We Are Here…32 Weeks

Thursday, July 25, 2013
32 Weeks, 5 Days

We are less than 2 months from my due date…and I couldn't be more excited. I'm so psyched to meet our little badass athlete girl, and I'm also kind of excited not to be carrying a watermelon in my abdomen anymore.

Last week I did a maternity shoot with my very talented photographer friend, from Brian Sumner Photography.

Here are just a couple of the shots…

I'm really pleased with how it went. I love all of the pictures he took!!!

Now let's check in on this baby situation!


Huge. Kidding. Well, not really. At my last appointment (31 weeks), I was up a total of 19 pounds. Third trimester is supposedly when the baby puts on all of her weight, so the  next few weeks will be interesting.

Speaking of third trimester…it's kind of a jerk and it's kicking my ass a little bit. I'm unbelievably exhausted. I'm talking worse than first trimester, worse than Ironman training, worse than post any race I've ever done. I have a very high tolerance for physical discomfort…but man…this is kind of inconvenient. And I would consider my pregnancy a pretty easy one. I can't imagine having a complicated pregnancy. That must be tough.

Aside from fatigue, I'm also still having a lot of trouble sleeping. I've accepted that may just be how it is the rest of the pregnancy…and until Aria turns 18.

Normally this would be an embarrassing subject…but I have no shame. I'm having some trouble accidentally peeing myself lately. I have a very short torso and the baby is already head down, so there has been a lot of pressure on my bladder for a while. Now that she's gotten pretty big, the pressure is intense. I've accidentally peed bending over. I've accidentally peed running. And I've accidentally peed while shaving my legs. I'm starting to think the baby is doing it on purpose.
Oh well, if you can't laugh about peeing your pants…what can you laugh about.

Every week her movements get bigger. I can see body parts poke out of my belly every day. It's very cool to see.


I mentioned in yesterdays post that I am finally off the dairy wagon. I just stopped wanting it about a week ago. And instead…I want salmon and avocado's.

My iron levels are a little low…so I've been trying to get some red meat and some (more) spinach in my life. I've also been on an egg kick.

Hard boiled eggs topped with homemade salsa, avocado and sweet potato. 

Grilled steak with sauteed mushrooms and onions, zucchini, tomato, yellow pepper, avocado.

4 Eggs, an entire avocado and tomato's. 

That's totally a normal amount of food, right?!

Now that I'm off the dairy, I've been able to transition back to almost totally paleo. I'm really happy about this because the more pregnant I get, the more I have to adjust my workout schedule. With me not burning as many calories as I usually do, yet having the same monstrous appetite... if I were to keep on a loosey goosey nutrition plan, I could potentially put on some unwanted weight.
And let me tell you, after seeing Kate Middleton leave the hospital and still look 7 months pregnant, the other day…lord help us normal people. I'm going to look like that blueberry girl from Willy Wonka, for a while.
Besides, who want's unnatural processed crap in their body? Not me.


I'm still on a 5 days per week training schedule. Here is this weeks workouts:

Sunday: Off - Traveling home
Monday: 40 minutes Elliptical Intervals, Upper body strength
Tuesday: 40 minutes Elliptical Intervals, Upper body strength, 2 mile Run
Wednesday: 2 mile walk with Harper, 2 mile walk with Sister
Thursday: 40 minutes Elliptical Glute workout, Lower body strength, 2 mile Run
Friday: Off
Saturday: 60 minutes Cycling, 2 mile run
Sunday: 60 minutes Cycling, Upper body strength

I still feel great working out. I'm very lucky.
Unfortunately I am having a little bit of trouble during runs. My muscles and my body feel great. I'm okay carrying all of the weight. And my back is feeling fantastic. The only issue I'm is the intense pressure on my bladder and the resulting pee pee. It's very frustrating because I do feel so good. It would be a different story if I felt like crap. I'm just taking it one day at a time. I'm very stubborn, so I'm still hopeful that it'll pass.

Pounds Gained: 19 as of a week ago

Cravings: Salmon, Avocado, Eggs, Bacon, Smoothies

Aversions: None right now. If it's edible, I'll eat it

Emotions: They are pretty under control these days. I haven't cried or tried to murder anyone in the past few days.

Things I'm loving: The fact that my belly button is getting pretty pokey!!!

Things I'm not loving: Maternity clothes! I'm so tired of them. Barf.

Favorite Activity: Rubbing my belly against people and telling them they are going to catch it.

Pregnancy Police: Since my husband has finished reading the Bradley book"Husband Coached Childbirth" he has turned into the pregnancy police. If I turn onto my back for a second, he's there. If I say I don't feel good, there's a glass of water in my hand. If I'm painting my nails, he's checking the label on the nail polish.
All kidding aside, he has be unbelievably helpful. Us reading the same pregnancy and childbirth books, has really been beneficial. We both have gained a really good understanding of the mental and physical aspects of pregnancy and labor. Sometimes I think he retained more information than I did! It seems like he is always there to help, which is a really comforting feeling. He has been an amazing coach/partner through this trimester, and I look forward to seeing him in action during labor.

Alright, it's time for my 8am nap. Happy Thursday everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Those pictures are stunning! And you look great!

    Reading this is like getting a (semi-scary) glimpse into the future. I'm not a tall person and am already feeling intense pressure on my bladder. So I'm a little scared about what's going to happen as the weeks go on. I may soon be joining the club of "pants-wetters" haha.

    Sorry to hear that this trimester has been difficult, but I'm still impressed by the amount that you've been able to work out despite all that. And, at least now (unlike the first trimester) the end is in sight. Hang in there!


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