Wednesday, May 4, 2011

30 rock: Can I even call this a weekly check-up

Move that body: Completely not arduous 2-mile walk with Denali


“Well it doesn’t look like you’ve gotten too fat.”

Yeah, I forgot to include that one in the roundup of the Great Move quotes I posted earlier but, oh, it was said. Said by Mark’s lovely aunt on Saturday after she stopped by unannounced with her 500-pound husband.

You might think I’m joking but I’m not.

She then covered her tracks by saying that I looked good (uh-huh) and reminded me that I need to eat (thanks for the update). Thankfully, I was so tired from the move that I failed to come back with something quick-witted like, “Your braid is ugly.”

Fern 1, pregnancy 0.

But at least I now get to say that I’m 7.5 months pregnant as today marks 30 weeks. Only 10 more to go. Three-quarters of the way there as my co-worker pointed out (I like him).

The rundown

Overall feelings: Good but more tired. I’m only uncomfortable when this kid sticks his ass in my ribs.

Sea monkey: He’s getting ridges in his brain and cool stuff like that.

Weight gain: Unknown (I think I’m on the high side of average or just over the recommended weight gain)

Cravings: None

Running: Still going strong. I even did “sprints” with Denali in the yard this evening. 

I’m very pleased that I’ve made it to 30 weeks, running-wise, even though I haven’t maintained the endurance like some of my fellow pregnant ladies, who inspire me every day. I now have my sights set on 32 weeks.


  1. Great update on your preggo-ness. You are becoming quite the V-blogger!

  2. my 44 week prego neighbor was out mowing last night. I couldn't help but think of you and how awesomely active you (and she) are!! So proud of you!!!

  3. Girl, you inspire ME! Awesome!!! :0)

  4. That is too cute! I'm sure your baby loves all the exercise, too :) Keep it up!

  5. You look great! Use the tired from moving to get some sleep :)

  6. You look AWESOME. You definitely inspire me to get ahead to the next weeks. I LOVE reading your updates. And you still run normal - no preggo waddle for you!

  7. You're awesome! I'm so impressed (and slightly jealous) that you're still running.