Healthy Pregnancy – 27 Weeks

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How far along? 27 Weeks

Baby Size: About the size of a rutabaga. He’s over two pounds at this point and at long as an English cucumber.

Weight gain: Probably about 13lbs. I haven’t weighed myself since last week,

Maternity clothes? I am really enjoying my yoga pants and all workout clothes.

Belly Button in or out? Out.

Best moment this week: Finding out the placenta has moved enough to no longer warrant a c-section!

Miss Anything? I miss knowing that if I eat well and exercise, I will definitely feel energetic. There are some days where getting out of bed seems impossible because I am just so tired from growing a human.

Movement: He’s been kicking for a while, but he is getting much stronger and moving more often. I love feeling his little dance moves before bed.

Food cravings: Nothing in particular this week. I am still eating more cheese than pre-pregnancy, but that is about it.

Gender: Boy!

Looking forward to: Heading to MA for the weekend to see friends and family!

It is the first Monday of the New Year, which means resolutions are in full swing. I am not a big fan of waiting until the near year to set new goals, or change behavior. I do think it is a great time to reflect on what I have accomplished in the past year, and bring those positives into the new year. We had some big changes in 2014 (hello marriage and pregnancy!) and will have even bigger changes in 2015. With that in mind, I put together five attitude tips that were helpful in 2014, and that I want to be even more diligent about in 2015. A small change in attitude can change how you handle stress, obstacles, and everyday challenges. This is particularly important in pregnancy, since we have a tendency to compare our pregnancies to other women’s or get down on ourselves because we cannot do as much as we think we should be able to do. Pregnancy is definitely a reason to stay healthy, but sometimes healthy means getting that extra hour of sleep that your body needs and doing a shorter workout later in the day.

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