baby bump #2: 23 weeks

Happy September!  We are now officially only 4 months away from meeting our little Moose!  Whoa.  This pregnancy is flying by, which believe me, I am thankful for, but mostly for other reasons (ready to move in to our new house, ready to have my life back a little, ready to meet this little fella).  But, I also really want it to slow down so I can continue enjoying this pregnancy.  I LOVE being pregnant, which is part of why I would have another baby in a heartbeat, so I just want to soak up every second I get with all the kicks and wiggles I’m feeling inside.

Bump

Pregnancy - 23 weeks

I was reading back on my pregnancy post with MacKenna at 23 weeks and I was complaining about how small my bump was.  They really aren’t too much different in size and this time around, I feel absolutely HUGE!  But, again, I absolutely LOVE it!

Symptoms

Still exhausted more than I care to admit.  This week was a little better, thanks to not having as much work to do in the evenings at home, even though I had 3 games this past week (we are 2-1, so pretty good start to the season).  So, I got a little more sleep.  But, even with the extra sleep this weekend, I would still feel the need to pass out around 3 PM every afternoon after MacKenna would wake up from her nap.  I’d be busy trying to get things done during her nap that as soon as she would wake up, I’d realize just how tired I was.  I won’t lie that I took a few power naps this weekend, thanks to my wonderful hubby who took MacKenna during those times.

I’m also starting to get a bit more uncomfortable.  My skin gets uber sensitive during pregnancy, so I’m particular about how clothes feel when I have them on.  Certain fabrics are particularly uncomfortable if they’re tight, and shorts have to sit a certain way for them to be comfortable.  Moose is also sitting up a little higher (I still carry low though), so my ribs are starting to hurt by the end of the day, as well as my back.  Boo.

Workouts

Pretty great week in workouts.  I actually felt great all week, even with being tired.  My runs are getting slower and I know my mileage is going to continue to decrease as I get farther into my pregnancy.  But, I’m OK with that.  With as well as my running has been going so far, I’m pretty happy that I’m still running just about 20 miles each week.  My longest runs are topping at 5 miles, but I know that even that is going to start to be cut short since I’m still having pubic symphisis  pain after I finish (only when I go sit in the car).  The next day, I’m perfectly fine though.  So, I don’t know.  We will see.  Just thankful for a chiropractor who truly cares about my running and will tell me when I need to cut back.

Monday:  3 mile treadmill run + PiYo strength intervals
Tuesday:  4 mile easy run
Wednesday:  PiYo Sweat
Thursday:  4 mile easy run
Friday:  3 mile treadmill run
Saturday:  5 mile easy run
Sunday:  rest day

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Baby Stuff

Confession:  I am enjoying being pregnant with Moose more than MacKenna.  Yes, first trimester was much worse and losing his twin certainly was not easy either.  But, other than that, he has been so much fun to be pregnant with!  He is soooo much more active than Kenna was.  He is constantly kicking and rolling around, even when I’m up and around doing things.  It’s like he wants to remind me that I’m pregnant, which I admit I sometimes forget with how busy I am lately.  I’m already feeling him roll and push too – something that I didn’t feel until much later with MacKenna.  Maybe it’s because I’ve gone through everything once before, but I’m enjoying it much more this time.

On another note, we know for sure now that Moose is indeed a boy!  I showed my uncle (who is an OB/GYN and does his own ultrasounds and is in the same practice as my OB) pictures of both my 12 week ultrasound and my 20 week ultrasound.  He looked at the 20 week and said, “Oh yeah, definitely a boy.”  I’m getting more and more excited every single day to have a little boy!  It’ll be different for sure, but I know it will be an exciting new adventure to undertake.  I won’t say I’m ready, but I’m excited for something new!

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