Pregnancy Update – Week 35

Size of Baby (per “What To Expect”) – Size of a pineapple. Approximately 5-6 pounds.

Weight Gain – Somewhere between 22-24 pounds. This is the exact same amount as last week.  I’m not really paying attention to weight gain as much at this point.  If the baby measurements at the doctor are on track, and I am still feeling ALOT of movement, I am going to feel good about where I am at.

Movement – Plenty of movement.  Unfortunately, it is isolated to my hips and outward belly pushes. The doctor seems to think the baby is not head down right now. This is okay, but let’s hope that she makes a move downward in the next couple of weeks.

Sleep – Whoa did I get sick last week.  Even worse, I got pink eye.  Guess what ladies?  Those antibiotics that the doctor gives your child when they get pink eye are not generally approved as safe for pregnant women.  That means I had to fight the entire infection sans antibiotics.  Hello crusty eyes that had to literally be pried open in the morning.

What I miss – Warm weather.  Temperatures in Charlotte were record lows.  It iced.  We were forced to stay inside a lot more than I would have liked.

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Best Moments this Week – My send off ride!  I taught my last class at Flywheel Charlotte prior to baby number two getting here.  It was bittersweet.  I will truly miss being on the bike as an instructor, but I have reached the point that it is important for me to get some much needed rest and nesting time.

photo 4-134I was welcomed into the studio by these beautiful flowers.  Such a generous gift from two very special people.  I was in the presence of some of the most committed, tough riders in our city.  It was incredible.  The numbers speak for themselves!

photo 3-175Once the weather finally cleared, we were finally able to get out of the house and spend some family time together.  Moments like this I will cherish.  It is slowly starting to hit me that we won’t only be this family unit of three for at most another month.  Our whole dynamic is about to change.

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Looking forward to – I don’t know if I am more looking forward to, or anxiously awaiting, my final ultrasound.  We didn’t get an ultrasound after 18 weeks with my first.  We are getting one at 36 weeks with my second.  I can’t help but hope that everything goes okay.  We aren’t the most religious people in the world (and we certainly don’t go to church as much as we should), but I pray for my girls every day.

Cravings –  Sweets.  It is officially Lent.  We gave up sweets.  Killer for a pregnant woman.

Symptoms –  Starting to get Braxton Hicks contractions.  After a long day on my feet, I finally had to pull a stool over while I cooked dinner.  My back hurt and I needed the rest.  My belly gets bigger than I realize each week.

Workouts – The awful weather really put a damper in my workouts.  I probably needed the rest with the bad cold that I was trying to recover from.

Monday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD.

Tuesday – Day off.  Even my usual Tuesday night Flywheel Charlotte class was cancelled.

Wednesday – Ride Flywheel Charlotte with Zach.

Thursday – Tracy Anderson Pregnancy DVD.

Friday – Ride Flywheel Charlotte with Sarah.

Saturday – TRX Training (pictures below).  Yes, pregnant women can do TRX at 36 weeks.  You would be surprised how much of the training that I was actually able to participate in (and how sore I was).

11021102_10103254926004053_8199797163800953161_nThe instructor was very well spoken and qualified in helping guide me through modifications.  Modifications that I will continue to use in my personal training.  The biggest compliment that she gave me was, “You are literally the most fit pregnant person that I have ever seen.”  Trust me, at this point in my pregnancy this might have made my week.


Sunday – Teach Flywheel Charlotte.

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