Baby McGahen: 15 Weeks


How far along: 15 weeks + 1 day

How big is baby: the size of a naval orange

Coolest developments: Baby is now able to move all of his/her limbs and joints!

Best moments this week: learning the gender of our baby!! (announcement coming soon!)

How I've felt in my workouts: Still experiencing lower back pain, so that has been making workouts difficult. Hoping that taking this last week mostly off will allow me to get back into it this week.

Symptoms: stuffy nose, nose bleed, lower back pain

Cravings: Sharp, fancy cheese

Aversions: Matt was eating hash browns the other day and the smell of the ketchup he put on them was so nauseating to me for some reason

Favorite meals this week: Baked chicken with a kale & apple salad

Gender: Will tell you soon!

Things we bought for baby: Our friends bought baby a cute little fox stuffed animal & two woodlandy onesies. We also bought baby a stuffed bear while we were looking at yard games at Dick's Sporting Goods. We're going to decorate the nursery in a gender-neutral woodland/mountain/camping theme. 

Bump: Sometimes, I feel like I look pregnant and other times, I really don't.

What I was doing this time last year: I had just signed up with Neely as my running coach on May 1 of last year, so I was working on my longish-term plan for a BQ at the NYC Marathon!

What we're up to: Getting ready for our gender reveal/housewarming party this weekend :)

Prayer Requests: That this lower back pain I'm having eases up. I really want to try to remain as active as I can (while obviously being smart about it) throughout this pregnancy.

Last Week of Workouts:

  • Monday - 
  • Tuesday - 20 min treadmill (then had back pain), 25 min stairs
  • Wednesday - Legs
  • Thursday - 45 min walk
  • Friday - 
  • Saturday - 
  • Sunday -