6'0 tall, former athlete, mother of 3, struggling to keep up on the RUN of daily life.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Catching up to 33 weeks

Wow I have not blogged in over a month, life is speeding by these days and I barely have the energy to keep up.  Special THANK YOU to Running Skirts for helping this growing Mamma feel cute during my workout today.  I love their maternity line, so comfortable and pretty, check it out, you will not regret it! Link HERE
29 Weeks
Documenting on of my last runs while prego
Catching up WOW so much has been going on these days..  First Weekend in May we headed to Oregon Coast, we lucked out with an AMAZING weekend with temps in the 80's, rare for beaches around here.

Although I am not running much I try to fit in walks 3-4 times a week.  The extra weight has caused some pain, making it harder to stick with it but I love to get out and enjoy the trail.  Lately we have been supporting Muscle Man as he preps for the Seattle Rock N Roll Half, we drop him off, drive ahead, walk a few miles, stop at the bakery, and meet Daddy 10 miles down the road.

30 weeks I love my posing boys in the background
A few days ago, nearly 32 weeks, fast walk family 5K
 Work is getting harder as hormones take over and my focus is tested.  I always seem to remember to take bump shots at work... so here is me from 28 weeks to today..
28 Weeks- Just after belly popped BIG
29 weeks Not sure why I changed my normal photo??
30 weeks looking BIGGER!!!
31 Weeks
32 Weeks- Slowing DOWN!!
33 weeks- This morning wearing my old XL maternity shirt which was too big!!
Update on Tall Mom:

Running: Stopped running a few weeks back having logged 224.5 miles while prego, I plan to get in a couple laps to get to an even 225.  Speed walking has been great so I will stick with that.

Weight Gain: I have gained 27 pounds so far and holding since my 30 week apt.  I am happy with this and think I will be able to stay under 35 for the pregnancy which is GREAT!  I gained 50 and 65 with the boys so I am very happy and I don't feel like it will take much to get it back off.

Cravings: I craved macaroni salad yesterday, WEIRD!!  Mostly I want fruit and ice cream.  I try not to indulge too much but I do love the new frosty waffle cone at Wendy's.

Excitement: Feeling her move makes me so happy!!  I was blessed with a couple amazing showers and we now have nearly everything we need.  Her nursery is done, closet is full and hospital pile is starting to accumulate in the corner.

Gripes: Hormones!!  I am having a hard time keeping it in check :(  Also suffering from major fatigue and heartburn.

Items Needed: We are on the hunt for gently used baby swing, single and double jogging strollers...then I think we are set for now :)  I am stalking craigslist and garage sales to save some $$. 

Her Name?:  I don't generally share my kiddos names on the Blog so I will call her Baby Q, her initials are QW, so guess if you like I will reply via email if you are correct :)

Fun things: Little Stud #1 ran his first race, a 1K...it was WAY TOO EASY for him and he wants to do another.  I think he will be ready for a 5K soon but I dont want to push it.  MM ran a 5K and got a PR.  I went to cheer on my team at the Rainier to Ruston Relay this weekend.  It was HARD not being able to run, but I truly enjoyed my time with my pals cheering and taking photos.. I leave you with one more photo, running friends are the BEST!
How are things in your world??  Catching up...


christa said...

Is her name Quinn?

Rene' said...

hahaha Christa that was what I was going to guess.

Unknown said...

Omigosh! That is my favorite name for a girl ever!!

Unknown said...

Exciting times! And you look so cute!

Unknown said...

Mel you look great!!! :) So glad that you updated things and I love the pictures. Are the boys excited???

Kerrie said...

You are looking great lady! Thanks for cheering us on. Next year'll be a blast!

Zaneta @ Runner's Luck said...

I was just thinking about you yesterday and woke up to see a post! You look great lady!! :) So excited for you!!

Unknown said...

Wow, I haven't been blogging for a while and it turns out I missed quite a bit. Congrats on the pregnancy, ha!

Anonymous said...

You look fabulous!!!!!

Unknown said...

Yes, fabulous! Congratulations in advance!

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