I thought this pregnancy I would be doing weekly or at least monthly updates, ha! Between buying a house, the holidays, work and running after a toddler that didn’t happen.
So here’s where we’re at currently; I might as well get in at least one update.
Symptoms: A lot of Braxton hicks contractions, mild cramping and anxiety. The usual issues of sleepless nights and waking all the time to go pee. Hungry but I never feel like anything. Generally tired and sleeping more than usual.
Weight gain: 30 ish pounds (a tad more than last time!)
Exercise: 30-45 minutes of weights / Tone it Up / MommaStrong most mornings before my toddler wakes up. Walks a few times a week which are increasingly shorter due to back pain. Exercise is a sad state of affairs for me right now, but I didn’t prioritize it enough and I’m trying to avoid further ab separation. I purposely (and sadly) stopped swimming around half way through this pregnancy since I’ve had a lot of concern about diastisis recti. I’m pretty sure I’ll be dealing with healing ab separation post-partum. That being said I am soooo ready to get my body back, with the help of PT. I know it will take some time, but at least the end of the pregnancy stage is in sight.
Thinking about: girl names (don’t have it decided yet!), and how to balance two kids, work and athletics. But equally not looking forward to sleep deprivation with a new born. At least I know the new born phase is temporary and as hard as it is there will be an end. I’ve been obsessively thinking about racing again, even though I know it is a long way away. Moving to California has been amazing, but the pendulum swung the opposite way and I put a lot into work this past year. I can’t wait to get to a middle ground.
Wishing for: The usual wine, sushi. Running. Getting my hair done (next week!). Also fitting into my Betty gear and getting new gear. I want it all! It’s vain and I realize I’m very blessed with a healthy pregnancy, but I’m tired of my large body and can’t wait to feel cute again!
Third trimester shots:
Mood: pretty freaked out that my son is home with the flu (with me) and I really don’t want to have the flu while in labor. Also pretty “meh” in general lately.
I hope all is well with you readers! This week will be spent getting Nathan well again, some pre-school tours and the general nesting (cleaning, stocking the fridge).