18 weeks 4 days
I had my monthly visit with the midwife this morning and was a little bummed to find out I've gained 6 pounds in the last 4 weeks. I thought I was being so good - really aiming for 1lb per week as directed. Apparently, my home scale is a little more lenient than that of the midwife.
However, considering I was so sick the first 3 months and gained next to nothing, 6 lbs total isn't so bad. My midwife put it into perspective, too. She measured me at 2 weeks larger than I should be, which means the baby has grown a lot this month.
Looking down at her chart, she said, "Ooh, your first was 8lbs 3oz! Oh you'll have no trouble with a 9 pounder!" Yikes! Not really what I want to hear! :)
Another cool late-morning meant another great run. I didn't have much time, so I was only out for 30 minutes or so and a quarter mile less than 3 miles. I started really slow, taking walk breaks every 4 minutes, but 15 minutes into it, I didn't want to stop. My pace picked up to a steady 9:50 minute mile (2 minutes faster than my "normal pregnancy" pace) and I'm sure I could have done a couple more if I had time.