Good afternoon! How are you guys doing today? All is well over here!
Breakfast + Teaching
My day began with a 9 a.m. spinning class that I taught at the gym after breakfast.
(Scrambled eggs with Laughing Cow cheese + Toasted English muffin + Tea)
I felt a little more inspired going into today’s class after taking some great indoor cycling classes at Canyon Ranch and hope my class felt the added enthusiasm. Everyone looked nice and sweaty by the end of our 60-minute ride, so I’ll take that as a good sign.
30 Week Prenatal Appointment
After refreshing myself with some cleansing cloths and working at the gym for another hour or so, I drove home to grab a quick snack (Greek yogurt topped with fresh raspberries) and a much-needed shower before it was time to head to my lunchtime 30-week prenatal appointment.
I chugged lots of water on my way there (I swear my water cup is attached to my hip these days) and arrived about 10 minutes early.
(Bump pic with a side of Sadie hair thanks to extra Sadie cuddles during my Greek yogurt snack time. I missed that crazy lil’ lady while we were away!)
My visits to the OB/GYN are occurring every two weeks now and everything went rather quickly today which was great! I got weighed and measured and then heard our little guy’s heartbeat (130 bpm!) before chatting with the doctor for around 10 minutes or so and calling it a day. Easy peasy!
And this is kind of random, but I’ve noticed our baby seems to like hanging out on the left side of my belly. That’s always where I feel his movements and when the doctor went to try to find his heartbeat on the right side, she ended up having to move the Doppler far over to the left to hear that beautiful thump, thump, thump.
Of course I Googled this after my appointment and it seems like a lot of babies settle into a preferred side around this time, likely due to increasing restriction of the uterus. Interesting, huh? Mamas/moms-to-be: Have you noticed your baby preferring one side to the other at some point during pregnancy?
Oh! While we’re on the subject of pregnancy-related stuff, I wanted to quickly give a shout out to the Labaree Jogger Pants from Fabletics for my fellow preggos out there (or anyone who simply loves ridiculously comfy pants).
They are the jam. They’re super comfy with a fold-over waistband that doesn’t restrict the belly at all. And they’re a nice break from my usual uniform of leggings all day every day! I ordered them a month or so ago and have been wearing them with everything from workout tops and sneakers to nicer tees paired with my favorite TOMS sneakers.
By the time my appointment was over, I was more than ready for lunch and ate a banana I packed in my purse on the drive over to Earth Fare where I took advantage of their salad bar.
I topped a bed of seasoned rice with mixed greens, lots of veggies, shredded chicken and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette and inhaled everything before I had to head back to the gym for a small group training session.
And now I’m blogging on a quick afternoon break before it’s time to round out the work day. I hope you’re all doing well and I’ll see ya tomorrow for your usual Things I’m Loving Friday blog post.
Enjoy your evening!