I’m not quite sure how it got to be May 3rd already. My due date is in THREE MONTHS people. THREE MONTHS!! It seems like just yesterday I was peeing on a stick with a racing heart and freaking the eff out.
But here we are:
(Please excuse the dirty mirror…)
I’m back up to 203 lbs, which is 6 pounds up from the low I hit during my first trimester — and is right on track for where my doctor wants me to be at this point. I’m sure that I’ll start packing on the pounds as I get into the third trimester though.
I’m still getting in some exercise, but I’ve gotten supremely bored with walking. I was on track and walked 2-3 miles most days of the week for a few months and then couldn’t bring myself to do it anymore. So I took about a week off…and started back up tonight.
I also bought some prenatal workout videos to add some variety.
The “What to Expect” set has 6 ten-minute workouts that you can mix & match (or do all at once): 3 cardio, 2 strength, 1 stretch/yoga. The cardio is just enough to get my heart rate up (but not too high) and the strength sessions are much more than I had been doing (read: nothing). The stretch/yoga is…well, stretching and basic yoga for 10 minutes. I still need to try the other DVD set. (And find a prenatal yoga class or video.)
I’m also still taking Restore the Core every Saturday & that’s a great full-body Pilates-based workout. I’m still amazed that every week is just as hard as the previous week, even after taking class regularly for so many months now.
I haven’t had to modify much yet…I just don’t lay flat on my stomach at all because the bump is starting to get in the way. And I usually have to drop to my knees if we’re holding plank for more than 30 seconds. If all goes well, I can keep taking class right up until I go into labor!
I’m also still riding my bike…sometimes. My center of gravity hasn’t changed yet, so I’m still cleared by my doctor to keep riding. But I’m a bit afraid to be out on the road. The thought of getting hit by a car is much scarier when it’s not just me that would be getting hit! So it’s usually just once a week that I ride, and even then only about 10 miles at a pop. (SO much different than last year at this time when I was training for a 50 mile mountain bike ride!)
Otherwise it’s life as usual in the Schroder household. Ryan still does all of the hard work around the house…Dottie is still oblivious to the fact that there’s a baby on the way…and I’m just hanging out.
Hopefully I’ll get another couple of “easy” months before I start getting really uncomfortable. Fingers Crossed!
I can’t believe how much time has passed since my last post — have I seriously been THAT lazy? Well, sort of. And also, not really.
My lifestyle has definitely changed a LOT in the past several months. I had to stop running. And that lead to cancelling my gym membership, so I’m not spinning anymore. (Spin class just wasn’t the same without being able to work out at an intense level…and paying $60+ a month for a gym membership just to swim one day a week wasn’t justifiable.)
Basically, this change in lifestyle makes me feel live I’ve been doing absolutely nothing. No events, no intense workouts, no training schedules.
But I’m definitely still moving. I’ve been walking (at least 2 miles a day), cycling and doing a fair amount of Pilates.
Most importantly though, I’ve been growing a baby!!! So in that respect, I feel like I’ve been doing EVERYTHING–prepping the nursery, cleaning up my diet, and trying to stay stress free, shopping…
I’m 23 weeks along already & I can still barely believe it!
The smallest baby bump ever…at 22.5 weeks…
I’ve been REALLY lucky so far – no morning sickness, no early complications or scares. Everything is going really well so far. In fact, I’ve felt so well that it took a very long time for this to “sink in” — I was only barely convinced that this was really happening when I saw the baby on our first ultrasound at 10 weeks. Even then it was still sort of like “Um….really? Because I don’t feel any different at all.” But after two more ultrasounds & starting to feel the baby (finally!) just over a week ago, so it’s definitely starting to sink in now!
I lost 5 pounds during my first trimester just from cleaning up my diet. And so far I’ve only gained 4 of those pounds back. My doctor is very happy with that–he wants me to gain a maximum of 15-20 pounds for the entire pregnancy so I’ve been trying really hard to keep things in check. (Don’t worry, I’m certainly not “dieting”…I just not using this baby as an excuse to eat everything under the sun. You don’t want to get me started on my opinion of the whole “but you’re eating for two” comment so many people make when I order broccoli instead of fries or pass on a second piece of cake…)
So, while I may not be training for any running/endurance events anymore, I’m definitely still staying active & there’s a whole heck of a lot going on!
I’m still not sure what all of this means for this blog – I’m not sure I want this to become a solely “baby blog”, and I’m just not sure everyone wants to read about me walking 2 miles a day and taking Pilates classes. But…stay tuned.
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