Pregnancy: Week 29

Welcome to Nashville

Welcome to Nashville

We spent most of week 29 in Nashville visiting family and friends and enjoying some of the finest southern cooking and honky tonk music.

29 weeks - celebrating at The Stage

29 weeks – celebrating at The Stage

Honky Tonkin with CeeCee & Stache

Honky Tonkin with CeeCee & Stache

Prior to our departure, we attended a baby care bootcamp at the hospital. Super informative and useful, the class taught us what to expect with Baby L the first three months. From play to cues to sleep, to growth and general resources, the few hours we spent with other expectant parents was valuable. Our next major step is picking a pediatrician. Luckily, our OBGYN provided us a great list.

Chad practicing

Chad practicing

In Nashville, I was able to meet with a Lipscomb University student, Hannah, who is doing her Master’s thesis on CrossFit and pregnancy. Her focus is primarily post-delivery, and has received almost 200 responses to her survey “The Lived Experiences of Women Doing CrossFit During Pregnancy” from women around the world. So awesome and re-emphasizes the importance of women talking about their experiences since so much research is lacking. While I’m clearly not in the post-delivery stage, Hannah and I spent time chatting about my experiences – including my support group, how I regulate intensity and food. We also worked out together at CrossFit Talon – awesome group of people in Coolsprings; highly recommend!

With the women of CrossFit Talon

With the women of CrossFit Talon

Our Nashville stay ended with a shower celebration. My parents hosted a great evening of fun, games and food with friends. Baby L certainly is spoiled with all the great loot!

Baby L's cradle and presents

Baby L’s cradle and presents

Advice jar

Advice jar

Kobe protects the presents

Kobe protects the presents

Classic: grown men chugging beer from a baby bottle

Classic: grown men chugging beer from a baby bottle

29 weeks

29 weeks

Week 29 WODs:

Feb. 10 –

Warm Up – 300m row, stretching

Strength – Split squat 5×10 with 100m sprint between sets. I worked up to using a 1.5 POOD kettlebell; heart rate was at 160

Metcon:17:07; heart rate 175

  • 50 wall balls (8#)
  • 50 KB swings (1 POOD)
  • 50 air squats
  • 50 toes to bar
  • 50 sit ups (I did on bench)
  • Every minute on mint do 5 push ups

Feb. 14 (CrossFit Talon) –

Warm up – 600m run, stretching, calesthenics

Strength – Power snatch + Snatch: 5 at 65%, 4 at 75%, 3 at 85%, focus on OHS position. This was was difficult for me with the belly. I was pulling the bar out too far to make it around and messing with form. The coaches had me work on floor to hip progression instead.

Then every minute on the minute (EMOM) for six minutes two power snatch and one snatch at 70%. I used 45# bar and did one clean and two overhead squats.

Metcon: 5 rounds – 7:47, 170 heart rate

  • 10 chest to bar pull ups (ring rows)
  • 30 double unders (90 singles)

Food: Glorious southern cooking! Sweet tea, cornbread, pancakes, fried chicken, bar-b-que, we sampled some of the finest the south has to offer. No regrets despite the high sodium intake and over-indulgence we enjoyed. Definitely not a paleo-focused trip!

Favorite meat n' three: Swetts

Favorite meat n’ three: Swetts

Fact: Preggers love froyo

Fact: Preggers love froyo

Pecan pancakes from Pancake Pantry

Pecan pancakes from Pancake Pantry

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