Sunday, January 25, 2015

Spinning at almost 34 weeks

This morning I woke up and headed to a 7:30am Flywheel class. I haven't done a class in way too long and was looking forward to it.

I was excited to ride with a pregnant instructor, Jen. She's 32 weeks pregnant (I think) and still teaching classes. I was also surprised to see a mom friend from Mason's school get on the bike next to me (Lindsay is also pregnant with her second child and she's 20 something weeks).

Jen led us through a tough and challenging class and I found myself scaling back the RPMs quite a bit. After only jogging for the past couple of months my legs were definitely out of shape.

The 45 minute class was a great way to start my Sunday, and even managed to warm me up a bit (it was 30 degrees when I got there and I left a dripping sweaty mess).

It was a tough work out but I left the studio feeling energized, especially on the walk to Poppy's where I promptly ordered a garlic bagel with olive cream cheese ... It's delicious I swear!

Looking forward to another Flywheel class this week ... And another bagel.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Beet smoothie 2.0

I think my body is fed up with only getting bread products for meals. The third trimester of my pregnancy has brought some aversions to vegetables and I've found myself eating bowl after bowl of cereal.

I was surprised when we got home from Whole Foods that I wanted a smoothie full of vegetables.

Looks pretty gnarly but I swear it was good. Hence drinking the entire thing.

Into the blender went half a beet, handful of baby kale, handful of raspberries, 1/2 banana, splash of orange juice, and 1/2 cup of water.

It was a little thicker than usual but definitely hit the spot. I love how energetic I feel after eating beets. Let's go change the world!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Pregnancy #2 - week 33

Yahoo!  We have less than 50 days to go until baby brother's anticipated arrival.  Seems like both such a long time and not enough time to go.

This week I had my first sports medicine physical therapy session for my back.  I had anticipated trying acupuncture but my doctor recommended other techniques before delving into needles.  After an intense adjustment and deep massage in my lower back I felt great Friday leaving their office.  Unfortunately the pain is back and I am looking for some much needed relief.

Gap body maternity tank, extra small/Paige denim jeans size 24

Also this week I took a third round of maternity pictures.  I'll post some of my favorites soon!

And lastly I get to attend my baby sprinkle this Saturday at my friend Steph's house.  She graciously offered to throw me a small get together to honor baby brother and I couldn't be happier!  I can't wait to see my girlfriends during a laid back, rock inspired, baby brunch.

According to, baby at 33 weeks is 4.2 to 5.8 pounds, and 17.2 to 18.7 inches.  Seems so close to full grown ... can't imagine how much bigger baby will get in the next 7 weeks.

pregnancy symptoms at 33 weeks
  • Hot! Your metabolic rate is through the roof, and that may leave you feeling overheated. (too cold in Charlotte lately to feel any additional warmth)
  • Headaches, due to hormone fluctuations, stress or dehydration. (unfortunately yes)
  • Shortness of breath -- though you're probably used to it by now.  (especially walking up and down the stairs)
  • Forgetfulness and clumsiness, also known as baby brain. This is totally normal. (I can't imagine being any more clumsy than I already am)

Any relays out there?

This morning I ran 3 miles after dropping Mason off at school. I wanted to get it over with before running any errands.

It was drastically colder than yesterday's run ... 40 degrees. I wore one of the only long sleeve running shirts that currently fit over my bump.

It was from the Gasparilla marathon relay in Tampa, FL that Ryan and I ran with our friends Chris and Mike back in 2010. Splitting up 26.2 miles is way better than running the whole marathon yourself. I would love to do another relay like this in the future but haven't found one.

Anyone run a marathon relay before?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Shorts in January!

I am so happy that it's currently 60 degrees in Charlotte. After dropping Mason off at the Charlotte Junior Gym for his weekly class, I headed straight to the greenway to get an outdoor run in.

3 slow jogging/walking miles were finished in right over 30 minutes. Although my legs felt sluggish I felt wonderful being outside and enjoying the sunshine. I even wore shorts!

I guess the baby bump is in full effect today because I got numerous "you're carrying a basketball" comments.

50 days til baby brother is due to arrive ...

Hope the weather is wonderful where you're at today!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Staring at sneakers

While I circle slowly around the indoor track I find myself staring at other peoples running shoes.

I had seen the above Brooks while upstairs and now the chick magically appears in the locker room. I'm tempted to ask her what kind they are but she's in the middle of breastfeeding and seems busy.

Instead here are back to back bump pictures after 3 miles on the track.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Pregnancy #2 - week 32

Week 32 brings an update on weight from the doctor's office.  I had my appointment on Monday morning and had the great joy of bringing Mason with me ... he wasn't feeling well so I didn't want to burden the other kids in class with his germs. 

weight - 126 pounds (up 1 pound from my last visit on 12/19)

I met with a new-to-me doctor at the practice and asked her opinion on the whole vaginal delivery/c-section debate.  She recommended that I try a vaginal delivery with a time/pain limit and switch to c-section as needed.  I'm on board with this since I wasn't really sure I wanted to commit to a c-section and think I owe myself the chance to deliver baby brother vaginally.  

 Gap Body Maternity tank, extra small / Old Navy yoga leggings, extra small

according to, baby is the size of a squash, weighing in at 2.5-3.8 pounds, and measuring 15.2-16.7 inches.  

pregnancy symptoms at 32 weeks
Since last week, I survived my trip down to FL and had a good time with my friend Katie.  It was nice waking up on my own and without the aid of a baby monitor by my head.  Highlights of sleep include only waking up once to pee.  Yahoo!

All day sickness is back ... I've been feeling super nauseous and have been eating carbs hardcore.  Nothing really sounds appetizing which is unfortunate.  Today I went my first morning without coffee in a long time.  Just didn't feel like making it and never got around to stopping at a coffee shop.  I didn't realize the 4 ounces I drank in the morning actually made a difference until I noticed myself totally spacey all morning long (spacier than normal).