Week 32 and 33

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It is hard to believe another 2 weeks have gone by. I am now 34 weeks + 5 days, I can not get over how fast this pregnancy thing has been going. I never thought it would go by so quickly and also with no issues. I had always feared pregnancy because in my mind what I had seen, heard or read was that it was going to be this excruciating experience. I know it is different for everyone so I am not saying it is the easiest thing to go through but for me this pregnancy has been truly amazing.

I credit a lot of that with the daily exercise that I have been able to keep up with. I had taken it back from 6 days a week to 5 but found that the less that I move I had begun getting back aches. I have now upped it 6-7 days a week at the gym. It truly has been saving my back. If I can say one thing it is that sitting has been the enemy for me. The more I have been moving the better I feel. I do not go 7 days hard-core but I make sure even on what would have been my rest days that I at least head in to the gym and do a 30 minute walk on the treadmill. The only thing I could complain about is how hard it is to put on my running shoes and tie them up these days. That is honestly the hardest part of going to the gym for me!

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The closer we are getting to the baby arriving the more my fur baby seeks attention. She loves to rest her head on my belly at night. We have also noticed that she has become a lot more protective of me when we go out for walks. If another dog approaches she get aggressive barking or snipping at them. This is concerning since she is tiny and has been barking at pit bulls. Hopefully she calms this down a little once I am no longer pregnant!

We had finished up our child-birth classes this past weekend. I am not sure if I feel anymore prepared. Don’t get me wrong the class at Mount Sinai was great but I think so far I have been in denial about actually giving birth. So the class kind of made me start getting paranoid about thing sI had already decided on. Like most women I have it in my head that I need an epidural. The more they explained the more anxiety I started to feel about it. Sometimes I think ignorance is bliss!

My diet has not changed at all in the last few weeks. One thing that was brought up in child-birth class was going low carb after week 36 in order to help the baby not be to heavy at birth. The goal is a 6.5 to 8 pound baby, going low carb should keep the baby in that range from what I understood in the class. I know that since we are looking at natural child-birth at this point, I would like the baby to stay under 8 pounds. We can only hope that it will turn out that way!

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What are your thoughts on changing your diet to keep the weight of the baby down? Is this something you have thought about or have done?

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Week 30 and 31

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Wow I can not believe how fast time is flying by. As I am writing this I am in my 32nd week and can not wait for this little one to make his or her’s arrival. We have been busy trying to prepare for the baby and things are coming along quite nicely. In the last 2 weeks we have now received our awesome Stokke Crusi Stroller. I never thought I would be crazy about a stroller but I am and Jon loves it too. It was really easy to put together and we can not wait to stroll around the city with the baby.

Stokke CrusiOur Stokke Sleepi has also arrived. I would love to say that it was easy to put together but we had a problem piece so we had to send away for a replacement piece. As soon as it arrives we will be putting it together and I will have pictures to share with you guys!

I have continued my workout and have been in the gym 5 days a week and usually twice a day. With the horrible weather still keeping me indoors it really helps to have a gym in the building that I can escape to for my walks. Here is one of my workout plans. I really can not wait to walk around the city again! I also find that exercise helps with back pain. The days that I do take off from the gym during the week I am plagued with back aches. The more I move the better I feel.

Fashion wise I have been wearing a mix of my regular clothes with some maternity items. I am leggings obsessed! I had a great opportunity through me blog nycfitfoodfashion.com to try out some new items from the Athleta spring line. I was able to still find some great items to fit over this baby bump and they were really comfy! If you are interested here is a look at the posts I did on them.

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We started out childbirth classes this past Saturday at Mount Sinai Hospital. We are learning quite a bit about the stages of labour and what we should expect. I do not know if we will remember all of this when the big day happens but it is helping us to feel a little more prepared. We have 2 more classes, I will be sharing more of this experience in the next couple of posts. I hope all of you have a great week and I will try to get photos of the crib as soon as it is ready!!


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