Monday, July 25, 2016

Weekly Recap: July 18-24

Obviously with the birth of Cecelia last Monday, I'll be taking it easy for the next couple weeks...mainly walking and potentially adding in some light strength training in another week or two. I plan to go back to teaching Spin/TRX in about a month and at some point, will need to get on a Spinning bike to see how that's going to feel!  So far though, I already feel so much better now than I did after having Lucy.  Although, I am slightly disappointed/frustrated that my sciatica still feels exactly the same.  I was hoping for a little bit more relief after having Cece.

First family walk yesterday with the double stroller...this thing is massive!

Monday: Labor!

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: Rest

Friday: Walked 1.5 mi w/ Todd, Lucy, & Cece

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Walked 2 mi w/ Todd, Lucy, & Cece

Friday, July 22, 2016

Nursery Makeover

We intentionally moved Lucy into her big girl room months ago so we could reuse her nursery for when her baby sister arrived.  We didn't want to have to buy a second crib so we didn't even convert it into a toddler bed and just put Lucy straight into a twin bed.  It was a great decision because she loves her big girl room and since we moved her way back in the winter/early spring, we had plenty of time to change a few things in the nursery to make it special for Cecelia.  We kept all the same furniture (crib, glider, dresser, etc.) as well as the layout of the furniture and the paint color but changed the color scheme from pink & gray to purple, aqua, and gray.  We bought new bedding, changing pad cover, bins in the cube unit, prints for the wall, and added new maternity photos to the frames.  We took down the bunting we had for Lucy, added some floating shelves above the dresser, and hung the prints above the crib.  Overall, the room seems a bit more simple than Lucy's but I like the clean look of it and the color scheme is really growing on me.

View of the room from the door

When you walk into the room on the right are the spice rack bookshelves and crib

Another view from the other side of the room

On the other side of the room are the dresser & cube unit (just like we had for Lucy) but we added the floating shelves above

Different view of the same area

Comparisons between Lucy & Cece's nurseries:

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Bump Update #2: Week 39

39 weeks on July 16, 2016

39 weeks with Lucy vs. Baby Girl #2

Last bump pictures before heading to the hospital (for the 3rd time in 24 hrs!)

I don't really have a recap of being 39 weeks pregnant because I went into labor at 39 weeks and gave birth to Cecelia at 39 weeks + 2 days.  It was a long weekend of having contractions for 48+ hours (and going to the hospital 3 times within 24 hours!) and I'm so glad that she finally arrived on Monday afternoon.  I'll have her birth story up within the next week so bear with me while we adjust to life with 2 kids.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


On Monday, July 18, 2016, we were ecstatic to meet our second daughter, Cecelia Ann Rodrick, at 1:24 PM.  She is absolutely perfect and healthy, weighing 7 lbs 3 oz and is 20.25 inches long.  We are already back home and trying to settle in as a family of 4.

The long weekend of labor was worth it

Todd & I with our sweet Cece

Perfectly content

 Rodrick family of 4!

 Hospital pics

About to leave the hospital

On our way home

Monday, July 18, 2016

Weekly Recap: July 11-17

My normal weekly workouts as of late except for taking off on both Saturday and Sunday.  I was having some contractions and thought it was best to take it easy.

Monday: 40 min Spinning @ Y (on my own) + 15 min strength/cardio circuit

Tuesday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Wednesday: 50 min Spinning @ Y (on my own)

Thursday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Friday: 1 hr Spinning @ Y (on my own)

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Rest

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Bump Update #2: Week 38

38 weeks on July 9, 2016

38 weeks with Lucy vs. Baby Girl #2

How far along: 38 weeks & 4 days

Size of baby: About 19.5 inches long, weighs about between 6.5-7 pounds, and is the size of a pumpkin or leek

Weight gain: 17 pounds

Maternity clothes: Maternity shorts/pants with the exception of some regular shorts with an elastic waist (including workout shorts) and maternity & regular shirts

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks contractions (pretty much every 10-15 minutes), sciatica/numbness in right foot/toes, mild cramping

Gender: Girl

Exercise: Plan on teaching Spin/TRX two days/week up until my due date (so basically tomorrow and hopefully twice next week) and either Spinning on my own or doing a TRX/Cardio workout at home a few days/week for a total of 5-6 workouts/week

Food cravings: Haven't really had much of an appetite recently, I think this baby is just squishing my stomach too much!

Food aversions: Nothing

Movement: Stretching & squirming constantly

Sleep: Sleeping great but still getting up 2x/night to pee.

Looking forward to: Meeting our little girl in hopefully 10 days or less!

Best moment of the week: Spending last weekend doing whatever Lucy wanted; she really is such a great little kid and I hope this new baby won't turn her world upside down too much.  Also, I had another dr appt today and I made some progress from last week which is always great to hear (although after Lucy coming a week late, I've learned my lesson about getting my hopes up about when this baby will come!).  I'm 1.5 cm dilated (almost 2 cm according to my dr) and 70% effaced.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

One of Our Last Weekends as a Family of 3

With baby girl #2 arriving very shortly (and hopefully sooner rather than later!), we planned our weekend around soaking up as much time with Lucy and doing what she wanted to do since her days as an only child are limited.  We spent Saturday at the zoo doing all the rides and fun extras that are included in our gold membership followed by going out to dinner at Melt, playing at the park, and getting ice cream and then on Sunday, we went to Zoombezi Bay.

First stop at the zoo, the train ride

Playing on the moose

Todd & Lucy had done the camel ride a couple months ago but I hadn't done it yet so Lucy & I decided to ride together

Feeding the giraffes

Posing with a manatee...

and a polar bear

Riding the carousel

Picture with daddy

We made our way over to Pirate Island...

and Lucy was kinda scared to go on the boat ride but ended up loving it 

We ended up at Jungle Jack's Landing to ride the train..

and the elephants (which she said was her favorite thing of the day)

Dinner at Melt in the Short North

BBQ Pulled Pork grilled cheese sandwich was spot on

Swinging at the park

Ice cream cones

Perfect summer day at Zoombezi Bay