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Pregnancy Video – Week 28 – Update

Week 28

Week 28 sIDE

Hi Everyone,

Today I’m posting my latest pregnancy update and at week 28 I have officially entered the final trimester. This is just a very short video as luckily I’m doing really well and have nothing major to report. I recorded the video earlier in the week but as always I waited until I had my scan today to post it. I’m not a bit superstitious but it’s still nice to get that reassurance.

No of weeks pregnant: 28

Currently feeling: Really good. Struggling with sleep some nights, experiencing some sinus problems and also heartburn and indigestion but those things are so minor in the scheme of things.

Exercise: Going really well. Still managing to exercise regularly if a little less over the past two weeks. Running is up and down as I talked about in the video. Definitely planning to start pregnancy Yoga next week (and stop talking about it!).

Food: The whole heartburn and indigestion things is clearly a sign that I need to stop eating so much and I’m really trying but I’ve had a lot of meals out lately for different things. Otherwise I’m being quite good. I’m craving ice (as in to chew) and I have always sworn that cravings were in your head so that proves me wrong!

Bump is: Small in the morning and nearly double the size by night! Lots of movement which is really visible from outside now. Had a lovely moment today where it was moving loads and I was able to let my little sister Jessica, who’s 9, feel it.

Anything else: I’m horrendously emotional at the minute. It’s really hit home that I only have a short bit of time left with it just being myself and Frankie (and Dermot of course!). I’m really conscious of making the most of our time together. I had planned to do so much more than I’ve actually done with him this summer and so I’ve decided to start slowing down with work over the next 4-6 weeks. The plan is to have most of the month of October to spend with him. I had to go back to work really quickly after having him. As a result he’s very independent but I do feel that I missed out on some important time with him and am planning on having a longer break this time around (although I’m already making big plans for a really good online course in January!).

My Measurements:

It’s interesting to see that while I’m obviously gaining on my middle I’m losing a little from my arms and legs. This is probably as a result of me not doing as much resistance exercise as I would have done beforehand. I’m still doing loads of bodyweight, dynaband and 8kg kettlebell work but that’s about my limit right now. I’ve been wanting to reduce my muscle bulk a little for the last year anyway so this isn’t a big deal to me.

 Week 32This Week
Arm9.5"10"
Boobs35"35"
Waist31.532.5"
Bellybutton35"36.5"
Hips 38"38"
Thigh21"21.5"

Please contact me for more information about:

  • my private Pregnancy Fitness group on Facebook – no fee, just a place to learn more about the do’s and don’ts of keeping fit during pregnancy.
  • my Pregnancy Fitness classes running on Wednesdays at 7pm in Portlaoise. I have a new 4-week course starting on Wed 7th of September and this will be my last course before I have the baby.
  • my Buggy Bootcamp classes running on Wednesday mornings at 10am in Portlaoise. This is a pay as you go class and you can join in any time. The last class will be held on Wed 28th of September.

The final day for joining my Super Six-week Slim-down is September 5th. For all of the details about the course head over here.

Bríd

 

Pregnancy Video Week 18 – General Update

Mini Marathon Bump

Hi Everyone,

I’m excited to share my first pregnancy video post. In this video I’m talking about:

  • why i felt the need to do pregnancy fitness videos
  • the private pregnancy fitness Facebook group that I’m going to be starting
  • my own pregnancy so far
  • what to expect in the coming weeks

When I do these updates I’ll also do a little profile of where I’m at so here’s this week’s:

No. of weeks pregnant: 18

Currently feeling: Very good. I’ve been a lot more tired in general this pregnancy but really starting to feel my energy levels improve this week. I’ve had a problem with my lower back since before I got pregnant but thankfully that doesn’t seem to be getting any worse yet.

Exercise: Managing to do most of my usual stuff. Walking/running 5km about three times per week and doing my intervals, resistance exercises, Pilates and stretches at home. I had started to do Yoga before getting pregnant but with all that I’ve had going on in the last few months I’ve let it slide. Definitely want to get back into it soon. I did the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on bank holiday Monday and had a great day. I ran 2km and walked 1km three times and then ran the last 1km. I finished in just under 1 hour so I was delighted with that.

Food: Eating fairly well. I’ve been out and about a lot so have been trying to be as good as possible when making choices but I’ve also been allowing myself some treats too. I love desserts SOOO much but can’t blame that on pregnancy I’m afraid! 

Bump is: starting to move a little. I can definitely feel the movements a lot more strongly this time and if I put my hand on the lower part of my abs I can feel it from the outside too. The size changes every day. Some days it’s really out there and then others you’d barely notice it at all. Definitely gets bigger as the day goes on.

Anything else: I told Frankie that there was a baby in my belly and he’s now obsessed with it. He goes ‘knock knock knock baby’ on my stomach. At 22 months he obviously doesn’t really get it though because he also thinks there’s a baby in his belly now too!! Also when I ask him if he’s going to share his blankey and dody with the baby he shouts a very definite ‘NO!’. Oh well plenty of time to get him used to the idea yet.

We’re off on holidays to Portugal next week. Really looking forward to getting a bit of sun. I’ll have to do a small bit of work while over there but otherwise I’m going to chill with the family and spend loads of time with Frankie. I hope to get some workouts in when I’m over there and will take plenty of bump shots!

My Measurements 

My scales have been broken for about 2 months now and I’m not going to bother getting a new one. Outside of pregnancy I’ve never really cared much about my weight. Once I’m feeling good that’s my guide. If my clothes are telling me I’m putting it on I will usually do my measurements to see what’s happening. During pregnancy I just find it interesting to see how much my body is changing and it also gives me something to compare to afterwards when I’m trying to lose any excess body fat gained.

 Week 32This Week
Arm9.5"10"
Boobs35"35"
Waist31.532.5"
Bellybutton35"36.5"
Hips 38"38"
Thigh21"21.5"

 

The following are links for the pregnancy blog posts I mentioned about having written previously:

Here are the links for the guidelines I referred to in the video:

Excuse the change of background, my first take decided to skip and I lost loads of what I had said! Hope you enjoy and feel free to mail me if you have any questions. 

If you’d like to join my private pregnancy fitness group head over to my Facebook page Fit with Bríd and send me a message.

Brídx