Fitness Friday: Okay, the whole 'pregnancy' thing caught up to me

Workout Wrap UpSaturday: 4 mile hike

Sunday: Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

Monday: REST

Tuesday: 1 mile run + 20 min elliptical + 20 min walk

Wednesday: REST

Thursday: Prenatal Physique

Friday: Treadmill/Elliptical for an hour

The third trimester fatigue has hit me - hard. Part of it has to do with not being able to fall asleep until midnight (no matter what time I go to bed) and waking up around 4 a.m. (and not being able to get back to sleep.) On Wednesday I took two 2 hour naps. The level of fatigue is very similar to what it was during the first trimester. Unsurprisingly, when I work out I feel better and have more energy so I'm trying my hardest to make that happen as often as possible.

On my hike Saturday I was chased by a wild pig. True story. Travis told me they are everywhere on post, but I hadn't seen one yet. As I was hiking on my favorite two mile loop I suddenly heard a large animal running toward me, then stop about 20-25 feet away in the brush. I heard the trademark pig snorting noises and immediately panicked. I hadn't seen anyone else out on the trail, and I was at least a mile away from the parking area, so I wasn't sure what to do. I didn't want to act threatening by running away so I just kept walking, and the pig walked parallel to me in the woods. Eventually I heard it stop, snort one more time, and I almost peed myself. I called Travis to tell him I'm never hiking alone on that trail again.

Fortunately, the rest of my workouts went much better! I only ran once this week (although I'm going to try to run 1-2 miles again this morning) but I'm okay with that. I love walking down to the gym and doing whatever combination of walking/running on the treadmill sounds good at the time.

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Almost all of my workout tops are crop tops now. So attractive.

BweekNo, I don't go outside of the house like that! Thankfully I have 2 super long shirts that I can still wear to workout in. I'm really trying to avoid spending any more money on maternity clothes, so here's hoping those two tops make it another 11 weeks.

We received our final 'must have' baby item this week from Travis's mom; a swanky pack-n-play! We plan on letting the babe sleep in our room for the first few months, and don't want to set any of his nursery furniture up since we'll be moving 2-3 weeks after he's born. This works out perfectly. Almost every house we've looked at in Alaska is two stories, so I know I'll appreciate having this on one floor, and his nursery on another, so I always have a place to let him nap or change him without having to run back and forth.

Bweek1I had a random burst of energy yesterday so I spent a few hours organizing and packing the babies stuff. It's sad that we won't be able to bring him home to a nursery, but it is what it is. I had to try and decide what things he'll absolutely need the first 2-3 months, and then packed the rest. Even the stuff I left out we'll have to trim down as I'll only be able to keep with me when I stay with my parents for a few weeks what can fit in a suitcase. I could have them mail a box of his stuff up to Alaska after I leave but I'm trying to make this move as simple as possible. Which is impossible.

Here's what I left out (and Mom's please tell me if there's anything else I'll need the first 2-3 months!): pack-n-play, rock-n-play, stroller/car seat, baby carrier (we went with the Baby Bjorn) newborn-3 month clothing, mittens, socks, burp cloths, blankets, a few books, infant bath pillow, bathing products, boppy, activity gym (will he even like this at that age?) and diapering stuff.

Moving on to our other three babies...I forgot to share this photo with sweet little Smokey on my 28 week update post!

IMG_9078He's such a charmer. He's been hanging out with me more and I love it. I was in bed reading Wednesday night and he jumped up to do his usual 'attack your feet' routine.

https://instagram.com/p/4DT_VEMa-2/?taken-by=ericadhouse

This weekend Travis and I want to get a lot of organizing and packing done. I have a huge pile of stuff to take to goodwill, and I need to try to get as much done to get ready for the move while I still have the energy! We still haven't received approval to postpone his report date at all (it's still 6 days after my due date) so I'm hoping that comes through asap. There's just so many variables at play here it would be nice to have one thing set in stone so we can start making plans accordingly.

Any moving/organizing tips for me? I've never moved more than an hour away before so I'm not sure how to prepare for a cross-country move!

What are you up to this weekend?