This was a bit of a rough week for the bump and I. I was looking forward to wrapping up the last week of my second trimester, but by Thursday I was not feeling great. The last month has been pretty manageable, so I guess I was due for a rough week. Despite the brief bug, I have a lot fun things to share in my 28 week bumpdate.
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I started off the week with a quick prenatal appointment. My doctor let me know I’m measuring on the small side of normal, but I have to say, this belly feels like a very large bowling ball strapped to my stomach. I started off the week with some runs and workouts, but by Wednesday afternoon I was feeling more wiped out than usual. Initially, I attributed it typical pregnancy fatigue. But when I woke up Thursday morning, my throat was hurting, my body was achy, and I knew it was more than just the fatigue that comes from growing a human being.
Normally, I would just push through or go back to bed, but knowing I have our baby shower coming up, I wanted to make sure it wasn’t COVID. So off to urgent care I went. One negative flue test and one negative COVID test later, I was back at home with plans to stay in bed, drink lots of fluids, and let the virus do its thing. I woke up Friday feeling almost back to normal, but decided to take the day off working out just to make sure. Thankfully, by Saturday I was feeling great, and my weekend 6 mile run was light and springy. As much as running at 27 weeks pregnant can be anyways.
After my run, I met up with one of my girlfriends for lunch. I had some sushi (the kind that omits raw fish), and it was delicious. But I’m REALLY missing the raw stuff lately. Saturday evening, the boys and I met up with my mom, stepdad, and grandma for dinner at a restaurant downtown. They all moved to North Carolina last winter, and it was really nice to spend some time with them. We plan to meet up later this week at the JW Hill Country Resort, and I’m absolutely looking forward to spending more time on the lazy weekend. When we got back, I got to watch the first Fear Street movie on Netflix, and I was not disappointed. The movie is campy and hilarious and everything a summer horror movie should be.
28 Week BumpDate
- Over the last month, the belly has kept growing. Baby is now the size of an eggplant and weighs a little over 2 pounds.
- We finished our Amazon registry, and have pretty much finalized our baby shower plans.
- I survived our glucose test, and am happy to say that we ruled out gestational diabetes.
- I’m wearing all maternity clothes, with the exception of some of my husbands t-shirts.
- All of my CrossFit workouts are modified at this point, but I’m still very comfortable with barbell movements.
- My back has had a hard time adjusting to the extra weight up front, but prenatal yoga and regular chiropractic adjustments have gone a long way to help.
- There is lots of movement going on in there, especially when I’m trying to go to sleep, haha. I feel the baby push and stretch a lot more, so it’s not just kicks and flutters anymore.
- Running still feels very comfortable, and I’m hoping that will continue with some of the exercises my pelvic floor PT has recommended.
- At this point, I am seeing my chiropractor twice a month, my pelvic floor PT once a month, and my OB monthly (though I’ll be moving into bi-monthly visits soon).
- The baby gear continues to arrive, we were able to find a beautiful dresser on FB marketplace. At this point, we have most of the nursery furniture items set up; we just need a glider at this point.
28 week symptoms: Mid-back pain, difficulty sleeping, and horrific calf cramps (which are super exciting at 3am)
28 week cravings: chipotle burritos and sushi
28 week highlight: Passing the glucose test & setting up the baby dresser
28 week struggle: Getting comfortable and dealing with back pain
This Weeks Workouts
Total Miles: 18 Miles
Total Workouts: 2
How the Run Felt
Welp, as you can see, there wasn’t a whole lot of running or working out that actually happened this week. I will say that my weekend run felt amazing, but taking 3 full rest days can have that effect. For the most part, running still feels very comfortable as long as I walk the uphills and downhills, and make sure to plan for at least one bathroom break. The heat and humidity have definitely been pretty tough, but with a week full of storms forecast next week, I tried to enjoy being outside as much as possible.
How the WODs Felt
Much like my running, this was a pretty pitiful week for my CrossFit game. I considered a quick workout at home Friday during lunch, but I honestly felt like my energy just wasn’t back to where I would like for it to be. We tested our squat snatch this week, and while my lift definitely wasn’t a PR for me, it was the heaviest I’ve felt comfortable lifting during my pregnancy. It seems like my cardio efficiency has slowly decreased, but my ability to lift has been fairly consistent.
What I’ve Been Listening
I didn’t listen to a whole lot this week, since I spent the majority of my time at home in bed. But I’m still following Algorithm, The Devil Within, and Camp Hell every week!
What Went Well
I was really worried that whatever virus I was struggling with would take a long time to clear up, but after 48 hours, I was feeling pretty great.
What Went Shitty
Even though it was short lived, being sick while pregnant is zero fun.
Plans to Improve Next Week
Try to make sure to not lose my mind with baby shower prep.