Yes, I’ve been MIA for awhile. (It’s hard being a full time working mom!) But I’m back…and I’m going to jump right in with some exciting news: I’m pregnant again!! 🙂
Nolan and baby #2 will be a year and a half apart. He’s not quite sure how he feels about this news though….
(This was our attempt at a “baby announcement” pic haha. Oh and yup, I am due on Labor Day- how ironic is that?!)
I am pretty excited to have another baby on the way, but also a little nervous about having two under two! We will certainly have our hands full. I need to learn all the organized mom tricks I can (meal prepping, freezer meals, nap routine, any routine for that matter. I’m not so good with routines, or schedules, or planning.)
Since I started this blog to talk about my triathlon training (and got sidetracked by pregnancy #1), I figured I would start it up again to track my fitness routines and eating habits throughout pregnancy #2. Its really for me to hold myself accountable, but for anyone that wants to follow along on this journey with me! And of course I will still be sharing random stories, recipes, products, thoughts and fears as the weeks progress.
To quickly catch you all up, I am now between 14-15 weeks pregnant (and already showing.) I showed a lot sooner this time around! Actually, a random woman at work yesterday passed me in the hall, pointed at my belly and asked “Are you pregnant??” ! I could not believe this woman, whom I hardly knew, asked me that! Especially since I am not that far along. Didn’t she get the memo that you NEVER ask a woman if she’s pregnant, even if she’s like 7 months along, you NEVER do that! I mean, thank God I am actually pregnant, otherwise that would have been super awkward.
As for my workouts, they have been pretty non-existent for the first trimester. This pregnancy has been SO different from my first one. This time around I was throwing up for weeks 6-12 (and still make the occasional dash to the bathroom). Before I got pregnant, I had been doing crossfit 2 mornings a week, but unfortunately had to stop because I was so sick in the mornings. I was pretty bummed because I wanted to be one of those fit moms who crush crossfit throughout their pregnancy. Oh well, maybe with baby #3 😉 (Brendan just had a heart attack reading that.) The morning I took a (first of many) pregnancy test was actually Christmas eve, and I did the “12 days of Christmas” workout at Crossfit. (Those of you that do Crossfit know that one is a serious endurance one.) I usually LOVE that WOD, but this time I felt like I was dyinggg. I was so dramatic after every rep in the later rounds (bent over, hands on knees, gasping for air.) But I remember thinking “this is going to be one bad ass baby”.
And then shortly after,
morning all day sickness hit hard. So I hung up my nanos, and pretty much put my feet up on the couch for the rest of the first trimester. I attempted to run a few times, but I would quickly get light headed or bad cramps, and need to walk. So I took a break from working out. Which was VERY hard for me. I HATE not being active. (I think Brendan hates it too because I am super moody and not my cheerful self when I don’t workout. Add pregnancy hormones and a teething baby to the mix, and man oh man what a rough few weeks that was!) But we all made it through, and now I am ready to tackle the second trimester.
Today it was in the 50s (yipee!) so I snuck out on my lunch break for a “quick” run. I only did two 10 minute miles, but it felt so good to get outside and move! I am hoping the warmer weather gets here quickly so I can go for more runs and take Nolan for walks. (I hate the winter months so much.) In the meantime, I am planning on doing more strength workouts at home. We recently created an at home gym in our basement, but I need to do a better job of taking advantage of it.
For now I am going to enjoy the runner’s high, open the windows to get some fresh air, and make a crockpot chicken chili for dinner 🙂
Stay tuned for more pregnancy adventures!