Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Skinny and not so Skinny - 26 Weeks

Here's a bit of a catch-up on what's been going on the past few weeks. Over the Fourth of July weekend hubby and I went up to my parents cottage on Walloon Lake in Michigan.

Last year on July 4th I had Coach G telling me to do a 90 mile bike ride with a 4 mile run off. I did this in the hills of Michigan between Boyne City and East Jordan. What a difference a year makes - I now have a new coach - my birth coach.

Hubs and I met with Coach H this weekend. She is a certified Doula who will assist us with the birth of Baby P. A Doula helps us through the birth to postnatal care. Although she is certified, she does not take place of the doctor, but is there to help me follow the birth plan and make informed decisions. Obviously, this being our first, hubs and I are clueless on what will or could happen but having Coach H there will bring us peace of mind and make the process a better experience(hopefully!!).

I had an appointment this morning, I've gained 5 pounds since last time which is a total of 18 lbs so far. I also learned that as of last Friday I now weigh more that 95% of the riders currently participating in the Tour de France.

Things I'd Never Thought  I'd Do When Preggo

1. Stop Running - I had stopped around 20 weeks and although I miss it, I'm coping. Its really too hot to run outside and I can't force myself to run on a treadmil

2. Wear a Bikini - Yes on 4th of July I wore a Bandu Bikini, not sure if there will be a repeat showing next time I'm at the lake

3. Wear Skinny Jeans - Yes, I bought a pair of skinny maternity jeans from Gap. I don't even own a normal pair so what would make me want some now? Well at a certain point in pregnancy you start loving your legs - Why? Because they now have become the smallest part of your body, or at least they appear smaller since my tummy is HUGE!

4. Not able to wear ANY of my shoes - this is two parts
A) In the summer I wear flip flops to work then slip on a pair I kept stored at my desk - Ok, I store about 10 pair here and none of them fit so I've been strolling my office in Rainbow flip-flops for quite a while now. I do plan to buy a new pair or two today.
B) I can't tie my own shoes thus I can't go work out at the gym unless hubby is home to tie my shoes for me before I leave

Here's two pictures - My 26 weeks belly shot and the Skinny Jeans (not  a fan of the picture, i feel stumpy)



  1. YOU LOOK ADORABLE! 26 weeks - wahoo! Oh, and seeing as I'm from MI originally, I've been to Walloon Lake. So fun that your parents have a cottage there.

  2. left your sticker on your jeans. :)

  3. I love reading your blog...
    This one is particularly good. What a difference 3 weeks makes in your pics! You're still cute as ever!