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Pregnant and Running: 24 Week Update

Alright, so… this boy is growing by leaps and bounds. Literally. He’s using my bladder as a springboard and my stomach as his soft landing, pushing the contents of my lunch up my esophagus into my throat. Just a little side info: I had to take a time-out during sex the other day to burp. I was all, “Wait–hold on a sec–I need to burp,” and I sat up and did one of those chin to chest pumps to get the air up and out. Sex during pregnancy needs to have its own post, and not to worry, it’s not all bad. Trust me. Okay, moving on.

The only other negative thing really worth mentioning is how hard I have to concentrate on not peeing my pants while I’m running. I have to say, it’s completely normal to have pee leaks during pregnancy and after having babies but for some reason, I haven’t struggled with this issue! Not once! And I don’t plan on it. In fact, I dabble with the idea of inserting an underwear liner in there just in case a bit of wee leaks out but then I think no, because having a safety net might subconsciously tell my body that it’s okay to release. Having zero protection forces me to work that pelvic floor like never before. I swear, running has been better for my vagina than any other body part.

Other than these things, this pregnancy has been a frigging breeze. I weigh almost 133lb (I’m rounding up a bit) which puts me at a 10-13lb weight gain. I’ve been eating veggies and meat and all the good stuff like a champ, and my running feels absolutely amazing. Here is the link to my Mileage Monday post for my 24th week of pregnancy.

Bump pics!

Callum wanted in on some bump action too. He often tells us about the baby in his tummy:

Have you ever had to burp during sex? Or any other scandalous stories that the internet needs to know about?


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  • Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home May 16, 2017, 3:10 pm

    You are rocking this pregnancy! I swear, if I could get pg again, I would after reading your recaps. Mine were nothing like this.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 17, 2017, 7:00 am

      Okay but my other pregnancies were nothing like this, either. I’m writing some posts about them tonight just so people don’t think that this is normal.

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run May 16, 2017, 3:32 pm

    I COUGH during sex all the time! Because if I am on my back, for some reason I cough. Doctor, PT, chiro, SEX, I cough when I lay on my back. Coughing while naked… NOT good.

    Callum pretending to have a baby is cute. 🙂 I’m glad your running is going well other than the worry about peeing and that you feel really good!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 17, 2017, 6:59 am

      Maybe you cough because of snot dripping down the back of your throat? Not like, tonnes of snot or anything. But that tiny bit that you can’t see or feel can sometimes trickle back there and tickle your cough reflex. Fascinating!

  • Lisa @ Mile by Mile May 17, 2017, 1:42 am

    You and Callum both look great with your bumps:)

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 17, 2017, 6:59 am

      Thank you, Lisa!

  • Allie Capo-Burdick May 17, 2017, 2:49 am

    Oh how I wish you were pregnant with twins 🙂 And I love that you think running has been best for your vagina!!! Now THAT is a great argument for my husband…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 17, 2017, 6:58 am

      Twins would throw me RIGHT off my game, NO DOUBT.

  • Susie @ Suzlyfe May 17, 2017, 3:56 am

    Callum either has uniboob or his bump is a bit high… but maybe boys carry babies differently. How should I know?

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 17, 2017, 6:58 am

      Tee hee… I was thinking that too!

  • Gretchen May 17, 2017, 4:17 am

    Not to sound creepy but I was actually curious about sex during pregnancy. I’m glad you mentioned it and do hope you write a whole post about it. It’s something I don’t really understand (duh because I’ve never been pregnant) so it would be interesting to hear about! I’m not really a burp-er so I’ve never had that problem luckily, or any kind of bodily function stopping the action!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 17, 2017, 6:58 am

      Ya for sure! I’ll write about it, of course! It’ll be tricky to write about it while remaining protected and private in the right ways while still being open and honest, but I’ll certainly give it a shot.

      • Gretchen May 19, 2017, 4:50 am

        You can always send me the dirty details you dont want online 😉

  • Ana May 17, 2017, 6:50 am

    How is Callum feeling on becoming a big brother?

    I’m going to look up the AMR peeing strategy for you… the peeing in a rock one.. I dont’ explain it correctly.

    I don’t remember having to burp during sex before, but often I drink water before bed ( which sometimes ends up being before sex) and the rocking motions doesn’t do any good to all the water floating in my stomach, I had to suggest a position change to keep me from puking the water.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 17, 2017, 6:57 am

      Ya that’s the worst when you’re having romantic time and you can hear sloshing water around in your stomach!

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets May 17, 2017, 7:38 am

    I wasn’t allowed to have sex when I was pregnant. No booze, no sex and no exercise. Now you know why I hated nearly every second of it.

    Also I might need to steal the panty liner idea. I’ve had a few accidents post pushing out a baby. My lower floor doesn’t have the staying power it used to.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 17, 2017, 11:51 am

      Whoa whoa whoa… I feel like I didn’t know that about the not allowed to have sex part. Or maybe I blocked it out of my mind for your sake. That would be NOT COOL. You poor thing.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes May 17, 2017, 1:09 pm

    You and Callum are a both so adorable! I wonder if carrying his bump so high means he’s having a boy or a girl?

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com May 17, 2017, 3:38 pm

      Ha ha! Aww… so cute.

  • San May 23, 2017, 2:52 pm

    I love that you don’t shy away from talking about EVERYTHING regarding pregnancy… even the mid-sex urge to burp 😛

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