week 32

32 Week Bumpdate

Thought it was time for another quick bumpdate! I also wanted to share some pictures my aunt Jacque took for us while we were back in New Mexico for Thanksgiving. We had such a great time and she caught some great moments of us. It was hard just to pick a few for this post!

32 week bumpdateWe are officially at week 32 today…eek! It seems like time is flying by, only 8 weeks left until we get to meet our little boy. We are both feeling the pressure to get the nursery in order. This week we plan to start our Hynobabies course, and interview/decide on a doula. I still cannot believe how fast time has gone by.

Baby’s Size?  the size of a head of lettuce, about 19in, 3.9 lbs (according to the What to Expect app)

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Cravings/Aversions? I officially cannot stand chicken, unless it’s fried, that sounds good. I’ve pretty much never been a fan of chicken, but now I don’t even think I can look at it…blech! Craving the usual suspects, cookies, pies, candy, my sweet tooth can get the best of me at times!

Exercise? I was on a really good track, getting back since Thanksgiving has been tough. I’ve been a bit fatigued from some slight jet lag, and this whole growing a human thing this week. I do find a brisk walk outside really boosts my energy. I am going to focus on more walking and yoga for the rest of my pregnancy. 

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Stretch Marks? I’ve noticed a few new ones higher up in my belly, nothing major. Belly button is still an innie ;)

Maternity Clothes? Pretty much all I wear, plus a few pairs of yoga pants and pajamas. Stocked up on some good winter basics to get me through to the end…I hope! Had to upgrade to wearing Tim’s hoodies & jackets, my cute athletic fit ones don’t work anymore.

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Sleep? I did really well when I was on vacation, thanks mostly to the carb induced coma I went into after Thanksgiving vacation. Had a few sleepless nights since we’ve been home. If I have to pick my worst pregnancy symptom, my insomnia would be it. Trying not to get frustrated by it.

Movement? YES! Especially at night when I am ready for some sleep. Been feeling lots of hiccups too, I always feel bad when he gets them.

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Missing Anything? WINE! I did indulge in a glass at a party over the weekend and it was sooooo good. Almost wish I would have had the opposite reaction because it just left me wanting more!

Symptoms? A few sleepless nights. Heartburn has been a little worse the past couple of weeks, but I have also been indulging in some goodies here and there.

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How Mama is feeling? Fatigue has kicked back in, I feel like I need a nap most days. I seem to be more and more anxious about everything, that could explain the sleepless nights, and minor meltdowns. The past couple of weeks have been a blur with travel, but we are starting to get our ducks back in a row, getting some things done, while still enjoying my favorite time of the year.

Getting excited about…Finishing the nursery!

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week 28 bumpdate

28 Week Bumpdate

I just realized the last time I did a bumpdate for y’all was 14 weeks ago, so this might be lengthy one.

I have to say that I have been really blessed with an amazing pregnancy! I won’t say that it hasn’t had its moments, insomnia has gotten the best of me a few nights recently, but I feel really lucky to be feeling as good as I do. Most of the time I don’t even feel pregnant! I do attribute that to being really healthy when I got pregnant, staying active and taking Juice Plus.

Last week we went to our appointment with our midwife, and after the previous appointment I was not very excited. At week 24 I stood on the scale and had gained a whopping 35 pounds already! I was surprised, I didn’t feel like I had put on that much weight, but a closer look at my eating habits explained it. I was using pregnancy as an excuse to say yes to treats and bad carbs. Even though I was consistently exercising, we all know you can’t outrun a bad diet.  I was also a little worried about my glucose test I had to take that day. I just knew that my recent ways of eating were going to out me at risk for gestational diabetes.

We went home from that appointment and decided we needed to make some changes. Sweets were thrown out  eaten and not re-purchased (let’s not be silly here), gluten was strictly back out, and at the beginning of this month we let go of dairy as well as part of the Transform30 Program I started with Juice Plus. I made a commitment to get at least 4 days of exercise in, focus on resting and reducing my stress, and eating more nutrient dense foods. As part of the program, I also make sure I have at least one Juice Plus power shake a day and take my capsules, which I recently started doubling as we moved into the third trimester. My energy was dipping and it has made a big difference.

Fast forward to last weeks appointment. I know this sounds crazy, but I lost 5 pounds, my goal was just to not go over that 35lb mark, glad to be under the curve again! The results of my last labs were in, including my glucose tolerance test. My results came back at 60, should be anything under 130, anything less and she might suggest I was hypoglycemic. Also, my iron levels were perfect along with everything else. I was really surprised, I had not been taking the best care of myself. What I was doing was taking my Juice Plus every day, no prenatal, just nutrition from fruits, vegetables, berries, and whole grains. I was already a believer in the product, but my whole pregnancy has made me a raving fan that wants to share this everyone!

I said the would be lengthy, I just really wanted to share that story with you. I have so many friends who have told me how awful their pregnancy was. How they were swollen, and tired, on bed rest, etc. Again, I just feel really lucky to have been so healthy when I got pregnant, and to have to tools in front of me to continue a healthy pregnancy.

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Baby’s Size?  the size of a head of cauliflower, about 16in, 2.5 lbs

Cravings/Aversions? We may have cut out the sweets, but I still have a sweet tooth! Been eating lots of apples, and some dark chocolate occasionally.

Exercise? My job recently ended, so I had to end my crossfit membership, it was a sad day, I really loved that gym. I haven’t joined anything in my new area, just been doing workouts at home. Lots of yoga, walking, and strength training with bands, kettle bells. 

Stretch Marks? Nothing new, already have old ones from when I gained a lot of weight in college. Belly button is still an innie ;)

Maternity Clothes? YES! I may never wear real pants again. Lots of workout clothes, the few that still fit anyway, tights and tunics. On the hunt for something cute for a couple of maternity sessions coming up!

Sleep? Depends on the night. Last night was AMAZING! The previous 3 or 4 nights were awful. Lots of bathroom trips, and my mind starts racing as soon as I get back in bed, and sometimes it takes me hours to get back to sleep. It’s very frustrating!

Movement? Lots of movement going on! Twisting, turning, punching and kicking, he’s still pretty little though so it just feels like overgrown butterflies.

Missing Anything? Not really, have wanted wine a few times lately, I may indulge in a glass or two at the holidays.

Symptoms? Nothing major, just the sleeplessness some nights. Some back tightness, but I just need an adjustment soon.

How Mama is feeling? AWESOME! EXCITED! ANXIOUS! 

Getting excited about…Everything really, but mostly the Thanksgiving holiday, going home to NM to visit my friends and family I haven’t seen in way too long!