I am narrowing it down on maternity photographers, so that’s exciting. Also we are making more progress in baby M’s bathroom. We hired some help with installing the tile. After that we are putting in the new vanity ourselves. It’s getting so close to being done! Can’t wait! Plus I will be signing up for some private birthing classes as the place I want to do it is only offering private classes at the moment. Not sure how thrilled Gary is for them but I am excited! I am trying to have a stress-free relaxed mindset when thinking of birth. I will share more thoughts at a later date. *Update- you can read about Madison’s birth story here.
And I apologize now for the overload of Jax pictures in this post. What can I say I love my dog. And I love the little moments of him experiencing this whole pregnancy journey too. I love capturing him when I can to hold onto those memories. And he loves making appearances on the blog 😉
We’ve also made progress in the nursery. I love seeing furniture in there now. Everyday it’s feeling more and more real over here.
Jax unsure of what this box is filled with?
This is the crib we got from amazon.
Let the fun times begin.
At first Jax was really interested in everything.
Still a little intrigued on what daddy was building.
Then Jax started to get bored.
Still trying to hang in there and be a part of it all.
Then Jax decided he’d rather sleep and wait for the finished project.
Since crib was taking a little bit longer to build Jax would walk around every so often. Then lay back down.
He was so patient while we worked.
Getting closer. Jax getting anxious.
Jax was always by my side. He never wants to be left out.
Making progress with building the crib.
Bigger than what we were expecting. But Gary and I both love it.
For the most part this DaVinci crib was easy to put together. And it feels really sturdy and safe!!
And thanks to my mom for making a few baby quilts for Baby M to enjoy in her nursery. Love them!
Finally we were done. Jax was thrilled 😉
Now we just need a mattress and sheets!
My ideas for the nursery is to keep it simple. I am having the colors white and purple be the main colors with a splash of others. I am going with fairy or butterfly decorations. I can’t wait to continue to put the nursery together and show you the final product.
PREGNANCY WEEK 25 UPDATE:
Current food cravings?
I am still loving pickles. I am also loving fresh fruit like peaches and watermelon.
I do feel my appetite increasing lately.
Here is what I ate yesterday:
Breakfast was eggs mixed with kale and liverwrust all cooked in ghee with sea salt and turmeric. Served with half caff bulletproof coffee.
After some yoga it was pudding time. Pudding was made with water, cilantro, protein powder, cucumber, gelatin and coconut oil.
Dinner was sautéed veggies, few sweet potatoes, steamed beets, slow cooked buffalo sirloin with coconut oil.
Dessert was some low carb chocolate chip bread. I ended up having a few slices. So good.
Same issues pretty much as last week.
No extra bloating yet and wedding rings are still on (fitting good).
My emotions seem to be all over the place. One minute I am happy and excited while later on I will be sad and scared. I knew pregnancy was going to be an interesting and hard job to a point, but having the emotions changing so much has been hard for me. Yesterday I had a bad day in terms of how I looked at myself. I kept thinking wow I am fat. I have no muscle anymore.
Now before you start yelling at me that I am pregnant and weight gain is supposed to happen – I know that. That’s not what I am trying to say. What I am meaning is that having the weight gain and not being able to do everything that I could a few months ago is starting to play on my emotions. And the weird thing is that next day I will be in love with my baby bump and pregnancy body. A roller coaster of emotions for me lately.
What I try to show here (by sharing my journey and pictures) is that pregnancy can be a beautiful thing. That each pregnancy is different for each woman. No matter what you may look like – cherish your pregnant body (even on the bad days).
Realize that having a baby is a true miracle. We all need to stop being so hard on ourselves. It’s our job as parents to be good role models for our kids and that happens even before they get here 🙂
Not really. No new ones.
Not having a stuffy or bloody nose. Not being so emotionally sensitive. It’s starting to get a little bit harder to shave now. Being able to do things that I could a few months ago. Sorry to be complaining some, but pregnancy is not always to glamorous.
How is your skin?
Overall doing good but did get one really large cystic pimple on my lower left chin area. The first one that I have gotten in a really long time. To be honest, I’ve been very sad about it. But I am still using my essential oils that I like to use on my face plus my oils that I use to wash my face. I will be doing an update on my new oils for washing my face soon. Besides that rather nasty pimple on my chin the rest of my face is doing pretty good! I am still pleased with it. My back acne and KP are hanging in there, I feel like they are getting better but at a snail’s pace!!
How is digestion?
Digestion is doing great for the most part. I am getting my regular bowel movements back from traveling. I am eating a little bit more and overall my energy is great during the day.
Total weight gain/loss?
Belly has gotten a little bit bigger so definitely feel gained some from that. And breasts are a little larger (which I am loving). It’s so weird to have cleavage. I am loving it!
How’s the baby?
Baby M is about the size of an average rutabaga (weird to think about sometimes).
She can hear more and more now. She can really hear my voice. Love that.
NOW FOR MY PREGNANCY WORKOUTS FROM LAST WEEK:
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Monday – rest day
Tuesday- active rest day – did a 20 minute walk
Wednesday – did purely HIIT #7 (club workout) + 40 minute walk. I felt great this day and felt amazing to get back into working out.
Friday- filmed the new purely training #66 + 40 minute walk + pull-ups.
Saturday- did about 10 minutes of sprints. I got a few cramps so I slowed my pace down towards the end. Plus did some lunge walks. Went for a 40 minute walk and pull-ups.
Sunday- did a leg workout plus plank and bridge + 45 minute walk.
Week 25 is going well for me. I am still able to do most workouts. I push myself without over doing it too. I enjoy going on our daily walks. Some days when I notice myself sitting a lot my lower back starts to ache so I get up and go for a walk. It’s amazing how much it helps!!
For moms – what was your special moment with the baby nursery?
Do you have dogs? If so, how did they handle having a baby?
What is one thing that helps you when you get sad or scared? What helps motivate you to be happy?