Past pregnancy #2 updates:
And here we are at 25 weeks!
Random thoughts/things that I noticed:
-I am thankful for my ability to pick things up with my toes. If I drop something and it’s too heavy for my foot to grab, I debate if it’s “worth” bending over. Most of the time: not worth it.
-My allergies are a red nightmare. I sneeze no less than 20 times a day, and I’m sure I’ve mentioned this on the blog before, but I don’t have what you’d call a “delicate, ladylike” sneeze. Some people are like, “Chu” sweetly into their handkerchief, and I double-over yelling, “HUZZAHHHHHHHHHHHH” as my body convulses. I’m pretty sure our light fixtures rattle. So I walk around, sneezing my face off all day, which kind of hurts with the belly. (I started taking raw manuka honey each day as a remedy, which has helped significantly since I started last week.)
-I’ve been having some intense round ligament pain. It seems ok during day-to-day activities, but if I’m walking for more than a few minutes, my right hip and lower stomach start to cramp up. I’ve been wearing my maternity support belt often, using PT exercises Jess sent me (thank you, friend!!!), and visiting the chiropractor.
-Baby is still breech -it’s still early to be concerned- but when I was at the hospital this week for heart palpitations, they did an ultrasound. I asked the doc if he’d mind checking my placenta’s location, and he said it looked like it’s well out of the way. My 28-week ultrasound will be the one to verify, but that was reassuring to hear!
-It feels SO. GOOD. to have sports bras that fit me. I finally went last week to Target and picked up three, and also got this lulu tank (<— on sale right now) in a larger size. I feel like a new person. I will be going back for more of these, especially since I like to sleep in sports bras. The fabric is so dreamy soft and bonus: I can breathe in them. In normal clothes, I sometimes feel a little weird and self conscious, and then in a bathing suit, I just own it. It’s funny how things change around when you’re pregnant.
-Pregnancy dreams continue to blow my mind. The latest crazy one involved me being late to teach a BODYPUMP class, and my boss (who’s amazing) was like, “No big deal, just get there when you can.” I got there late, the stereo wasn’t working, and it was a beach BODYPUMP class so everyone was in the ocean. We had to take breaks during class for shark warnings. I don’t even know.
Fruit and cheese. I told the Pilot that I could each hard goat cheese (any type!) and fresh fruit all day and I would be happy.
Soft pretzels with nacho cheese. Even though my stomach doesn’t love gluten, I’ve shared one of these per week for the past couple of weeks with Liv.
Workouts: I’ll be writing a workout recap post (similar to my first trimester one), but for now everything feels good, but I’m definitely starting to slow down. I’ve still been teaching barre, Spin, BODYPUMP and Zumba, in addition to my own workouts (yoga, walking, TRX, strength, occasional Crunch Live or Beachbody workouts). Spin has been the most challenging, and my maternity leave sub friend will be taking over in a few weeks.
Weight gain: Probably 19-20 lbs. I’ll know today when I go to see the midwife.
Mexican food? Apologies to my culture, but it doesn’t sound the best right now. I think it’s because I go way spicy with the salsas, and everything has been giving me heartburn lately.
A lot of food doesn’t sound as great as usual, but I think it’s because I’m starting to feel really uncomfortable with positions and round ligament pain. I’m hoping this is just a thing and blows over quickly.
Belly button status: It’s long gone! It will be interesting to see if we head into outie territory.
Looking forward to:
-Doing the nursery switcheroo! I think I’m going to go with a mermaid theme to go with this little beach house. The space is pretty small, but I’ve found some fun ideas on Pinterest. I already have a feeling that Liv will want to redo her room, too (especially if she sees mermaid bedding coming in), so if she decides she wants a bit of a revamp, I think I’ll do the two birds with one stone type thing.
-My mom coming to visit! I’ve missed her so much.
-IDEA in a few weeks! Even though it’s right before my teaching schedule will start to wind down, I’m excited to get new tips and techniques for my classes (and to share on the blog) so I can come back with even more tools and info after maternity leave. 🙂
Keep growing little beeb!