Walking in the Lord's Grace day by day....


25 Weeks

How big is baby: 25 Weeks | Eggplant
How I'm feeling: A little bit of of everything. Discouraged that despite my efforts of eating like I normally do. Completely gluten free and 95% sugar free, and hitting the gym, yoga, barre often that I am rapidly gaining weight. Not just normal numbers, but big ones. Not as much am I sad about the weight gain and my body image (which isn't a fun) I just want to be best prepared physically for my work in June and being active and mobile. Which I know should be fine if I just keep moving. I am just trying not to get in a stage where I "limit" or have to try really hard to watch what I am eating. I just wanted to be free of that in my pregnancy. Also free of having to workout obsessively. That I can only do a Yoga class and feel like that is enough somedays. I have struggled so much of my life with food and my body, I just really would love to keep that relationship healthy as I feel like the Lord has healed it pre-pregnancy. Again, not complaining if it is normal for me and my pregnancies, but just making sure there is nothing I can do to help control it more that I am.
Weight gain/loss: 25-28.5 pds. It has been really crazy off the charts up and down and has been a little scary this past week. I will be heading to the doctor on Thursday to triple check all is well before travel to North Carolina. I am just a little worried as I do feel like I eat really well and clean and I exercise at least 4-6 days a week.
Stretch marks: None I see yet.
Sleep: Actually sleeping really well this week, figuring out the right pillow between the legs is the best! My favorite is actually Savasana at the end of my classes at Blooma. Honestly I feel like I could sleep for hours even though I think it's about 3-5 minutes.
Diet/Cravings/Aversions: I want sugar everything. Especially when trying to watch things more this week to try to slow down my gains. Still having minimal things, but my body is craving. PB and Banana with dark choco chips and Paleo Muffins Chocolate Chips.
Movement: Lots of movement, but it's light and it's higher or mid belly.
What I'm loving: I was able to elliptical and swim this week and been doing YOGA! Feeling grateful!
Symptoms: Bloating. Discouragement about weight. Ribs aching and growing another bra size.
What I'm looking forward to: Getting some fabric in the mail from Etsy for the nursery.
Best moment of the week: Today I got my hair done for the first time in 8 weeks (4 weeks overdue) and my nails done in preparation for some photos next week hopefully on the beach. I rented two rent the runway dresses and hopefully they will fit ;)
Verse that I am clinging to: Psalm 139:2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. Felt like I need to pray it out. Lord God, you know my heart and you know my body that is growing this little guy. Will you keep my thoughts focused on you and not on the million and one things I can be doing wrong? Help me to get clarity around the weight gain and just be able to feel happy and confident. I need you Lord. Every hour I need you. Thank you for this crazy beautiful gift. For your sovereignty in our lives for so many amazing blessings. Thank you AMEN>

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  1. Gina, you are beautiful and I know you are doing everything right to take care of yourself and your baby boy.

  2. You're pregnant girl. As long as you're being healthy... don't worry about being perfect!!! You look SO amazing! Seriously. You're going to make a beautiful mama!!


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