Due Date: June 5, 2020
Baby’s Gender: Still a Boy ;)
Cravings/Aversions: We are currently in the middle of a Coronavirus ‘Shelter In Place’ which means I am living in an alternate reality (remember, I write this for posterity, I know it’s not news to you reading it in real time!). I am exhausted from caring for my child, trying to do work, clean and work out and never leave the house. SO, that said I am eating too many things, too often. Cooking with Marina is a great activity, but then I end up eating and snacking non-stop, and by dinner am craving unhealthy pasta and pizza dinners. In the morning I drink coffee even though I shouldn’t, and I have a few more glasses of wine a week than I would otherwise. Rules are sort of out the window at this point, and so is my ‘pregnancy diet’.
Size of Baby: According to my app the baby is 3 lbs already which means it doubled since last bump date. Crazy to think that this baby could be that large already considering Marina was only 5 lbs 12 oz at birth!
Total Weight Gain: I am up 19-20 lbs which is actually pretty even to my last pregnancy. The difference is that I feel like I am carrying it almost completely in my bump this time, whereas last time the weight was much more spread out. Maybe that’s typical for girl vs. boy pregnancies?
Exercise: Being stuck at home has changed my workout routine yet again. I am doing completely online workouts, rotating between DanceBody online 3x/week, Yoga 3x/week, and strength training 1-2x/week.
Favorite piece of clothing to wear right now: Aside from sweatpants? Umm… well my reality is mostly sweatpants and leggings but probably twice a week I try to put on a fancy dress (like in these pics) to enjoy a nice meal and glass of wine. You have to break the monotony somehow and your self-esteem can really suffer the longer you ‘keep yourself down,’ you know? Plus with the pregnancy hormones, a much needed dress up session does the brain some good.
Baby Movement: Still lots of kicks! Not doing any kick counts at the moment because I can tell he’s doing fine at the moment, but I’m sure soon enough I will have to keep better track.
What I’m stressing about: The stress of the moment puts all the others to shame. Giving birth during Coronavirus of course! At this point, we don’t know what the status of hospital births will be like by June 5th. Everything could be in the clear, or we could be restricted to not having our partners with us for delivery. At this point it looks like the latter is unlikely, but there will definitely be restrictions on having any additional guests, and limits for the spouse on entering and exiting the hospital. But honestly I’m more worried about how contagious and dangerous Covid-19 will be for myself, a newborn, and a 2 year old. They say pregnant women seem to have some immunity to it, and children are less at risk, however no one wants to be the exception and being in a hospital is really putting chance to the test. My doctors appointments for the next 6-8 weeks will all be via Zoom chats, which scares me a bit as well, since I know that at the end things like blood pressure and weight gain can be indicative of any trouble. My hope is that by the next bumpdate the world we are living in feels safer and on the downswing of this pandemic.