TWENTY SEVEN WEEKS. Brooke came up with her pose for the picture and she was pretty proud of it.
Let’s chat about a few things going on this week!
-36.5 miles of running last week! Some of those miles were outside and some were on the treadmill. I’m transitioning over to treadmill running more and more because of the close proximity to a restroom and because it is darker in the mornings now. Either way, I’m just happy to be getting in miles! During my first trimester I definitely didn’t think I would be able to run this far into pregnancy because of how I was feeling but here we are and I’m going to keep taking one week at a time. PS Bangs Friend FOUND my favorite maternity belt—> it is here and it is beyond amazing! In my opinion, it is the best maternity belt because it is not a ton of material or massive but it is SO supportive!
-I started to get emails from my pregnancy app about delivery and post-baby stuff instead of the normal ones that I have gotten up until now about what is currently going on with my body… it makes me so excited that it is getting closer!
-Our little girl is now almost 2 pounds and about the size of a head of cauliflower. I feel her kicking throughout the day and night often and I love it. It just makes me so happy throughout the day to be sitting somewhere with my hand on my stomach and to feel her doing gymnastics in there.
*My current fresh fruit addiction is starting to get really expensive. I CAN’T STOP!
*This picture of Alysia Montano gives me so much inspiration as a pregnant runner. This is her at 8.5 months pregnant running the 800m race at the US Track and Field Championships (from a few years ago). Absolutely amazing.
-I haven’t eaten a pancake in a week or so… turns out that craving has passed. I’m hoping it will come back because we have a lot of Bisquick in our cupboard right about now. I also haven’t had a Culver’s custard shake in forever either.. I am missing that craving too.
-I have started to do some prenatal yoga this week and it has felt really good. Hard but good.
-Braxton Hicks contractions are happening every now and then for me! I definitely remember these when I was pregnant with Brooke too. Some days I don’t have any and some days I feel them a few times throughout the day.
PS my brother that just had his seventh baby sent this to me and I had to laugh;)
I thought I would compile a list of adaptations (for me and Andrew ha) that have occurred thus far in my pregnancy:) Let me know which ones you can relate with and your additional adjustments/adaptations that have been made during pregnancy!
*Going to bed 8 pm. When Andrew and I were dating we would stay up way late and for the first while in our marriage we would too. That came to a quick stop about 189 days ago.
*The gas station employees no longer remember me because I’m not there almost daily to pick up candy during this pregnancy.
*I am teaching the kids how to tie their own shoes because I just can’t do it anymore… and I pre-lace my running shoes if Andrew is asleep when I am leaving for a run and then I wear flip-flops the rest of the day.
*I’ve (and Andrew has) learned that my food choices change drastically by the minute. There is no telling what will sound good and Andrew has gone to pick up a few things over the last few months only to find out once he got home that it no longer sounded good.
*If I need food now, I can’t put it off like a normal human does until they can get food again… I need it now.
*No speed work! It’s kind of a weird feeling to go from speed work being a part of your weekly schedule to it not being a part of your schedule for a very long time. It’s been nice to take a step back from doing that and I’m positive I’ll be so hungry for really pushing myself when I am able to do it again. I can’t wait.
*My center of gravity is completely off. I fall a lot when I’m not pregnant but pregnancy makes me even more clumsy so I now pay attention to each and every step I make.
*One day I’ll feel completely normal with my emotions/feelings/hormones and the next day I will cry over everything while not really knowing what I am crying over. I’ve just adapted to not knowing how I will ever really feel ha.
*I have a strong obsession with pregnancy pants, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to normal jeans again. Pregnancy pants are SO comfortable. Why do we have to ever have buttons and non-stretchy materials with our pants?!
*Anything productive in my life happens at the beginning of the day. I used to get a bunch of my work, cleaning, life stuff done at night once the kids went to bed but not anymore. I run really early so that I can then work and get as much done as possible before the clock strikes afternoon and my body says no more:)
*’Pukey’ is a word that has become a part of everyone’s vocabulary in my family. Oops.
*Remember my shirt that I made that said, “I’m sorry for what I said at mile 20”? Now I need a shirt to wear each morning for Andrew that says, “I’m sorry for what I said after 8 pm last night.”
*I now just expect myself to hate something that I love after about 2 weeks of eating it… I end up eating so much of it that I can never look at it again. My relationship with Pringles will never be restored.
*I cried while watching Bachelor in Paradise. That is just not normal. Or healthy.
*To not even look at my garmin while I’m running. I used to stare at my pace throughout a run constantly and now I look at my distance only and could care less about my pace… as long as I’m moving, I’m happy. I also don’t think about paces anymore like I used to, I think a lot about this little girl.
*I can run but ask me to walk up and down the stairs for something that isn’t super important… yep, not going to happen.
*Every summer of Brooke’s life = I want to go swimming with her as much as possible. This summer = I did everything possible to avoid the pool. Not sure if that was because I didn’t want to have to wash our hair afterwards or if the idea of being in the sun made me want to pass out… probably a combination of both.
*I use the pregnancy card quite often to win any disagreements I am having with Andrew;)
*The kids now only wrestle Andrew… they are quite careful with me which is super sweet!
*I feel really hot most of the day so I have adapted to have cold air blowing on me as much as possible. My parents even now turn on the air conditioning when I come over… for some reason they aren’t really into air conditioners but they know it makes me happy at this point.
*Sometimes I’ll be talking to my sister on the phone and she will think I’m out on a run… nope, I just got up from the couch to go to the kitchen. Shortness of breath comes anytime I go from doing nothing to doing something and I’m used to it now:)
What are some of the biggest adaptations that you have made with your pregnancies (either now or previous pregnancies)!?