Friday, February 28, 2014

31 weeks and growing...

Here I am in my lovely "uniform" work-out gear. This photo was taken after I got my hair done. This is only the second time in 2 years that my hair has been curled. Can you believe I don't know how to use a curling iron? Does anyone want to teach me? :)

Today I counted the days until my due date. 62 days, people! I know my due date doesn’t mean much, but it helps to start a count down. I can’t wait to shed this “fat suit” baby belly (haha) and of course see my beautiful baby girl!

How do I feel right now?: Huge! I'm seriously thinking, how can I get bigger? I mean I know I will, but still…
I'm trying to keep a good attitude and trying to stay positive. To keep a positive attitude I am looking at the upcoming 9-10 weeks at 3 week intervals. So basically I have 3 sets of 3 weeks ahead of me. So when I get through the next three weeks I can say I have 2/3 left. It's just a mind game -- whatever works, right?

I did get to see baby girl this week at our ultrasound appointment. I didn't get to see her face because her hand was so close to her face. (I guess she was cuddling) Everything looked good though and she is a little over 3 lbs. I even got to see her practice breathing -- that was really sweet!

Spin class: I'm still taking spin class 2-3 times a week. Spinning is harder than it was before and I've had to adjust my bike setup to accomodate my changing body. My intensity has lowered, of course. It is a great work-out because it is good on your joints. I ran a little last week and then did the stair climber, and for the rest of the day I was really sore. So I think I'll stay away from the stair climber. I don't feel bad after I take a spin class, I actually feel pretty good because it helps me feel a little "normal". Of course, I can’t make it through a 45 minute class without using the restroom.

Running: I can still run 1.5 miles maybe once or twice a week.

Walking: I try to walk on the treadmill when I can usually for about a mile, or if we're stuck inside because of a snow storm I've been able to do 2 miles. 


  1. Hello Christa:

    This is the first opportunity I've had to visit your blog and see how you (and the little one soon to be) are doing. You look fabulous...I love seeing curls too. I would recommend a new curling product I've seen on TV if you really want to have curls from time to time ...the product is the easiest to use that I've ever seen...I will research to find out more about it and will let you know. Meanwhile, I'm sure you are as focused as ever, but just a bit frustrated as all new Moms tend to be at time during pregnancy. But, I'm sure you will survive and we all just can't wait either!!! Love and prayers, Mom Ann aka Grandma Annie.

  2. Thanks, you're sweet! Yeah, you'll have to send me that info. about the product you saw for curling your hair.

    Yes, she'll be here before we know it! Thanks for your love, support and prayers!