Tuesday, April 05, 2011

33 Weeks Pregnant

Oh, wow! I can't believe I am so close to having child #3! I've been horrible, and haven't written anything down about this pregnancy! Let's see what I can remember......

It took Eric & I about 5 months to get pregnant with this little one (not too long, especially when it took us 3 1/2 years to get pregnant with Pace).

My first trimester left me feeling more sick, and more tired with this one than my last two pregnancies. I was nauseated all day long, but would usually only throw up first thing in the morning (water) before I would head out for my morning run.
I was 9 weeks pregnant when I ran the Las Vegas Ragnar Relay with a bunch of girls in my ward. It was a total blast, except for throwing up while running. Yuck! My first leg of the race was 9 miles (I threw up two times). My second leg was only 4 miles, and I wasn't sick at all. My third leg was the biggest challenge. I wasn't able to keep any food or water down from the moment I finished my second leg until I was done with my third leg. I was so dehydrated, and my body didn't function the way I wanted it to during my last 6 miles. My muscles started cramping and by mile 3, I lost complete control of the muscles in my arms (I couldn't hold my own arms up anymore; the weirdest sensation ever!). Thankfully, my legs kept going, and I was able to complete it! The thing I remember about that finish line (or exchange) was that the hot cocoa was to die for! I'm sure anything they would have had for me to eat or drink at that point would have been 'to die for'!
I still have an occasional morning where I'll throw my water up before my morning run, but my second and now third trimesters have been really great. I can't complain!

One of the best things about being pregnant is the cravings! Nothing will ever taste as good in life as it does when you have that craving! I try to enjoy that about pregnancy. With Pace, I craved carbs! Waffles, pancakes, and movie popcorn, to name a few. With Cade, nothing! And with this pregnancy, only dark chocolate. Believe me, I eat way more dark chocolate than any human should!

Weight Gain.....
Ugh! I think we all hate this part! I normally gain between 20 and 25 pounds during my pregnancies. This one seems to be about the same, except my thighs and butt are way bigger with this one. I can't fit into any of the pants I wore in my previous pregnancies (really frustrating). I've still only gained about 16 pounds so far (I currently weight 134 pounds). My big butt and thighs must be due to all that chocolate I've been eating!

I love to run! It really is my sanity! I am such a better mom, wife, sister, friend, etc., if I've gotten a run in. It's no different when I'm pregnant. I'm so thankful that I've been able to run through all of my pregnancies. I'm currently running 4 miles 3 or 4 times a week, and on the days I don't run, I do a boot-camp class at the park for an hour. The hardest part is my 5am wake up each day to get my workouts in before the kids are up for the day! Who needs sleep anyway, right?

I was 17 weeks into this pregnancy when I had my first ultrasound. And then 22 weeks along when I had my second ultrasound. Both confirmed that we are going to have a girl! Eric and I are both in panic mode! We really are nervous to do the girl thing. I'm 33 weeks now, and I just barely brought myself to buy some onesies. Oh boy, I need to get busy! But really, I'm sure she won't mind sleeping in a boy room and wearing boy clothes, will she? I am a horrible mom! I'll do better, I swear!


  1. You are such a hot pregnant lady! I only dream to be as hot as you one day. Awesome job on the ragnar that is discipline like no other!

  2. Oh my gosh Beth! You are so tiny! You'll do great and let me tell you after having 3 boys then a little girl- its a lot easier than I expected and be prepared because she will wrap her daddy around her finger. Beau spoils Emmaree so much!

  3. ok, you suck! 20-25lb weight gain? My first 3 I gained between 55-75 lbs....so with my last pregnancy I decided to diet and workout the whole time..and I did through week 38....still gained 65lbs. Though I'll admit it melted off in half the time so I'mg lad I did it. But I carry soo much fluid. Nurses are always impressed wtih how much I flood the room, and then of coarse, I have the world's biggest baby. My babies alone are about yrou weight gain. haha. You look amazing. Very inspiring. We're thinking about going for #5 sometime this year. Trying to get brave enough. we need another girl SOOO badly. Girls are a blast. you're going to love it! Especially if she's your only girl. I want a sister for Kam, but I LOVE that she lvoes to do "girls only " stuff. And it's soo fun to go on girl's trips and girl's lunches. Do you guys have a name???
    Oh, and 134? That was my birth weight! Seriously I topped out with my 2nd at 255!!!!! I'm at 150 right now, and if I go lower than that, I lose boobs and my face sinks it. I'm destined to be a big girl...aww well!