W20D7

The biggest recent challenge to my exercise routine has been, well, a little silly. I always have to pee! Went for a 4-mile run today and OMG. My bladder was feeling it. I managed to hold it ’til the end, then bee-lined for the bathroom. But then… there was barely anything! What up? It seems…

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W20D5

Outdoor rock climbing! Still wearing my pre-pregnant harness and it’s getting tight. Not really able to tighten it anymore. Will need to get a full-body harness soon. This belly’s getting big! The climbing felt great. My muscles are definitely weaker (no more one-legged squats, heh), but I still got up a tricky route! Also squeezed…

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W20D4

Today was adventure day! The plan was to bike 6 mi to the beach, go swimming and play some frisbee, then bike 6 mi back home. No problem, right? Well, I woke up nervous! I haven’t biked that far since getting pregnant. Maybe only half that distance! What’s more, I haven’t touched my beautiful road…

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W20D1

This envelope here is…. … … *drum roll, please!* … … The gender of our baby! We are both SO excited. I think we will go out somewhere the two of us and open it. Richard thinks it’s a boy. I don’t know! My sis-in-law is having a boy a month before me so it’d…

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W19D7

Today I managed to get up early for a bike ride 😀 Well, actually it was getting up early for the ferry, which entails a bike ride to the terminal. It was beautiful! I love getting up in the morning. I left home right as the sun was coming up. The ride itself is about…

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W19D5

Today I’m feeling like an overinflated balloon. Somebody pop me! What happened is, I ate an entire plate of food in one sitting. Steak and mashed potatoes with sauteed mushrooms, mmm… Then I almost immediately had to go to the bathroom. Hey, less in bladder means more room for stomach, right? I waddled to the…

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10k

Today I’m feeling very proud of myself. I ran a 10 kilometer trail race! 🙂 Well, six miles used to be a piece of cake for me. Six months ago I ran the same distance and placed first in my age group. Today I ran about 20 min slower (that’s about 3 extra minutes per…

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Prenatal yoga

I’ve just found my new favorite preggo activity. Prenatal yoga classes! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been doing my own yoga at home. Ya know, a few poses here and there, a little bit of extra stretching when I get home. Maybe some extra downward dog when I feel tension rising in my shoulders. I…

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W19D1

The kicking is getting stronger. I feel it more regularly now, though still only when I’m sitting or laying down. It feels like… bigger bubbles popping than a couple weeks ago. It’s exciting because this is the first communication I’ve gotten from my soon-to-be child. The first sign that it’s a living being. There’s something…

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W18D7

Today has been my most active day since getting pregnant! I went to back-to-back aerials classes (my fave!) and was able to keep up with everyone just fine. I mean I was definitely tired by the end, but totally kicked butt! On top of that, I biked to AND from the aerials gym. Okay it…

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W18D5

We find out the sex in FOUR DAYS! I’m beside myself with excitement! Some days I hope it’s a boy. Other days I hope it’s a girl. Either way seems like great news. I’m just excited to know! All the dudes I’ve asked think it’s a boy: my husband, father-in-law, and brother. All the ladies,…

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W18D2 – Welcome to Second Trimester

Feeling really good! What they say is true: you feel yourself again in the second trimester! My energy is up, my strength is up, heck, even my mood is up. I mean, my cheeks are getting sore from smiling so much. Everything is calm and peaceful, and even stuff that isn’t – like the thought…

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W17D2

I’m starting to show. My windproof bike jacket that’s ridden hundreds (thousands?) of miles with me is getting tight. Not much longer and I won’t be able to zip it up. The cute flannel button-down Rosie got me for family pics bulges out between buttons. It used to flatter my flat stomach. Strangers let themselves…

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Kicking!

Baby is kicking!!!! 😀 I’ve felt little “bubbles” popping on the inside of my tummy for a few days-ish. I think. Have to be really still to feel them! But it’s just like what Aunt Jenna described. It’s so little! I think of my tiny little guy (or gal!) moving around in there. Are they…

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