I don’t think it matters if it is your first baby or fifth baby, seeing your child inside of you via ultrasound is nothing short of amazing. Seeing his little arms and legs moving all around, watching him touch his face, it’s overwhelming. I can’t stop staring at the picture of his profile and am already completely in love with him.
How I’m Feeling
Besides a few achey muscles, I’m feeling great. My energy level is decent (muuuuch better than it was in the first trimester) and I think I’m doing a good job of keeping up with a toddler who seems to have an unending supply of energy.
What’s Happening with my Body and Baby
My belly is continuing to grow right along with the baby. The ultrasound tech told me that Baby Bean was “measuring big”. He was actually a whole week ahead of schedule. At this point they don’t change the due date because I had an early ultrasound and those are most accurate at predicting due dates; his size might just mean I’m going to have a big baby. Meghan was average at 7 pounds, 6 ounces, but Tim was over 10 pounds, so maybe Baby Bean is taking after his daddy. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that makes me a little nervous.
Thank you for all of your reassuring comments last week when I talked about my feeling regarding exercising while pregnant. I’m feeling more confident with my choices this week because I realize that I’m listening to my body. That’s all I can do. I can’t compare myself to others. I set a goal last week to get 4-5 good workouts in and I exercised 4 times. I’m not running marathons over here, but I’m moving and staying active. I purchased Lindsay Brin’s pregnancy DVDs, based on a recommendation from a reader (thanks, Leigh Ann!) and am excited to make her workouts a regular part of my routine.
One other aspect of my fitness that can’t be discounted is my day-to-day activities. Functional fitness counts! Last night as my almost 30 pound daughter insisted I carry her up the stairs, I realized I get mini-workouts in throughout the day. I’m definitely not sitting in an office chair all day.
I still have a large appetite, and trying to make smart food choices to fill up my tummy and keep me satisfied. Tomorrow I have a post for you that takes an honest look at a day in the life of my eating. Make sure to stop by and check it out!
Need to catch up on earlier updates? Here they are:
I hope everyone has a happy, healthy weekend!