Pregnancy Update Baby #2 – 18 Weeks

Pregnancy Update Baby #2 – 18 Weeks

I was hoping one day I would have the urge to blog again. Well, here I am!

Big news: I’m pregnant with baby #2 and IT’S A BOY!!! Confession: I really wanted another girl because I love my little girl and I thought it would be fun for her to have a sister, but lately I’m really getting excited to have mamas boy.

Pregnancy Update Baby #2 – 18 Weeks

How far along? 18 weeks

Due date? October 7, 2017 – My birthday!

Baby’s size? He is the size of a sweet pepper. His hearing has now developed so that he can hear the sounds coming from outside the womb much clearer.

Workouts: I’m still teaching Stroller Strides, running coaching, and working out 5-6 days a week. I hope to keep this up until baby boy is born.

Monday: Stroller Strides
Tuesday: Ran 4 miles + taught Stroller Strides
Wednesday: Stroller Strides
Thursday: Ran 2 miles + taught Stroller Strides
Friday: Ran 2 miles + walked 2 miles
Saturday: Ran 10 miles – coaching with CES
Sunday: Rest day

Maternity clothes? I’m mostly wearing leggings, my bigger jeans, and athletic wear. I will probably pull out my maternity clothes soon.

18 weeks pregnant with Allie on the left, and 18 weeks with baby boy on the right

Stretch marks? Nope.

Sleep: I’m very lucky that I sleep really well while I’m pregnant. I usually get in bed around 8pm and wake up when Allie wakes up around 7am. Allie has been sleeping through the night for a few months which is amazing. I hope she keeps it up!

Best moment this week: Allie’s first time seeing the Bean in Chicago! After the Bean we took her to Maggie Daley Park, but she’s still a little young for it.

Miss Anything? I miss running faster and not being out of breath when teaching Stroller Strides.

Movement: Feeling flutters, but no big movements yet.

Food cravings: I’m craving bagels with cream cheese, pizza and frozen yogurt. I’m craving more salty food than I did with Allie.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing this week! :)

Gender: Boy!

Name: TBD, but I think we will announce soon.

Symptoms: Getting bigger, shortness of breath, and heartburn if I exercise right after I eat.

Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody: Happy, but emotional.

Looking forward to: Celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend.

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  1. Woo hoo! Congrats. Wow, I wish I could get 11 hours of sleep! 🙂 Glad to see you are back to blogging again!
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  2. That’s awesome that you’re able to stay so active! 🙂
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  3. Glad to see you back! 🙂

  4. I’m amazed at how active you still are! Keep it up 🙂 And congrats!! <3

  5. Congrats again! Allie is going to be a great big sister! I can’t wait to find out the name too. 🙂

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