Baby Size: A Squash! He’s over 4lbs at this point.
Weight gain: 26.5lbs
Maternity clothes? Rocking them daily and looking forward to warmer weather so I can just wear some dresses.
Belly Button in or out? Out
Best moment this week: Having one last ultrasound last Friday. He has gone from the 98th percentile to 60th percentile. I asked if that was a concerning drop but that doctors said that is much more normal based on my son’s birth and much more manageable from a giving birth standpoint.
Miss Anything? My limbs not falling asleep while I’m trying to sleep.
Movement: He is getting really crazy and loves to party from about 9-11PM. He also somehow manages to kick my bladder and the top of my uterus at the same time.
Food cravings: Oranges. Mangos. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Dying for a really good, huge, veggie sandwich.
Gender: Boy #2!
Looking forward to: Getting to our new home to settle in and meet the medical team that I will be with when I actually have this baby.
Preparing to Move
As we get ready for our big move in less than three weeks, I am pretty much sitting here feeling content. I know a lot of people get stressed about moving and my husband encouraged me to write about how I prepare for our moves. Mostly, how I plan to remain healthy during our move. I told him I have nothing to offer because it doesn’t stress me out, but he reminded me that it’s because I already have everything planned in my head.
I forget sometimes that planning is so second nature to me I don’t realize I am doing it. Here’s what I have done so far to prepare for our move.
I have already set up my doctor’s appointment for the day after we arrive. This gives me 20 days to get my insurance all caught up with my doctors, since that always seems to be a nightmare. I have also mentally decided some of the staples I will cook and freeze for after the baby arrives (banana muffins & pancakes, vitamin loaf, and chili to name a few). Those first few weeks of delirious exhaustion are no joke, and the only thing that got me through it with our first born is lots of help and nutritious food on hand. I can only pretend to imagine how much more tired I will be having two children to take care of, so my nutrition is extremely important to me.
We will have a 10 day trip to get from our house now to our new residence. We will leave on a Wednesday and stay in a hotel that night. I plan to do a workout at the hotel gym that evening after we have settled in and put our little guy down to bed. Normally I would workout first thing in the morning before a long road trip, but we will be at 9,000 feet elevation that morning and breathing is barely an option for me now, so I doubt I’ll function very well at that elevation. If we get in too late on Wednesday then I will do my weighted workout first thing Thursday morning before we leave. Thursday evening we will arrive at our family’s house, and I plan to have one or two sets of weights in the car with us. I can do my weighted workout first thing Friday morning before a day full of activities that I’m already planning. Monday morning I will do the same before we head north of LA to visit our friends. Since I will be visiting one of my friends who is also a Fitness With Kristen member, I know we will find time to get our workout in that Wednesday before I leave. My group also has travel workouts, so if I don’t end up bringing my weights with me, I know I’ll be covered with plenty of body weight workouts that I can do on the road.
Since I have an outline of my workouts, I know I will want to eat well because I don’t like feeling bogged down during my workouts. I always pack tons of snacks for our road trips, and when we stop I usually focus on getting protein and some veggies and/or fruit with each meal. This could look like a grilled chicken sandwich with bacon (or avocado), lettuce, tomato, and some fruit on the side. I might opt for a burger with lettuce, tomato, and a side salad. These are easy enough to get on the go and they fill be up without bogging me down. I also focus on getting a TON of hydration in to ensure I don’t have super swollen limbs by time we arrive to our destination. I’ll be 36 weeks pregnant when we arrive to our new home, so I would like to be as comfortable as possible when we arrive, which means hydrating well throughout the trip.
In terms of our arrival, I have already set our son up for swim lessons and put him on a waitlist for the development center. On the front end, I have already informed his school of his last day and sorted through all of the baby clothes we have in the house so that everything will be ready for when we arrive. All of the newborn clothes will come in the car with us in case there is a delay in household goods being delivered, or if the baby decides to arrive early. Otherwise, there does not seem to be much left for us to do except to finish all the perishables in the house.