Baby Size: A watermelon
Weight gain: 25lbs!
Maternity clothes? Yep! And baggy sweatpants with huge t-shirts.
Belly Button in or out? Out
Best moment this week: He became extra active when I babysat for a friend this weekend. I think he was jealous of all the attention another child was receiving 😉
Miss Anything? Nothing really. I am still feeling pretty good. I’m looking forward to running again, but I have been getting in some pretty substantial walks and some good lifts still.
Movement: He’s still squirmy at night and first thing in the morning. He seems to sleep all day, and once I fall asleep he doesn’t wake me up.
Food cravings: No cravings, just a need to cook 6 months worth of food to ensure we are stocked with nutritious food once the baby arrives.
Looking forward to: Bringing our little guy home.
In final preparation for our baby’s arrival we have done a lot around the house, and I have looked ahead to get things ready for my clients, as well as myself. I wrapped up all of my training sessions last week and moved all of my clients to online training beginning this week. I have put together the first two weeks of their plans, so I am a week ahead for the initial chaos. I finished out my Women’s Fitness Specialist certification. I have also put together my postpartum workout plan, to outline for myself, slowly easing back into working out (this includes significant rest and very short walks to begin with). Of course, I have been making sure to maintain workouts to this point, to ensure my body is strong and ready for the big day!
We have fully set up the baby’s room, including putting his initials and other decorations on the walls. We have diaper bags packed, sunscreen jammed into every bag & the stroller, and diapers/wipes dispersed throughout the house. All of the bottles and pacifiers (which we probably won’t even use for the first several weeks) are all washed and stored, and there are also bibs and burp cloths strewn about the house as well.
For our end, the freezer is brimming with healthy food to energize us after long nights awake with the baby. Among the preparations are:
- -2 pans butternut squash lasagna
- -2 vitamin packed loaves
- -At least 2 dozen banana muffins
- -Portioned out pancakes
- -2 loaves grain free bread
- -3 1-gallon bags filled with crockpot ready chicken meals
The fridge has also been stocked with another dozen banana muffins, broccoli salad, tons of fruit, and egg muffins. We were not sure what this week would bring, so we wanted to have a lot of food that was easily accessible & quick. Check out these egg muffins:
- 6 slices bacon
- Chopped spinach
- Chopped broccoli
- 1 dozen eggs
- Oregano and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Fry bacon
- In a medium/large bowl scramble one dozen large eggs and season with oregano and pepper. Mix in broccoli and spinach.
- Grease the cups of one muffin tin with oil.
- Place equal amounts of crumbled bacon in the bottoms of the muffin tins.
- Pour the scrambled eggs evenly on top of the bacon. The mixture will come almost to the top of the tin.
- Cook for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes.
Use a knife to loosen the egg muffin from the sides of the pan. (They came out pretty cleanly for me.)