34 Week Checkup

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20161019_121127-01i had every intention to get dolled up for today's appointment buuuut i ended up following Dego's lead.  we just want to be comfy.  lol.  we did wear pants though.  seriously, i plan to put more effort into my appearance these last few visits cause it makes me feel darn good when i take the time to do so.  i don't shy away from posting on social when i look a hot mess either though...i'm not ashamed of my reality on the other 5-6 days of the week.  i use the #RealityIG hashtag often cause perfection is not inspiring to me, authenticity is!20161019_124904-01 it's weekly appointment visits from here on out yall.  already!  (i say already like the time has been flying by this trimester, ha).   now is also around the time i get the, "your baby is gonna be so tiny!!" comments the most.  brang'em on!  i know most women mean well (although some directly imply that something is very wrong with me or baby :- | ) , so i always give them the benefit of the doubt.  i'm measuring 35 cms for week 34 according to my OB so all is well, praise be to God.  sometimes people either forget or can't tell from my pics that i'm 5' 10'', but height is only one of the maaaany factors that contribute to bump size. that's a whole nother blog post tho!  the night before my appointment i could totally feel something happening and i got super uncomfy again right before bed... this baby has flipped into a horizontal position again.  the nerve!! we've still got time to get it together though.  my last ultrasound happens on my next visit; can't wait. 

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Dego and i were pleasantly surprised during my visit; my Instagram Husband walked right through the door, smiling!   so naturally i put him to work, duuuuuh. img_20161019_140953now i'm gonna go do all the stuff i told my OB i haven't done yet when she asked. you know, re-registering for the hospital, packing my overnight bag, taking maternity pics, dusting off the newborn car seat, naming the baby, etc. mhmm. k. bye. 

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*YouTube Vid Inside* 31 week Bumpdate

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holy guacamole. do we really have less than 9 weeks before meeting baby Egwuatu #3!?

#HOW 

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after the 1st tri time sped up and hasn't stopped since.  i am scrambling trying to make sure i finish a couple of projects i'm working on, get my maternity shoots scheduled and done and keeping up with this blog, *taps mic* hello!!! #Ooowee

anyway, check out my 31 week YouTube bumpdate that i filmed this morning after i taught my HIIT class:

  • pregnancy pap smear experience
  • an abnormal test result
  • 3D ultrasound fun
  • baby name possibilities

all under 10 min! press play ;)

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happy 4th + 19 weeks

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bell pepper baby status!

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 1 week away from being halfway there!? man. seems like after the 1st tri passed time really took off.  i have SO much i want to get done and now that i feel like going hard again (k, not too hard!) and accomplishing some long-term goals with Fit Foodie Le, LLC that's what's on my agenda.

* HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!! *

 i got up early before the house woke up to get in some cardio and yoga, but the yoga class started later than i expected, dang.  i can't walk past a dumbbell without picking it up sooooo,

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i did a few moves from my prenatal workout plans including this one that targets your glutes, one at a time.  it also challenges your balance, which works your core!  try it with or without a dumbbell and remember:

  • keep your knee behind your toes at all times.

  • sink down into the heel of the leg you're working to really activate your glute and hamstring. 

  • keep a flat back during the entire move.  workout how you'd like to look. nobody wants to walk around with terrible posture, right!?  that always reminds me to fix my form. 

current 2nd tri woes:

numbness! 

most times i wake up these days, my hands, wrists, or even my entire arm(s) are numb and tingling and i have to lay there and wiggle my fingers like a mad woman until it goes away.  so annoying!  ever since Father's Day, i've felt way more fetal movement, my tummy is popping out a lil' bit more, my breasts are sore/swollen more often, and my areola have darkened.  growth spurt!  i read that the numbness has to do carpal tunnel syndrome from the swelling that compresses the nerves in my wrists.  it tends to get worse as the pregnancy progresses. great! lol.  i could probably cut back on my salt and up my water a bit more to help fight the swelling and that's what i plan to do.


DSC_0659-01for the 4th, i baked up some lemon pepper, Weber Garlic Sriracha, and BBQ sockeye salmon,DSC_0658-01and grilled up some colossal BBQ shrimp.

 we hit up HEB after church the day before and it was a maaad house!  sample stations every couple of feet and people everywhere getting ready to party.   both the salmon and shrimp were on sale for 7 bucks and some change per lb; what a sale!

Chiso and i had a lil' too much fun on snap chat during our samples shopping trip (add us! fitfoodiele):PhotoGrid_1467675345275my bump gets me extra samples, weeeeee20160703170204745that ice cream concluded our sample fest!  DSC_0687-01i also grilled up some corn and lean, ranch turkey sliders with homemade guac cause Chiso requested burgers with his fireworks!  i really wanted some baked beans but by the time i finished all that i was TOAST and ready to sit down.  in addition to meal prepping for our 6 Pack USA clients and my postpartum moms, i am learning how to seriously get IN and OUT of the kitchen quicker by the day.  shortcuts are everything when it comes to meal prep! else you could spend way more time than you need in the kitchen and i don't have any to spare.  don't give up on meal prep and stay consistent. it will soon become second nature to you. DSC_0698-01our brothers and sisters came over with their kids and all the little cousins had a blast eating brownies and dodging watching fireworks. good times! 

Q:  what was the highlight of your 4th of  july?

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splish, splash! summer pool days (our swimwear & snacks)

20160625-1033789333happy sunny saturday!  these gold aviators are my current fave and my boys really like their shades cause it's been a week and they aren't lost yet, haha.  anyway, the boys knew we'd be hitting the pool later so they were suuuuper excited.  after i taught my Lifetime Fitness class, it was ON!20160625_230534we stopped by an HEB Pantry in the area and got a ton  few poolside snacks:

  • Fresh Sweet Cherries
  • Fresh Green Grapes
  • HEB Squeeze Me! Apple Strawberry Banana Applesauce 
  • Annie's Summer Strawberry Organic Fruit Snacks 
  • Annie's Friends
  • Emerald Dill Pickle Cashews (eeerrrrrmyGOSH, so addicting)
  • Emerald Cocoa Roast Almonds
  • Homemade Guacamole (onion salt, fresh lime juice, avocados...das it)
  • Kim's Magic Pop Original & Strawberry 
  • Annie's Homegrown Bunny Graham Friends
  • 100% Whole Grain Harvest Cheddar & Original Sun Chips (Chiso cried for Doritos tho :-? )
  • and a last-minute addition.....

DSC_0319-01Betty Crocker low-fat brownies!! they were the first snack to go :P20160625_175446-01we're here! my brother was still on the way at that point, 20160625_180455-01but he made it!  baby Natalie is looking like, "mama... you sure?" hahaha20160625_180513-01usie!20160625_175825-01maaaan, baby Natalie is gonna be one tall, gorgeous drink of water.  20160625-1516288045loving and embracing my 4.5 month preggo body and excited about another cute, affordable, swimsuit find!  my top is sold out online, but my bottoms aren't and i am LOVING flounce tops lately! i would totally rock this one and this one.20160625-1198548838my Instagram husband didn't come adjust my top but it's all good!  learning as we go ;)DSC_0396-01  my water babies are wearing the same shark shorts, just in two different colors. DSC_0402-01there's my sis-in-law, Michelle, splashing with her baby girl, Camille,pool7 and the boys posed (kinda) with my other sis & bro-in-law, Brian & Kara, and their baby girl, Natalie.  waaaay too many pics for Dego #SoDone Facetune-201606272009625282 usie! Snapchat-4554346417627135617  we all were! that post-swimming hunger is unreal, right!? it's one of the things i remember from my childhood.  

currently in rotation on my feet: