Last week in the 20s!
*We have our babymoon this weekend! For approximately 45 hours we will be kid free and I’m going to do my best to stay up past 8:30 pm even;) On our schedule—> lots of food, lots of relaxing and temperatures in the 70s!
*I had my 28 week appointment (and now we have an appointment every two weeks ahhhh) and my doctor told me I am measuring right on. He also said I am gaining the ‘perfect’ amount of weight whatever that means exactly but I’m happy that without even knowing where I’m at on the scale, I’m gaining the weight needed!
*Yep, definitely did NOT enjoy the drink this time… I had a really hard time drinking this. My results came back and I passed so that is good but that drink is torture:)
*Our baby’s most active times of day: Every time I am trying to fall asleep, rest or relax.
*We chose our baby’s name months ago and we had a middle name picked out too but I changed my mind. So, we are on the hunt for a new middle name.
*The other night I was complaining to Andrew (sorry Andrew) about how pregnancy feels like it lasts an eternity. So then he decided to look up how long different animals are pregnant for to help me feel better about our pregnancies…. Elephants carry their babies for almost TWO YEARS, white rhinos are pregnant for 15-16 months and camels are pregnant for 14 months. It made me feel better about these 266 days;)
*The baby gets more kisses than I do from the kids already:)
*I loved this little tip at the end… ‘and after your baby is born, she’ll know you by your familiar scent.’ This whole thing is quite amazing.
*This is random and it probably has nothing to do with pregnancy but I thought I would ask… anyone else get leg cramps in the middle of the night while pregnant? I have NEVER had leg cramps in my life but I have had a few in the last few weeks that have waken me up and hurt like crazy for about a minute.
*Chocolate covered raisins are still a happy part of my day… Thank you Brooke for bringing them to me in bed at night. She loves the smell of them ha!
*I had two big cravings this last week. One was for a chicken wrap from BYU and the other was for Asphalt Pie from Wingers. This tasted amazing! Once I had it I haven’t wanted it again but it was sure good! I’m also loving milk right now (especially in the form of hot chocolate), fruit, spaghetti (glad that one is back) and sandwiches.
*I think this about sums up pregnancy for me.
*I think my running is actually feeling the best it has since I got pregnant. I remember feeling like this with Brooke too. Overall I am feeling my best which is why running is too but it makes me very glad that I stuck with running through the really hard parts so that I could enjoy 3rd trimester running. 43 miles last week! Fastest mile lately= 7:48 and the rest are usually in the 9:20s!
*My sense of smell is still quite amazing… I can smell which Jelly Belly flavor that Andrew is eating if he is in the same room as me:) He is always impressed by this new skill of mine.
I have received a few questions about this topic so I thought I would share my experience and I would love to hear yours too! People have emailed wondering if I scaled back my mileage or intensity in my training when I was trying to get pregnant. Andrew and I decided that we wanted to start trying to have a baby last Christmas. We decided to get the IUD out after our Hawaii trip (I was not wanting to have morning sickness while there:) in January and then the next appointment I could get was in February. I was training for a half marathon after I had my IUD out and while it wasn’t my hardest training cycle ever, I was still putting in plenty of hard workouts of mile repeats, tempos, yassos and running 50ish miles a week. I wasn’t super worried about training ‘hard’ affecting my chances of getting pregnant but I did ask a few of my friends that train really hard and have kids how it affected them… all of them said the same thing, they were able to get pregnant while training hard. I knew that once I was pregnant, I would naturally (and boy did I) want/need to back off my pace and intensity but decided to keep training ‘hard’ until then!
For me personally, I think my body is used to running like I am training for something (i.e. speed 1-2 times a week and 50 mpw) so I don’t think training hard was (or will be in the future) a factor for me. BUT I think the biggest thing for me with running and being able to get pregnant is all about taking care of myself properly while training hard. Eating enough calories each day, keeping my body fat in a good place, resting enough and hydrating/refueling like a champ. Without those things, yes I think training hard would obviously affect my chances of getting pregnant. PS remember I have no formal education in this area… just sharing what my experience is! There are so many different issues that affect our fertility (I sure wish this wasn’t the case) and when we can get pregnant but for me personally, if my body was in a good place (aka not struggling with amenorrhea like it used to) then I was able to continue to train hard and get pregnant. We are all so different but this is how it worked for me.
Pregnant readers… how is your sleeping going at night? Anyone else have leg cramps? Anyone else up at 3 AM!? We should all Skype or something in the middle of the night.
What about you… did running/training hard affect your fertility?
How did the glucose test go for you?