13 responses

  1. Jackie K
    July 26, 2015

    Good luck with the maternity belt. I ordered one in my first pregnancy to help with working out. I ended up HATING it (and preferring to go without), but hopefully it’ll work for you. 🙂

  2. Jessica
    July 26, 2015

    I stopped running at about 28 weeks with each pregnancy and don’t regret it! Its exhausting having a newborn and runnign will always be there for you after she is born. Now is such a great time to lay around and do nothing. And take naps. And etc. 🙂 Are you planning on working right up until the baby is born?

  3. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood
    July 27, 2015

    I definitely recommend going to a pediatric group rather than just one pediatrician! I was clueless as to what to do/where to go but my OBGYN recommended the group we went to and I am so thankful! They have 7 offices, are open on the weekend, and I love all the doctors.
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  4. Melissa
    July 27, 2015

    Sounds like an interesting expo and it’s definitely good to have a friend there for support and who is able to relate!
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  5. Kathryn
    July 27, 2015

    the side stitches might be round ligament pain! i would talk to your doctor about it!

  6. Erika
    July 27, 2015

    Here’s my $.02 on the running during pregnancy. I ran to the bitter end. Through the cold winters, trotting along at a snail’s pace, and feeling not so great about 90% of the time. Then, the baby was born, and I didn’t run another step for a year. I was way too tired, like, to-the-bone sleep deprived to even think about squeezing in exercise. The thought of waking up to run, on top of nursing, middle of the night wake-ups, working, etc., etc., etc was just crazy-town. After one year, I went back to doing all the things I loved like running, yoga, biking. I was back to feeling like my (new) self after a year.

    SO, in hindsight, running though pregnancy “just to do it” was kind of a waste. In the beginning, it felt nice, and I enjoyed running along and thinking about my little baby-to-be and all the adventures we were going to have. But, when it was uncomfortable and a slog-fest, I should have just thrown in the towel. Or went for walks instead. There was truly no point to it. Whatever “fitness” I maintained by running during those 40 weeks was lost in the following 52.

  7. melissa @fitnessnycblog
    July 27, 2015

    You’ll be in NY? Yay! If you have free time to meet up, let me know!

  8. KatyBugChild
    July 27, 2015

    So thankful for the massage tip — I’ve been wanting to get one but I had no idea where to look!
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  9. Mary
    July 28, 2015

    Where in NY are you headed?! I’ll be home in Syracuse August 4th! 🙂

  10. Rachel
    July 28, 2015

    Ugh. I remember the bad sleeping. I PROMISE it gets better. Once she’s here, yeah, you’ll be waking up for feedings, but you’ll be so much more comfortable. And sleep will be easier. YOU’LL BE GREAT!

  11. Nicole
    July 28, 2015

    I really starting slowing on the running around where you are as well. The belly band definitely helps!

    A massage on my tummy sounds amazing! I think I feel my best during upward dog in yoga -since it’s the closest I’ve been to being on my stomach in several months!
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  12. Emily
    July 28, 2015

    I always have thought that it would be hard to run while pregnant so my kudos go out to the mamas who do. And I really hope you start sleeping better in time for baby.

  13. Meghan F.
    July 30, 2015

    You may want to consider investing in a Snoogle body pillow if you don’t already have one. It’s designed for pregnancy and is what saved me many nights. Mic easier to maneuver then a mountain of pillowes.

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