The Fit Skool

by Kelly

34 Weeks

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42 days… (6 weeks) left and time is traveling a lot slower now.  The anticipation is growing and growing and I find myself questioning will she really be here in 6 weeks…. or is it 5 weeks… or 7 weeks??? Who knows. This might be one of the more frustrating parts of pregnancy, not knowing the arrival date! what do you think? Do you have a guess?

Pregnancy fitness update: Everything was great this past week and I got in some great workouts. I used lighter weights as usual but I still felt the soreness. Pushups were soooo challenging. I think part of it is the increase in belly size over the last 2 weeks and I literally have no ab strength left to assist my pushups so its all arms! Man the extra baby weight makes it tough. At least my arms are getting stronger!

I am happy that it is November now, I love the holiday season and this season is definitely going to be a special one.

Here is what Baby G has been up to this past week!!


THE BABY IS about 18.5 inches long, the size of a canteloupe  Weighing about 5.0 lbs

WEIGHT GAINED:  gained 1lb this past week, total up 20 lbs

GENDER: It’s a girl!!!



TUESDAY Taught boot camp

WEDNESDAY  1 hour group power class (strength training)

THURSDAY boot camp workout and taught senior fitness

FRIDAY  20 minutes light cardio

SATURDAY cardio walk outside 25 mins

SUNDAY cardio walk outside 25 mins

MONDAY  Group Power (1 hour strength training) and taught senior fitness

FOOD AVERSIONS: nothing grossed me out this week, it was kinda nice!

FOOD CRAVINGS: This week I found myself leaning towards carbs and fruit! I think that must be because Baby G is growing faster. I have a greek yogurt and fruit bowl every day, it always hits the spot. My favorite meal is still breakfast (eggs & toast) It doesn’t get old. I indulged in some dark chocolate this halloween too..

SLEEP: I have been sleeping like a rock lately. It does take me a little longer to get to sleep because of all the movements in my belly but once I’m asleep I feel like I could sleep forever. I always pop up when my alarm goes off but this past week was harder and I definitely wish there were more hours in the night. I am still waking up to pee once during the night.


MATERNITY CLOTHES: I bought a cute long black lace top (not maternity) but I am going to wear it for the holiday if my belly still fits in it!

STRETCH MARKS: None… keeping my fingers crossed it stays this way  :)

DO I MISS ANYTHING:  I miss getting out of bed with ease, I miss the usual exercises that I am not allowed to do ( jumping, ab work, etc) I really miss wearing heels. It’s just not ideal for me anymore and I can’t wait to put them back on once the baby is born.

MOVEMENT:  Her movements are different now and sometimes her movements make me nauseous!! I feel like I can distinguish where her feet are (usually up by my rib cage or to the side) when she moves its a little more uncomfortable, my guess is there’s less room in there for her to spin around now.

BABY ITEMS PURCHASED:  We bought some little things at Target this past weekend, pacifiers, another cute crib sheet, etc. we were looking for some cute headbands but I couldn’t find any :(

WEDDING RINGS ON or OFF: ON… I am thankful for not having swelling issues

BELLY BUTTON IN or OUT:  FLAT…. not in or out

SYMPTOMS: in the beginning of the week I was tired, but I’m blaming that on lack of sleep. I definitely caught up this weekend with the time change.. thank you fall!

LABOR SIGNS: some contractions, but nothing frequent enough.. phew!

I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO: buying some baby stuff this weekend. We have some little items we would like to get and I also just want to shop for her!

Author: Kelly @ The Fit Skool

I’m Kelly, a NASM personal trainer and group instructor, a former athlete, a wife and soon to be mommy. Health and Fitness is my passion and I am excited to share this journey with you!

One Comment

  1. Not knowing exactly when the baby will come is beyond frustrating so I hear ya! While I’m pretty “done” with pregnancy, I’m not quite sure I’m ready for the little guy to get here until there’s a December in the date.

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