Hey everyone! Here we are, somehow already at 18 weeks! Somehow, I was thinking all week long that I was only at 17 weeks, and didn’t realize it was 18 until I got my little pregnancy update email from my phone app! HA! So, big news this week, is I am now back to work full time! We had our week of meetings, and now starting Monday, classes begin! It is going to be a CRAZY semester with me teaching FIVE classes! Yikes… But anyway, on with the update!
Exercise: I’ve been feeling great with all of my workouts this week! Still 3 days a week of running (5 miles during the week, and then this week, I had my half marathon), biking 2 days a week now so that I can do a day of T25 because at this point, I feel like that’s more beneficial for me to get some short, fast paced activity. I did one day of lifting as well, and then a swim day. At this point last year, I was having to wear compression shorts and band in order to run comfortably, but I literally have no discomfort running in my regular running gear so far!
How I’m feeling: Seriously, overall, great! I had a couple days this week where I felt queasy cuz I waited too long to eat, but other than that, I don’t even notice I’m pregnant.
Weight gain: Uhhhh according to the scale mid- afternoon yesterday, I had gained 8lbs! This is a BIG baby!
Appointments: 3 more weeks till my next visit, and hopefully finding out baby’s gender!
Clothes: Still plugging away in my “normal” clothes. I can still button all of my pants, though some are less comfortable than others! Shirts, I opt toward more “flowy” shirts because I’m still trying to hid the bump since it’s in the “awkward” phase of people not being sure if I’m pregnant or just chunky
Races: Had a half marathon today! I’ll make sure to post a race update on that separately.
Alright, so here’s the 18 week bump picture, and of course, my 18 week update from my last pregnancy.