W27D1 – Third trimester!

Today is officially Day 1 of third trimester! And it definitely feels like it! I feel BIGGER. My hips are frequently sore and it’s difficult to sit up and stand up. Getting out of bed entails rolling to one side and pushing myself up with my hand. I’m getting the classic “bowling ball in pelvis”…

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W26D5 – Achy

I’m at 26 weeks and 5 days and I. Feel. Pregnant. Oh my gosh! Walking around the grocery store was tough. My hips were achy and my pelvis might as well have been expanding with every step. Ow! I waddled. No shame! Felt easier than walking normal. My belly is getting big. I have to…

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W25D7 – Bike commuting

This morning, just two weeks shy of my third trimester, I had my best preggo bike ride yet: a six-mile commute into work! There’s a beautiful bike path that covers about 4.5 miles of that, a paved, tree-lined route running along a small creek. Pre-preggo days I would race down it, each morning pushing my…

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W25D2 – Whale

Third trimester is around the corner. And I can feel it! I feel BIG. Sitting forward requires momentum. Standing up requires an awkward, wide-legged squat. Reaching my shoes is getting difficult – there’s a belly in the way! Pregnancy brain is in full swing! I find myself losing and misplacing stuff ALL the time. I’ll…

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W24D3 – Goat Rock

Had a great trip up to Goat Rock Beach for some climbing and beach-going! Our cousins from out of town got to try outdoor climbing for the first time which they kicked butt at. Here I am at the top of a 5.8 climb. It’s one I’ve done about a zillion times before (we always…

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W24D1 – Marina Run

I’m definitely getting bigger. Today’s run at the marina had a few more challenges than last week’s. The biggest was the round ligament pain which my doctor warned me about. It was a sharp pain along each side of my belly. What it comes from is stress to the round ligaments, which extend upward from…

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W24D2 – Crushing at the gym

My body is LOVING climbing! I mean, I normally love to climb. But climbing preggo is… different. My body feels soft and warm. Moving is smooth, like every joint has been oiled and perfectly tuned. Every muscle and every bone is connected, coordinating in perfect harmony to lift my body up the wall. I’m a…

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What it feels like, pt 2

During my first trimester, I tried to describe what being pregnant feels like to someone who’s never been knocked up before (you can read it here). As it turns out, being pregnant feels different in your second trimester! Soft That’s the one word I would pick to describe it. Your body feels warm and safe,…

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Baby girl

Not a day goes by that I don’t wonder what my baby girl’s gonna be like. Will she love the outdoors like her parents? Will she be curious? Adventurous? What will she be good at? Will it be the things me or her dad are good at, or will she discover something else neither of…

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Full-body harness

Guess what my husband surprised me with? A full-body climbing harness! We tried it out at the gym and it was AMAZING. First off you will notice there’s nothing that goes across your belly. My regular harness was becoming uncomfortable, and I started to feel unsafe because I couldn’t tighten it very well anymore. With…

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W22D2 – Dust mask run

I’m definitely feeling slower and more lethargic than normal, but overall my body still feels great running!

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W21D7

Today was the first day in nearly a week the smoke cleared enough to go outside. So, I got some exercise! I biked to aerials, which was a harder class than usual! But super fun, we worked on a drop that I learned over a year ago and had forgotten. I had been trying to…

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W21D6

Due to the wildfires up north, it’s been tough to get good aerobic exercise in. Staying outside more than a couple minutes make my nostrils burn and gives me a dizzying headache. No trail runs, bike rides, or long walks through the city for me! Did you know most of the swimming pools here are…

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W21D5

I went to a “birth and baby fair” in the city. Didn’t know what to expect! It ended up being super helpful. They had a ton of booths for pregnancy and baby products. My favorites were the personal coaches to help with keeping fit, establishing a sleep cycle, and successfully breastfeeding. There was also one…

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Gender reveal

ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE! … … We found out the gender… … … Annnd… … … It’s a girl! 😀 Found out a couple days ago at the marina. We went for a nice little morning date and opened The Envelope. Written inside was one word: FEMALE Can you believe it?! I was so surprised (baby’s…

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