Wednesday, March 17, 2010

16 wks!

How far along: 16 weeks! Every week is a celebration for us.

Total weight change: almost 8 lbs- so I seem to be going at the 1 lb per week route. Which confounds me. I walk 2 miles every day (to work and back home), and have resumed my 3 times/week gym regimen (low intensity activities like the stationary bike and the elliptical). I want to work my way back into yoga as well. After some junk binging during 1T, I am back to my normal eating habits. I'm hungry alot, but am planning my snacks so that I am not tempted to eat chips and other goodies at work (I pack carrot sticks, hummus, whole grain crackers, boiled egg, apple etc). So it startles me to see the weight gain every week. I know things are growing in there but 1lb a week while eating fairly healthy and excercising seems like a lot.

Maternity clothes: the little belly is finally starting to show :) which I love! And also really happy it's finally Spring in NYC. I've been wearing my usual dresses, with tights and a blazer or cardigan and getting by in terms of work wear. Need to go do some real maternity shopping in the coming weeks. Going shopping is my guilty splurge, and especially in this city where shopping is ever present, it's hard to not browse. Lately seeing it's not exactly like I can fit into anything at the trendy boutiques, my credit card hasn't gotten as much use. Today I purchased two pairs of flats in bright colors- happy!

Stretch marks: no

Sleep: much better. Have slept well this entire week. I get up to go pee, but have been getting right back to sleep. I think the working out is contributing to this.

Best moment this week: hmm.. just the beautiful weather we've been getting, which makes me stop and admire the life blooming all around us.

Movement: Nothing new. I have to say I'm really looking forward to feeling the little one's movements hopefully soon.

Food cravings: sour things, apples, mangoes, pineapple

Gender: husband and I have started referring to it as "our son".. :)

What I miss: sushi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still have been having it atleast once per week, but I do miss my raw fish rolls.

What I'm looking forward to next: going on vacation in 2 weeks to visit my parents in Asia (they're expats currently based in Thailand)

Milestones: 2nd Tri happiness


Courtney said...

Sounds like things are fabulous for you these days! Welcome Spring and the baby "honeymoon" stage!!!
I know how you feel on the gaining. I still workout, do cardio and teach an exercise class once a week, all the while not only splurging a smidge on weekends. Our bodies are going to do what they want apparently.

Katie said...

Congrats on 16 weeks! Were you able to get your doppler working?? What kind of sushi are you eating??

Kelli said...

You're right...every week IS a celebration!! Enjoy! Happy 16 Weeks! :)