December 07, 2009

Week 27 Updates

Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to do a quick post with a few updates from this week.

My biggest news for this week is that Dan and I both got to feel Ava's little foot for the first time the other night :) It's so funny because I'm starting to feel her move in different ways now - more rolling around hands and feet then big punches and kicks like she was doing before. I also feel like she is pressing out more with her hands and feet in certain spots. Dan and I were sitting on the couch as I was telling him about this... I reached down to see if I could show him what I was talking about and there was her little foot pressing right under my belly button!! It was such a great moment and made us feel that much closer to her. Dan laughs at me because I'll just sit there and stare at my belly sometimes waiting to see her move in different ways... I can't help it, every little move still amazes me!

Week 27 Picture

I have been feeling a little bit more tired the last two weeks than I have in a while... I'm thinking I need to bring back the afternoon naps from the first trimester. Today I also had a pretty bad dizzy spell. I was staring at a handout that I was helping explain to a friend at work and as I was sitting there my entire vision shifted to the right and then to the left and then back to the center again. That was the worst of it but the dizziness didn't go completely away. I think it had a little to do with over doing it during the morning and not eating enough (I ate my usual stuff but I don't think it's cutting it anymore for feeding both me and Ava). It scared me a little but my friend gave me some peanut butter and I took it easy for a bit before I decided I should probably go home, lay down and get some food. I ended eating lunch and sleeping for about 3 hours - after that I felt MUCH better... still not quite myself but much better. I am definitely going to do everything I can to keep that from happening again - not a good feeling, not to mention it means I could be doing more to take better care of myself.

As for workouts - they have been more sporadic as of lately and have included more running than before. Yesterday afternoon Dan and I went to a track on base and did a Fartlek workout - mine was significantly modified but still was a lot of fun! For this type of workout you do 1:00 minute at a slow pace, 1:00 minute at a medium pace and 1:00 minute at a fast pace. It was pretty funny how similar all three of my paces have become :) It felt great to be outside though and to watch Dan and all of the other people on the track run repeats and things like that. I was hoping to do a CrossFit workout today but after my dizzy spell I figured that was not a good idea. So for now I am playing my workouts by ear... if I feel good I'll do a workout but if not rest it is :) I still have been doing yoga every Friday with Clare at the Breathing Space which I LOVE! Will probably start doing more yoga - per Clare's suggestion - the closer we get to Ava's arrival to help me stay relaxed, loose and focused.

That's about all the news for now. Been having fun getting everything ready for Christmas and can't believe it's almost here already! Will be going to the Trees for Troops event this Thursday to hopefully get our free Christmas tree - our tree that we got last year from this event was so beautiful. Alright, time for bed :) Goodnight and I hope you all are having a great week so far!


CrossFit Cape Fear said...

Dizziness??? How frequently since? How're you feeling now?

See you soon.

You three are awesome!

Ashley Collinsworth said...

Yep, dizziness :( Not fun but I'm glad that it only has happened that one time which was yesterday. I feel a lot better... I'm thinking I just need to slow my daily routine down a little bit more like I did in the first trimester. I've just been feeling so good lately but I'm starting to tire out more easily now. Thanks for checking on us :) We'll see you soon!

AmandaK said...

I don't know if you remember, but I follow your blog form the babycenter site; I think it is interesting to see how different women are experiencing their pregnancies. Anyway, my husband and I got a tree from the Trees for Troops this year, and I hope you enjoy yours as much as we enjoy ours!

Ashley Collinsworth said...

Hey Amanda,

Yep I remember you from BabyCenter! Thanks for following our blog... I enjoy following other pregnancy blogs also! So excited about getting our tree this week and I'm sure we'll enjoy it. Glad to hear you're enjoying yours :)