This Runner's Trials
31Aug/1138

Week 25 pregnancy update

Posted by runnerstrials

Another week down. I'm now 25 weeks into my pregnancy. It's hard to believe that in about 15 weeks- give or take- my little guy will be outside of my body.

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The belly

Keeps growing and growing. It also keeps getting in the way. It's nearly impossible for me to tie my shoes and shave my legs. But that's OK by me. I love my belly :)

Look what's happened in 10 short weeks:

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Week 15 vs. 25

Weight gain

After the insane amount of weight I gained last week, I'm shocked to report I lost a 1/2 pound this week.

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I don't understand weight gain during pregnancy at all. Once again, I didn't change my exercise or eating habits- and I may have indulged in an entire bag of my favorite Fall treat.

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Yet, I still lost weight. I guess I just need to trust that my body knows what it's doing.

Symptoms

My headaches are getting worse. They happen every afternoon and evening now. Sometimes they're so bad and accompanied by nausea that I'm literally unable to move because I know I'll get sick. My doctor suspects they might be migraines since light and sound also bother me.

I've tried everything- naps, massage, caffeine, adjustments, ice- and nothing helps. Clearly, they're hormonal. My doctor said I could take a migraine medication, but I don't feel comfortable taking any drugs at this point. I just hope they magically go away somehow.

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Workouts

Luckily, my headaches only happen in the afternoon and I exercise in the mornings. I've had some awesome workouts this week!

I tried prenatal yoga for the second time (the first time was in the first trimester). Unfortunately, prenatal yoga is not for me :( I fell in love with yoga because it gave me an awesome workout, challenged my body in new ways, but left me feeling relaxed, elated, and super sore the next day.

The prenatal classes I've taken are very gentle. Since I'm still able to push myself during my workouts, it was kind of lost on me. It's also pricey. I'd rather save my yoga dollars until post-pregnancy when I can get a killer workout from my favorite instructor.

  • W: 1200m pool swim; 1 hour prenatal yoga
  • Th: 4 mi run (outside) at 9:22 pace
  • F: 35 min elliptical; upper body weight machines
  • S: 4 mi run (outside) at 9:12 pace
  • S: 30 min lake swim
  • M: 4 mi run (outside) at 9:01 pace; upper body weight machines
  • Tu: 1200m pool swim

Mileage: 12 mi

Meterage: 2400m + 30 min lake swim

Mood

I'm feeling much better this week. I've felt the baby move a bit more which has been incredibly reassuring. I also figured out a sure way to get your baby moving: walk into something (like your bed), stub your toe, hop around like an idiot, and then your baby will flip out, too. I did feel guilty for sending all of that adrenaline to him, and I pray he doesn't inherit my clumsiness.

Random

I'm realizing the days are ticking by quickly. I can't believe our maternity center tour is already behind us. Other events are coming up fast, too!

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Days left of being employed: 2 :(

Days until we escape the hot south for a cool weekend up north: 3

Days until babymoon: 21

Days until first shower: 32

Days until childbirth education class: 44

Days until second shower: 52

(Approximate) days left of pregnancy: 102 <---- aaah!