Oh, and I decided to ditch the shirt I was using for my first two preggers photos. I’ll probably do a different one each time. We’ll see.
Weight this week: 122 lb.
I started out at about 112-115 pounds (I’m 5′2″ and a bit), so I’ve gained about 7 pounds already. I’m supposed to gain anywhere from 25-40 pounds, so I should end up anywhere from 140-155 lbs. WOWZERS. But it’s for a good cause.
Measurements around largest part of my tummy: 31.5″
Measurements around smallest part of my waist: 29″ — Waaaah! Oh well. It’s for a good cause.
I’ve been doing pretty well with my exercises. My back has been hurting when I wake up in the morning, and I think those exercises have helped to alleviate the pain a bit. The lady CLAIMS that you’ll be all nice and toned if you continue the program regularly, but I’m skeptical.
Life saving tip: The rubber band method of fitting into your pre-pregnancy jeans [Warning: the lady shows a little tummy for the tutorial. :) ]. I don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on new maternity jeans (well, I DO, but that wouldn’t be good), so I’m scouring thrift stores and clearance racks (I found some new preggers jeans at Target for $10) and making do with what I have.
I have been obsessed (as Reuben could testify) with DIY projects lately: cloth diapers, tiny hats, sweaters, etc. etc. Perhaps once I complete a few projects I’ll share them with ya’ll.
And there’s my 20 weeks update.
Do you have any tips, tricks or advice you’d like to share? Please leave a comment — I’m a new mama and need all the help I can get. :)
Have a lovely day!