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?



34 Responses to “Mom, Dad and Baby Make Three!”

  1. ihearteggs August 10, 2011 at 7:35 am #


  2. allieksmith August 10, 2011 at 7:51 am #

    Congrats!!! Yay for Baby c! This is so exciting, I am so happy for you and Keith !!

  3. Shanna, like Banana August 10, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    Woooohoooo! We are preggers together. Congrats to you 🙂 I swear once you get a dog, the baby is soon on it’s way ..hehe.

    I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to hear more. Hugs to you XXXX

  4. Bess August 10, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    YAY!!! Congrats 🙂 🙂

  5. loftyappetite August 10, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    Congratulations!!! So very exciting! I can’t wait to hear more about your journey!

  6. Jess August 10, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    Congratulations! So happy for you.

  7. Soo @ Little Miss Fitness August 10, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    I was wondering if a baby was the BIG surprise! 🙂 I am so thrilled over the moon happy for you, Kjirsten!!

    Yay for a new baby!!!

    • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life August 10, 2011 at 11:54 am #

      Thanks so much! Big surprises are babies a lot of the times! It was so hard waiting to tell people, but I’m happy the time is finally here!

  8. Laury @thefitnessdish August 10, 2011 at 1:03 pm #



    Did you orde the Shiva Rea dvd?? It’s good but you must find a good prenatal class I likes doing that with all the other preggos so much better!!!!

    You guys are in for a treat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life August 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

      Thanks so much! I ordered a Prenatal Vinyasa Yoga DVD. It had good reviews on Amazon so I thought I’d check it out. I will have to look at the Shiva Rea one as well. I need all the yoga I can get before giving birth. I would go to a prenatal yoga class in town if only there were any. We have one studio but they don’t offer prenatal classes. I think that’s because we live in a retirement community so there are not many pregnant woman out and about! : )

  9. Mo August 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    I guessed this over a week ago. (no wine talk, and increased meals. 😉

    Congratulations!! Our little one turned 2 last week, and the time flies like you would.not.believe!

    • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life August 10, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

      haha, I was wondering what readers would realize I haven’t been having any wine. I do miss it, but growing a baby is so much more fun! : )

      Time does go so fast. I remember when my sister told me she was pregnant, it seems like just yesterday and now my niece is almost 4!!! Happy belated birthday to your little one! : )

  10. Erica August 10, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! over the moon for you! So exciting. I was wondering if that was the reason ;). Has your doctor talked to you at all about your HR? Mine strongly advised me to keep mine under 140. I stayed at LEAST under 150. Just a thought 🙂 SO SO fun! Whoop!

    • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life August 10, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

      My Dr told me at first to keep with a heart rate where I can still hold a conversation and am not gasping for air whatever that number might be. She also told me that if I needed a number to go by (which I did), keeping it some where around 160 bpm would be just fine. I’ve been trying to keep it under 170 while doing cardio like running, but have been having to take lots of walking breaks to keep it lower. As I progress, I’ll keep it right around 160, but for now I’ve mostly been listening to my body and never keep it high for very long.

  11. jessica c. August 10, 2011 at 4:30 pm #

    Yay! Congrats! I am looking forward to reading more about your pregnancy journey while maintaining a “balanced healthy life”. Will hopefully give me some inspiration if my family grows in the future:)

    • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life August 10, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

      Aww, thank you! The first trimester was difficult because of all the morning sickness, but I am SO happy I can stand eating vegetables again! : )

  12. sheila August 10, 2011 at 6:29 pm #


  13. healthyappletite August 11, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    aww congrats! can we see the bump soon? be careful working out, i think its great you do though! i’d be scared! xx

    • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life August 11, 2011 at 7:12 am #

      I’ve been trained in pre and post natal personal training so I feel pretty comfortable with it so far. I’ve been cutting back my running on the treadmill since I moved into second tri to keep my heart rate lower than I was in first tri. Working out during pregnancy is so good for you and makes labor a lot easier!

  14. Shayla @ The Good Life August 31, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    Congratulations! I just found your blog on Shanna’s in the comments section and am loving it so far! And seeing that you’re pregnant is so exciting to me since my husband and I are trying so I’ve been swooning over everything pregnancy/baby related and I’m excited to follow you along on this journey! 🙂

    • Kjirsten- Balanced Healthy Life September 1, 2011 at 7:14 am #

      Thanks for stopping by! I wish all the luck to you and your husband! Becoming pregnant is truly the greatest blessing in my life!


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