How far along? 35 Weeks
Baby Size: A pineapple
Weight gain: No scale this week or next week due to travel, but at least 32.5.
Maternity clothes? It’s finally been warm enough to wear dresses, so that’s pretty much been my staple.
Belly Button in or out? Out
Best moment this week: Normally I workout in the morning, which lulls baby to sleep for a few hours. Yesterday, I didn’t workout until the evening and I could feel him kicking ALL DAY waiting for me to rock him to sleep.
Miss Anything? Breathing. This baby is huge (or so it seems!) and everything is so squished. I am looking forward to breathing air again. A whole lung full!
Movement: He’s so squirmy!
Food cravings: La Croix.
Gender: Boy #2!
Looking forward to: Breathing. Also, organizing everything for the baby in our new home.
Traveling So Late In Pregnancy
We are finally moving, and we are road tripping out to our new home. This is a two day (/10 day because we want to visit family and friends!) voyage. This can be rough when you’re pregnant, traveling with a pregnant woman, and/or traveling with a toddler.
Thankfully our little guy is overall pretty good on long car rides. We get out and play every few hours, and stop to pee every 20 minutes, so he gets a lot of time to stretch his legs.
As I am getting so close to the end of my pregnancy, my nutrition and fitness both feel extremely important to me. We packed a ton of snacks, including fruit, Quest bars, tons of water, La Croix, and anything we didn’t want to throw out when we packed up our house. I also have my BCAAs, electrolyte water, and protein powder with me. This means pre and post workout, I am well fueled.
I have a tentative plan for when I will do most of my workouts throughout our travel, ensuring I don’t lose much fitness during the move. This is extremely important to me as I near the end of my pregnancy, because I still want to keep up and help out with my toddler as long as possible. I also have the end goal of labor and delivery, and recovery. Working on my fitness, and maintaining decent nutrition, will ideally help me for these upcoming tasks.
One thing I have started doing on driving days, because being in a car, inactive for that long drives me crazy. Each time we stop I do some walking lunges, chase my son, swing him into the air, or do a 1:00 squat challenge. Whatever I can do to get my heart rate up in the short amount of time I have, without disrupting our trip. Otherwise, I make sure to either get up early and workout, or plan for a late workout and stick to it. Getting in activity in the morning, or knowing I will be working out that evening, encourages me to eat well to refuel or to get ready for my workout.
The hotels we have stayed at have weights, but if you are traveling and don’t have weights, try this pregnancy workout:
- Elevated Push-Ups – 1:00
- Donkey Kicks – 20 Total
- Tricep Dips – 1:00
- Walking Lunges – 20 Total
- Wall Sit – 1:00
After you warm-up, complete 2-5 rounds of this workout, depending on fitness level. Remember, if you have the green light from your doctor, exercise is great for both you AND baby! You don’t have to do a crazy amount of exercise. Just do something. It is always more beneficial than nothing.