Monday, May 4, 2015

21 Week Bumpdate

Morning chicas!  I haven't done a bumpdate in a hot minute, so I thought I'd start this week off by updating you all on how my pregnancy is going.  Sharing the good & the bad today.  Lots of real talk :)

Read below for all the deets. 







How Far Along?   Over 21 weeks - more than halfway there!
 


Total Weight Gain?   13 pounds.

 
 

Maternity Clothes?   Heck yes!  In addition to maxi dresses & maternity jeans, I basically live in these tanks from A Pea In The Pod, these leggings from Gap Maternity + these super comfy leggings from Motherhood Maternity. 


Gender?   It's a girl!



Cravings?   Still chocolate protein shakes {I have one every morning!}, but I've cut back on the peanut butter I normally added to it because Adam was making them for me every morning when he got up for work and I caught him one morning putting about 4 tablespoons of peanut butter in it - so my daily morning shakes were rounding in at about 700 calories!  Eeek!  Peanut butter is currently off limits, and now I just make them with half a banana.  Trying to get back on track and keep this weight gain to a minimum....other than that I've been drinking organic lemonade like crazy which is weird because I've never been a huge lemonade drinker, and I've also been really into baking {and eating!} fruit pies, cobblers, and tarts.



Miss Anything?   My old body!  I always pictured myself being one of those girls who stays tiny and just has a big ol' basketball belly in front and that is just not the case.  My body has just kind of went soft and doughy everywhere; my arms, face, thighs, ass - this body has just socked away the extra weight everywhere.  Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely loving being pregnant and I LOVE having my baby bump, but I'm definitely struggling with body image lately.  I'm really hoping that I can get past this mental battle, and learn to embrace & love my new curves, because this really is such a beautiful time {I mean, I'm growing a tiny human inside my body! what's more beautiful than that?} and I know that it will go by all too fast.


 

Exercise?   Still doing prenatal yoga once per week, and working with a private Pilates instructor twice per week.  Also trying to squeak in a walk whenever I can, but we've officially entered rainy season here in South Florida, and the weather has been pretty crappy these past few weeks. 
 


Symptoms?   Goodness, where to begin?  A couple weeks back, I told you guys about the "pregnancy mask" that I've developed, but only appeared around the bottom of my nose & upper lip area.  Basically it looks like I have a big ol' mustache.  So sexy!  I've also started sporting the linea nigra which is really weird to see, and recently a huge majority of my eyelashes have started falling out {probably because I haven't use Latisse since I learned I was pregnant back in January}.  Hmmmmm what else?  Oh, my feet have started swelling if I'm outside and walking around a lot {I think it's due to the fact it's gotten so dang hot outside recently} so I've started drinking 1 gallon of water per day to combat that which obviously results in me having to pee every 30 minutes, and I'm also still dealing with my constantly stuffy nose that is so annoying when I'm trying to sleep at night.  Lastly, this isn't really a symptom, but can I just take a sec to talk about these boobs?  HOLY HELL, these things are outta control.  I had implants to start with, and am normally a full D cup and these girls are just on a whole nother level now.  It boggles my mind that they're going to get bigger {is that even physically possible!?}, so I haven't really invested in buying bras in a larger size and instead have been wearing tanks with built in camis, bralettes from Victorias Secret, and sports bras {I had to size up to an XL eeeek!} for around the house.  If anyone has reco's on good maternity/nursing bras I'm all ears....

This probably sounds completely clich√©, but every small symptom that I've developed is 100% worth it.  If I had to live with all of these symptoms, and never got my pre-pregnancy body back + had to  rock my new shadow 'stache for the rest of my life I would be fine with that as long as I got this healthy baby girl in return :)


 

Mood?   Really happy & excited!  I met with my doctor last week and baby girl is healthy and absolutely perfect, I signed up to take hypnobirthing classes this summer {more about that later}, and over the weekend I started planning the nursery and ordered a few pieces of furniture.  It's gettin' real over here!




Baby Movement?   I started feeling her little kicks about 3 weeks ago, and now I feel them several times a day; usually right after I wake up in the morning, about 15 minutes after I eat a meal, and she's always pretty active right after I lay down in bed at night.  Feeling those tiny kicks is everyyyyyything!



Best Moment This Week?   Adam was able to feel her kick for the first time about 5 days ago when we were lying on the couch watching tv.  I've been dying for him to feel it, so when he was finally able to it made me a bit emotional, and he was so excited!  He told me later that night that he was so excited that he didn't know if he would be able to get to sleep :)



Looking Forward To?   Getting started on the nursery, and our babymoon next month!  We're headed to St. Barths!

13 comments:

  1. Sooo sweet, love this update! You look absolutely stunning - glowing! I have to agree, the linea nigra is super annoying, but it does eventually fade (mine is still pretty dark right now). Love feeling the kicks, best feeling ever, especially when the hubby can feel them too - makes them feel a bit more connected I think!! XO

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  2. i'm sure there is nothing like those little kicks and you just look so gorgeous girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Swim!! It will really help take your swelling down (and it's an easy workout). I live in South Florida too and I was also preggers during our lovely spring and summer so my feet were super swollen too...I had cankles lol!!! I swam almost every day during my last trimester and it was really so helpful with my swelling.
    And, if you'd like, I have a great recommendation for a facialist off Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale who can help with your pregnancy mask once you're done breastfeeding. I had it around my lips and she got rid of it after only two treatments - she's amazing!!!
    I was the same way with a lot of the same things during my pregnancy but I promise, it's so worth it :)

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    1. Ughhh girl I feel your pain lol! I know this summer is going to be brutal! Thanks for the tip - I definitely need to get in our pool and swim more! And I would love to know who your facialist was - it will be a while before I'll be heading in there, but I'd love to look into her :)

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    2. Velia at Pure Skin and Beauty in Fort Lauderdale - she works out of Dr. Moon's office (awesome plastic surgeon!!). I started going to her when I was pregnant and she only did relaxing facials but once I was done breastfeeding, she worked her magic and my dark spots and pregnancy mask were gone. Hope this helps :)

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    3. Awesome! Thank you SO MUCH! xoxoxo

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  4. So sweet!! Congratulations:) Would you mind sharing your smoothie recipe?! Sounds delicious!

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    1. Thank you! Are you referring to my morning protein shake? If so, I'm obsessed with the IsaLean Protein Shakes from Isagenix, I've been on them since before my wedding 2 years ago! I blend one scoop of the chocolate with half a banana and half a cup of ice + water! So scrump! Sometimes I add in 1 tbsp of peanut butter, or even some frozen dark cherries to mix it up :)

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    2. Yum!!! Thank you! I def have to give it a try!:)

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  5. So glad overall everything's going well in your pregnancy! I'm only 7 weeks so I look forward to all of the bumpdates! Can't wait to hear about the hypnobirthing classes!

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    1. Thank you & CONGRATS on your pregnancy! So exciting! My hypnobirthing classes start in late June and run through August, so I'll definitely report back and hopefully get a blog post up about my thoughts on it :)

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