We Are Here…30 Weeks

Thursday, July 11, 2013
30 Weeks, 5 Days

Please disregard the unbelievably exhausted/puffy look in my eyes and on my face. I am so tired lately. I guess that's what happens when you don't sleep at night.


Getting bigger! And feeling it!!! 
I'm still feeling really good about my body. I love rocking my bikini at the beach and I feel beautiful when I look in the mirror. Well, from my head down. From my head up, I just look freaking tired. I suppose I should get used to that though. 

Speaking of tired…I'm still not sleeping. I wake up every night around 1am and I'm just 100% awake and alert for 2 or 3 hours. It makes for very tired days, but I try to fit a nap in when I can.

I'm also experiencing lava like heartburn. OMG! Every time I eat, the lava just gurgles in my esophagus. It's gross. 

As my stomach grows, I still find that standing up is the most comfortable position for me. Sitting puts so much pressure on my organs, so I tend to try to be moving often. The only downside is that all of this human making already makes me more tired than usual, so being up and about all just day adds to that. 

As the baby grows, her kicks and pokes are getting to be so pronounced. I love watching her move. I can see her poking around in my abdomen every time she moves. My belly changes shape sometimes, which is crazy looking. She can also kick and push pretty hard! Her movements startle me sometimes. I probably spend about half the day watching my belly. 


I've been eating pretty well throughout this entire pregnancy. Yes, I eat a lot, but I make sure to eat healthy, nutritious foods, all the time. I also stick to a gluten and wheat free diet most all of the time…Primal when I can. I don't eat processed foods if I can help it. 

Basically I haven't gone pregnant lady crazy this entire pregnancy. On Tuesday I woke up and really wanted a bacon, egg and gouda sandwich…so I had one. I would normally never do that. Then I figured, since I already ruined my GI system for the day with the sandwich, why not just call it a day and eat some of the stuff I wouldn't normally touch. So I did. 
I had 2 sandwiches, I ate a blueberry muffin, I ate a pasta, I ate an oreo ball. I even had some Doritos. I ate more bread products on Tuesday, than I had in the entire last month and a half…probably longer. By the end of the day I felt a little liberated. I finally gave into those pregnancy cravings. 

Then, I woke up yesterday and felt like absolute trash. My whole body felt sluggish, unhealthy and just disgusting. Everything was puffy too! Which is probably why I look like crap in this weeks pictures. I didn't feel like myself at all. I immediately regretted Tuesdays free for all. What seemed like a delicious idea at the time, was an awful idea. 

My body felt so out of whack that I worked out twice yesterday (AM and PM), in an attempt to rid all of that crap from my system! 

I will never do that again. No food is worth feeling like that. 

Aside from going balls deep in crap food, eating has been positive. I've been very hungry, so the quantity is up. I eat a lot of salads, yogurt, grilled chicken, bananas and Larabars! 

Peanut butter crunch is the best…but Lemon is a close second.


Over 30 weeks pregnant and still running! What. Up.

I talked about how my workouts have changed a little, in Tuesdays post. I'm still working out for about 1.5 - 2 hours, 5 days per week. I still feel fantastic when I'm working out. I'm very lucky, because I know not everyone feels like that this far along. 

I have moved my runs indoors because of the heat and humidity. I usually love training in the heat. But being pregnant, I know it isn't a good idea. I heat up so much faster now, than I ever have before. I feel like a werewolf. 

I'm actually loving all of the strength training I'm doing. I can see and feel the results, which is pretty amazing. Usually my training is based on swim, bike, run and I don't do much in way of additional strength. 

My muscles look different now that I've been concentrating on sticking to a routine. I'm looking forward to getting back into my normal swim, bike, run training, and continuing on with strength training, after the baby. I think it'll help me make some improvements in my performance for next year. 
Also, since starting the NASM program to get certified to be a personal trainer, I'm learning a lot about different and effective strength workouts, which is information I didn't have before.

Pounds Gained: 17 as of my appointment last monday. I have another appointment Friday, so we will see how much I'm up by then. My guess is 18.

Cravings: Bacon, Salads, Yogurt, Cheese

Aversions: Fishes

Nursery Progress: Almost finished! The nursery is mostly all set up! There are still a few things to put together, and I need to wash all of her clothes in gentle unscented detergent. But aside from that, it looks fantastic!

Ooops Moment: It happened. I accidentally peed myself. PJ and I were sitting on the couch, watching the baby move. Then she moved herself onto my bladder and suddenly I wet my pants. There was no warning, no "omg I might pee" sensation. It just came out. 

Weird things I'm looking forward to: Labor. I know that sounds ridiculous and crazy, but I really want to know what it's like. Its one of the hardest physical challenges that humans endure, and I'm very curious about it. I'm interested to know what it's like and  how I will respond to it. 
Btw, in 2 months when I'm screaming, remind me that I said this. 

Dreams: I've had 2 dreams this week about Aria as a teenager. In one of them we had 2 daughters. In the second one Aria had a boyfriend and he gave her a bracelet. 

Happy Thursday Everyone!!!!


  1. Love the belly! And I also love how much you love your pregnant body. I think that speaks volumes coming from an athlete. I find it really incredible that you've learned to appreciate what it can do in a new way...and that you've been able to stay so active throughout your entire pregnancy.

    It's funny because on my run today, I finally realized that I feel STRONG. I was kind of shocked when I came to that realization, because I didn't expect to feel strong while running much slower (and fewer miles) than I did pre-pregnancy. But there's something about being active WITH the baby...and carrying that little bean with you on a run...that gives you a new appreciation for the body. I'm finally starting to grow into this whole pregnant running thing, and hope I'll be able to continue doing it for most (or all!) of the pregnancy.

    I need help with lifting though. I'm so bad about sticking too it!

    And I'm sorry but I had to laugh when you confessed to peeing your pants. At least you were at home when it happened...?

  2. I'm so sorry it took me so long to respond to this comment!!! I was in maryland for my dad's wedding, and this giant baby is running my life right now.

    I'm so glad you finally got that strong feeling on your runs!!! That's so awesome. Isn't it the best!!!

    It's okay that you laughed…it was pretty funny. And it get's funnier. You just wait a few more weeks :)

    I'm happy things are going so well for you!!!!! It's such an amazing thing…you know, making a whole person!


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