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Week 19- Running? and belly shot

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hi all,

Hope you are all off to a great start again this week. I can hardly believe that tomorrow I will be 20 weeks and half way through this pregnancy. Sometimes it seems like it's dragging on and other times it's flying by.

This past week has been pretty slow and dull. Tom started his new position so he switched from Monday-Thursday shifts to Tuesday- Friday. This meant he was home with me Friday and again yesterday. It was nice to have him home. We went to our local mall which I hate because it's partially an outlet mall and partially a regular mall. It's just weird and laid out really badly. In any case we wanted to look at the Motherhood Maternity outlet which wasn't really an outlet, it had regularly priced items and a few racks of really old stuff that was hideous and still not that inexpensive. Oh well. While there we found out the Coach store was opening so like big dummies we waited in line- yes waited in line- as they let 3 people in at a time to look around. I have my heart set on a Coach diaper bag but they didn't have very many at this outlet so I am holding out for when I go to PA next weekend, maybe I will find one and save myself the tax money!

In any case the rest of the weekend was spent lounging, cleaning and doing misc house stuff. We picked out the paint for the kitchen so that Tom can get started on that next weekend. We also cleaned out the garage and basement which was good since it needed to be organized. We also cleaned out old paint from the garage and dropped off clothing and books at Goodwill. I am purging as much as I can now because we do not have enough storage space as it is so I need to make room. I have already gone through both of our closets 3 times and donated a good amount.

We had another ultrasound on Thursday last week to check back in on my fluid. It's still not where it should be but at this point it's not critical. They gave me more instruction to drink even more water than I already am and come back in 3 weeks. I'm lucky that I have the opportunity to get as many ultrasounds as I do with this doctor. Luckily my doctor has an ultrasound tech on site so it's including in my visit and they don't have to submit an additional claim to my insurance. I think I'm spoiled. I've had more ultrasounds with this baby than my sister had with both of hers.

I also ran for the first time since right after getting pregnant last week. I didn't run for all this time because at first my boobs were so sensitive that I would literally cringe. Then my belly just felt heavy and I was freaking myself out about it. Well a friend of mine motivated me to try because I do really miss it. I gave it a shot and it went really well. I didn't run steady since it's been so long but I ran intervals. It was so nice to be able to feel good running again. I missed it more than I thought and already ran again today. I'm glad to be back at it and already talked to the doctor and he said go for it until he determines it unsafe so I am going for it! No marathons or speed training going on but a nice steady slow pace and I love it!

That's it for this week! Here is the weekly belly shot!

19 weeks 3 days
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    WOW, CONGRATS! You look great! Isn't it amazing to have gotten pregnant after losing so much weight? It is a great feeling!!! I only lost about 60 lbs prior to getting pregnant with my second baby and it felt amazing! It went by fast and I lost all the baby fat and more about 6 months after! Time flies... enjoy every moment with your new bundle of joy as soon as it comes out! Before you know it you will be letting everyone know he/she is walking (Mine is 10 months and started walking last night, YAYYY) Congrats again Mama, you look GREAT!!!!

    2646 days ago
    Thanks ladies! I feel great and can't believe that this pregnancy is already half way over!
    2650 days ago
    Aww! Love it!
    2651 days ago
  • WARREN1980
    You look amazing and the baby bump is so cute! Congrats on being almost half way through!
    2651 days ago
    i havent ran since i found out i was pregnant either.... but my hr gets wicked high when i run (170's, 180s) and it makes me kinda nervous to let it get that high! i have my first us this friday so i plan on talking to the dr then about exercise and running too. hope you have some better news on the fluid in 3 weeks! oh and ps- i soooo badly want a coach diaper bag too!!! told my husband i HAD to have one! hahaha =)
    2651 days ago
    you are adorable! :) omg this is sooo not helping my baby fever lol ive got it BAD! held a 7 month old yesterday... that didn't help either! lol i can't wait to be a mom! told my bf (of two years) that today... didnt seem very happy lmao... more like terrified haha Congratulations!!!
    2651 days ago
    WOW!!!! You look terrific!!! emoticon
    2651 days ago
    Woohoo! I just ran a 5k this past weekend with a pregnant woman (she was at about 6 months). I'm looking at getting pregnant soon too, so I asked her about it and she said that as long as you do it from the beginning, it's all good :)

    I can't wait to be fit and pregnant like you! =)

    2652 days ago
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