Happy New Year everyone!
Sorry for the delay in my 23 week bump-date…this past week wore me out! Between after Christmas hoopla and New Year’s shenanigans I think my body [mentally & physically] is still in recovery mode.
I will say that I was more than ecstatic to start a new calendar this year, because that just means I am that much closer to meeting the lil guy!
I’m super proud of myself for staying up on my pregnancy fitness over the holidays. Especially with the busy week I had I still fit in 4 workouts. Usually the two weeks surrounding Christmas & New Years are the hardest to find time to workout, and I think those two weeks were my best pregnancy workout weeks yet. No wonder I feel exhausted!
- Yoga Class (60 mins)
- Snowshoeing for Two (45 mins)
- Prenatal Yoga DVD (60 mins)
- BodyPump Class (60 mins)
I’m still taking each workout at my own pace and will modify things that need to be modified.
This week was HUGE for baby stuff. I finally ordered the baby’s crib (it should be delivered in a few weeks). YAY!
And…I bribed my mom with starbucks to accompany me to Babies R’ Us for a 3 hour gift registry-a-thon. I had actually never been to a Babies R’ Us before and will honestly say that it was very overwhelming. I just wanted to get a head start on checking off to-do’s before baby comes, as I am now finding the time is going by quicker and quicker!
The holidays are just a little tougher this year but I am blessed to be surrounded by my family and friends. It was awesome to be able to ring in the new year in Boise, Idaho with a bunch of awesome peeps.
I even got into the spirit by finding a cute blingy maternity top to celebrate! It was a little weird to be out at the bar with my friends, with the belly, but I got over it quickly. Preggo’s need some fun in their lives too – and boy was that Shirley Temple delicious! My favorite point in the night was when the waitress asked if I wanted it virgin…um…first of all hello baby bump, but secondly isn’t that what a Shirley Temple is…a syrupy fun non-alcoholic drink? LOL.
Just plain exhaustion! I’m sure it’s my own fault because I’m constantly on-the-go meeting up with old friends, running errands, and doing things to prepare for baby… but still…this is the first time in this whole pregnancy that a midday nap never sounded so good.
Our lil guy hasn’t stopped kicking and moving since Christmas. It’s really fun to feel his movements and I’m almost guaranteed that we’ll have a little night owl on our hands. He’s more active at night for sure.
Besides being tired and still a little nagging round ligament pain I’m feeling good. I caught a glimpse of my HUGE belly in the mirror at body pump today and couldn’t believe how big it’s getting. I think I’m in denial about how big I’m going to get. I still have so long to go, but so far that belly isn’t causing too many problems. I’m noticing that some of my maternity clothes are fitting tighter though, so I may need to invest a few more bigger tops.
There is no doubt that 2013 is going to be a HUGE year for me. I’m excited to see how it all unfolds. I also hope y’all had a wonderful holiday and are ready for whatever 2013 has to offer. I think it’s going be a great year indeed!