We celebrated 24 weeks of being pregnant this week. That’s right, I’m officially 6 months along in this journey. Crazy! Here are a few highlights from our life with Baby Arnold…
How Big Is the Baby? Baby Arnold is currently the size of a cantaloupe. Imagine the size of a cantaloupe for a second. Yes…that’s exactly what I thought.
It’s (Still) A…Secret. I spent the majority of the week in St. Louis and Chicago at conferences with my coworkers and friends/colleagues in the field. I had a great time fielding the “what are you having?” question along with the inevitable boy/girl guesses. For those interested, I had more “it’s a girl” statements than “it’s a boy.”
How I’m Feeling – I’m feeling fabulous. Traveling was tiring this week, but I tried to balance work with eating healthily, drinking plenty of water, exercising and resting. While I certainly don’t have a magic formula, I do think I know what works for me. Well…for now. I’m really trying hard to listen to my body and to give it what it needs.
How I’m Changing – Look at this bump!
How I’m Staying Active – I met my goal and was active for at least 60 minutes every day this week. I managed to incorporate walking and yoga into my workout regimen this week, along with a personal training session from Mandy. My favorite workout was a two-hour walk through Chicago on Friday — it was glorious! I also participated in a 5K while at a conference in Chicago. I walked the race, but was able to finish it in 53 minutes. I was tempted to run (or at least try to), but common sense told me to w-a-l-k.
What I’m Eating – I’m still trying to eat healthily, although travel frequently complicates this. Sometimes the problem is a lack of healthy food options, other times the problem is my desire to try local, often unhealthy, delicacies. Either way, I’m always trying to balance it all out. This week, I couldn’t help myself and treated myself to two tasty Chicago treats — a hot dog at the Navy Pier and bites of doughnuts from Do-Rite Doughnuts. Both treats were melt-in-your-mouth goodness. I figure if you aren’t treating yourself at 6 months pregnant…well, then I guess you just aren’t me.
What I’m Wearing – I added a few new maternity dresses into my wardrobe this week. I’m loving these navy maternity dress options that I found recently at Nordstrom and Isabella Oliver…
What We’re Buying – I purchased a few cute items at Baby Gap for Baby Arnold while in Chicago. Additionally, during my travels in St. Louis, my coworkers surprised me with a baby shower. It was fun and a very special gesture. In addition to a very generous Target gift target, I also received a mini library of children’s books for Baby Arnold from my colleagues. Every book was personalized and gifted to me in a very meaningful way. I work with the best people and am proud to be part of a special work family.
The Nursery – While I was traveling, our contractor began work on the nursery. The crews removed all of the built-in furniture (except the bookcase) and while there is still a lot of electrical and cosmetic work to be done, we are very excited about the progress.
Official 24 Week Photo