Friday, June 05, 2009

18 1/2 Weeks

Feeling great - my best so far! The past 2 weeks I've experienced more energy and no more morning sickness - yay! I have noticed it's been a bit difficult to sleep (to stay asleep, that is). I spontaneously wake up 2-3 times throughout the night, plus the 1-2 times that my uterus-pressed bladder SCREAMS to me, lol.

I've also just recently noticed the ligaments in my lower abdomen are stretching. I've felt the ligaments in the sides of my back and sides of my abs stretching for about a month now. Just this week, my joints have gotten really loose and hyper-mobile due to the relaxin (which allows the hips to spread for delivery). If I stand and twist I will feel/hear a knee or ankle crack/pop. Very weird!

Since I feel good, I'm eating better and exercising more. Each weight workout takes me about 35-40 minutes. This week, my scheduled looked like this:

Mon: Shoulders
Tue: Triceps, Calves
Wed: Hamstrings, Biceps
Thu: Back
Fri: Quads, Calves

I typically go for a long walk with my husband 1-2 times weekly and/or spend an hour or two doing yardwork. That's my "cardio"!

My next prenatal appointment is this coming Monday. Will have the urinalysis to check for sugar and protein, weight, blood pressure, and fetal heartbeat check.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

15 Week Photo

Here's a progress pic for you all. I have the full set on my facebook gallery. This is the most recent taken 3 weeks ago at 15 weeks.


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