Hey guys, it’s time for another pregnancy update. I haven’t posted since week 19 so we have a lot of catching up to do.
How far along: 23 weeks 5 days
Baby’s Size: A large mango (over 1 lb and more than 11 inches long)
Weight Gained: A total of 15.5 lbs
Stretch Marks: None, I’ve been rubbing lotion on my belly daily. I didn’t get any with Maia, so I hope I’m that lucky this time around.
Symptoms: Lower back pain, especially after I run.
Food Cravings: Nothing in particular, but I have a huge appetite lately (especially from 2 to 5 pm, weird I know!)
Food Aversions: Nothing really
Movement: Some kicks and flutters, especially at night when I’m just lying in bed. I don’t usually feel anything during the day because I’m so busy.
Gender: No clue. We still have the idea of not finding out until the birth.
Maternity Clothes: Nothing new and still wearing the same 3 pants I have and a couple of tank tops from Old Navy. The rest of my tops are non-maternity.
Exercise: Still running! I’m so happy I’m 23.5 weeks and I’m still running. I recently “joined” Runners World’s holiday running streak from Thanksgiving to New Years day and I’m proud to say I’m still going strong. I’ve run for the past 20 days, even if it’s only been for a mile. I’ve been counting my miles and I’m averaging about 4 miles a day. Last week I ran 30.5 miles!
I ran Nike’s 10k 10 days ago and I did great. I didn’t really have a time in mind because it was the first race since my half-marathon at 9 weeks pregnant, but I finished in 47:05 min!! I was pleasantly surprised. Because summer is starting in Peru there really aren’t many races in summer because of the heat, I don’t think I’ll be running another race while pregnant. The baby’s due at the end of March (it’s a planned C-Section), so I’ll be giving birth right when summer is ending.
Belly Button in or out: In, but flattening out.
Wedding rings: On, but sometimes they get snug when it’s hot.
Next prenatal appointment: January 7th
I’m feeling great and sometimes I even forget that I’m pregnant since I basically do everything I did pre-pregnancy (except for the drinking and going to bed past 11 pm). The only thing that keeps reminding me I’m pregnant is not fitting into my regular jeans! My belly is getting bigger, but it’s not in the way yet.
Here are a couple of pictures of this week:
We’re off to Colombia Saturday morning until January 5th. We’ll be spending the holidays with Roberto’s side of the family and I couldn’t be more excited. Sure I’ll be missing my family lots, but it’s always nice to go to Bogota. Hope you have a great time during the holidays with your loved ones!