How Far Along: 16 Weeks!
Baby is the size of: Avocado (I LOVE guacamole!)
Total weight gain: 6 pounds. Ok, this might seem like a HUGE jump from last week, but let me explain: I was counting from my "pre-pregnancy" weight, but I actually lost 2 pounds in my first month, and so I really should be counting from that lower weight since that is, essentially, weight gained. SO, in actuality in the last 8 weeks, I've gained 6 pounds.
Sleep: Pretty good this week
Best Moment of the week: Walking in to my boss listening to an NPR special on "how to accomodate pregnant women in the work-place." He then explained to me that he's never had a pregnant employee before, and he's nervous because he wants to do the right thing and doesn't know what he's doing. Me and you both boss, me and you both. It was really sweet and touching to see that and to know that he's willing to work with me and make sure that I have a comfortable pre and post-pregnancy work life.
Worst Moment of the week: I'm someone who always likes to know what I'm going to eat for the day at the beginning of each day or even sometimes at the beginning of the week. I typically plan out my meals, I have everything set, etc. etc. But it's so hard to plan and schedule things with such an erratic eating schedule. This past week, I hardly had an appetite. I would eat salad for lunch each day (amazing and filling: kale with cannelini beans, tabouli, carrots, onions, feta, walnut oil and lemon juice...my mouth is watering as I type this) but then I seriously would be full for the rest of the day. I was not hungry for dinner at ALL last week. I only would finally force myself to eat something at 9:30pm before bed because I knew I shouldn't go 18 hours without eating anything.
Also: Losing my balance and falling off a chair at a wedding. It wasn't pregnancy related but of course, everyone was completely panicked when it happened because I'm pregnant. Then, we all laughed about it...cause it was pretty funny...and hugely embarrassing!
Miss Anything: WINE. Being at our friend's wedding this weekend at a vineyard where they had wine tastings, featuring one of my favorite wines EVER: the Duck Walk Boysenberry dessert wine....was a bit of a bummer. At least I got to have the dark chocolate that they serve with it ;)
Food Cravings: The Panini my friend Kerry made me for lunch on Saturday was pretty much the most satisfying sandwich I've had in a long time. Maybe it's because it was prepared for me, maybe it was the company....but I'm thinking of calling her up and asking her to make me one again for lunch/dinner in the near future because I've been craving another one of those paninis since Saturday.
Anything make you queasy or sick: Nope!
Have you started to show? YES. I feel there was definitely a change this week. Others noticed it too. When I walked into work yesterday (Monday), my coworker even thought he noticed a difference from Friday!
Symptoms: It feels like there are rocks in my stomach. Had some weird pain on Saturday night, possibly as a result of dancing or you know...falling off a chair. I feel like a 90 year old woman when I wake up in the morning, and my legs (particularly my left calf muscle) have been cramping.
Workouts: Prenatal Yoga! I LOVED my prenatal yoga class at Bonda Yoga in Great Neck last week. I plan on attending this class every Tuesday I can during the remainder of the pregnancy. I had a bit of an embarrassing moment when I told the class that I was "4 weeks pregnant" instead of "4 months" when I introduced myself. It finally dawned on me what I said, so I corrected myself once we went around the room and everyone was like "Ohhhhh, we were wondering...4 weeks is so early!"
Mood: Good. Got emotional at the wedding during the parent dances and slideshow...but again, that's not anything out of the ordinary for me.
Looking Forward to: Feeling the baby kick! It could happen as early as 18 weeks, so very close!
Maternity Clothes: Got some GREAT dresses from my friend Kerry this weekend, pretty much plan on wearing skirts and dresses exclusively for the next 5 months.
Reading: The Art of Racing in the Rain (SOOOO GOOD!)
Milestones: The baby has started to develop toe-nails, and its heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood a day.....this actually makes me queasy to think about, but I know, I know it's "neat!"
Linking up with Kristin for Baby Talk Tuesday