Friday, October 24, 2014

pregnancy #2 - week 20

sorry this update comes two days late ... it's been a rough week.

yay for week 20, aka, we've reached the 1/2 way mark.

 Gap Body Maternity, size extra small, Lucky Brand Jeans size 24 (00) Riley slouch boyfriend jeans

It's crazy what putting on a little make up and attempting to do my hair will do for the quality of these pictures.  I had a Junior League event yesterday (when I took the photos) and actually made an attempt at fixing my appearance (yay to no gym clothes).  

Nothing really new to announce pregnancy wise.  I've been suffering through the same cold as last week.  Plus Mason has had the same cold (he started it) and now has an ear infection.  Saddest thing ever is seeing your little boy so sick.  Hopefully his meds start working ... wish I could pop a pill and make my illness go away.

Anyways.  Not sure about current weight gain.  Next appointment is in 2 weeks I think.  I'm still eating everything and anything.  No real aversions, nor current cravings.

According to, Baby C is the size of a banana, coming in at 10 ounces and 6.5 inches.  

And that's all.  Still trying to run and lift the occasional weight.  Hoping to add some yoga in the next coming weeks.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I didn't want to work out

Oh Mason sometimes your enthusiasm to go to the gym is unnerving. I finally gave in since we had run out of things to do at home and you clearly had energy to burn.

I took it easy and did 2 miles around the indoor track. 1/3 was walking, 2/3 jogging. Then I walked on the treadmill for 0.22 miles to "fix" yesterday's 2.53 miles.

I definitely got some looks for my awesome bacon shirt. Or people are wondering why I'm dragging myself through the gym.

Splitting up 5

After 4 days off from running due to a pesky cold, it felt great to get some running done yesterday.

I headed to the Dowd YMCA after dropping Mason off at school. I completed 2.5 miles on the treadmill, mixing lots of walking with jogging.

Then I ran a few errands before heading back to Mason's school to park the car for the second part of my run.

I did another slow 2.5 miles, this time along the sidewalks of Queens Rd. I was super careful/cautious the whole time since I definitely did not want another fall.

I'm happy I completed a total of 5 miles and liked having a break in between.

Between the fall and my cold during the month of October I'll be surprised if I hit 50 miles. Luckily I still have over a week to get some miles in.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Pregnancy #2 - week 19

Another week another update.

On Friday we had an ultrasound and found out baby C is a BOY!  I was right ... I knew it all along.  He's happy and healthy and that's all that matters at this point.

my weight - 116 pounds

Next appointment is 3 weeks from Friday which is a relief since I feel I've been to that doctor's office way too often lately.  

I liked the exposure of this picture ... wish I knew what I was doing photography-wise

 Still rocking the Gap Body Maternity shirt in size extra small.  Shorts are size 1 by Mossimo Supply Co.

It's crazy to me that all of my previous pregnancy maternity pictures are wearing jeans and winter clothes for the most part (aside from some running shorts).  It's been relatively mild out which garners shorts wearing for sure.  My size 0 shorts no longer fit (damn hips) so I've had to bust out the last 2 "bigger" shorts I own.  Just an excuse to wear leggings every day.

according to, baby is the size of a mango, 6 inches long and 8.5 ounces in weight.

I'm still waking up at all hours of the night to pee ... really wish that would stop.  I've been trying to eat better since I've been using the "pregnancy excuse" to eat a bunch of fried foods and desserts all the time.  I've been suffering from some killer headaches the past few days which sucks since I don't want to take a bunch of Tylenol.  Dealing with Mason while having a headache is not fun.

Since the major fall last Tuesday while running my wounds have slowly been healing.  I've begun to run again but only on paved surfaces and shudder at the thought of running on sidewalks.  Especially with all of the rain we've had ... sheesh can you imagine me running on a slick surface?  That's just asking for a disaster.

I've also started to do some light weight training with a pair of 5 pound dumbbells.  They have now found a home in our playroom's shelf so I can knock out some bicep curls while watching tv.  

Finally getting our baby moon planned which is super exciting.  Ryan and I are almost set to fly to Puerto Rico in December for 4 days.  I.  CAN.  NOT.  WAIT.  

My latest parenting tricks

Life with a 2.5 year old is crazy. It's fun at times but there are definitely moments when I need Mason to do or go somewhere and he just won't comply.

These are two things that I have recently used to make our lives a little more tolerable. And no, these definitely do not get me an award for parent of the year ...

1) watching the movie Frozen. Yes we are a little late to the party but my son is absolutely in love with Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Sven, and Kristoff.

This movie can be used when I need a moment to shower, make breakfast or dinner, or need him to go pee or poop before an outing.

2) gummy snacks. These little packets of gold have saved my life at soccer practice. Mason is given one gummy every time he listens to the coach. Our teachers at school have also said they are effective at getting the kids to clean up or do helpful tasks around the class.

Thankfully Costco sold me a box of 5,000 packets the other day.

And that's it. Those two tips have basically made my life a million times more tolerable while parenting Mason. It could be worse right?

Any other tips experienced parents have for wrangling their toddlers?

Monday, October 13, 2014

Easing back into it

On Friday I walked around our neighborhood and added some sporadic jogging. Each day since then I've added a little more jogging and less walking to the mix.

Today I took my work out to a Greenway to avoid sidewalks and run along smooth surfaces.

I ran a total of 31 minutes and walked 3 minutes finishing 3.25 miles.

After my time outside I stopped by Which Wich to pick up sandwiches for Ryan and I. I've never had the black bean patty but decided to try something new.

Black bean patty on wheat, toasted, with provolone, spinach, olive salad mix, red onions, pickles, light mayo, oil and vinegar, salt and pepper.

The verdict ... Delicious! I really hope it curbs my hunger longer than my usual cheese and veggies sandwich.

Now to wrap this post up and head over to Mason's school for carpool.

Happy Monday everyone!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Comfort food cravings

The past couple of days I've been craving comfort foods.  For example the other night I wanted a complete turkey dinner ... you know with mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce.  Maybe with pumpkin pie for dessert?  I was very close to driving to Boston Market but somehow restrained myself.

This morning I was killing time before a doctor's appointment and stopped into an IHOP.  I cannot remember the last time I ate at the pancake house but figured a small stack of buttermilk pancakes would do well for the soul.  

I clearly did NOT hate my meal ... 2 buttermilk pancakes, hashbrowns, 2 scrambled eggs, and 2 slices of bacon, washed down with 1/2 decaf 1/2 regular coffee.  Oh and I finished it all in 10 minutes.  

Doctor's appointment went well (more details to  come on next wednesday's pregnancy post).

Once I arrived home I craved a walk.  I hadn't done any physical activity since tuesday's fall and finally felt well enough to move around.  Since I'm incapable of merely walking around my neighborhood, I alternated walking for 2 minutes and jogging for 1 minute.  20 minutes later my head was clear and I felt much better.  Although it was only 1.65 miles, I know the mileage will slowly increase as I start to feel better and my scrapes and scratches heal.  

Anyone else having silly cravings (pregnant or not)?