This little nugget just keeps growing in there…

 

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I forgot to post this update last week…but here it is!

 

HERE’S WHAT’S UP WITH BABY POWERHOUSE THIS WEEK:

  • He’s roughly 13 inches long, around 1.5lbs and the size of an eggplant or ear of corn
  • His lungs are developing significantly now and are producing surfactant – a material that will help his lungs expand and operate once he’s out of the womb
  • He gained about 1/4 of a pound last week in bones, fat and muscle
  • His skin is pinkish due to capillaries
  • Baby has eyelashes, eyebrows and hair though they still lack pigment at this point

 

AND HERE’S WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING WITH ME THIS PAST WEEK:

Weight gain/swelling/innie vs outtie: Somewhere around 10-12 pounds would be my guess. The belly button is flattening out every week but not quite a full outtie yet.

 

Workouts: Still going strong and loving them.

 

The weight is significantly lowered but it feels great to be moving and active still.

 

Symptoms: Still some nagging low back pain and the occasional headache but other than that we’re feeling good. I still can’t stress enough how grateful I am to be feeling so well during this pregnancy.

 

Food This Week: Enjoying all the usual faves and just trying to ensure I’m getting in lots of nutrient dense foods.

 

Greek yogurt + parmesan chicken with homemade oven baked fries and roasted veggies
Greek yogurt + parmesan chicken with homemade oven baked fries and roasted veggies

 

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Chicken stir fry

 

Sleep: I’m definitely starting to toss and turn more at night. I find I’m sleeping in a bit more (which I’m sooooo lucky to be able to do) because I’m not getting the same quality of sleep I was used to.

 

Fun Stuff From the Week: We went to Waterloo to watch some of our athletes play. It was SO cold out!

 

It's amazing we can go to a game and see this many Powerhouse athletes on the field at once.
It’s amazing we can go to a game and see this many Powerhouse athletes on the field at once.

 

 

 

Baby/Maternity Items Purchased: No but I was gifted a couple of really cute items I’ll have to take some pictures of.

 

Looking Forward To: Meeting my OB in a couple weeks! I feel like meeting her and being at the actual hospital will make things really sink in!

 

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Baby Powerhouse: 24 Weeks
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