Well hello! Hard to believe we are at 4 months! Pregnancy is going slow and fast at the same time.
What’s going on with the baby?
Our little munchkin is 4.6 inches, the size of an avocado according to my pregnancy app—but I think an orange is bigger than an avocado so all this fruit sizing is getting a little weird. I’m waiting to feel some movement—I thought maybe I felt something last week, but maybe it was just indigestion. lol! I’m excitedly waiting though!
What’s going on with mom?
I’m feeling good! My energy is returning and I’m really excited about the month of September. I’m going away a few weekends and I have the feeling it will really fly!
Weight gain? +2—Finally! I ran into a friend at the grocery store and I told her my goal this week was to gain some weight! Haha! So I bought some trail mix. I’m also sure all the yummy goodies in Chicago couldn’t hurt either. lol! Truthfully though I’m glad I’m gaining slowly—it helps me adjust to the changes going on physically and it can’t hurt when it comes to the stretch mark department.
How’s exercise going?
Last week I got 2 strength workouts, 1 running workout, and two walks in. Not too shabby. So far this week I’ve walked a TON on Monday and Tuesday and did a great workout last night. I saw it somewhere—I have no idea where—on the interwebs. It was:
20 dumbbell swings
30 second plank
1/4 mile run
Repeat 4 times. I was a sweaty girl by the time it was done! I didn’t do it straight through but took plenty of breaks to keep my heart rate from getting too high.
Any interesting purchases?
Oh yeah, totally! We bought a jogging stroller last week! We got a great deal on Craigslist for a used Baby Trend jogger. It’s actually the whole travel system so it came with an infant carseat and a two attachments. I don’t think we’re going to use it as a carseat, but it’s great to have for the stroller so I can use it sooner (hopefully). Now I just need to rustle up an old baby doll from my mom’s and practice steering! We are starting to accumulate quite the little baby corner.
It’s fun to get started on this little adventure. I’m kind of addicted to researching baby things on amazon. haha!
When did you first feel your baby move?
What was your BEST baby purchase or something you know a friend loves?