It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and updated you all with where I’m at I’m at in my pregnancy and running journey.
While there are a few things that have been inconvenient or uncomfortable, I truly can’t complain about how I’ve been feeling up to this point. I threw my back out a couple weeks ago and had to yell for my husband to help me off the floor, but that’s really been the worst of it.
The kicks are STRONG and sometimes make me jump or wake me from a deep sleep. But, the feeling is so surreal and amazing that embrace each movement knowing that in 10 short weeks we’ll get to see this little one. It’s really pretty awesome and amazing.
We moved a few weeks ago for more room and I think I have childcare figured out. We’re on a roll!! We’re not finding out the gender, so we’re beginning to decorate the nursery with some bright colors. We haven’t decided on any names yet but we’ve been talking about some ideas. We have until October (I hope)!
What I’m loving:
The air-conditioner. I’m hot ALWAYS. Our house is set on 68 degrees and I still need the overhead fan and a personal fan to sleep.
Sweets. I’m not usually a big sweets person, but I always want donuts or cookies. Before pregnancy, it had been years since I had a donut. I’ve been limiting them and have been trying to continue eating healthy, but I sometimes give in.
My husband rubbing my belly and talking to our baby. It’s adorable.
Awesome friends who answer all my crazy pregnancy and parenting questions. I’m lucky to know a few ladies who’ve recently given birth and offer up information when I ask.
Massages and pedicures.
My motivation to clean and organize. I’m totally “nesting” and spend my weekends cleaning and organizing different spaces. It won’t last, so I’m enjoying it for now.
What I’m hating:
Comments about my size/weight/belly. Just don’t.
The heat. It’s been a hot spring and summer in Kansas! It makes outdoor activities nearly impossible for me to attend.
Walking. At about 26 weeks running became pretty difficult. It hurts my tummy and I feel like I’m going to pee… so, I walk. I still meet up with the Ottawa Running Club every Saturday morning and have got some good elliptical workouts in. I’m now training to walk a 5K with my mom in a couple weeks and keeping up my endurance for all the walking at the Iowa State Fair!
Yoga. I’m still doing yoga once a week even though it’s really difficult and I have to modify. Yesterday, I enjoyed taking a class in the city park.
That’s the quick and dirty of what’s going on in my world. Being a momma and this little one consumes my mind. I’m just so excited for this new phase of life for my little family.