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Mom, Dad and Baby Make Three!

10 Aug

I have some very exciting news to share with you all!

Keith and I are expecting our first little bundle of joy!!!

To say we are thrilled is an understatement.

Everyone meet Baby Conrad or Baby C as we often refer to him/her.

11 2 Scan

We feel truly blessed.  Waving.

11 2 2 Photobucket

I’m not good at keeping exciting news a secret and have been wanting to shout to the world I’m pregnant for weeks now.  But we decided we wanted to keep everything under wraps until we hit 14 weeks and were in the second trimester.  Our official due date is February 8th and we can’t wait to have our little peanut in our arms!  : )

I wont go into too much detail on how I’ve been feeling as I’ve been writing blog post that I haven’t posted yet since I was 9 weeks (I’ll probably post them all tomorrow).  I’m excited to use my blog to capture this exciting time in our lives and I hope you have fun following along on the journey!

Okay, now onto workouts!  The baby is the reason I’ve toned down my workouts.  I was working out at my normal intensity until the doctor told me specifically to tone it down.  I will admit I’m not toning it down to where they want me to be, but I’m no longer getting my heart rate in the high 180 and 190s and also whenever I feel out of breath, I’ve been backing down a little until I can get my breathing under control.  I have taken a pre and post natal class and have trained many pregnant woman before so I plan to keep my workouts up the best I can.  Now that first trimester is behind me, I no longer need to worry about having the energy to workout or not!

This morning, I hit the gym first thing and did weights (core, back, pecs, quads and hips).  I did an easy 5 minute warm up on the treadmill and then started on working my core.  Here is what I did and how I broke up my circuits:

  • Plank and Straight Arm Plank
  • Reverse Crunch and Russian Twists
  • Back Extension, Cable Rows, Straight Arm Pull and Smith Machine Squats
  • Incline Chest Press, Incline Pec Fly and Stationary Lunges
  • Leg Extension
  • Hip Ab, Hip Circles

It was a great workout and I was happy when it was over!

Speaking about workouts, I ordered a prenatal DVD last week and I think its coming in the mail today!  Yay!  I can’t wait to try it out!

Now onto Eats from yesterday (since my secret is out, you probably know why you haven’t seen many salads on my blog lately.  I couldn’t stomach them until Saturday when I actually ate two in one day.  Its also the reason my food intake has been higher and there are some random eats):

  • Breakfast-  Peach and Egg Sandwich on Ezekiel English Muffin
  • Am Snack-  Larabar
  • Lunch-  Burrito with Hot Sauce and Added Cheddar Cheese (I’ve been adding cheddar mainly to up my calories and get in more calcium.  Did you know if you are not getting enough calcium, your baby takes what it needs from your bones?)
  • PM Snack-  Chobani and 1 Small Glass of Green Machine Naked Juice
  • Dinner-  Chicken Sausage on a Whole Wheat Bun with Ketchup and Loads on Onion <—I can’t get enough raw yellow onion recently.  I could probably eat one like an apple (weird pregnancy craving).

Well that’s it for me right now!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!


  • What is something exciting happening in your life right now?
  • Have you ever had to adapt your workouts due to a medical reason or injury?