Cravings: Still absolutely nothing to report in this arena. Scott and I got a Vitamix a few weeks ago, and that has helped boost our fruit/veggie intake pretty dramatically. We don’t make one every day, but try for at least 3-4 per week. Kale, spinach, cucumbers, oh my. I recently ordered a new flavor of protein powder (Vanilla!) and that's been a really fun addition to the smoothies. Makes 'em light and fluffy!
How I'm Feeling: Still feeling dang good – I have recently gotten re-committed to my Fitbit (thanks for the nudges, Mom & Megan) and that’s been a fun adventure for this part of my pregnancy. I get 10K steps easily with my commute, and stay active on the weekends as well through scheduled walks (and walk-n-talks while I chat on the phone to my mom, girlfriends, or cousinfriends.). I’m guessing that it’ll get harder and harder to be so physically active in the late weeks, so I’ll stay as active as I can while I can and postpone the feeling of being tied to home for a few more weeks at least!
Movement: Baby is moving and shaking! I thoroughly enjoy feeling him/her moving throughout the day. It’s fun – and a bit daunting – to know that I’m never truly alone. It makes me question every bite of food I put in my mouth, every step I take, and everything I breathe in to my lungs. Baby is so completely loved, and I don’t want to do anything to harm him or her!
My thoughts: While I have thoroughly enjoyed my pregnancy thus far, I will admit that I had a few tougher days over the past week. I have felt so dang good, that even a few hours of feeling not-so-good really stand out. I've had two painful symptoms this week: heartburn and hip/back pain. It's been very manageable, fortunately, but baby is making his or her presence known! So many people ask "how are you feeling?!", and my automatic response is that I'm feeling great... and I really am. The gratitude and joy I feel over being pregnant completely and totally outweighs the uncomfortable aspects that are starting to creep in.