Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I'm Coming for You, Columbus!

I am off to Columbus, Ohio today! 

I grew up in Ohio and most of my extended family still lives in Columbus. My parents are flying up from Florida and DLW will meet us there Friday afternoon. We have a big family dinner planned for tomorrow and a joint baby shower with my best friend, Kelly, on Saturday. I can't wait to go "home" and see our friends and family!

While I'm away, make sure to check out my friend Cait! She is super sweet and shared a great baby shower gift idea with us last week to help mamas-to-be stay organized.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pregnant Burpees Make Me LOL

If I've learned anything over the past seven months, it's that you have to laugh at your pregnant self.

I've tried to stay as active as possible but it's obvious my body is changing. What used to be a warm up pace on the treadmill now sends me into my target heart rate zone and exercises that were once too easy are now a little more difficult.

I was attempting burpees last week at OrangeTheory and just started cracking up. I watched myself in the mirror and thought, "seriously? This is ridiculous." I wasn't sad and upset by my lack of ability but entertained. Have you ever seen a 33 week pregnant woman do a burpee?! It will make you laugh.

For the most part, I can still do everything I did before I was pregnant but maybe a little slower or a little different. For example, I can no longer hold a 3 minute traditional plank but I can alternate side and center planks for a total of 3 minutes.

My general rule for exercise during pregnancy is 'try it once and see how it goes.' I give every move a shot and if it doesn't work for me, I modify as needed. Yesterday's BOSU crunches to standing weren't going to happen so I did squats instead. When V-up crunches didn't feel so hot, my couch suggested plank ups to work my core. The coaches at OrangeTheory are incredibly supportive and help me come up with modifications when necessary.

Each workout is different but the gym is the only place I feel (and sometimes looks) like my old self. Most importantly I am doing what I can to stay healthy and laugh at myself a little too.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

A Doggy Blind Date & a Wedding Date

I have very little sense of what day it is lately and since everyone slept in this morning, it's feeling more like Sunday than Monday in our house. I was excited to wake up and bust out a blog post because we actually did something more exciting than watch Netflix this weekend.

Friday morning I went on another doggy blind date with my new friend Megan and her dog Stone. Megan and I had been chatting on Twitter for months and finally gave ourselves a reason to meet in person. We took the pups to Bear Creek Dog Park and they had the best time while we got a chance to chat in real life.
DLW and I drove to Monte Vista, Colorado Saturday for our good friends' Xochitl and Scotty's wedding. It was quite the drive down to "The Valley" but luckily we love road trips.
Xochitl looked beautiful as always and Scotty cleans up pretty nice too...

Sunday started with a little work around the house before catching up with friends over lunch and fro-yo.
  • How many weddings have you been to this "wedding season?" This was my third.
  • What's your favorite fro-yo combination?
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

33 Week Bumpdate

Baby W is the size of a cauliflower or a cantaloupe. Take your pick.

I had another doctor's appointment this week and everything was on track and normal. I am still measuring right on dates so even if I look small, I promise CKW is growing like she needs to be. Because this pregnancy has been so easy the NP let me push my next appointment to three week and then I go every week after that. It's crazy that I scheduled my last four doctor's appointments! Less than 7 weeks to go!

Weight Gain: 23.5lbs on my scale but less at the doctor's office which is fine by me. 

Stretch Marks: Noooone! My nurse practitioner commented on my lack of stretch marks this week- small victory.

Movement: This child loves to move at all hours of the day. If I had to guess what she's doing in there, it's something like this:

How I'm Feeling: I have been feeling pretty darn great this week! I take it easy most days and make sure I'm drinking enough water- I really think water is the answer to every pregnancy ailment. I am still having the same achey spot in my upper ribs but Dr. Google tells me that is fairly common. I think I'm just not a very big person so my uterus is running out of room.

Sleep: Sleep has been better this week but still uncomfortable with so many bodies in the bed. I get a few great hours after DLW leaves for work each morning. I also take a nap most days which could be why it's harder to sleep at night...

Food: I have definitely noticed that I can't enough as much food with out feeling crappy. I ate three tacos at Chipotle and thought I was going to bust. I had an intense craving for french fries and fountain Cherry Coke Thursday... at 10am.
I waited until like 3pm to give in
Workouts: I kicked ass at two OrangeTheory workouts this week and taught BodyPump on Thursday morning. This was my first time teaching BodyPump since I moved to Colorado and it was no joke.

Maternity Clothes: Nahhh. I think I'm done buying maternity clothes. I just wear Nike shorts and tank tops every day.

Baby Items: We have received a few early baby shower gifts from family which we really appreciate. I feel like I don't have anything ready for this kid but I know it will all come together. Especially after our two baby showers in Ohio next week. 

Best Moment This Week: Killing it during my BodyPump class on Thursday morning. I felt like a badass.

Looking Forward To: Taking our maternity pictures on Monday and then flying to Ohio on Wednesday to see friends and family. I am having a joint baby shower with my best friend which will be super fun. The summer is flying by and CKW will be here before we know it!

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