Today’s Date: 12/12/16
How many weeks are you: 18
What trimester are you in: Second
How big is the baby: About the size of a Bell Pepper
Weight Gain: 4 pounds
Food Cravings: Nothing out of the ordinary.
Food Aversions: None
Prediction: Boy. This pregnancy has been very different so we say boy!
Diet: Staying pretty consistent with 3 meals and 2-3 small snacks. The holiday treats are already tempting but
Weekly splurge: My husband and I ate at a new breakfast place followed by a delicious frozen yogurt. Piper even splurged and loved devoured her pancakes with extra butter and syrup!
Exercise: Our household all came down with a terrible cold over the weekend and only managed two workouts.
Aches and Pains: Because of not being able to workout, I feel a lot more discomfort in my lower/upper back and hips.
Have you felt the baby move: Little butterfly tickles that are getting much stronger.
Labor signs: None
Maternity clothes: None yet but getting close
Sleep/Dreams: Being sick made sleep this week much more challenging.
Favorite moment of the week: Taking Piper to see Santa Clause but quickly realizing she only likes him from a distance.
Looking forward to: Moving into our new house and finding out the gender of the baby.
Brooke is a certified Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Specialist with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Science. She is also a mom of 3 girls with more than 15 years of experience in health and fitness. Brooke’s goal at Struggles of a Fit Mom is to help motivate, educate and inspire other busy mamas who struggle with finding time, energy and motivation to take care of themselves in the chaos of motherhood.