Well so much for my weekly bump updates I had planned on doing for you ladies. This pregnancy seriously seems to just be FLYING by this time around! I guess it makes sense since i’m running around after a toddler and trying to keep up with her busy schedule as well but how are we already almost at the half way mark?!?! Anyhow here we go with my 19 Week update (almost 20 Weeks!)…..
How far along: 19 Weeks (almost 20 now!)
Gender: SOON! (taking all guesses 😉
Total weight gain: 9 lbs (a couple more pounds than where I was at this point last pregnancy)
Not yet but for the majority of my pants I have to use the hair tie trick.
Sleep: Pretty good! We finally got a new mattress and this mama is in heaven! I may have to start sleeping with an extra pillow under this heavy tummy soon though.
: cocktails (which is probably going to be my answer every bump update! #justsayin’)
Cravings: Popcorn and fresh juices
Feeling pretty good now that I’m in the second trimester but let me tell you this hip pain is on a whole other level the second time around!! It’s a lot worse and starting so much sooner this pregnancy.
Belly Button in or out: It’s undecided but more on the outs
Best Moment this week: Just feeling super blessed and happy lately! I feel much more at ease this go round.
Looking forward to: Finding out the gender!
Exercise: A lot of you were asking about this and i’m still doing 3 days a week of easy cardio and easy strength training. I’m just trying to stay active. My cardio usually consists of treadmill (easy jogging no sprint intervals or high speed paces like pre pregnancy) and the elliptical machine still with some solid resistance. I may start the stairclimber again but need to get a heart rate monitor first because that one is always a harder workout. As for strength training just all the key basics. Weighted squats and lunges and some arms. I’m going to try to post quick workout videos but i’ll be honest sometimes just getting the gym is a task these days let alone filming portions too. Life is SO busy lately but hopefully I can start doing some quick videos for you ladies!