21 Weeks: Pregnancy Round #2!

Hey all! As usual, we had another busy week here in the Stedge household!

I started the week off with the worst stomach bug of all time! I had to stay home for work for the first time EVER due to my own sickness! I hated having to cancel my classes, but I couldn’t leave my puke bucket for longer than 30 minutes without needing it suddenly! It was horrible, but thankfully it only lasted 12 hours. I woke up Tuesday feeling fine, just depleted since I couldn’t eat anything on Monday. I finished the week on a high note though by going with my family to Bear Lake on a little mini vacation! We originally booked to go there because of my 70.3 triathlon. Even though I deferred that race, we still decided to go since we’d booked lodging and we wanted to visit anyway! We had a great time even though the weather was chilly.

Enjoying the beach and thinking how glad I was that I didn't have to swim in it that morning when the air temp was only 39 degrees!!!

Enjoying the beach and thinking how glad I was that I didn’t have to swim in it that morning when the air temp was only 39 degrees!!!

As far as pregnancy goes, here’s the latest update:

Exercise: Man, it gone thrown off Monday and Tuesday with the stomach bug, but overall my week went well for exercising. I had to skip my bike ride on Monday due to puking, and due to lack of calories, I decided to take Tuesday off as well and switch my running days to Wed, Fri, Sat. I typically swim on Tuesdays, so I skipped swimming this week as well. I was able to get in one bike ride and one lifting day though. My “long” run on Saturday was yet again unsuccessful though :/ I only made it 5 mile before my round ligament rejected me… I have a plan for next Saturday though, so I’m going to try again!

How I’m feeling: Honestly, great! My back never hurts, my belly isn’t that heavy yet, and I can still sleep well at night! Other than the round ligament issue during running, I still wouldn’t even notice I’m pregnant!

Weight gain: At my dr’s appointment this week, my weight gain was still at 7.6lbs.

Appointments: We found out the gender this week! Reveal coming soon :) You can start guessing now!

Clothes: I’m still not fully committed to maternity shirts, and my maternity pants are still too big. Some of my normal pants are on the tight side now though, so I have to wear my pants that were formerly a bit loose on the waist.

Races: Next race is in October! It’s a 13.1 so I really hope I can still do it by then, but if not then I’ll drop down to the 5 or 10k.

And here’s the 21 week bump!

normal shirt, normal pants (although they may have been unbuttoned by the end of the day ;) )

normal shirt, normal pants (although they may have been unbuttoned by the end of the day 😉 )

So there you have it! Just over half-way and still chugging along!

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