baby bump #2: 26, 27, and 28 weeks

Guess who’s back?!  After living in our new house for 2 weeks now, we are finally connected to the internet again!  Nothing like paying for the internet and not being able to find everything you need to actually connect.  Turns out, the modem and wireless router I had been searching for were both properly labeled and just hanging out in the basement.  Ugh.  I’ll blame pregnancy brain…

Here’s what you’ve missed the past few weeks…

Bump

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We were so busy moving in 2 weeks ago that I forgot to take a bump picture.  So, no 26 week picture, but we were able to remember to get both 27 and 28 weeks pictures in front of the new house!  It’s definitely growing (although I really feel like it looks much smaller in person)!  And we are now officially heading in to the final stretch in the third trimester.  So crazy!  It’s gone by so fast so far, and I know that it will continue to fly by these last 12 (possibly 11, but I’ll get to that later) weeks.

Symptoms

Besides the constant exhaustion and pregnancy brain (I won’t even go into all the things I have forgotten to do the past few weeks), I have actually had a few contractions the past few weeks.  Only Braxton hicks contractions, but I am definitely feeling them.  I am also starting to get uncomfortable, but not nearly as much as I was with MacKenna at this time.  I can’t sit straight up anymore, I have to lean back, and I am definitely slowing down physically.  But, that’s to be expected.  I feel like this pregnancy has been super easy so far and I thank God for that daily!  I’m so thankful that I have felt so good the majority of this pregnancy, as I know I am one of the lucky ones.

Workouts

I’m not going to go into as much detail this week just because I am covering 3 weeks worth of workouts (and Lord knows I can’t even remember what I ran this morning).  But, like I said with my symptoms, I’m definitely slowing down.  Not my pace, but I know I’m going to have to start cutting back on my mileage.  Pubic symphasis pain is real and not to be messed with.  And unfortunately, it’s only when I do my long runs.  I know my days are numbered, but I am definitely feeling good on my runs at this point.

In fact, I’ve actually been running faster lately than I have in a long time.  Still some slower runs, but I’ve also been doing some sub-9 minute mile runs as well.  And I’ve absolutely been loving the trails by our house the last 2 weeks.  Of course, I went exploring and ran much farther last week than I had intended, but it’s nice to have a flat-ish place to run and not have to worry about cars.

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Currently, I’m averaging between 15 and 18 miles per week, which is much less than I wish I was running at this point, but I’m trying to be patient and just remind myself to enjoy these runs as much as possible.

Baby Stuff

We are far from getting anything done in Moose’s nursery.  The crib is still at my parents’ house, the walls have yet to be painted, and we are still waiting for the bedding to come in.  For the most part, I have it figured out, but we still aren’t totally moved in yet (we are waiting on a ton of furniture – and blinds) before I can even begin to start thinking about his nursery.

Moose is an active little guy for sure!  He spends much of the day kicking and rolling around and making me pat my belly or try to push him back down.  And I absolutely LOVE it!  It’s so fun to have a very active baby, since MacKenna’s placenta was anterior and I didn’t get to feel her kicks nearly as much.  Certainly takes away much of my anxiety with him kicking me constantly!