32 Weeks

Baby is the size of a:  Head of lettuce.

Due date: Sept 3rd, 2016

Total weight gain:  I have not gotten on the scale since the doc.  I believe I was right about 25 lbs.

Sleep:  Still sleeping, but getting up to go to the ladies room frequently.  TMI, but my uterus gets really really unhappy if I don’t empty my bladder often, and I’ll get some tightness.  Not quite full on contractions, but you know what I mean?

Best moment this week:  The girls from one of the studios I teach at threw me and another expectant mama a shower at the studio.  I was feeling a little like “omg no one is going to show and this is going to be so embarrassing,” and of course, it wasn’t like that at all.

Food cravings:   I have really been watching my sugar.  Even before getting pregnant, I think I developed a pretty wicked sweet tooth after consuming a LOT of artificial sweetener, especially when I was at fat camp. (Seriously, if you’re new here, I’ll tell you about it one day).  I think I could do a lot more sugar if I just kind of let it go, but I don’t want to put myself in danger of developing GD, especially after I passed my test and everything.  It’s so not worth it.

Food aversions:  Most anything else.

Symptoms:  After repeated visits to the chiro, I’m actually feeling really good in my lower back, but I’m not feeling particularly great in my pelvis.  It’s a little hard to explain, but some major vagina bone (technical term) has kept me from doing long distances, and has definitely made me change some of the exercises that I AM still doing.

Looking forward to:  You know, I didn’t make it to the pool this week.  I am really going to try and make the pool this week, like I was talking about last week.


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29 Weeks

Baby is the size of a:  Small cabbage.  I know what this vegetable is, at long last!  I’m looking at you rutabaga!  Still have little to no clue about what I might do should I encounter a rutabega.

Due date: Sept 3rd, 2016

Total weight gain:  Still holding it down at 22 lbs.  My mom was really surprised when she saw me last Wednesday – she was very sweet and said I didn’t look like I’d gained much at all.  But there’s definitely a belly in my way so I’m not really bending over to paint my toes, if that makes any sense to you.

Sleep:  I am sleeping, but starting to have some pain when I sleep on my right side, like I’m smooshing something important.  I’ve been sleeping with something called a Snoogle (weird name, I know), that I can shove between my knees to make sleep more comfy.  And bathroom breaks are always a must for me.

Fun fact – I already got makeup on my Snoogle.  

Best moment this week:  I went shopping with my mom and sister and registered for a lot.  I am cleaning up the registry now and am actually getting things done.  The house/nursery is next!

Food cravings:   Always sparkling things.  Lots of smoothies still because they are SO easy to digest.  And this past weekend, I sought out a monster slice of coconut cake from a local restaurant and it was perfect.

Food aversions:  I just can’t eat a TON.  The more I grow, the smaller my stomach gets squished, and the harder it is for me to eat anything but small, frequent meals.  Huge meals or things that are heavily fried or heavy on the fiber are really difficult for me to digest.

Symptoms:  I’m going BACK to the chiro tomorrow.  My lower back is still a mess, but the visits seem to prevent me from descending into completely lower back/pelvic obliteration.

Looking forward to:  A bath this evening.  Hopefully some warm water will help my back 🙂


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22 Weeks – Changing it Up!

I thought I’d change up the questions this week because I was so late with my 21 weeks update, and I don’t want to bore you with the same exact questions.  Plus, I thought you might be interested in some of the questions I get, almost on a daily basis.  And then maybe you can stop asking me them.  Kidding!  (Kinda).

So I’m 22 weeks pregnant, which means I am pretty well halfway through the pregnancy.  I am not that fat, but I feel whaleish, so my go-to defense mechanism to to make a fat joke before other folks can, and it makes people really uncomfortable.  The baby is about the size of a spaghetti squash, which sounds HUMONGOUS, and is moving around a good bit.  It’s a little boy, and he’s due on September third of this year.

Onto the questions!

How are you feeling?  Really weird, honestly.  Physically, things feel like they changed overnight.  Emotionally/mentally, I don’t feel like myself, and that’s weird for me.  I feel a little uncomfortable in my own skin, and very crabby sometimes.  I feel concerned that I have no real idea of what I’m doing, and that my natural approach is to just “figure it out” like everyone else does.  My lack of freaking out is freaking me out, in a sense.  But a mom recently commented on a post a few weeks back that, pregnant with her second, she doesn’t feel like herself.  The normalizing of that feeling in that statement made me feel much better.  

Are you still teaching?  Of course!  I get really surprised when people ask me this question because teaching is/has been a part of my job.  The classes that have become uncomfortable to teach are Step/Bosu classes, but I’m still teaching Zumba, BodyPump™, Cycle, and whatever else is needed.  I am not running nearly as much because it feels really really uncomfortable, like I’m hurting my bladder.  Even now, if I’m on the treadmill, I have to go to the bathroom before I start, and I usually have to get off to go again after a few minutes.  I’ve talked to some running moms about this, and sometimes it happens, and sometimes it doesn’t.  I wasn’t meant to run marathons this pregnancy, or maybe any of my pregnancies, but I do what I can.

You look really small!  Is the baby measuring okay?  Um.  I think people genuinely think this is a compliment.  Generally, I think it’s best if you don’t really comment on someone’s size, but folks think that telling you you either look huge or small, and then inquiring about your child’s health is okay.  It’s sort of not, and I have to hold back the urge to roll my eyes when I hear this one.  The measurement question really come from someone who’s really sweet, and I know she just didn’t think.

On the flip, an older person literally asked me if I was getting kinda fat.  When I told her I was pregnant, she seemed less than fully embarrassed,

Do you have cravings/are you sick?  Not really.  You’d really think you could eat nonstop while pregnant, but overeating is really not a thing.  The times I have overdone it, I get awful reflux, and I sit around feeling really really sorry for myself, trying not to puke.  It’s mostly just small meals and snacks, and nothing really in particular that I HAVE to have.  Other than seltzer.  I love seltzer and soda water.  I get loads from the Burger King down the street.

This is another point, but I don’t know how Burger King stays in business.  I go in there every other day or so to get seltzer, and there’re never really more than like 5 people at a time in there.  They haven’t changed the decor in like 30 years either.  I am so lost.

Do you know what you’re having?  Yes!  We’re having a boy.

Do you have names picked out?  No, not really.  We have plenty of time to think about it though, and I don’t really plan to share when we decide.  That’s for us, I think.


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