Sleep: Had some of the best sleep ever this week, but also had a few nights of being wide awake at 4am.
Exercise: Last week I was in Park City, Utah, so I did a lot of hiking around at a higher altitude, which really wore me out. This week DB and I did a few 30-45 minute walks around the neighborhood after work.
Cravings/Aversions: Still liking ice and really enjoying iced tea, but really I just want food in general
Weight: 21 lbs+
Pregnancy Symptom I'm not loving: The inability to bend over! Well, technically I can still bend over, but it's getting really, really uncomfortable.
What I am looking forward to: Putting up the finishing (yeah right) details on the nursery. Lots of furniture in place, now just time for the little details, which hopefully won't take long...considering the room is very small.
Think it's funny that: Every stranger I meet wants to talk to me about BB. Everyone is really nice about it, but it's a constant topic of conversation.
Favorite Moment this week: Getting the crib and other furniture in place. Her room is going to be so adorable!
And last but not least: At the beginning of week 25, I went in for my glucose test and to be tested for anemia. I passed the glucose test with no problem, but I am showing signs of anemia. I've started on an iron supplement and if it doesn't get better after this week, I've got got consider eating beef again...for the first time in 6 years!
Sleep: Pretty good so far, although I've woken up a few times in the middle of the night for hours on end. My favorite was waking up at 4am on Christmas morning/night, watching 16 and pregnant, eating a bag of peanut m&ms and then passing back out at 5am.
Exercise: Tons of walking around all over the place. Sometimes it makes me really tired and sometimes I'm totally fine. Generally, I'll need to sit more often than usual because my back will start to ache.
Cravings/Aversions: Getting over sweets, even though I'm still consuming them. Other than that, nothing too strong or crazy
Weight: 13 lbs+
Pregnancy Symptom I'm not loving: Growing pains! One night I woke up with so much pain around my uterus from the rapid expanding. Little lady isgrowing fast!! I think everyday I look a little bigger.
What I am looking forward to: Hitting weeks 24/25. That's when you reach pretty strong viability and should anything go totally crazy, the BB could survive outside the womb.
Think it's funny that: I haven't gained more weight. I'm right on track, which relieves me to no end, but I was always scared that I'd end up gaining massive amounts when I was preggo. Kinda enjoying this sped-up metabolism thing.
Favorite Moment this week: I enjoyed registering for the BB and I really love any chance I can get to buy her a little outfit. Trying to stop myself from overbuying on clothes. A common first-time momma mistake.
And last but not least: Here's a belly pic from New Year's Eve...camera phone quality.