- Baby Brock Said: Question for tall mom- Would Tall Mom like to have any more tall children? :) I am pregnant with my third (in four years) and would love to see a blog about running while pregnant or best ways of getting back into it after delivery.
First of all congratulations on baby #3!! To answer the question Muscle Man and I are on the fence about Baby #3, my heart says one thing but practicality another. We have 2 beautiful boys, and with one income it would be best to stick with a family of 4....but.....there is always that pull to add another, our boys would be awesome at being big brothers :) But...I am not great at being pregnant, I feel sick, had debilitating carpal tunnel and gain a TON of weight. We are loving our boys and everything they can do now that they are older. Going back to sleepless nights, bottle feeding, and raising an infant in a house with legos and tiny toys on the floor would be a challenge.
For now....NO we are not pregnant and not planning on having a 3rd, but I will keep you posted should that change. As you can see from the picture below I did not run while pregnant. And I gained 55 pounds... We had a miscarriage between the boys (blighted ovum, the baby never grew and we lost it at 9 weeks) and I was very nervous to run when I got pregnant again. In hindsight I think it would have been fine to run, but I was too worried I would lose Little Stud #2. My love of running started when I wanted to lose the baby weight after LS#2 was born..
- My advice for starting to run after the baby is born is to take it SLOW. Set small achievable goals, and create a schedule you can stick with. It is hard to balance a new baby and a workout schedule, but it CAN be done. Get some compression shorts and a good bra, your bum and lady assets will be BOUNCY, so the extra support will make you much more comfortable. Start with a walk, work your way to a jog, up it to a run, then register for a race....no RUSH, follow a progression so you don't burn yourself out. Jogging strollers are your friend!! Find a flat trail and take the baby(kids) along for the ride, it is a great way to instill fitness in your kid(dos) and get you all out of the house.
Bloggers with Pregnant Running Expertise
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Zoe @ Run Zoe Run- Photo above, the lovely Zoe ran several races while pregnant with baby Goober, she stayed super fit and is already back to her pre-baby weight.
Felice @ The Happy Runner- This author and Mommy of 2 beautiful boys ran throughout her entire pregnancy and continues to inspire New York Running Mommies.
Dorothy @ Mile Posts- Mommy of 3 and balancing it ALL!! Dorothy kept so fit during pregnancy she was able to run the Boston in 3:30, just 5 months after giving birth to her 3rd child, her race report HERE will give you chills.
TMB @ Racing with Babes- Stylish Stunner Tonia has 3 glowing girls to pass on her super style. If you need coaching advice on running while prego contact T.
Carrie @ This Mamma Makes Stuff- Carrie is my HTC vanmate, while reading her Bio I found out she ran a Marathon at 16 weeks pregnant, read her Pregnant Marathon Race Report HERE.
Good luck to those Pregnant Runners and new Running Moms, you WILL make it!!! If we go for Baby #3 I will be coming to you for advice :)