Monday, January 26, 2015

26 Weeks (Bump #2)


Total Weight Gain: 20 lbs.  Wow that feels like a big number!  Although really I'm only up 10 lbs from my healthy (normal) weight, and I'm trailing my pregnancy with Liam by 4 lbs (scale wise) so I feel great about that!

Symptoms: Feeling pretty great.  I continue to be amazed at how low I am carrying this baby, which does come with a few not so great symptoms but nothing terrible.  My hips tend ache a bit, but that's typically on the days when I'm overly active.

Movement:  I have hit that stage where he seems to be moving constantly.  I love those little reminders that he is growing strong and always with me.  He can kick very low, which is quite the interesting feeling.

Maternity Clothes:  I finally purchased some maternity workout clothes, and oh how I wish I wouldn't have waited so long!  All the stuff I found out Target seemed really cheap and did not fit me well at all, but surprisingly my Old Navy purchases were perfect!  I bought two of these tanks & a pair of these pants.  I ordered in my pre-pregnancy size, and everything fits great!  Plus who can beat those prices!

Food Cravings/Aversions:  Unfortunately meat is slowly on its way to becoming an aversion again.  And fruit is at the top of my cravings list.  I could not get enough grapefruit this week!

Staying Active?  So happy to still be running for another week!  I fit in 3 runs (all were 3.25 miles at a 10 minute mile pace).  I'm sure those details bore all of you, but it's specific stats that I love to look back on!  I am loving my Gabrialla Support Belt!  I bought a size medium, and I think that will be perfect for the rest of my pregnancy.  It has made such a difference during my workouts, and may even be something that I wear on days when my back & hips are really hurting.

Cries: 1.  This is ridiculous, but I'm going to share anyways.  I sent Conor to Costco for a bunch of things, a pack of TUMS included.  He came back with some Kirkland Signature Brand piece-of-shit-want-to-be-TUMS!  This upset me, but I held it together and told my pregnant self that surely they would taste just like my beloved TUMS.  I held off on even trying them for a few days, instead just dealing with some subtle heartburn on my own.  Then I had to give in one night...I tried them... Then I almost threw up!  Terrible!  Absolute garbage!  Tears instantly welled up.  And holy emotional me!  Apparently I am sensitive about all things my TUMS!

Birth Plan: Still haven't contacted any doulas; it's still on the to-do list.  However, I am excited to start reading Birthing from Within which I have heard so many wonderful things about.  I read a lot of great literature about natural birth when I was pregnant with Liam, but I wanted some new material this time.  I'm hoping this read will boost my confidence a bit!

16 comments :

  1. Haha, don't mess with a pregnant girls tums!!! You look great!

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  2. You look great, as always pretty lady!! Completely ALL BELLY!!!

    Glad you've been able to stay active, I've heard that's so helpful for you! Keep up the great work. Sorry about the tums, wanna-bes are the worst!

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  3. The wannabe tums would bug me without the pregnancy hormones ;). I find it interesting how everyone carries so differently and I don't think gender has much to do with it. When pregnant with Noah I carried so high!

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  4. That 20 lbs is only in your belly!! Gracious, you look fabulous!

    And lol at the tums. Sorry ;)

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  5. Yay for finding some good maternity workout clothes! That band sounds like a good investment too. I have terrible back pain when I am really active during the day too, so I might have to check it out. Looking great as always!

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  6. You look amazing! Keep up the great work with the running, I wish I would have continued working out. Stupid knock-off TUMS!!

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  7. Haha a TUMS catastrophe! I'm with you on the generic/off brands definitely are not the same!! Hoping you were able to get some of the good stuff :)

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  8. that's awesome that you are still running! i hope i am as well one day. so sorry about the tums debacle, seriously though.... off brands are not ok with things like that!

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  9. Holy cow! You look fantastic! I hope Conor went out and bought you the real deal right away!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! I am still feeling great, so it's nice to know it shows that way too!

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  10. I have to admit I didn't always love being pregnant, but those kicks and movements are some of the best things ever!! Such a special reminder about the little miracle!! And something I do miss. Hope you got your hands on some REAL Tums. :) Totally justified 'cry'. You look great, as always!! :)

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  11. I've been having crazy back pains lately too. They almost feel muscular. Is that what your's are like or is it more achy bones? So happy you're able to stay so active this pregnancy! You are going to love Birthing From Within!

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  12. the tums thing is totally understandable!!! Man I ate those like candy. I hate heartburn. I hope you got some right tums!

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  13. You look so good! Teach me your ways! I'm 32 weeks and feel like I don't look that put together! xo

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  14. You look absolutely amazing!!! Good to know you are keeping that clip/running pace! Girl nobody wants non brand name when it comes to beloved products!

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  15. Oh, the pregnancy emotions. I was a Tums addict during pregnancy too. Ryan had the audacity to bring home mint flavored as opposed to my beloved Tropical Fruit and he heard about it for weeks. I feel your pain.

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