Monday, June 15, 2015

24 weeks {babybrink#2}


Size of baby: an ear of corn.

Movements: all the time! This past week I've asked myself more than once if this kid ever sleeps?! Ha ha! I'm feeling him all the time, and he's all over the place in there! I'm still soaking up these cherished moments of feeling him move, especially since they are still pain free (except for the times that he discovers how fun it is to bounce around on my bladder, ha ha!)

Cravings: Rubio's gourmet chicken tacos and chocolate chip cookies from Paradise Bakery. Good grief, I have wanted this junk every week of my pregnancy! I suspect the cravings won't go away once he's born, either ;) I had also been craving Costco pizza for a few weeks now and I finally indulged over the weekend! (I really, really try not to give in to my cravings until they have stuck around for a few days, at least!)

Miss anything: my muscles :( I feel like I have to state the fact that I am so over the moon about being pregnant and so grateful for the opportunity to bring another baby into our family... but I worked so hard to get in shape after Mia and I was really proud of my strength! Obviously my workouts aren't what they once were (and I indulge more than before, ha ha!), and my muscles are quickly fading to a distant memory, ha! Basically I miss being in the shape that I was, especially because of how hard I worked for it. But I wouldn't trade this baby for all the muscles in the world... and I know I'll have my chance to dig in and work hard after he's born!

Random: on that same note, I've lost a lot of motivation for working out. Oops! Between a head cold, our cruise and family visiting my workouts have slowed drastically in the last 3 weeks. Add in the fact that I'm growing a baby (and everyone can actually tell now, which means I'm feeling the aches and pains of it) and I wonder why I put in the effort. I'm still working out 5-6 days a week though because when I think I'd rather be lazy and just take some time off for now, I know I've felt so great up to this point because of the strength I built before getting pregnant, and I know that recovery after delivery will be so much easier if I keep up with my workouts! I remember talking to my doctor at my 6 week post baby check up after Mia was born, and telling him how surprised I was with how easy my recovery was (I was expecting a ton of pain plus not being able to get around very easily, especially with the combination of the episiotomy and tearing that I had) and he told me he whole heartily believes that working out before and during a pregnancy makes a world of difference with recovery, and I would have to say that I agree! So that's what I've been telling myself each morning for the last week as I drag myself out the door to get my workout in!

Best moment of the week: I don't know if this should be considered the best moment of the week, but it's happened on more than one occasion in the last week and I can't help but laugh every time! I have to be honest when I say I feel pretty HUGE! I feel like once my bump popped, it has been growing as if there's more than one baby in there, ah! (Again, it's just how I feel, probably because it took a few more weeks to get the same shape with Mia's pregnancy) Mia has finally noticed the difference and she does NOT hesitate to tell me! My first encounter with her opinion was during her bath time- my belly was itching so I rubbed some lotion on it when she stopped playing in the water and stared me down while exclaiming, "WHOA!" Then she pointed at my belly and said, "dat's BIG!" Ha ha! I told her that baby brother is growing! A couple days later I put on Eric's basketball shorts and a comfy running shirt to bust out some cleaning and discovered that the shirt no longer covers my whole belly, ha (just another thing to make me feel real big right now) and as soon as Mia noticed she started laughing then tried pulling the shirt down to cover the little bit of skin that was showing. I think I embarrassed her, ha ha! (Don't worry, I changed and put that shirt away in the pile of clothes I can't touch for a year!) So pretty much since then she mentions my "big tummy" or "baby brudder's growing!" at least once a day :)

19 comments:

P!nky said...

Awww, I can only imagine how amazing it is to grow a baby inside your body, but I can also imagine that getting out of shape -- no matter what the reason-- isn't fun either. I feel like it's especially tough for us hard core fitness girls because we spend so much effort getting and staying in shape. I have full confidence that you will get back to your muscly self once sweet baby boy is here.

Too cute about Mia, whoa dats big, haha, too sweet! Have a fabulous Monday, beautiful!

Jenn said...

How fun that you can feel all of that movement! Hopefully he's moving around a lot now and saving up all of that sleep for when he gets here! :)
Love your story about Mia noticing your growing tummy. I'm sure it's got to be cool to see your pregnancy through her eyes!

Sara Elizabeth said...

Cookies from paradise bakery consume my thoughts ALL THE TIME... so you're in good company there... and I'm not pregnant! ;)

Kelly Mock said...

I LOVED tacos when I was pregnant! The spicier the better! You look darling!

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

Oh sweet Mia, always knows the perfect thing to say. But in all seriousness, she is too cute and so observant! I love her little comments :)

Desiree Macke said...

I craved tacos when I was pregnant with Marcus! This time around I'm not so much a fan. It's so funny/weird how different the pregnancies are.
The motivation to work out sure can be hard to find, but after you get in a good run, or a good strength session don't you just love how you feel after? But, like, you, I miss the tone and definition that was worked so hard to achieve after the first pregnancy. That's why all the working out now is so vital (at least that's what I keep telling myself so I get up and get moving)!
You're looking fab!!

christina @ the new mrs said...

So funny and sweet that Mia notices your growing belly! Tacos and chocolate chip cookies sound like great cravings to me!

BLovedBoston said...

You are so funny and you're not big in the least!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

meandmr.com said...

You look so cute!
Melanie @ meandmr.com

Caroline @ Windy City Chic said...

You look amazing Courtney!! You are an inspiration when it comes to working out, I admire the fact that you do 5-6 days a week. Makes me feel like a slacker for only 4!! I hope that you are feeling good today too lady!!

Brittany said...

You're a total rock star, friend. Seriously, working out 5-6 days a week?! I don't do that and I'm NOT pregnant! You motivate me and I love it! Also, Mia continues with the ridiculous cuteness...

Erin LFF said...

You are so stinkin' cute! :) I'm sure it's tough/weird to get used to growing a human and not being in your normal workout routine, etc- but as long as you are healthy and feeling good that's what matters! I wish we were closer so we could get those chicken tacos together- yummmm ;)

Sarah said...

oh man the work out thing, I totally understand and you are amazing that you're doing it 5-6 times a week! I on the other hand with my second, said you know what this is going to be the only time I'm giving myself the okay not to workout, I"m going to enjoy it. and I didn't, and yes it was harder afterwards, but I got there, and I don't regret it at all :) You go mama! Keep up the good work! Plus I am super lazy when i get pregnant, LOL.

Mandie said...

Oh, looks like you got a little belly going now. Love it! Cute, cute, cute. :)

Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Yes to Paradise cookies! And you are looking fabulous as always!

Evelina said...

So cute that she's noticing your belly!

Laura Darling said...

You look great! Glad things are going well! :)

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

You look great, and I love Mia's comments ... She is the best!

Alycia said...

aww cute! I totally get the feeling huge thing! I have been wearing the same few tops and i'm all leggings over here because my pants dont fit. I'm in that phase of "do i look pregnant or just fluffy" lol Its cute that Mia is noticing now though!

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