Pregnancy Fitness – What I do at Bootcamp

Hi D Ho! As you may know I’ve been going to bootcamp classes at Ronan Bilbow Fitness in Galway all though out my pregnancy so far (I’m currency 29 weeks with my second baby).

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RBF Bootcamp

The classes that I go to are normal mainstream bootcamp classes not specifically designed for pregnancy but Ronan and his team have been great in modifying the classes here and there as I go along to make sure they are still safe for me to participate in. Continue reading “Pregnancy Fitness – What I do at Bootcamp”

Pregnancy Update Week 29 – Pyjama Days

Hi D Ho and welcome to my week 29 pregnancy update. Baby now weighs about 2 1/2 Lbs, is about 15 inches long from head to heel and is about the size of a butternut squash (yum yum, I love butternut squash 🙂 ).

Pregnancy Update Week 29
Pregnancy Update Week 29

This week we were finally back in the hospital for a check up – we haven’t been in since week 12 so it feels like a life time ago! All went well at the check up, they did an ultrasound to check on baby and all is good – baby is a good size and head down so there really isn’t much to report. A lovely student doctor was present who examined me also, she was so polite and gentle – I really hope she keeps these skills when she’s fully qualified!

The day of our hospital appointment was #NoComplaints day on twitter – one whole day of no complaints. I was a bit worried that my challenge was going to go out the window at the first hurdle as most of the appointments I have had so far have been challenging to say the least but for once it was all very calm and non-confrontational.  In the end £NoComplaints day went quite well – a little positivity goes a long way!

While writing this post I looked back at photos from week 29 of my last pregnancy I found lots of lovely photos from the baby shower that my lovely sister in law Paula threw for me when I was pregnant with Little Man in 2013. They were so confident I was having a boy (even though I hadn’t found out) that they had decorated the whole house in blue (good job they were right)! It was a great party but one thing I  really noticed in the photos was how lovely my skin and hair looked, the elusive pregnancy glow – what happened since????????

Back to the reality of pregnancy #2 and I’m still battling crippling tiredness. On Saturday I brought Little Man for his swimming session at 11 am and came straight home to bed for the rest of the day once it was over. Dear Husband has been very good trying to do as much as possible and leaving me to rest – he even dared to pack away our prized Belleke Christmas Nativity set (yes there are still some Christmas decorations left up in the “good” sitting room that I just haven’t had time to take down. Luckily we don’t use this room very often so I can lock the door and remain in a happy state of denial about whats behind it 🙂 ).

Pregnancy Update Week 29 - Pyjama Day
Pregnancy Update Week 29

On Sunday Dear Husband disappeared off to rugby so myself and Little Man had a pyjama day for ourselves not leaving the house at all. At one point he was curled up to me on the couch when baby started kicking, Little Man got such a shock at being kicked by my tummy and was not impressed to say the least!

Anyway thats my little update for week 29, hope you enjoyed it! If your expecting too, let me know how you are getting on – has the tiredness got to you too?

Pregnancy Update Week 28 – The Third Trimester

Hi D Ho and welcome to my 28 week pregnancy update. Baby is now about 2.25 lbs and about the size of an aubergine (or egg plant in the US). Week 28 also officially marks the start of the third trimester.

Pregnancy Update Week 28
Pregnancy Update Week 28

This week has been a real pregnancy focused week. To start with I was back with my GP for a routine check up, all is well with baby but I’m a bit run down so she felt it was best that I take a few days off to rest. So home I tottered for a good old afternoon nap and thats where I stayed for most of Thursday and Friday. You might remember from last weeks post – Week 27 and the January Blues I was finding the first week back after Christmas tough going so I really think this extra rest did me the world of good.

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Pregnancy Update Week 27 – January Blues

Hi D Ho, heres my pregnancy update for week 27!  Baby is now 2 Lbs in weight and about the size of a head of cauliflower.

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Pregnancy Update Week 27

Baby is kicking so strongly and CONSTANTLY. Its really distracting when your working away in a quite office trying to concentrate on some terribly interesting report and baby keeps going “knock knock, I’m still here, knock knock” and then starts playing the drums with your tummy. Even poor Dear Husband (DH) was getting bet up by bump in bed the other night, the kicks were so strong he could feel them in his side as I was trying to sleep.

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Pregnancy Update Week 26 -Mammy Phases

Hi d Ho and welcome to the first pregnancy update of 2016 – week 26! Baby now weighs about 1 and 2/3rds of a pound and measures about 14 inches long – about the length of a bunch of spring onions.

Pregnancy Update Week 26
Pregnancy Update Week 26

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Family Days Out – Visiting Santaland at Macy’s New York

While in New York recently we planned a family day out to visit Santa in Macy’s with our little man who was just 21 months old. This was Little Mans first trip out of Ireland and his only trip to Santa this year so it was  a big occasion for us! The movie Miracle on 34th Street is based on Macy’s Herald Square store on 34th Street and they really celebrate the movie with a magical 13,000-square-foot North Pole Santaland village complete with live elves, an enchanted forest featuring animatronic toys and a large train display.  Santaland at Macys Review

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