Sunday, March 15, 2009

I Want My Baby Bump, Baby Bump.... :) Week 23

10lb weight gain

Hey y'all! I hope you are having a WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL healthy and POWERFUL weekend! I have had a pretty darn good weekend despite the fact that I worked a bunch yesterday AND today. Basically had some fantastic workouts, a lot of great time with the hubby and friends and am feeling pretty darn fantastic in general.

I had a doc appt on Thursday last week and it was AMAZING. Everything happens for a reason and I feel SO much better about the doc, the nurse and the facility. Everyone was very nice, sweet and ready to answer all of my questions. My doctor is so wonderful...a great bedside manner and very gentle (if you know what I mean - wink, wink). She gave me some great information:
  • Fibroid is in a great spot but she will keep monitoring it via ultra sound to make sure it isn't getting any bigger. Shouldn't interfere with birth at all.
  • My activity level and workout (I actually printed out a monthly recap from my blog for her) are A-OK as long as I am feeling good (which I am). She wants me to be careful with any type of balancing exercise like bicycling or something that would require a lot of balance.
  • Recommended weight gain is 25-35 lbs (no sh** but it was good to have the clarity from my crazy previous doc of 50-70lbs).
  • Everything looks great!!!
  • Heartbeat is 140 (and it was the last time too) which by the way is he LINE for the old wives tale - so 140 and below is a boy and 140 and above is a girl. We are straight up 140. ;) Of course.
  • I go back in four weeks for an updated ultra sound and my glucose test.
So very happy that I changed it! If you aren't happy with your doc, switch - ASAP!

Here is my weekly recap....I plan on doing a Body Pump workout tonight too so I have logged it and will change it if I need to later. :)

Week of March 9th:
Treadmill, 10% incline, 4.4 MPH, 45 mins AM; Shoulders 45 mins PM
Back/biceps 45 mins PM
Spin class - 45 mins AM; Body Pump (Muscle Max) 60 mins - 45 mins
Thursday: Treadmill, 10% incline, 4.3 MPH, 45 mins AM; 40 minute shoulders SLAM!
Friday: 45 minutes Body Pump
Saturday: 45 min Spin class AM; 45 minute Body Pump (Cathe Push/Pull)
Sunday: 5 minute warm up - treadmill at 4.3 10% incline, 45 minute run at 10 min miles, 2% incline, 10 minute cool down walk - 60 mins AM; Body Pump 60 minutes PM

Running Weekly Totals:

5 cardio
7 lift: 3 body parts, 4 Body Pump
0 stretch
0 day off

Overall, pretty darn good week of workouts. I am at around 90% compliance for my food - and am starting to eat more meals because of how tiny my tummy is....I was STUFFED after a small apple the other day - WHEW.

A couple of shouts out to some people that are new to the blog. Prettyface - thank you SO much for stopping by and saying hi! Yes, my doc has given me the thumbs up on my workouts. And Kia - HUGE congrats on your pregnancy! Jacey sent you my way and me yours - can't wait to follow our journey's together!!! Jacey - thank you so much for thinking of me and passing me along to Kia! Sherry Shay - CONGRATS to you too!!! You let the cat out of the bag and I am so excited for you! I hope my email to you didn't deter you from still working towards your goals!! You are gonna ROCK this pregnancy!

And to the rest of you that were so sweet and wonderful and posted so many comments on my last pic post of the night out pics - you guys are all so special and sweet! And I have to tell you, I am still feeling pretty darn sexy and sassy! My hubby says I am the hottest pregnant woman he has every seen but COME ON, he is married to me and he might want to get lucky! :) Hee hee. But it is great to feel strong and powerful.

I am still struggling with the new look in figure....I am acutally not struggling with it - I am just not ready to leave a full blog post on my thoughts. Figure is DEFINITELY becoming a softer sport and I am very interested to see hwo they will award at the Olympia as well. If you haven't yet listened to the lastest Body Sport talk radios, go to BodySport and check out the Jen Hendershott interview and the Allison Ethier interviw (NPC) - Terry Goodlad talks a TON about his thoughts on the new Bikini division along with how Figure is evolving.

And finally, the sweetest moment happened on Tuesday night with the hubby. The baby is moving a TON - like the wiggliest, wildest feelings inside of me. And when our litle peanut is really active, I can feel it on the outside. Well, I am always grabbing the DH's hand to put on my belly and feel it and low and behold as soon as I put Jody's hand there - the baby stops moving. Sneaky little devil! Anyway, the other night we were going to bed and Jody and I have a couple of little rituals...we always go to be together (99.9% of the time) and we kiss before we go to sleep. Not like hot steamy makeout (although sometimes we do that too! ;)) but always a kiss or two to sign out for the day. So I get in bed and am laying on my back (just for the kiss) and he rolls over and puts his hand on my stomach while he kisses me and BAM! the baby kicked his hand! Jody's eyes got really big and he suddenly came face to face (or hand to hand) with the fact that there is a baby in my belly!! :) I couldn't have planned it more perfectly.

I am also sorry I have been a bad blog follower this week....I have been slammed with work and have been working out and then working each night. I am going to do some catch up tonight and tomorrow night but you know I love you guys! Don't forget it.

And I do have one question for you there anything I am NOT sharing with you guys that you want to know more about?? Anything at all??? Let me know if there is and I will be happy to share!

Love you guys and have a great week!!


Sherry said...

Of course you didn't deter me. As a matter of fact, I have found that working out helps with fatigue. Strange huh?

Health Girl said...

:D :D :D Awwwww!! I am SO excited that Jody finally got to feel him! :D

And a HUGE YAY for switching doctors. I have finally learned myself to not put up with something/someone who doesn't feel right.

Thanks for sharing your journey with us. And THANK YOU! for your comments on my blog. I really appreciate you.

Abby said...

My babies used to play hide and seek with Hubby's hand too! Why do they do that? :) Glad that he finally got to feel a good kick!

And hurray for finding a doctor you are comfortable with. It makes a huge difference!

Krissa said...

What a sweet bedtime story. :) I am sure that was amazing. I look forward to that.

I cannot believe your old doc suggested 50-70 lbs! He/she must be smoking crack! I am so glad you have a new doc.

You sound awesome. Happy, healthy, fit, excited!

LeAnn said...

Hey Jess! Sorry I never got with you on your last blog! I wanted to tell you how beautiful and vibrant you looked before time got away from me...but, lo and behold, it did!

I'm so glad you are happy with your new Doc. It is going to make the difference in everything about your birthing experience. Had you stayed with that miserable old coot who knows how MISERABLE and emotionally insecure you would be?

Love the story with Jody and Peanut! Like everyone else has seemed like it took forever for Sam to be able to "feel" the babies. We would make it a game to see how quickly baby would know when daddy's hand was getting ready to touch the belly!! Because sure enough...the minute it was there....SILENCE, STOP, LOOK and! Little! Glad he finally got to feel your little miracle taking place.

Keep up with all that you are doing. You are faring better than me and for that I am envious! You sure know how to pack a punch!;)

Love ya and I'll talk to you soon! Take care.

Anonymous said...

So glad all is well with you and you love your new doctor. Glad to "introduce" you to Keyalus. Talk about a small world - her parents live in the same town as me. How weird is that? Maybe someday I will meet her.

Kelly Olexa said...

You are looking so hot mamaish baby!! XOXO