I distinctly remember back in the summer months wishing the weeks of my pregnancy away. Now I’m ready to slow them down, just a little bit. Each week seems to fly by and I can’t help but feel I could use a little more time.
In true pregnant woman fashion, I simultaneously am so very excited to finally meet this baby and not be pregnant anymore. Don’t you love the contradiction of emotions pregnancy brings?
I can’t wait to hold my baby!
Wait! I need more time!
How I’m Feeling
I woke up Sunday morning with cold symptoms. Coming off of a sleepless night and battling a runny/stuffy nose, I wanted to do nothing but lay on the couch, so I sent Tim and Meghan off to church without me. Even though I wasn’t feeling well, that was a bad decision as I hate starting off my week without church.
The rest of the week I was just in a funk. The cold was minor and by Thursday it was mostly gone, but I still didn’t have my usual energy and upbeat attitude. I felt exhausted, irritable, and stressed out. I hate to be such a downer in my update, but this is how I felt most of the week.
What’s Happening with My Body
After I was weighed I realized I miscalculated my weight gain at my last appointment. I thought I’d gained 2 pounds, when it was actually 4 pounds for a total of 24 pounds as of 33 weeks. In the last two weeks I gained another 3 pounds (!!), so I am officially up to a 27 pound weight gain. It will be interesting to see if I make it to the 35 pounds I gained with Meghan.
Exercise and Nutrition
From the “How I’m Feeling” section, you may have been able to surmise that this week didn’t include a lot of exercise. If so, you were correct. I’m sure that only elevated the problem with my mood. I’ve been on such an exercising roller coaster this pregnancy. Some weeks I feel ultra motivated and do fantastic, and then other weeks, like this one, it takes everything I have just to get my regular day-to-day tasks done. (This explains why this is only my third blog post this week. Sorry, guys.)
I hope to report back next time with a more exercise-filled week and my usual upbeat attitude to go with it!
I can say that even when I’m feeling less than stellar, my diet is still strong. I have been very cognizant of what I’m putting in my body and choosing nutrient-dense foods that will be best for my baby’s development. I’ve found I have a ton of cravings for all kinds of foods, especially when I’m reading other food blogs, but they usually pass. Mostly I’m just eating my regular diet (with more meat than usual).
Thanks for following along my pregnancy journey and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!