Monday- 2.5 mile walk on TM + bicep/tricep workout
Modify tricep pushups are such a good workout. Being pregnant and doing them is even better haha I can’t go as far down due to my belly, but I know it’s a good workout because I’m always sore after.
tuesday- 2.5 mile walk outside with J
Yesterday was a beautiful overcast kinda day. J and I went out for a walk(I walked he sat in a stroller) and it was so peaceful. After our walk, I picked up my mom and headed to Cherry Hill to meet up with my family. My brother and his family came and it was so fun to play with them and their kids. J even mastered his fear of the ‘dragon slides’ and went down them 7-8 times(thanks to his uncle and cousins who took turns taking him)!
lazy river with all his girl cousins
I can’t move on without mentioning Monday night. Monday we went up to my mom’s to see my grandparents(who are also in town) and have a salmon dinner. My mom makes the best salmon and I was sure I’d go into labor. I mean, I had just had the best meal, and my sister had just given me a pedicure. Spoiler alert: I didn’t go into labor, but I slept happy=)
There’s not a lot of room for food these days, so I eat small but more frequently.
Bump Update: 37 weeks
This week I’m doing the update differently. I’m just going to update on how I’m feeling and not go through all the other stuff I have in previous bump updates.
This stage in pregnancy is the hardest for me. I’m finally considered ‘term’ meaning the baby healthy and can come anytime, but that doesn’t mean the baby will actually come. I have to practice patience and kindness haha. I’m feeling pretty miserable. My clothes don’t fit very well anymore, she’s sitting really low so any waist band that is too tight is really uncomfortable, and the anxiousness of not knowing when she’ll come drives me bonkers. I have contractions a lot and they’re getting more uncomfortable and painful(which is a good thing=)).
At the same time, I don’t want to wish this time away. I feel so incredibly grateful to be pregnant. I can’t believe the pregnancy has gone by so fast. No matter what we’re going to be meeting this baby in 2 weeks or less(my OB said she’d induce me if I make it 39 weeks). The best feeling is feeling her move across my belly and actually seeing arms/legs. I just can’t wait to snuggle those little arms and legs! My pregnancy has been great and I don’t want to ruin it be complaining these last couple of weeks. Instead I’m soaking up this time with my boys and enjoying our family of 3 =)
I love comparing my belly with J with baby girl. The left is with J at 38 weeks the right is 37 weeks with baby girl. I know they’re different babies, but it amazes me how different my belly looks with each of them.
what workout always leaves you sore?
we still haven’t decided on a name, so last suggestions are welcome!