Time has flown by. My last update was at week 26! Since then, I traveled to California for the last time before Little Fit’s arrival. I shot some videos for the SFit Gym and then headed up to San Fransisco for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon.
The baby is the size of a pineapple or acorn squash! He weighs between 3 and 3.8 lbs. Although at my last ultrasound two weeks ago he was already measuring 2 lbs ad 15 oz so he may be even bigger. He is 15-17 inches in length and is now packing on the pounds getting ready for his debut.
At week 26 I had gained 17 and I’ve only gained about 2 more lbs since then bringing my grand total to 19 lbs – give or take since I’m not sure what my starting weight was. It used to vary a good 3 lbs any way on a daily basis.
It’s very weird when you finally look pregnant. I’ve gone 29 weeks without people really being able to tell. Now, I get offered seats on the subway, random “Congratulations” on the street and smiles from new moms. However, it’s hard to accept some of these things. Should I sit? Do I say thank you? Are they just being polite or is it because they know I have no idea the sleepless nights I’m getting myself into?
Last week I ran the Tuft’s Women’s 10K in Boston and then boarded a plane Tuesday morning. I didn’t do anything Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday I shot workout videos as the teacher and had a model demo the moves. We did shoot a 15 minute prenatal workout on both days. Those counted as my workouts. Friday I did an easy Get Focused workout with the Nike Women’s Training Club in San Francisco. It was easy and more of a fun warm up than anything strenuous. Saturday I walked around SF and rested my legs.
Sunday I ran a freaking half marathon as you know at nearly 29 weeks pregnant. Monday was rest, Tuesday I took a Pilates class and Wednesday was rest again. I’m going to Recycle Studio for a spin class later today. Oh how the times have changed!
Ok… let’s get this out of the way. There has been a serious change in how my body feels ever since week 28 hit. No longer am I complaining about having to pee but rather my hips are so sore after I run, I may need to stop. I said this in my race recap but it feels like someone kicked me in the crotch by mile 5. Up to 3-4 miles, I’m good – but past that, no thank you.
I was sore from shooting my 15 minute pre natal workout videos and my hips are still not feeling right after my race. Is this my new normal? Even teaching, my energy to do the moves has plummeted. My walk looks like a waddle and it’s all just changing very fast.
I’m still feeling the effects of major heart burn. I’ve been against taking anything but I caved to TUMS. My back is also starting to get sore. When I sleep, I notice that my tailbone is very painful. I believe this is sciatic pain. Luckily, it loosens up as the day goes on.
I also am now having trouble sleeping. In LA, I woke up every day at 3 or 5 am and couldn’t fall back asleep. I have been having 2 hours of sleeplessness in the middle of the night. This sucks because I’m usually a good sleeper.
Baby has been kicking like an animal. Give me some sugar, I’ll lie on my side and he thinks he is in fight club.
While in LA, I read a book to my 3 year old nephew in bed while Little Fit was going wild. I let him feel one of the kicks and he asks me, “Does he have shoes on?”
CUTEST KID EVER!!!!! I gently broke the news to him that babies are actually naked which then prompted him to ask if he had a shirt on and how he ate. He didn’t stop looking at his belly button for a very long time after my “explanation” of the umbilical cord. Sorry Lane and Mike.
Lastly, still no cravings except bread. I love sandwiches. This veggie burger from Seed and Salt in San Francisco was the best veggie burger I’ve ever tasted. The bread was gluten free as well but I never would have been able to tell. It was the best roll too, gfree or not.
Looking Forward To…
My shower is in 2 weeks and I’m very excited to see so many of my friends in one place. Since we are not married and I never had a bridal shower, I don’t know what to expect. I know my mother, sister, Nick’s mom and his sister will do a fabulous job putting this together.
I’m also looking forward to staying put and not traveling until the baby is due. We are cancelling our babymoon to Quebec due to money and work. I’m glad we at least were able to go to Puerto Vallarta together and the fact that we found out in Europe which was like a babymoon the last few days, we just didn’t know it!
So since I last updated you guys, I had another ultrasound to see if my placenta moved up and it in fact did! I hopefully do not have to get a C-section, at least not because of the placement of my placenta. I also passed my glucose test which means I am in the clear for Gestational Diabetes! Two wins. I shared that my mother had GD with my siblings and I so I was nervous.
The ultrasound technician also informed me that Little Fit was 2 lbs and 15 oz at 27 weeks and 2 days. According to my apps, the average is 1.5-2.5lbs. This makes me feel good in that if I went into labor early he has a good chance of survival. It doesn’t make me feel good in that he may be a large baby. Apparently these measurements can be way off, so my fingers are crossed he is under 9 lbs.
Did you go on a babymoon? Did you notice a significant downhill in how you felt once the third trimester hit?
I traveled so much during this pregnancy, I think a staycation is what we need.