Monday, July 28, 2014

27 Weeks Pregnant

Getting Back into Workout Routine
This week, your baby weighs almost 2 pounds (about the size of a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and perhaps even sucking her fingers. With more brain tissue developing, your baby's brain is very active now. While her lungs are still immature, they would be capable of functioning — with a lot of medical help — if she were born now. Chalk up any tiny rhythmic movements you may be feeling to a case of baby hiccups, which may be common from now on. Each episode usually lasts only a few moments, and they don't bother her, so just relax and enjoy the tickle

With the move into a new house, it was SUPER hard to find time to workout. Plus, I would spend so much time moving and packing boxes, I was EXHAUSTED by dinner time. I didn't work out in the mornings because I needed to save my energy for packing and I didn't work out after, because I was SO wiped out. PLUS, I figured I had to be burning enough calories with the amount of moving I was doing from sun up to sun down AND I was chasing a toddler around. I also had to remember I AM creating life. I need to rest too!
Me working out during my lunch break! YAY!

We are moved in now. I feel like we're all adjusting really well. And I'm finding some more time, and that means time for WORKING OUT! I love it.

I know I need to devote more time to strength training and stretching. I can tell with my age and gravity, I'm not as toned as I once was. In a previous post you might have read that I became a Beachbody Coach. I am SUPER excited about this. Why? I get to try out ALL the Beachbody videos!!! First up, PiYo!!!! I was SO pumped to get this in the mail! I haven't tried it JUST yet because the weather has been AWESOME and I NEED the fresh air....and well, Jackson got SUPER sick last week.
Super pumped to try this workout!

Week 27 of pregnancy was a ROUGH week. Jackson came down with enterovirus. We THOUGHT it was Hand, Foot and Mouth, when in fact it was the other strand. VERY similar to HFM but NO sores on feet and hands (just in the mouth!). AND he can get this over and over again. NEAT.

Jackson was CRABBY. Like worse than I had ever seen him. If he drank something wrong, he'd cry. If something touched him wrong, he'd cry. If I didn't get to him quick enough, he'd cry. If a pancake was on his plate wrong, he'd cry. He wouldn't sleep. He was SUPER clingy. Meltdowns happened every few minutes. He wasn't eating. He threw up in my hair and in our bed. He had a temp of 104. Being I work full-time, I was home with him THREE FULL DAYS last week plus the entire weekend. WHOA. WHOA. WHOA. That was something. It was a VERY hard week last week. VERY. And yes, I panicked..."What were we thinking having two!?!?!? How am I going to do this??"

Our breakfasts these days!!! YUM! I LOVE Karl's homemade HEALTHY pancakes. He makes double so we pack them away and freeze them for the week. That way we can all enjoy pancakes throughout the week. Jackson LOVES them!

Somehow, you come together as a team. You figure it out. You let go of everything else going on around you and try to do your best. It was one of the LONGEST weeks of my life, but....

WE SURVIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Saturday was the FIRST DAY Jackson was back to himself. THANK THE LORD. This morning he was his SWEET self. Ahhhhhhhhhh. I can breathe again. I can sleep.

If I wasn't able to squeeze in ONE gym visit, I would have been a MESS. Working out SAVES MY LIFE!!!


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