Almost to the final stretch! We’re in the last week of the second trimester and Baby R is the size of a head of cauliflower.
I’m still feeling good – *knock on wood* – and still loving staying active.
We had a team outing on Friday and I took Baby R for her first spin on a paddle board.
So much fun! My legs felt like jello after the 30 minute trip, but it was totally worth it. I’d love to go out again in the near future. It really was the perfect workout for this pregnant chick.
Also, want to impress your co-workers? Be the first to jump on a paddle board at 27 weeks pregnant. I felt badass.
I met my friend Mary for a run at Bayshore this morning.
Unfortunately, due to Bayshore’s lack of restroom facilities, it turned more into a really long walk. The need-to-go feeling is definitely getting worse. I couldn’t even go a mile without needing to stop. Next time we’ll need to plan our run near multiple public restroom facilities.
Per my sister’s suggestion, I ordered some Brah Extenders on Amazon this week to help with my none-of-my-bras-fit situation.
My sister is a GENIUS! I had purchased some larger bras at the beginning of the second trimester, which sadly no longer fit. My sister suggested the bra extenders to get some extra life out of them. I ordered them on Monday, they arrived on Wednesday, and my life forever changed on Thursday. For the first time in weeks I didn’t feel the urge to take my bra off as soon as I walked in the door. I almost forgot what it feels like to be comfortable in a regular bra. It’s amazing what a difference a couple of extra inches of fabric make. I highly recommend giving these a try for anyone who’s in the same situation.
Another major Amazon purchase this week – Derek and I put up a baby gate in the future playroom.
We’ve actually been meaning to do this since we moved in. I should have taken a before photo, we originally had a makeshift barrier of boxes to keep Maddie out of the room. It’s a large opening (72 in) and we weren’t sure there were any gates large enough to cover it. Turns out my sister had a gate that could fit the space in her house, which inspired us to do our own research.
We ended up ordering the Extra-Tall Summer Infant Metal Expansion Gate. It fits really well in the 72 in opening and is tall enough (36 in) where Maddie can’t over it (I’ve seen her jump over a traditional baby gate before – Maddie has mad jumping skills). Now that the boxes have all been brought to the recycling center, I’m excited to clear out the rest of the space and start putting the playroom together.
Finally, I’ve had to temporarily retire my wedding rings this week.
*sniff* I miss them, but my swollen fingers just couldn’t handle them anymore. My mom was gracious enough to let me borrow her anniversary band through the rest of pregnancy. I need to get a chain to wear my wedding rings around my neck until then.
Did you have to retire your rings during pregnancy? How long after pregnancy were you able to wear them again?