First, this week’s bump pic! I don’t think I’m going to post a photo every week, just when I feel like something has changed quite a bit. I do think that I actually look somewhat smaller this week — the bloating has finally seemed to decrease slightly.
Unfortunately, with the exception of running the Shamrock Shuffle and walking my a** all over Chicago, my workouts were nonexistent for most of this past week. And what a shame since my energy levels have pretty much returned to normal, despite my inability to sleep more than six hours each night. The cause for my lack of workouts was due to a sprained ankle. GAH!
I did have a really great doctor appointment last Monday. Things are still looking really great and it was really funny — baby was moving around so much, my doctor had to “chase” baby to be able to get the heartbeat. Once she found it, it sounded strong! The next appointment will be when we return from Boston and then we’ll schedule the anatomical scan and we’ll have to make a final decision about finding out the gender! And even though my doctor said it’d be a few days, I got a call from her office the very next day saying that my lab results were great and no further testing is needed.
One thing we did talk about at the appointment was my frequent headaches lately. She recommended that I keep an eye on my sugar levels throughout the day which is something I really should be doing anyways.
This week I’ve also been reading my new book:
If nothing else, it’s inspired me to clean out my closet and get rid of three bags of clothes/shoes. I couldn’t bring myself to get rid of any handbags, and let’s be honest — it was only one pair of shoes. But it’s a start! Next up, cleaning and organizing all of the paper clutter around the house. AND the hubs said I’ve inspired him to go through HIS closet.
Finally, I decided on a doula this week! Actually, two doulas because the ones that I chose work as partners so you get to know both of them throughout your pregnancy. We met in person when I interviewed them and then we had a great call to go over some initial questions I had. I’m so happy to cross this off of my to-do list!
Also this past week, fed up with the rate at which my hair is growing and thickening, I decided to get a haircut (which may have been evident in my Chicago photos). I didn’t have any ideas, just let the lovely Jesikah do what she thought would look good and cut down on the amount of time I spend blow drying it. I’m loving it so far! Haven’t had short hair in a long time but it feels so much lighter on my head and it really does take less time to do in the mornings.
Short hair or long hair?
Have any house organizing tips for me?