28 & 29 weeks

Last week flew by and before I knew it the week was done! The only “exciting” thing that happened last week was I got my RH factor shot (since I have O- blood). The wait was long and the shot hurt but it’s done now :)

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I’m having a hard time believing I’m already 29 weeks, we are almost in single digits for the countdown!

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29 weeks:
Weight gain: I had an appointment this week and found out I’m up 17 pounds. I feel like it’s mostly in my belly!

Workouts: I went to the gym 3 times and trained with my client. I tried to run on Saturday but after a mile it got uncomfortable.  I’m going to try again this weekend!

Symptoms: Occasional heartburn & lower back pain.

Movement: He loves to kick! He is very active from 9-10 am, after I eat lunch, & in the early evening.  One of my favorite things to do it watch my belly move!

Food Aversions/Cravings: Still loving fresh fruit, and ice cold water. No real adversions (yay, I can eat chicken again!).

Sleep: still sleeping great! I just wake up every time I switch from the left to right side.

Stretch marks: None

Fun Things from the week: We ordered a chair for the nursery from Zulily and it came in already! I love it! I can’t wait to spend many night rocking the boy to sleep!

Looking forward to: My friend who is due days before me is coming up from Tennessee for her shower and I can’t wait to see her bump in person!

Belly button: Sometimes it’s in, sometimes its out a little. I think it depends on where the baby is laying.

Wedding rings: still on, but I sent my engagement ring off to get sized. Its always been a half size smaller than my wedding band and it was getting snug. It should be back today!

Happy or moody? : I’m happy for the most part! But if I’m hungry I get grouchy :)


Hopefully this weekend I can sit down to type up some posts! I have so much to share about personal training but I never take the type to write anymore.

End of second trimester -27 weeks

The first trimester went so slow! The second. ..well it flew by! I have a feeling the third will be even faster! I hope the second trimester energy keeps up for a while even though I’ve read it slowly goes away.

27 weeks:
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Weight gain: As of my 25 week appointment I’m up 11 pounds. Right on track!

Workouts: I ran 4 miles on Saturday and felt great running, after my hips felt sore. I think my long distance days are over. I’m going to stick to 3-4 miles. I got to the gym 3 days and really enjoyed that. I’ve been focusing more on cross training. Thats what feels good!

Symptoms: Occasional heartburn.

Movement: He loves to kick! I’m now feeling those wave type movements, so cool and weird! Andy felt him the other day and said the same thing!

Food Aversions/Cravings: Still loving fresh fruit, and ice cold water. I ate chicken a few times last week so I think that aversion is going away.

Sleep: still sleeping great!

Stretch marks: None

Fun Things from the week: Thanks to the Kate Spade 75% off sale I picked up this diaper bag for $99! I’ve been saving giftcards for a special treat and this was it!

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We also ordered a glider for his room from Zulily that I’m in love with! I can’t wait for it to arrive! My best friend is throwing me a shower in June and the invitations went out this week!

Looking forward to: the three day weekend!

Belly button: Sometimes it’s in, sometimes its out a little. I think it depends on where the baby is laying.

Wedding rings: still on

Happy or moody? : I’m happy for the most part! But if I’m hungry I get grouchy :)

26 week update

I’m a little late on my weekly update but as they say better late than never!

26 weeks:

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Weight gain: As of my 25 week appointment I’m up 11 pounds. Right on track!

Workouts: I took a break from running after doing the half last week. I went to the gym 4 times. I am loving cross training right now.

Symptoms: Occasional heartburn.

Movement: He loves to kick! Kicks are becoming stronger and more forceful.

Food Aversions/Cravings: Still loving fresh fruit, and ice cold water. I’m getting better about chicken but still wouldn’t order it if we went out to dinner.

Sleep: still sleeping great!

Stretch marks: None

Fun Things from the week: We bought paint for his room and a shelf at IKEA. I love seeing his room come together! We also finished up the registries.

Looking forward to: Painting the room!

Belly button: Sometimes it’s in, sometimes its out a little. I think it depends on where the baby is laying.

Wedding rings: still on

Happy or moody? : I’m happy for the most part! But if I’m hungry I get grouchy :)

Flying Pig Half Marathon

This may just be my favorite race recap! My brother came to me last fall and said he wanted to run the Flying Pig half. I told him I would love to train with him and that it was totally possible to get him to the starting line in just 16 weeks. I already decided that I was going to take a break from the full so it was the perfect opportunity to run the half! When I found out I was pregnant in December I said as long as my doctor gives me the green light I would still run this race! I felt so lucky to be able to run during the whole first trimester and continued on to the second. On to the recap!

It just so happened that my cousin Stacey was going to be in town for the Pig. I was more than excited to run with her as well since it was her first Pig experience too! My brother picked us up at 5 am to make it to the starting line early. I knew I’d have to make a porta-potty stop before the race started so I was happy to get up early! We waited about 10 minutes in the line and made our way back to the corral. On the way back I was stopped by a news crew. One of the anchors is pregnant as well so she saw my bump and asked me if I would mind being interviewed, which of course I agreed! The interview was SO fun. That pretty much made my day! My best friend saw it on TV and posted a picture on my Facebook:

 

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1175260_10202441912063676_1948587698723690343_nAndy downloaded the interview so we can show the baby one day!

Once we got to the corral we had about 10 minutes till the start. I told my brother to run his own race and gave him some last minute advice. The gun went off and we crossed the starting line. That is when I lost him. I ran with Stacey for the first four miles. I was feeling good running at a 9:45-10:00 pace. I was running more off heart rate than a specific pace. My goal was to just finish. I really wanted to run the whole thing but if I felt like I needed to walk then I was going to walk.

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Stacey was feeling a little tightness in her hamstring so she told me to go on. I left her at about mile 4. We were getting ready to come up on one of my favorite spots on the race, 7th street! The street is full of people who always pump me up! The crowd is the best at that spot! I knew my family would be coming up soon so I kept an eye out for them!

I had flashbacks to last year as I was making the hill climb. I remembered how bad my legs felt at that point (about 6 miles) and how GREAT I was feeling this year. I made the turn into Eden Park and saw my family. I asked how David was doing and they said he was doing awesome which made me happy. I switched  water bottles with Andy and made my way up the hill.

I kept my head down and just focused on one step at a time. Before I knew it I was up at the top of the hill and was making my way to the spilt. Again, I had flashbacks to last year of when I really debated about going with the half marathon runners, so this year it was nice to be on the left side of the street! I ate my first GU at mile 9.

My pace was in the 10′s while going up the hill. The downhill descend did bring my pace back into the upper 9′s. I thought the downhill might feel nice but was I wrong! My quads were burning the entire time! I knew the end was near so I just kept trucking along. I grabbed an orange slice from a volunteer, so refreshing!

I had pretzels with me so during the last few miles I kept snacking and drinking water. I was still feeling really good as I was heading into the 12th mile. I felt like I needed a restroom stop but since I was so close to the end I just kept going. I feared it would be hard to start back running after stopping!

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I made the last turn before the finish line and all I could do was smile! I did it! I ran the whole 13.1 miles while being 6 months pregnant and I felt great! I crossed the finish line at 2:13, which is my slowest half, but I could not be more proud of that time!

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Oh-and my brother ran an amazing first race! He crossed the finish line clocking in at 1:53! Such a fantastic time as a first timer on a hilly course! I’m curious to see how fast he would be on a flat course :)

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The Pig has a special place in my heart. It was my first, and second, marathon. It’s in my hometown, it’s fun, and it gets the whole city involved! I will tell my son about this being his first race. I hope that one day he gets in on the fun and does the kids fun run!

 

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Birthday + 25 weeks update

May 6 is a great day. It’s the day I decided to make my way into this world!  Every year my birthday just comes faster and faster! Some how I’m turning 28 today. I’m feeling really thankful this year. I’m growing a baby boy, have a fantastic husband, have a great family who came to support my brother & me at the Pig (which went great! Recap soon!), and am feeling pretty darn happy!


25 weeks!

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Weight gain: I had an appointment yesterday I’m up 11 pounds. Right on track!

Workouts: I ran a total of 19 miles, 13.1 of which were the Flying Pig Half Marathon. I took it easy to save my legs for the race.

Symptoms: Occasional heartburn.

Movement: He loves to kick! I actually felt him kick during the race. I’m pretty sure he was running with me!

Food Aversions/Cravings: Still loving fresh fruit, plain bagels, and cheeseburgers. We’ve been grilling out every weekend and I love it! Grilled /baked chicken continues to gross me out.

Sleep: still sleeping great!

Stretch marks: None

Fun Things from the week: I made the news for running the half while pregnant! It’s a fun memento to have. We saved the file to show the baby one day! We also registered at one place. We are slowly working on his room. The rug came in yesterday and we bought paint samples. I passed the glucose test which is good!

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Looking forward to: Picking a paint color, & finishing the registry.

Belly button: It’s still in but looks different.

Wedding rings: still on

Happy or moody? : I’m happy for the most part! But if I’m hungry I get grouchy :)