-handle-the-world type of headaches. But the next day, it was as if the heavens knew that I needed him, and a blanket of snow fell on Boston and granted him a snow day! Since then, I've felt much better. I am such a baby when I feel sick!
Speaking of health, one thing I got off my "to do" list this week was getting my Tdap shot. It was very important for me & my husband to get vaccinated to protect our little boy from whooping cough. I've talked about getting the pertussis vaccine in a previous post, particularly on how to deal with family members getting vaccinated. I am happy to report that my mother-in-law did get vaccinated! As for me, all that's left over is a sore arm, but nothing to complain about. I just feel good that I made time to protect my baby - just the job of a mom!
On Sunday, we packed up & headed north to Vermont! As soon as we arrived, I was filled with happiness & good memories of the place we used to call home (and honestly, still do!). We've already eaten at a couple of our favorite restaurants. Ahh...I can't wait to move back! I'm looking forward to updating you in the coming weeks on my adventures here!
Week: 31 weeks along! Nine weeks to go!!
Total Weight Gain: Just under 19lbs! And I definitely feel it! The weight is coming on so fast now!
Exercise: Continuing with my prenatal yoga just a couple times this week. I had to take a break from the 4-5 day routine again, this time due to headaches. :/
Nutrition: Not much is new this week - lots of spinach, tomato, & garlic based dishes for dinner. I am getting a little concerned about my nutrition for the coming weeks when we'll be on the road though! Definitely keeping my yogurt routine but the other meals will be tough.
Food cravings/aversions: Everything! So hungry! Loving garlic in my dinner meals lately.
Signs of Stretch Marks: Still using Burt's Bees Belly Butter! No changes since last week.
Maternity Clothes: I'm planning on doing some shopping in Vermont this week. It's tough to find things I like, especially when its still cold here and it will be warming up at the end of my pregnancy. I still appreciate any advice from my mommy friends!
Sleep: Waking up a couple times a night - every night now. I've also been having vivid dreams, including one where I went into labor this week. I was crying and saying "too early, too early!" :( I think it's because I was talking to my sister-in-law who went into labor with her first at 33 weeks due to pre-eclampsia.
Feeling: As I mentioned above, I had a horrible headache this week. :/ I've also upped my iron because my blood results showed I was still a little low (despite taking an iron supplement already), and I've been feeling a little lightheaded and faint on & off over the past couple weeks. Nothing too bad, but enough to make me slow down.
I also think I might have experienced my first Braxton Hicks contractions yesterday! It felt like very mild cramps. The first time, I thought it was just the way I was sitting, but when it happened again several hours later, I knew it had to be my body preparing for the big day!
Baby Movement: Yes! As I mentioned last week, I can feel him getting bigger because those movements are so pronounced on my belly! I love when he "shark fins" across!
Belly Button In or Out? In still. I really don't know how.
Wedding Rings On or Off? On
What I miss most this week: Eggs benedict ;)
Best moment this week: My husband's snow day!
Looking forward to: Spending the next couple weeks in Vermont! My favorite place :)
Hope you are still enjoying my updates! I love having a log of each week, because so much changes in my life & with my body every post I write. Pregnancy is amazing.I've been trying to be better about my other posts as well, turning my reading obsession into a new mini series where I review baby brain development & parenting books! Let me know what you think and if you have any book recommendations for me! :)
xo kristen genevieve