I am really anxious for it to ACTUALLY feel like spring. We still have snow on the ground here in New Hampshire even though it’s 55° degrees today. Not too cold to have bare legs, but not warm enough to go without a light jacket!
I got this maternity dress from Zulily for $12.79 and it was worth every penny. The size small fits great and seems like it has plenty of stretch for my belly to grow too. I’m 22 weeks pregnant right now so far I’ve gained 14 pounds. I had gained 25+ pounds at 22 weeks pregnant with my last baby so I’m actually doing pretty good in my opinion.
I’ve been exercising and working out 5-6 days a week for at least 30-45 minutes. I’ve also been trying to eat as healthy as possible instead of eating for two like I normally do! I’ve gained more than I wanted to this early in pregnancy, but there is only so much you can do about pregnancy weight gain. With this being my FIFTH pregnancy, my body knows exactly what it wants to do – pack on as many pounds as possible!!! It’s been a tough job convincing my body that I don’t actually need to gain 55-65+ pounds every pregnancy.
Pregnancy has it’s up and downs and it’s hard to stay positive sometimes with all the pregnancy hormones, physical discomforts, and sheer exhaustion from growing another human. It’s important to focus on something that makes you happy and brings you joy. For me, that’s staying in shape and looking good, so that’s what I’m trying to focus on with this pregnancy. I’m just taking it one day at a time, trying to stay committed to exercising
Can’t wait to see what this new little person looks like and what kind of fun dynamic they add to our flavorful family.