Hello, hello! I hope your afternoon is shaping up nicely so far!
After a month away from the OB/GYN’s office, I was more than ready to head back in today for our 24-week prenatal appointment.
(24 week bump photo from this weekend!)
Though our ultrasounds are apparently all done now, I got the next best thing today: I got to hear our baby’s heartbeat! It sounded amazing and I could hear it nice and strong the minute the nurse put the monitor on my belly. 136 bpm!
When the doctor came in, he was great about answering the myriad of questions I had for him. He then measured my belly and sent me on my way! I made sure to call Ryan right after my appointment (he missed this one because he had an appointment at the same time to get fitted for a brace following his ACL surgery tomorrow) and he shared in my excitement. After last Monday’s anxiety, hearing our little one’s heartbeat again was so reassuring. Though I am feeling him move daily, there’s something about that thump, thump, thump that is magic to a mother-to-be’s ears.
After my doctor’s appointment, I had just enough time to pop into Chipotle and Starbucks to grab a burrito bowl and a decaf cinnamon dolce latte before I had to be back at work to sub a boot camp class.
(Chipotle is everything to me right now… I want it all day every day.)
Here’s the workout I put together last night for today’s class:
The class I subbed for today is a 45 minute class, so we completed this workout in addition to a warm up, some body weight exercises and a cool down (stretching) to round everything out. (FYI since this is a question I often receive: I did not complete the actual boot camp portion of the class with everyone and simply demoed everything and corrected form. It’s a workout that’s right up my alley though!)
Here are links to demos of some of the exercises:
And now it’s off to Girls On The Run for our practice 5K!! I’m pumped!