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Pregnant and Running: 15 Week Update

In case you missed the first 14 weeks, you can check it out here.

I’ll usually post these weekly updates on Tuesday/Wednesday but because we’re playing a bit of catch up this week, it’s a bit late.

Of course there are all these adorable templates out there to follow but I like to do my own thing. Shocking, I know. So I gained a solid pound since last week, so I’m up to 125lb now. I technically started at 123lb, but I went down to 120lb so let’s just say I have gained 5lb so far. As most of you guys know, I deal with stress by running (no shit) and January and February were fricking insane. Maybe even literally. So, I know I ran a lot but I am dedicated to staying healthy and active this pregnancy which means I had to work hard at maintaining my weight through the first trimester, and then by gaining weight now, which I’m doing, which I’m proud of.

Here’s a 15 weeks pregnant belly pic:

Just for fun, here’s a picture of what I looked like at 15 weeks pregnant with Callum (I weighed right around the same here too):

Bathroom pics are so gross, I’m sorry. It’s all I’ve got. But look at the difference in belly size! And evem my boobs were bigger! I had a subchorionic hematoma with Callum (11cm long, 3cm wide) so maybe that was it. Who knows.

I didn’t crave wine or beer or ANYTHING in the first trimester. It’s not even that I was nauseous–it was just like I had a biological block to it the same way that I wouldn’t reach for a tool box to nibble on a pack of screws. But now that I’m in the second trimester, I’ve really got a hankering for a ceasar. Or a Corona. Maybe even some red wine. I never ate raw sushi so I obviously haven’t missed it much. And I’m pretty sure I acquired the antibodies for taxoplasmosis from cat litter like, 30 years ago when I had a zillion cats. So it looks like the baby and I will survive this pregnancy just fine.

My biggest worry is where the baby will sleep. Callum moved himself into Katie’s room onto a bed beside hers, and he’s had the best sleeps of his life in there. This arrangement won’t last long, but it’ll do for the baby’s first few months when she/he sleeps in our room.

Okay, one more thing. I can feel the baby move ALL THE TIME. It’s so cute. How do these things never cease to amaze me?

For some reason, my running didn’t change much at all during the first trimester but it’s just starting to feel different in the last couple of weeks. I can’t hit the same paces I used to hit, and I work a lot harder to run, period. My resting heart rate is up to the mid 50s from the mid 40s, and my hips feel loose from the hormone changes. Nothing hurts, but I’m just being cautious; I stop and step down off curbs rather than just jumping off, and I run lightly with smaller steps than pushing hard through speed workouts.

I think that’s about it!

Any questions?

What do you think you’d miss the most if you were pregnant?



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  • Helly March 15, 2017, 3:41 pm

    Awww feeling the baby move is the best!!! Ben would always ask, How does it feel to have a person INSIDE of you??” He was jealous, lol.
    You have the cutest bump!!! ♡♡♡♡

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 15, 2017, 6:33 pm

      I love being female. I feel like I totally lucked out. Vaginas forever!!!

  • Meredith @ the cookie chrunicles March 15, 2017, 3:42 pm

    I’m still so excited about this! I keep meaning to text you and then get sidetracked and now remember I want to but I’m commenting at the moment instead lol. i didn’t miss a thing when I was pregnant. I wasn’t a drinker and didn’t eat sushi then. I think maybe I missed Greek salads. Oh and I couldn’t eat peanut butter! That I remember. I didn’t like it and didn’t really want anything sweet. So opposite of normal for me.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 15, 2017, 6:32 pm

      I’m glad you wrote it out on here because the world needs to read our conversations. We wouldn’t want them to miss out! I ate Greek salads all the way through my pregnancy with Jake! I had no idea about soft cheeses, although I think it’s just unpasteurized cheese that’s bad, and all of our cheese is processed to death, isn’t it? I didn’t have a sweet tooth but now I do. Just in the last couple of weeks. Up until then, I would cover everything in mustard and hot sauce. ANYTHING with vinegar. I’d eat it until my face would sweat.

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile March 15, 2017, 4:03 pm

    Aww your belly is so cute! I would obviously miss wine, and who knows if my body would handle running at all since it doesn’t even like to let me run that much now….so I would potentially miss that too. Let me know if you ever need me to have a drink for you…always happy to help out:)

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 15, 2017, 6:29 pm

      I knew a guy who had a back injury, and he played a game of pickup hockey and when he got checked into the boards his back righted itself. Maybe if you got pregnant, you’re body would right itself like a check into the boards. Ha ha!

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run March 15, 2017, 4:34 pm

    I’m glad things are going so well! I would miss alcohol for sure.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 15, 2017, 6:28 pm

      Date night is just not the same without it.

  • Lindsey March 15, 2017, 6:52 pm

    I don’t comment often but read everyday and I am so excited for you and looking forward to following your adventure.

    I will definitely miss feeling baby inside. I always miss wine and be able to do a hard workout. Increased libido always fun lol

    Baby bumps are the best?

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 15, 2017, 6:59 pm

      I love it when I’m full term and can feel the feet through my belly skin. It’s SO BIZARRE. And so amazing. It never gets old. Just I do. Sigh…

  • Amanda March 15, 2017, 8:05 pm

    I missed wine A LOT when I was pregnant! I also missed running. Like you I had a subchorionic hematoma when I was pregnant. Actually I had two; the first was almost healed and then I got another. Wtf?! I was on modified bed rest and couldn’t run…or do any exercise at all. Exercise is my stress relief and keeps me sane so it was not a fun time. Oh and then my son was born at 24 weeks and spent 4 months in the NICU. Thank goodness he survived and is now a happy, healthy 14-month old. But I do not have fond memories of pregnancy…unfortunately. I like reading about happy, healthy pregnancies so thanks for sharing ?

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 15, 2017, 8:21 pm

      I don’t really know very many people who have had subchorionic hematomas! I had the bleed, and then I had the hematoma. It was awful! I can’t believe you had TWO. I was on bedrest with my first child–I went into labour at 30 weeks and they stopped it, and then I went full-term. I am really glad to hear that your son is doing so well. It’s amazing what they can do for preemies! I don’t blame you for not feeling all the warm and fuzzies about pregnancy. I’d feel ripped off. You seem to be pretty chill and emotionally strong now though, to be able to talk about it so soon after all that stress. I admire you.

  • Allie Capo-Burdick March 16, 2017, 3:03 am

    As I said on Instagram, this is my favorite picture so far!! I also had zero craving for wine, alcohol, etc. when I was pregnant which was astonishing!! I was just super uncomfortable after the first trimester but, since you “only” have one in there, you will rock this baby right out!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 16, 2017, 9:38 am

      I can’t imagine TWO!!!! OMGGGGGG

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe March 16, 2017, 3:57 am

    You are adorbs. That is all

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 16, 2017, 9:38 am


  • Gretchen March 16, 2017, 5:02 am

    I thought that I would really miss alcohol, but I’ve been giving it up during the week lately and haven’t really craved it at all. Plus it kind of makes me sick now so I feel like I’m developing an intolerance to alcohol..is that a thing? I hope if I ever get pregnant I look half as good as you and can run a quarter of the miles (even now I’m not even doing half your mileage!)

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 16, 2017, 9:38 am

      I love how you guys are brewing your own beer! I think that would be fun, and would make for great Christmas and birthday gifts.

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets March 16, 2017, 8:41 am

    I hated being pregnant 99% of the time. That 1% though was every time the baby kicked or Oscar curled up on my bump. 🙂

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 16, 2017, 9:36 am

      I totally swooned over your Oscar on your bump photos!!! <3

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes March 16, 2017, 9:21 am

    You are the cutest pregnant lady! I would miss coffee so much. Decaf doesn’t do it for me. I will probably be in a fog for the entire duration of when/if I am pregnant.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 16, 2017, 9:36 am

      Oh, it’s okay to drink coffee. As long as you don’t drink truckloads of it.

  • kai March 20, 2017, 8:35 pm

    So happy for you Suzy! You make beautiful babies!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com March 21, 2017, 10:48 am

      Thank you so much Kai!!!

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