Baby is the size of a mango, about 6 inches long and weighing in at a whopping 8.5 oz. He/she is also very busy developing nerve cells in the brain for all five senses.
Photo thoughts: Isn’t it nice to see a photo that is not a bathroom selfie? I took advantage of the fact that Steve was home and I was wearing real clothes (rare) to snap a quick photo. Lately I have had an almost equal amount of people tell me that a) they almost can’t tell I am pregnant or b) that I am really starting to sport a bump. I guess it depends who is giving their opinion, but I certainly feel bigger by the day.
How I’m feeling: Well, I was sick for most of last week, which wasn’t fun. It was just a cold and nothing too terrible, but dealing with a drippy nose while trying to give massages at work got old real fast. I have also been so.exhausted all week. I don’t know if it’s more from being sick or if the babe is having a growth spirt and zapping my energy, but I had to partake in quite a few naps.
Highlight of the week:
Pentatonix! Steve got me tickets to this concert for Christmas, and I was not going to let a measly cold stop me from enjoying it. It was a great show, so much fun! If you are not familiar with Pentatonix, they are an a cappella group that was discovered on the show The Sing Off. The music they make with just their voices is incredible. Look them up on YouTube and prepare to be impressed!
Food: Still no weird cravings, but I am now on a smoothie kick.
Pictured is another variation on a chocolate cherry smoothie that I whipped up. It had plain greek yogurt, cranberry juice, cocoa powder, frozen banana, frozen cherries, and spinach. Delicious and packed full of nutrients. I have been on a fruit kick in general, and can’t get enough berries, pineapple, and apples.
Exercise: Welp, due to being sick and having no energy, I only worked out three times last week. Twice I did run/walk intervals on the treadmill, and I slogged through one very crappy outdoor run. Hope to turn that around this week, but the several inches of new snow we now have is not helping with my motivation.
To wrap up, I saw this on Facebook the other day and it made me laugh.