Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bump Update #2: Week 27

27 weeks on April 23, 2016

27 weeks with Lucy vs. Baby Girl #2

How far along: 27 weeks & 4 days

Size of baby: About 14.5-15 inches, weighs about 2 pounds, and is the size of a head of cauliflower

Weight gain: 12.5 pounds

Maternity clothes:Mixture of maternity and regular pants & tops

Symptoms: Braxton Hicks contractions (which I have a feeling will be here to stay for the next 12-13 weeks), some annoying side stitches down in the right side of my belly when I go on walks (I remember getting these when I was running and pregnant with Lucy), and a growing belly (I feel like it's doubled in size in the past week or so and depending on the time of day, there's no denying I'm pregnant)

Gender: Girl

Exercise: Working out 6-7x/week with a combination of teaching Spin/TRX, classes at System of Strength, and either Spinning on my own or doing some sort of cardio/strength circuit on my own

Food cravings: Sweets!

Food aversions: Nothing

Movement: It seems like her movements have really started to pick up this week.  I was telling Todd that I remember Lucy moving a lot more at this point and baby girl must have heard me say that because I swear she must be doing somersaults in there since then!

Sleep: Been sleeping great just wish I was getting more sleep (6-7 hours/night sometimes isn't cutting it these days)

Looking forward to: Heading to Houston for a few days to visit family who we haven't seen since last May

Best moment of the week: We picked out a first name for baby girl....but sorry, we won't be sharing until she's born.  We're still working on a middle name though.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Another Weekend at Home

It seemed like the first time in quite awhile that we were home back-to-back weekends or home with not much planned and it was wonderful!  We will be busy quite a few weekends from now until about mid to late June so it was nice to have this down time before life gets crazy again (and even crazier once baby girl comes in July!).

Lucy got her second haircut on Saturday and did great; she picked out the pink car to sit in and even was able to watch Sofia the First while they cut her hair.  Her trim only took about 10 minutes and then the stylist added a little side braid

She even got a sucker afterward!

Sunday we headed down to German Village for a picnic and to play at Schiller Park but first we stopped at Brown Bag Deli for some sandwiches

It was a perfect sunny day and we quickly took off our jackets & sweaters to soak up the sun

Todd picked our picnic spot right by the fountain

Lunch with my best girl (and wow, that baby belly sure looks a lot bigger when I'm sitting down!)

Checking out the pond with daddy

After we ate, we walked to the other side of the park so Lucy could play on the playground

She loves going down slides

Later in the afternoon, we surprised Lucy with a bubble machine and she was running all around the driveway and yard trying to chase them

But first she needed to stick her face in them

Lots of fun trips and events planned soon that I can't wait to blog about!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Weekly Recap: April 18-24

Finally snuck in a rest day yesterday after a full week of some really great workouts.  The classes at SOS are pretty challenging to begin so with being 6+ months pregnant, I'm starting to notice that I have to slow down or modify a few of the exercises but I'd really like to continue going 1-2x/week through my 3rd trimester (which will be here in just a few days!).  This was also the last week of free classes at CycleBar Powell before they open today so I snuck in a couple of Spinning classes last week too.  I'm still debating whether or not I should buy a class pass while they're on sale; I love that the location is so close to our house and they offer 5:30 AM classes which means I have more time to get ready for work during the week.

Monday: 1 hr Clocked @ System of Strength

Tuesday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX + 50 min Spinning @ CycleBar Powell

Wednesday: 45 min cardio/strength circuit @ home

Thursday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Friday: 1 hr In the Mix @ System of Strength

Saturday: 50 min Spinning @ CycleBar Powell

Sunday: Rest

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Bump Update #2: Week 26

26 weeks on April 16, 2016

26 weeks with Lucy vs. Baby Girl #2

How far along: 26 weeks & 4 days

Size of baby: About 14 inches, weighs about 1 2/3 pounds, and is the size of a head of lettuce

Weight gain: 11.5 pounds

Maternity clothes: Finally am wearing pretty much all maternity bottoms (pants, jeans, shorts) with mostly regular shirts and a few maternity shirts.  Considering I'm almost in my 3rd trimester, I'd say it was about time even though I dread maternity clothes.

Symptoms: It was the first hotter weekend we've had since last summer/fall and I can tell I already need to slow down and try not to do quite as much as I'm used to which I'm terrible at doing.  I was pretty tired by Sunday afternoon.  Still having some SI joint pain/tight hamstrings and lots of Braxton Hicks contractions.

Gender: Pretty in pink...we're having a girl!

Exercise: Teaching and working out 6-7 days/week

Food cravings: Cheeseburgers, fries, and Diet Coke

Food aversions: Nothing

Movement: Feeling body parts poking out during bigger movements and Todd commented that my belly looked lopsided the other day

Sleep: Been really thirsty at night so I've been waking up a few times to get water and then also go to the bathroom but I always fall right back to sleep

Looking forward to: Hoping to pick out a name for baby girl #2 this weekend

Best moment of the week: Getting stuff done in the nursery so it's starting to look more like a "new" room and not Lucy's old room

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Perfect Spring Weekend

In typical Ohio fashion, it was snowing last Saturday and then this past Saturday it was 80 degrees and we wearing shorts & tank tops.  While I was mad about the snow, I cannot complain about these warm temps because it means lots of fun outdoor activities!  This was our first weekend in forever that we were actually home the entire weekend with not many set plans besides checking off a bunch of stuff on our to-do list.  

Saturday morning and early afternoon was spent redoing some of the decor in the nursery for baby girl #2 as well as washing all the windows and screens in our house (one of the chores I dread doing every spring).  Todd also cut the grass while I ran some errands and Lucy was (supposed to be) napping.  After we had the chores behind us, it was time for some fun for the weekend.  Later in the afternoon, we walked to the Powell splash pad park so Lucy could run around for a little bit and then grabbed a quick dinner at Culver's (because cheeseburgers & fries are still my #1 pregnancy craving).  Plus, you gotta spoil your kids every once in awhile with ice cream.  

We kept the walls gray but are switching the color palette from pink & gray that we had for Lucy to purple, aqua, and gray; Todd hung some floating shelves above the dresser/changing table and bookcase and we moved the picture frames from that wall to above the crib with some new prints

Lucy helping Todd raise the crib back up

Lucy helping us clean the windows

and while we washed the screens on the patio, she was using her bubble mower (I love how it looks like she's actually working really hard pushing it)

Coming back the other way

Hanging out at the park

Going down the slide

She loved playing on the splash pad despite the water not being turned on yet

Riding an airplane

Ice cream after dinner at Culver's

Sunday ended up being even warmer than Saturday so a trip to the zoo with friends was on our to-do list.  Lynn & I had been trying to get Lucy & Olive together for months now and since we both had the same idea of heading to the zoo, we figured why not meet up for a few hours.  Despite not actually seeing many animals (Lucy was definitely more interested in literally everything else except the animals), we somehow managed to spent almost 3 hours there.  We were more than ready to head home though after that because it was pretty warm and we did quite a bit of walking.

I swear, these two are just too cute when they hold hands

Hanging out in the polar bear area

Going down a slide in the play area by the polar bear exhibit

Waiting to go on the carousel

Mamas & daughters

This was the first time Lucy actually rode the horse the entire time even though she had one arm on the pole and one arm wrapped around Todd's neck for dear life

Walking out of the carousel together

Two girls in our arms with two babies on the way

After some rest time on the couch for me on Sunday afternoon (I think I was more tired than Lucy after the zoo), I headed to the grocery store, did some laundry, and we just took it easy the rest of the day.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Weekly Recap: April 11-17

It was a full week of classes for me!  I taught 3 classes and took 2 classes at System of Strength & 2 (free) classes at CycleBar Powell.

Monday: 1 hr Clocked @ System of Strength

Tuesday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Wednesday: 15 min Spinningtaught 1 hr TRX/Kettlebell

Thursday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX

Friday: 1 hr In the Mix @ System of Strength

Saturday: 50 min Spinning @ CycleBar Powell

Sunday: 50 min Spinning @ CycleBar Powell

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Bump Update #2: Week 25

25 weeks on April 9, 2016

25 weeks with Lucy vs. Baby Girl #2

How far along: 25 weeks & 4 days

Size of baby: About 13 inches, weighs about 1.5 pounds, and is the size of a cauliflower or eggplant

Weight gain: 10 pounds (still down a pound from before I was sick but I have feeling by the time I weigh myself again this weekend, I'll be right back up to where I was)

Maternity clothes: Finally started wearing some maternity jeans the other day but other than that, I'm still in my regular work pants (although a size bigger than my normal size) and regular shirts

Symptoms: Besides a baby bump...nothing

Gender: Girl

Exercise: Working out 6-7x/week

Food cravings: Milkshakes/Blizzards & fries (my appetite is definitely back after being sick last week!)

Food aversions: Nothing

Movement: Feeling kicks & jabs randomly throughout the day but more so in the evening

Sleep: Thank god that I'm still sleeping great and rarely waking up at night to go to the bathroom.  Todd has had a lingering cough from a cold he got last week so he's had to sleep in the guest room so I can actually get some sleep and while I thought I'd have a hard time sleeping without him there, I've been so tired by 9:30 PM every night that I fall right to sleep.

Looking forward to: A relaxing weekend at home with no "real" plans and time to work on the nursery

Best moment of the week: Felt her little hiccups for the first time a few days ago (which is right around the time I felt them with Lucy too)