This week was all about unpacking and getting back into a routine.
To bring you up to speed — last week we moved from our cozy (aka small) one bedroom apartment into a two bedroom in our same building. The move was a bit chaotic. It happened the day we returned from a family trip to Italy, D got food poisoning, and there were delays due to construction. I’m relieved/happy to say we are officially moved IN and it feels so good that we figured out a way for this little babe to eventually have her own room to sleep in and not be stuck living out of a nook in our living room (which was a very real option we were considering). Gotta love city living.
This week we finally got some time to unpack and get ourselves back into a routine with a full work week after vacation. I also spent some time this week working on the registry since baby shower invites will be going out soon. I have received some awesome lists/spreadsheets/sticky notes/advice from friends and I keep referencing Lucie’s List for reviews, so that has all been really helpful. I am trying to find the balance of figuring out what essentials we need, while keeping things minimal — while it is awesome to have a second room, this is still NYC and we are still super tight on space! Would love any advice you all have.
Here is a little run down of where I am right now. Not sure if I love this format, but seems easy/straightforward for the time being.
Baby Updates (according to the apps) – Baby is now the size of an ear of corn, or according to Pregnant Chicken, a foot long sub! She should be about 1.3 lbs.
I feel/see her kicking throughout the day and night (especially anytime I lie down or eat or drink caffeine!) Her kicks used to feel like little flutters and now they are full on thumps. The other night, she was going so crazy in there that I couldn’t fall asleep. Is this a preview of life with a baby?
Workouts – Running has not been my favorite throughout this pregnancy, but I discovered this little prenatal yoga studio close to my office that I have been loving. Made it there twice this week. I’d love to get some morning walks back in the routine, but that extra hour of sleeping in is essential right now, so we’ll see how that goes.
Symptoms – Overall feeling really great this week. Lots of energy in the mornings, and then I get tired pretty in the early evening (Friday I was asleep by 9). I find myself getting very full quickly these days, and have had to cut back on my portion sizes. If I eat too much in one sitting my stomach gets tight and achey. But then 10 minutes after eating I can be starving. It’s weird! Not something I expected this early on.
What Sounds Good/Bad This Week – No food aversions this week. My diet lately is made up of a lot of: oatmeal, yogurt, toast, eggs, salads, soups, decaf iced coffee, water, La Croix. A lot of my “cravings” are just my normal life, non-pregnant cravings: pumpkin everything, all the coffee, and I am REALLY loving the pumpkin-shaped Reese’s (best chocolate to peanut butter ratio out of all the shapes, in my opinion!)
Sleep – Like every other pregnant lady out there, I am loving my Snoogle pillow. I curl up in that thing and fall asleep in a flash. Sleep overall has been really good. Sometimes I wake up once to pee, but no real insomnia this week.
What I’m Looking Forward To – Continuing to get the apartment unpacked and organized. Also continuing to feel the fun kicks from baby.
Best Moment of the Week – Brunching with friends on Sunday. They are all recent mommas and had lots of helpful advice and stories for me. I also left with a few big bags of maternity clothes (which I am super grateful for — my rotation of clothes at work has gotten very slim!) and teeny tiny adorable newborn clothes. Starting to imagine the little creature in my stomach wearing these clothes makes it all very real!
Overall I am feeling great and more than ever I am realizing how privileged I am to be able to have this experience. Although it is not always comfortable or easy, I am not taking any second of it for granted!
I leave you with this fun shirt my sister sent me. After a week in Italy and living off of take out during the move, I think I just might be growing a pizza in there 😉