Happy New Year! I hope you’re enjoying the newness of 2016. I’ve managed to make it back to work without crying, cursing, or even devising an escape route home, so I would call that a successful transition from vacation to work mode. In other New Year’s news, I decided to change up the way in which I made resolutions, focusing more on what I wanted to do more or less of as opposed to making grand statements that would most likely diminish before February.
In book news, I made a Goodreads 2016 Reading Challenge goal of 30 books, and I’ve completed two books I started in 2015 (so I guess they count?) and 2 I started in 2016: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff and Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. The latest book that I started, literally this morning, is Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project: OR Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun. I started listening to Gretchen’s podcast, “Happier with Gretchen Rubin,” about three weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I think she and I are very similar, especially after reading the “Getting Started” section of her book. I am excited to dig further into this book and share my thoughts with you!
How far along? Currently 30 weeks! The baby is the size of a butternut squash and weighs approximately 3lbs! The video that updates the baby’s progress on a weekly basis said to anticipate the baby having a half-pound weight increase each week moving forward.
Total weight gain: Enough to cook a proper baby boy.
Bump Alert: FULL alert!
Maternity clothes? With the exception of a few t-shirts and workout tops (thanks for the loan, Dan), I am wearing 100% maternity clothing. This week has been much easier on the wardrobe front because Florida has finally gotten itself together and is having a proper winter. TGFLS – Thank God for Long Sleeves!
Stretch marks? Still moisturizing and still luckily stretch mark-free!
Sleep: Over the break, I slept A LOT! as in 10+ hours a day through my nightly slumber and naps. I really enjoyed being given the luxurious freedom to nap. I have so much respect for women who are pregnant and cannot do this.
Workouts: I walk every day and still have a 15,000 step-a-day goal with my Fitbit, and I do two or three strength training sessions per week. I have dropped all weights when I do low-body exercises (squats, static lunges, sumo squats, curtsey lunges, mat work) and do everything with just body weight. It’s still a great workout.
Best moment the week: I really liked my naps.
Food cravings: Nothing out of the usual. I’m still all about the salty foods.
Labour signs: No!
Symptoms: Slightly swollen feet and dry skin around my tummy.
Belly button in or out? Still an innie despite the belly growth.
Wedding rings on or off: On.
Baby Stuff: My aunt gave me a gift certificate for Buy Buy Baby, so I ordered our changing mat and one cover, the mobile for over the crib, and the lamp from our registry.
Happy or moody most of the time: Happy and tired
Looking forward To: As much as I’m enjoying my students, I am looking forward to the weekend and sleep in!