We Are Here...25 Weeks

Friday, June 7, 2013
25 Weeks, 6 Days

It's been a few weeks since I've showed the belly in all of it's glory. I'll be sure to do a belly pic next week. Maternity pants go all the way up to your boobs, so it's just not practical to do with those on.


The reign of the cereal is over!!!! I'm actually very thankful. I don't like being a slave to cereal. I prefer my food to be more colorful. Like today's breakfast:

Raw vegetables are still all over my radar. I actually googled raw dishes yesterday and printed out 6 different recipes to make over the next week. Cooking is so over rated. 
My appetite is still pretty normal this week. I'm a little nervous about being weighed on Monday though, because my belly has grown so much over the past 3 weeks. 

I've had a little bit of a hankering for some sweet things. Rather than going balls deep in a tray of cupcakes, I came up with a much better option. 
I smear some peanut butter and nutella on a salted rice cake. It's sweet, delicious, and has a bit of protein so that I don't feel the need to devour anything else after I eat it. Very satisfying.


I totally rocked my bikini at the beach this weekend! It felt amazing and liberating.

I'm still feeling physically great, about 90% of the time. There have been a few times where I've felt really bad. Sometimes it's like she's putting a ton of pressure and just bearing down on my pelvis while I'm sitting, which isn't pleasant.  Or if she has made herself really comfortable on one side of my stomach, it'll feel hard as a rock and very uncomfortable.

It's actually ironic because I feel fantastic when I run and workout, but things like getting up out of a chair and down into a chair are hard. And sitting down on the toilet, because my legs bump my stomach, can be challenging. 

Overall things are on the positive.


I got back in the saddle last weekend! Yeah! I went to a spin class on Sunday. No, it's not the same as being outside on my bike...but it was still really great to be cycling again.

Seeing that I haven't been on a bike since the end of February, I was surprised at how strong I felt in the class. I kept up, pushed hard, and sweat my butt off. I did have to make a few adjustments to my spin bike set up, than normal. I set my handle bars up higher, since my bump keeps me from bending too far forward. It felt a little weird because I'm used to the fit of my bike...where it's comfortably set for me to spend my time bent into aero position.
I also found myself looking forward to the parts of class where we stand and pedal (which I usually hate), because it relieves the pressure in my under carriage.

I worked some spin to my weekly workout routine now. I cut out one day of running and added 2 days of spin. This week I'll be going Saturday and Sunday.

I've also started wearing a belly band every time I run. It helps tremendously now that I'm getting bigger. It supports my bump while I run, relieving pressure on my hips and back. I completely recommend it.
 This is the one I use: Gabrialla Maternity Belt

Pounds Gained: We'll see on Monday

Cravings: Raw Vegetables, Peanut Butter, Milk, Bananas

Aversions: Still fish. I'm okay with shrimp...but not fish!

Symptoms: Pressure in my uterus

Movement: Kicking all day long. She seems to be most active at night...and wakes me up a lot.

Something you wouldn't normally see in my freezer, but is there right now and OMG it's so good: Mini Snickers

Emotional Craziness: It's coming back a little bit. I must have jinxed myself last week, when I said I haven't been too weird. 

I woke up on Monday to see that Harper had chewed the biggest hole I've ever seen, in our duvet cover and duvet, while we slept. She pulled out so much stuffing, there was white everywhere. I popped up, yelled at her, and then immediately started crying. So crazy!

Things I'm missing this week: Really good espresso. And hard training sessions. You know...the kind that rock your body into an outer worldly state of exhaustion. I also woke up one day this week feeling the need to run a marathon. I also wouldn't mind a glass of wine.

 Titanic Blood and Steel? Anyone?


  1. You look great :) I remember that pressure, ugh! Yep, that was the thing I missed too: the hard training, I ran marathons pregnant but just easy and fun!

    1. Thank you so much!!!! Yea, I can't wait to bury myself a hard relentless workout after she's born!!!! Btw, how long until you got back to running after you gave birth? I'm not really sure what to expect. I've heard I may pee myself at first, which I'm totally cool with…as long as I'm running :)


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