Aug 28, 2012

In The Family Way and Gaining Weight

I think the last time I posted a picture of myself, I looked pretty close to this:

Well, nearly 5 months has changed my figure to this:
21 weeks

And most lately, this:
 25 weeks

The scale has revealed the sad fact that I have gained 20 pounds in just 5 months.  I am really trying hard to maintain a healthy weight this pregnancy.  I ran my 5K route until 14 weeks, when I had a small spotting scare.  Up until then, I had only gained 5 pounds.  As a precaution and at my midwife's advice, I didn't exercise until my 21 week ultrasound when we were sure everything looked okay.  I have since started weight lifting and using my stationary bike.  I am counting calories and trying to stay within the 1750-1800 range.  I didn't do that great last week, but just tracking what I consume has really helped me stay focused.  My goal is to stay under 180 pounds, so I'm going to have to work hard to keep that goal since I am around 168 right now!

We are expecting our third baby girl.  To be honest, both Ben and I thought this baby was going to be a boy.  When the ultrasound tech announced, "It's definitely....a girl!", we were surprised.  Poor Ben took it a little hard, since he will now be outrageously outnumbered.  He has come around quite nicely though,and I regularly remind him how pampered he will be with three girls to wait on him hand and foot.  He says he's even a bit relieved, since he knows how to handle girls already.  And he does.  He is a phenomenal daddy.  He is an adept diaper changer and much better at bath time than I am.  Leah invariably cries when I give her a bath, but laughs her way through getting her hair washed by daddy.  I may or may not be slightly jealous of this fact.

4 lovely comments:

Kari said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations! That is so awesome and you look fabulous!!!

Debbie said... Best Blogger Tips

I think your baby bump is awful cute!!!

Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips

Woohoo! Congratulations, April!

annabelle82 said... Best Blogger Tips

You look great! Just enjoy being pregnant ;) Linc hates getting his hair washed also, but doesn't balk at all when daddy does it!