Friday, December 18, 2015

Pregnancy Update: 24 Weeks




How many weeks are you now?
24 Weeks + 6 Days (Today - Friday - makes 25 weeks, but this post is to cover the past week)

Baby's size? 


Ear of corn - per the What to Expect app

Symptoms:
Round ligament pain....also shortness of breath when walking up stairs or hills or inclines of any kind. Observing distance at Disney over the past week had me in awe of the fact that I ran 26.2 miles throughout Walt Disney World TWICE. I know my level of fitness WILL return, but at this point I feel as if I'll never be able to run like that ever again. Dramatic much? Yes...

Oh yes, and the hormones. Once I start crying it's impossible to stop....and I cry over the dumbest things.

I haven't had any ankle/foot swelling yet, but I've been monitoring just in case! I wore compression socks on the plane both to and from Florida just as an added measure. 

Exercise: 
I completed a 5K with my Florida friend Melissa last weekend. I also have another planned with my sister in law and her friends this weekend.

Here's a few of our Disney stats (rounded down):
Friday Dec 11 - 11,500 steps - 5 miles - Travel Day
Saturday Dec 12 - 15,100 steps - 6.6 miles
Sunday Dec 13 - 13,000 steps - 5.5 miles
Monday Dec 14 - 15,700 steps - 6.68 miles
Tuesday Dec 15 - 20,755 steps - 8.8 miles
Wednesday Dec 16 - 21,900 steps - 9.3 miles
Thursday Dec 17 - 12,800 steps - 5.45 miles - Travel Day

Overall, it was a great week! I definitely don't have the energy level I used to and we had to take the overall trip a lot slower (which included nap in the afternoon) but we definitely enjoyed our trip! A slower paced, naps in the afternoon kinda trip is going to be our "norm" for a while, so why not start now?
Cravings?
Still peppermint goodies! A new one recently has been Hershey's cookies & cream bars. YUM...
Really anything sweet - I'm not much on salty snacks anymore or meat.


Aversions? 
I know this is super strange...but so is pregnancy on your body. Anyway, I wanted to try UK's fish and chips. FISH? Yes, fish. It's not super smelly and looked oh so delicious. So I ordered it...and I enjoyed it immensely. That evening, we had dinner at Garden Grill. A plate of grilled tilapia was placed right under my nose and oh my gosh..it made my stomach turn. I just can't take fish that smells super fishy. SO STRANGE.

Sleep:
Even without my snoogle, it went great in Disney!

Purchases:
Believe it or not, I didn't purchase much for baby in Disney but our Florida friends blessed us with beautiful gifts! One was a Mickey onesie that says "Future Prince Charming" and the other was a pacifier clip. Included in their gift was also an adorable and oh-so-soft puppy dog where the proceeds benefited St. Jude! Her mom also hand-made a gorgeous blue blanket that I know baby Seal will love! His first hand-made gift...opening the package made me tear up a little bit. So special!

What I miss: 
Running without care.

What I’m looking forward to:
This weekend's 5K, then CHRISTMAS WEEK!

Best Moment of the Week:
Visiting Disney World with Baby Seal for his "first" trip! :)

Jason also had the opportunity to feel baby boy move/kick this week which was a super special moment for both of us! :)


(Yes, that's a "1st Visit" button on my bump!) :)



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8 comments:

  1. You're such a cute pregnant person :)

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  2. That's a lot of walking around Disney. When I was there in March, I thought a Fitbit would be perfect to see how much people walk in the parks.

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  3. Awww so many cute pics from Baby Seal's first "trip" to Disney. Love them all!

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  4. Glad you enjoyed your disney trip even if it was at a slower pace! Sometimes we all need to slow down a bit. Enjoy your next 5K!

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  5. I'm so glad baby seal enjoyed his first trip and so did y'all! It looks like you had a great time!

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  6. Thank you so much for my Christmas surprise :) I really appreciate it! I am a total music runner.
    You look beautiful! How exciting you are the stage where you and hubby can feel baby kick. You logged some great walking miles on your visit. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and thanks again. I really appreciate it :)

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  7. So glad you had such a great trip! You still covered quite a bit of distance! I hear ya on the emotions- my husband banned me from watching Planet Earth because I kept crying at all the baby animals. Hormones are an interesting thing! ;)

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