Apr 28

Baby Brockner 5 Months (Oh the Ups & Downs of Pregnancy!)



So I am now at 5 months pregnant with my sweet little boy and I am not going to lie  it has been a roller coaster of emotions since I last blogged.  I want to be as transparent as possible bc I feel like I know I cannot be alone in some of this (& in fact I know I am not based on private conversations I have had with other moms).  I realize this does open me up to criticisms and negative comments but I am ok with that.  I think it is worth it if a I can make someone else feel comforted that they can relate.


So to kick it off I will say everything is going great with baby.  I am actually considered high risk (I don’t necessarily think I need to go into full details on this) so I actually have two sets of doctors and 2 appointments a month at this point.  One is a monthly ultrasound so that is very exciting to see baby each month!! 😍😍 He is right on track and there are no issues at all so far.


I have been following what my doctors have told me as far as how much to eat, etc.  I am NOT perfect.  I am sure I go over or under & know I sometimes make not the best choices (candy, French fries lol!) but generally I am actually tracking my food and I am pretty aware of what I am intaking.  I have gained 10-11 pounds so far depending on the day.  So that means I gained 5-6 pounds in the last month.  Since I last blogged I also had some very rude people (who I actually know fairly well and see regularly) comment on I am gaining too much too soon.  I will tell you that this has really made me feel bad emotionally.  I sometimes struggle with not feeling like I am in control of my body.  I know I am eating well most days and exercising the best I can (more on that later).  I have no clue why my weight went up so much in one month.  I actually cried at the doctors office recently bc I was afraid they would say I had gained too much.  Thankfully my doctor told me I am doing perfectly.  They have me eating about 400 extra calories and he said I am right where he wants me to be & not to stress.  Everyone is different and gains differently.


As a personal trainer I know this and emphasize this to clients.  I feel annoyed with myself sometimes that I get upset and worry too much that I am gaining too much.  I know 100% that I am doing my best and that is all that matters.  It can definitely be a real struggle some days.  I also had no clue that rude & judgy comments are very normal for pregnant ladies.  After the second comment I had a little meltdown and posted about this on my social media.  I was amazed by how many beautiful moms said this has happened to them too!!!  I appreciate so much that I am not alone in this but it definitely makes me sad to know this.  I wish people wouldn’t do this but there are as many jerks as there are kind people so I guess it is to be expected.  I am feeling a lot better and more prepared for future rude comments however though lol!  Hopefully I do not sob and feel like punching someone next time! 😜


Also I do want to say that as much as I am struggling at times with gaining weight and not feeling in control of my body please don’t get it twisted I am very, very grateful to be able to carry a baby and experience this whole process.  I am not perfect and I am simply sharing these struggles to maybe make someone else feel better.  It is a process.  I am very happy to be going through this & I realize body changes are part of it!


As far as exercise goes I sadly have had to really cut back on my running.  Physically if I run over 5 miles I feel really bad and it takes me a day or two to recover.  My knees, hips, & back just truly can’t handle it anymore.  I love to run so this has also been a real downer to me.  I am however still running 3-5 miles 1-2 times a week but I am also walking more and focusing on weightlifting.  I am still planning on doing a 5K (or two) but we will see how it goes in the next month or so.  I am currently doing pretty much the same heavier weights I have done with medium rep range however the doctor did advise me last week to start dropping the weight and do higher reps for safety reasons  so I am going to listen to him.  I can still do a lot of things so I am trying to focus on those things instead of the things I cannot do.


So in exciting news Aaron finally felt the baby kick the other day!!!  He has been trying to feel it and has been bummed bc he just couldn’t notice it lol!  It was so sweet to see his face when he realized he can finally feel it 💗


That’s the journey so far!  Looking forward to seeing what next month brings.  Thanks so much for reading!  Much love to you all!!


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  1. Azure

    People are super jerks when you are pregnant! My belly gets really large because I have short torso with really long babies (my husband is 6’8″). I’ve actually had to explain this to strangers who refuse to believe it’s just one baby or that I still have 2 months left in my pregnancy…😒
    On the other note- just because you can have a baby doesn’t mean you have to enjoy every minute of being pregnant or raising a baby… Be grateful for it, yes. But there are plenty of things that no one would enjoy about having children! There is no need to feel bad about not loving everything and don’t let anyone (especially on social media) tell you otherwise!
    You look great! Everything you are doing now will make your recovery after baby so much easier and then you can start hitting it hard again (if you want😀).

    1. Sarahlinbrockner

      I totally believe your belly probably looks bigger than others for that reason! I do have a short torso but I’m not as short as you and Aaron isn’t as tall as your hubby! I was told boys do get bigger than girls though so you gain a bit more and also if your family has big babies. My family really doesn’t but Aaron’s does. Why are people so rude though!? You def. shouldn’t have to explain how your body looks. You really aren’t as much in control as I imagined! I am so happy to hear that you didn’t love everything either lol!! There are some really non fun things about pregnancy besides just the weight gain. I do plan on being able to get back to being super active again after baby so hoping everything goes well and allows for that! Thanks for reading Azure!!! 💗💗💗

  2. Maegan Crandall

    Woo! You’e doing great. I gained about 25 lbs with my pregnancy, but it literally fell off in a few weeks. I think 1 week actually! 8 lbs was my baby and some the rest of the baby “stuff” and then I’m sure it was water, etc. So, I know when you’re going through pregnancy it’s easy to get caught up in how much you’re gaining, but really 9 months will be gone and then you’re on to the harder (but good) stuff haha. Since you’re in such good shape, you’ll be fine! Not going to lie, my body changed some. I mean it’s bound to, but I think you’re healthy and won’t struggle with any issues. I was told our bodies produce some kind of hormone too that loosens our joins and cartilage to make giving birth easier on us. Interesting! It does probably cause some pain with running and stuff I would imagine. Anyway! 5 months down! I loved when I felt Inna kick for the first time. Pretty amazing what our bodies are capable of. Much love!

    1. Sarahlinbrockner

      I have heard from a lot of people that they lose a bunch of weight really quickly after so I am trying to keep that in mind. I feel like a jerk for even being concerned but they tell you not to gain too much at the same time so it is hard to not worry. I am sure my body will have some permanent changes too. I was hoping to get some bigger hips bc I would not necessarily mind that lol! Not really in control of what will happen though so we’ll see haha! It feels like a long time but I know I am not too far off and I am slightly terrified of what to do after baby is actually out so trying to enjoy this time! The kicks and jabs are so cute! One of the coolest parts in my opinion!!! Thanks for reading and commenting!! 💗💗💗

  3. Terrie

    Sarah- go by what doctor says is healthy weight gain. You should gain several pounds per month, that is normal. You look great and it is a change for your body, but believe you are beautiful as always. And if you choose to breast feed after, the pounds will fall off. Even if you don’t breast feed, the weight comes off. Just have patience and nurture yourself. They make great maternity clothes now, better than the “old days”, so you can stay looking cute through the pregnancy. ❤️

    1. Sarahlinbrockner

      Thank you so much & I agree!! I am trying to only take the Drs opinion into consideration but it can be difficult on some days. I am hoping to be able to breastfeed!! I do plan on trying to stay stylish the whole time! I have seen lots of cute pregnant ladies who are embracing their bumps! I can use them as inspiration 💗

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