Week 29 pregnancy update and glucose testing results.
Less than 11 weeks or so to go! I must say I am super excited for baby M to be here. It’s funny Michelle and I always joke around in saying baby M where are you? Why are you not here? We want to play with you. I love how excited Michelle is for baby M to be here… she is going to be a great aunt. Or should I say my full time nanny 😉
Gary has been super amazing as well. He has been working so hard to get baby M’s bathroom and nursery all ready. I have some exciting updates to share with you in terms of the bathroom and nursery. Plus at the end of post I share my glucose results.
Check out how the bathroom remodeling is coming along… almost done with it. We just have to install the toilet. And then I can I finally start decorating it!!!
Love the new tile!
In love with the vanity that we ordered online from Lowe’s.
Gary and Michelle installed it. Plus got the mirror from Home Goods here locally for like $20-30!
Overall so happy with how well the bathroom is turning out!
It feels so fresh and clean… perfect for baby M 😉
We’ve also been busy with the nursery. Well, more like building things for baby M and organizing the room.
Gary’s already a great dad!
It was fun putting together new toys and swings for baby M to enjoy.
Love it all. I can’t wait to see baby M playing with everything and sitting in her new swing!
More pics of the nursery in the daylight.
The rocker which I mentioned before here.
The crib and dresser plus quilts that my mother made for baby M! Love them all.
The room is coming along. Finally cleaned out the closets with Gary last night.
Now figuring out what pictures to hang on walls in the nursery and rest of house… finally!! This has been on my list to-do for months.
Right now we are using the nursery to store all the baby related items.
And as you saw we put together the Fisher-Price® My Little Snugapuppy™ Cradle N’ Swing last night. Overall easy to put together and I absolutely love it! We got the snugapuppy one for big brother Jax haha. Thanks to my best friend Alyson in getting baby M this!
Jax checking everything out. He is still unsure of what everything is.
Plus I did a round of laundry of baby M’s first clothes that I received from the baby shower.
Jax of course had to be present. Vizslas are such great laundry helpers.
They love to lie over all the clean clothes!! What a nice big brother 😉
It was exciting for me to wash her baby clothes. I know weird. But for some reason it was really relaxing for me. Plus I love baby clothes. They are just so darn cute! I enjoyed folding and putting the clothes in their homes in the nursery. I am trying my best to organize the clothes according to months like new borns, 3-6 months and 9-12 months clothing together. My mom is coming up soon so I know she will be able to help me organize everything better.
PREGNANCY WEEK 29 UPDATE:
Current food cravings?
The typical pickles and ice cream. So stereotypical for pregnancy, I know. But it’s true. I am also really enjoying my daily normal eats. Nothing too crazy or wild over here. I know boring. Sorry I don’t have any crazy food cravings to share with you.
Here is what I ate yesterday.
Half caff bulletproof coffee.
Along with my protein powder and gelatin mush with fermented cod liver oil, coconut oil and some raw local honey. Our version of frosting 😉
Little bit later I did my workout for the day.
Lunch was steamed broccoli, sautéed arugula, broccoli slaw, liverwrust from US Wellness meats (our favorite), sliced raw local peaches (so good), and a serving of a new low-carb bread! This recipe will be up on blog tomorrow!
Afternoon snack after a walk was more gelatin mixed with coconut oil and raw cacao with a few drops of stevia. Chocolate frosting in a way!
I enjoyed a lovely dinner of baked fresh salmon with sautéed local greens (kale and swiss chard), arugula, small handful of white potatoes, raw shredded carrot, coconut oil, olive oil and apple cider vinegar.
And some ice cream. I tried Three Twins vanilla ice cream. My first time having this brand of ice cream and overall it was good. Light and great flavor. But Michelle and I realized we are gelato girls.
Similar issues as last few weeks. Belly still itches all the time – it feels like. I usually rub coconut oil with lavender essential oil on it to help. My sleeping is good. I tend to go pee twice during the night now. I always have my diffuser going to help me sleep. Love that thing! I sleep so great with it on. I am trying my best to sleep on left side. I don’t have any fancy pregnancy pillows. I never bought one. Debating if I should get one or not.
No bloating or any major swelling yet. Sometimes I feel I have swelling around my feet.
I am still wearing my wedding ring.
Don’t really see any new ones.
I must admit I am not a fan of linea nigra (the dark vertical line on belly). #pregnancyissue
Nothing too major. Just the same that I mentioned a few weeks ago.
How is your skin?
My skin is doing great! No major complaints!
I got one really small pimple on right upper check area. But after putting some lavender and sandalwood essential oil as spot treatment and using geranium on my whole face for two days it is pretty much gone. I am so happy to see how well my face is loving essential oils. I hope my skin continues to remain great during the rest of my pregnancy!
How is digestion?
Digestion is doing well. My bowel movements have been great! I was a little constipated from traveling but that only really last one or two days. Now my body is going again every morning and sometimes twice a day. I know TMI but hey this stuff is important to me! And I feel important for everyday good health!!
Total weight gain/loss?
Same thoughts as last week.
Belly is growing! And I am feeling great. I don’t really keep track of my daily weight as I don’t have a scale at home. I know my body will do what it needs.
How’s baby M?
Baby M is doing well as far as I can tell. We have another check up appointment next week so we will know for sure. She is about the size of a butternut squash or cabbage head depending on what pregnancy site I read that day.
Her kicks are getting harder. Sometimes her kicks startle me. I will be just sitting at my computer or in the kitchen prepping food and she kicks. Hard. I jump. Fun times. Oh the pregnancy life memories she and I are creating. I love every minute of it. Although, it is bad of me to say that I am getting to the point of wanting this pregnancy to be over. I love it all so far, but having 11 more weeks seems short but sometimes it seems like forever too. Any other moms out there experience similar feelings towards the end?
I am feeling great in my workouts. I feel so blessed to be able to stay active during my pregnancy.
Yes my pace as slowed down a lot. I still look forward each day to my workouts as they do provide me with mental clarity and energy for the day.
Michelle and I filming a new purely fit life club workout. Love my workout buddy!
NOW FOR MY PREGNANCY WORKOUTS FROM LAST WEEK:
If you would like more help with pregnancy workouts (pre, during and post) please come and join the purely fit life family. Come workout with me every day and I promise to keep you strong and healthy during your pregnancy so you can bounce back afterwards. Promise I will keep it fun too.
Monday – rest day as it was travel home day
Tuesday – eased myself back into my usual home workouts with doing purely training #11 + 15 minute walk
Thursday – filmed the new purely training #70 workout. Overall felt great during this workout.
Friday – filmed a new purely fit life club workout – purely HIIT #14 – 16 minute workout. I had great energy during this workout.
Saturday – active rest day
Sunday – did purely training lucky 7 workout first thing in the morning. I felt great during this workout but I was not able to go as deep in some of the exercises. I was still able to keep a similar time as the first time doing the workout which I am pretty happy about since I am now 29 weeks pregnant.
I love working out even being pregnant. I never over do it. I always honor and listen to my body. And thanks to my purely fit sisters who inspire me and motivate me everyday to do what I love to do. Thank you. I have a feeling my workouts over the next few weeks will be slowing down more so I am enjoying them as I am still able to do them.
And I have passed my glucose meter at home testing.
I tested for about 10 days or so. And my doctor liked my numbers and said I was good. I will continue to check my readings about once a week or so just to make sure my numbers are still good. I am so happy with how my glucose testing went and proud of myself for sticking up to what I believe in by refusing the drink. Remember friends you don’t have to drink that orange drink… you have options for glucose testing.
One piece of advice I do have for future moms-to-be is to talk to your doctor early about the glucose testing. I discussed my concerns about the week before my ‘scheduled’ date of drinking the drink with my doctor. I wish I had talked to him weeks beforehand. Remember to do your own research and listen to your heart. Do what feels right for you as we are all different and require different needs. But the glucose monitoring at home was great. Pricking my finger a few times a day turned out not to be as bad as I thought it would be. And totally worth it as I learned even more about my body and how certain foods react with it. Eating meals mostly of fats and proteins with moderate carbs has been so beneficial for me. My numbers were also low with my fatty and protein based meals. It was fun to see how carbs and how much carbs made my body react. Fascinating. Guess I am a nerd for thinking stuff like that is interesting, but to me it is 🙂
Anyways, that is my update on my pregnancy. Again I am feeling so blessed and happy with everything. And I am excited for the future!! Thanks for reading. xoxo
What did you like most about pregnancy? What did you dislike about pregnancy?
What are your training today in your workouts? Any new recipes or foods you are loving lately?
What do you love most about your body?