Happy Bump Day! (27 weeks)

Holy Moly. I have one week left until I am in the 3rd trimester – the home stretch!!

Overall, I feel great.  There are definitely those days where I really feel like I’m pregnant, but for the most part, I am able to do most things I was doing prior to pregnancy.

Running – Running has continued to be one of the highlights of my day (on the days I run!).  I’ve had some absolutely amazing runs the last couple of weeks and am still maintaining an 8:30-8:45 pace on the majority of them.  My weekly mileage is ranging anywhere from 20-35 miles/week with runs between 4-10 miles.  I ran 10 this past Saturday and felt that I could easily have run further.  But I’m really trying to not overdo it with high mileage since I have my son to return home to and take care of.  I had the luxury of only worrying about myself during pregnancy #1 and so if I was exhausted from a long run, I could kick my feet up and nap for the rest of the afternoon.  Having a 17 month old toddler makes that difficult!!  So the mileage is not as high as I would have wanted but I’m beyond ecstatic with my pace.  I ran the Mini 10k (6.2 miles) at a 7:51 pace at 25 weeks and the 10 miler at an 8:33 pace (26 weeks pregnant).

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Belly – Lately it seems that every morning when I wake up, my belly has grown even more and is starting to get in the way of doing things.  For example,  last Saturday, my hubby and I were dancing at the wedding we were attending.  We’d occasionally forget about leaving a little extra room and he’d bump into my belly.

Clothes – I’m almost completely in maternity clothes (with the exception of running clothes).  There are still dresses and tops I can wear and one pain of skinny jeans that I can fit into (they are my favorite!).  I was bummed because I had to buy a formal maternity dress for my sister’s wedding.  I had put off purchasing a maternity dress because was hoping I would be able to fit into a few of my pre-pregnancy dresses.  I waited until the weekend before to try them on and it was clear that I needed a maternity dress.  My belly just required too much material in the front which caused buckling, pulling, and too-short hemlines!

Movement – Lately, I have been feeling him/her NONSTOP throughout the day – the only time I don’t feel any sort of movement is on my runs! This is very new to me because despite being super active after birth, my son was pretty calm in my belly.  I really only felt him when I would lay down to nap or at night.  My absolute favorite thing right now is that I get to feel Pumpkin kick and move when I’m putting AJ down for bed or for his nap – being able to feel BOTH of my children at the same time is pretty darn amazing.

Appetite / Weight Gain / Cravings – There are some days where I am a bottomless pit and other days where I have very little appetite.  However, the chocolate craving is back with a vengeance!  I have been trying to eat trail mix instead of straight chocolate so at least it is semi-healthy.  I had gained 12 pounds at my last doctor’s appointment (4 weeks ago) so am likely closer to 15-16 pounds by this point.

Hope you all have a great HUMP day!! =)

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    2. YOU LOOK INCREDIBLE!!! Love reading your updates:) My appetite is the same as yours and it scares me ha. Okay, you are still SO SO SPEEDY! You would be running circles around me, I love it! So you can’t just come home and nap all day anymore? :)

    3. Recently found your blog and love reading about your runs! I’m 29 weeks pregnant and try to “run” anywhere from 15-20 miles a week (more like a hustling waddle these days) and have had a lot of people judge me, tell me it’s unsafe to keep running and all sorts of other negative comments. I find you to be very inspirational and it’s nice to know I’m not alone in running while pregnant!

    4. So great that running continues to feel good for you–you are maintaining amazing mileage and pace. You’re gonna be scary fast when this is all said and done! Keep up the great work–you do pregnancy so well!
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    5. I am a runner at heart and I have completed 21 marathons with 11 of them being the Boston Marathon. I am 6.5 weeks pregnant, I have been running daily and I have been feeling good. My DR recently told me to keep exercising but to keep my heart rate at or below 140bpm. There is no way that I can ran with a HR so low. I am amazed by your pace and distance while pregnant. I am curious – do you watch your HR during runs? If not, what has been the medical recommendation from your doctor. I am dying to know!

      • Hey Lisa!! You reminded me of a blog post I have wanted to do!! I am not tracking using my HR (I did with my first pregnancy)…instead, I am now focused on the level of exertion. I promise to have a post on this whole topic by the weekend (or Monday, at the latest!!).
        I am with you on the HR – 140 (esp in the first trimester) is like getting up and walking to the fridge. My guess is mine is around 150 or so on most runs but I don’t ever monitor it!

    6. Wow! I’m so impressed with your pace and ability to run while pregnant with a toddler waiting for you at home. You are looking absolutely wonderful!
      I just had my 20 week anatomy scan on Monday and found out we are having a little BOY! Explains why I’ve been getting kicked so much…he must be a punter :) My dr gave me the ok to continue cycling so I’ve been able to knock out some good 30 mile rides lately and I really credit that to how great I’ve been feeling. I hope to continue riding outside for as long as I can, then i’ll be moving indoors to the bike trainer. I’m really hoping my body remembers how to run after the baby is here!

      • OMG! Congrats, Lauren!! YAY for a boy =) My son was the first boy in my family – and I couldn’t be happier!!
        You are AMAZING for still riding such high mileage – I give you so much credit for riding outside too – I would be so nervous to head out on the bike (but I’m not a super duper biker – LOL).
        You’ll be surprised at how quick you get back to your old self – and then amazed that you are even faster than you were before the baby! Pregnancy and child bearing does magical things to our pace!

    7. Congrats on keeping up with running! I love seeing all these pregnant bloggers still running, it’s so inspiring! (I only hope I can be like that when the time comes)

      • The running gets easier as pregnancy goes on, Steph (until about the 30th week when it gets harder again – hahaha). The kicking is seriously the best part. I love it.

    8. Wow! That is an awesome pace for being pregnant! I wish I had been a runner before I got pregnant. (I didn’t start until she was about 1 years old). Maybe it would have stopped me from gaining over 100 lbs! lol.
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      • Isn’t it crazy how fast time is going? It’s like when you tweeted that you had your surgery months ago – I feel like we were just chatting about it!!!
        Hope to see you soon, Christine =)

    9. Wow, almost in the 3rd trimester! It’s really gone so quickly. Congrats on keeping up with your running!

        • I can honestly say that I really don’t believe that I’m so close! I’m 37 weeks but have a feeling I’ll go late. We’ll see! I’m unfortunately down to just walking these days but I did run until 35 weeks which I’m very happy with. Thanks for all your help these few months!