Healthy Pregnancy 2 - 33 Weeks

healthy pregnancy 2 May 04, 2017

How far along? 33 Weeks

Baby Size: A pineapple!

Weight gain: 28lbs

Maternity clothes? I think my maternity clothes are getting too small. All of my shirts are too short on me now. Looking forward to warmer weather so I just wear my dresses.

Belly Button in or out? Out

Best moment this week: Pat getting to feel a ton of movement recently.

Miss Anything? Not feeling like a whale. Getting in and out of bed to pee 600x per night proves to be quite a task. As does getting up and down from the ground or off the couch. This big belly definitely limits my mobility!

Movement: He is super active now and gives me some good wallops while I’m driving.

Food cravings: Oranges and mangos. All day everyday.

Gender: Boy #2!

Looking forward to: Getting all settled in with our new doctor and seeing where baby will be born.

Eating For Two

Often times when it comes to eating less nutritious food, I will hear people say that pregnancy is the only...

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Healthy Pregnancy 2 – 32 Weeks

Uncategorized Apr 27, 2017

How far along? 32 Weeks

Baby Size: A Squash! He’s over 4lbs at this point.

Weight gain: 26.5lbs

Maternity clothes? Rocking them daily and looking forward to warmer weather so I can just wear some dresses.

Belly Button in or out? Out

Best moment this week: Having one last ultrasound last Friday. He has gone from the 98th percentile to 60th percentile. I asked if that was a concerning drop but that doctors said that is much more normal based on my son’s birth and much more manageable from a giving birth standpoint.

Miss Anything? My limbs not falling asleep while I’m trying to sleep.

Movement: He is getting really crazy and loves to party from about 9-11PM. He also somehow manages to kick my bladder and the top of my uterus at the same time.

Food cravings: Oranges. Mangos. Peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Dying for a really good, huge, veggie sandwich.

Gender: Boy #2!

Looking forward to: Getting to our...

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Healthy Pregnancy 2 – 31 Weeks

Uncategorized Apr 19, 2017

How far along? 31 Weeks

Baby Size: Coconut

Weight gain: 28lbs

Maternity clothes? Rocking some sweet maternity jorts and comfortable maternity shirts. I’m pretty sure I’ll be ending out this pregnancy in dresses.

Belly Button in or out? Out

Best moment this week: Hearing baby’s heartbeat and witnessing him give the nurse a hard time and move around every time she got him on the monitor.

Miss Anything? Feeling pretty good this week. I’ll be cutting back on running a bit and I know that will be a struggle for me.

Movement: There is a ton of flipping and rolling going on now. He especially enjoys La Croix.

Food cravings: I have had an increased appetite/need to graze all day. I wasn’t making the best choices (hello dark chocolate and chips!). I did some major meal prep on Tuesday to ensure I could fill baby and me up on vitamins. Chocolate and chips aren’t a problem from time to time, but I was noticing I...

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Healthy Pregnancy 2 – 30 Weeks

Uncategorized Apr 12, 2017

How far along? 30 Weeks

Baby Size: Zucchini.

Weight gain: 25lbs

Maternity clothes? Looking forward to dress weather. For now, enjoying my frumpy maternity jeans (all of my cute maternity jeans ride down a ton).

Belly Button in or out? Out

Best moment this week: How active baby boy has been and Pat being able to feel all the strong tumbles and jabs.

Miss Anything? Feeling like I actually sleep at night. I toss and turn so much that I feel like I never actually sleep. Pat assures me that I am most definitely going into some deep sleeps though.

Movement: He has been quite rowdy this week with lots of strong jabs coming out of my stomach. His strength over the next 10 weeks should be fun to feel…

Food cravings: Nothing really this week. Mostly just trying to eat every few hours and get in quality protein and vegetables so I’m not getting overly hungry.

Gender: Boy #2!

Looking forward to: We have another ultrasound next week...

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Healthy Pregnancy 2 – 28 Weeks

Uncategorized Mar 29, 2017

How far along? 28 Weeks – Hello 3rd trimster!

Baby Size: An Egglplant

Weight gain: 26lbs. I think some of this is water retention from flying yesterday. I’ll keep an eye this week and see how it goes.

Maternity clothes? Yes. I found some cute skinny jeans so I can feel like a human. Otherwise, workout shorts and tanks for me!

Belly Button in or out? Out

Best moment this week: Having our last flight as a family of 3! It was tiring, so I can only imagine how tiring it will be next year with two!

Miss Anything? I really miss leaning over my son’s crib. I like to be able to lean over and comfort him.

Movement: He’s quite active, especially at night. Dad has been able to feel tons of movement this week.

Food cravings: I have been really into veggie sandwiches this week. Gotta get those vitamins I guess!

Gender: Boy number 2!

Looking forward to: Normal hunger signals. I am back to feeling full until I am famished. There is no in between. I hate that!

Eats &...

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Healthy Pregnancy 2 – 27 Weeks

Uncategorized Mar 22, 2017

How far along? 27 Weeks

Baby Size: A head of lettuce

Weight gain: 22.5

Maternity clothes? Yes! I refuse to stretch out my pre-pregnancy clothes. I’ll also be rocking lots of leggings this week + my workout shorts.

Belly Button in or out? Out

Best moment this week: Big brother pointing to my belly and saying “baby”. He’s been doing it for a while now but he mostly would scream no. Now he smiles!

Miss Anything? I really miss putting my little guy in his crib without all of the oxygen being knocked out of my lungs.

Movement: Very active, especially after big brother goes to bed. He likes to flip and twist as I lay in bed winding down.

Food cravings: Oranges. I also made some blueberry muffins yesterday that I’m pretty obsessed with.

Gender: Boy number 2!

Looking forward to: I’m starting to get anxious about finding a doctor in Monterey and figuring out where we will be living. I want to visualize where he will be sleeping and playing. Right now...

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Healthy Pregnancy 2 – 26 Weeks

Uncategorized Mar 15, 2017

How far along? 26 Weeks

Baby Size: An eggplant

Weight gain: 20lbs

Maternity clothes? I’m hoping with the warmer weather I can stick to dresses and workout capris.

Belly Button in or out? Out

Best moment this week: Pat is starting to feel baby move more. I forgot how fun that is for me to experience.

Miss Anything? Normal taste buds. It’s amazing how different each pregnancy is! The “honeymoon” of this pregnancy only lasted about three weeks. Now I feel like I’m in the third trimester already with taste buds gone haywire, and less energy than I had at this point in my first pregnancy.

Movement: Pretty active little guy, especially when I lay in bed at night. He’s not as active as I remember big brother being, but that could be because I have an anterior placenta. It might also be because he’s a calmer kid. A mom can dream!

Food cravings: I mostly look forward to my post workout breakfast (oatmeal,...

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Getting My Son To Consume Vitamins

Uncategorized Mar 11, 2017

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My little guy is coming up on two, and as a baby he was the BEST eater. He would eat any vegetable and almost anything we put in front of him. Once we moved, he went through a MAJOR food regression. I expected this as most children go through a food regression, and moving is a big change for such a little guy. I have been trying to ride out the regression, but patience is not a virtue of mine and we are going on about six months now. The QUANTITY of food that he eats is good, but he refuses to eat any vegetables now, is selective about his fruit, and with the exception of sausage, he won’t eat meat if he can see it.

Our approach has been to make sure he has the same meals as us (I’m not interested in being a short order cook), always ensuring there is at least one thing on his plate we know he will eat. He can eat what’s on his plate,...

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Healthy Pregnancy 2 – 25 Weeks

Uncategorized Mar 08, 2017

How far along? 25 Weeks

Baby Size: A head of cauliflower.

Weight gain: 20lbs

Maternity clothes? Yes! My belly grew quickly this time, so I’ve been rocking maternity workout clothes AND everyday clothes.

Belly Button in or out? Out

Best moment this week: Realizing that I have not lost much strength this pregnancy, and in face am gaining strength! This will be extremely helpful in recovering from birth, and carrying 2 kids around (because I doubt big brother will be compliant with not being held since he loves being carried everywhere now!).

Miss Anything? Being able to comfortably put my son in his crib.

Movement: Lots of movement, especially when I eat.

Food cravings: I’m back to early pregnancy stage of not having cravings, but also not being super interested in food either. Nothing sounds very appetizing. We have been eating Chipotle and Modern Market as a result.

Gender: Boy number 2!

Looking forward to: Watching big...

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Healthy Pregnancy 2 – 24 Weeks

Uncategorized Mar 01, 2017

How far along? 24 Weeks

Baby Size: A cantaloupe according to “The Bump”. He’s probably over a pound and a half if he’s still trending the way he was in his ultrasounds.

Weight gain: 18lbs

Maternity clothes? Fully. I have found a pair of jeans that are nice, but if any of my pregnant ladies 5”8” or taller have found some good maternity jeans that are LONG enough for you share your secrets!

Belly Button in or out? Out

Best moment this week: Feeling bigger flips and kicks.

Miss Anything? Being able to shoot my workout videos without running out of breath so quickly!

Movement: He’s getting bigger and making my stomach churn with all of his movements! He gives me little jabs when big brother is crawling all over me.

Food cravings: Still on an orange kick.

Gender: Boy!

Looking forward to: Big brother being able to feel baby kick and maybe getting more excited (or maybe even interested) in the...

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