Sunday, November 30, 2008

Week 19

Yes week 19 again. I am not very good at keeping track of this baby's growth. I keep wanting to get ahead of myself. Before my week changed on a Thurs. I would take my pic on a Sunday and just jump to the next week, but I got myself ahead. When I had my u/s last Monday, they said I was 18 weeks a few days. So, I will change weeks on Friday now and take my pic on Friday as well. So, not half way through quite yet. Officially my body is no longer mine. The first 17 weeks I would say were really no big deal I didn't even realize I was pregnant most of the time. But over the last 2 weeks I've had some big transformations. It no longer feels okay to lay on my stomach, when I squat or bend down the pressure is uncomfortable. There's a baby in there ya'll!

My running isn't going so swift. I ran 6 miles twice this week, but the whole time my bladder aches. It feels just like I have a bladder infection, that I have to pee but then I go pee and barely pee feeling. I don't like it! But such is life. I am so slow now an 11 min mile is good for me and that's really hard to deal with. The effort to do my 6 mile trail run is a solid 8 when it should be a walk in the park. I haven't been consistent at all with my exercise and that's probably a large part of the problem. I am going to focus on running 4 times a week, and do my Slim in Six DVD (mostly lunges, squats, push ups, kind of a bootcamp) 2-3 times a week, just keep it simple. I really need to get on my bike trainer as well, but the puppy is putting a kink in that as I know I cannot use it in the living room with him loose as he will just run right into the pedal, but I guess I just need to confine him and do it anyway. I don't want to lose my entire biking ability over the last 4 months.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Shy baby

Well we have a modest baby and it didn’t want to show off it’s stuff today. So, we have no idea what we are having despite an hour long u/s today. Oh well, I can’t be too disappointed, all the limbs and fingers & toes were there. Baby opened its mouth and closed it for us and the brain, spine and organs look good. The baby sure is crammed in there. To me it looks like it has really long legs and big feet, just like daddy, but what do I know! It was fun to see the baby for that long, but frustrating that we didn’t get to find out.

My placenta is low, which could be an issue. If it doesn’t get itself situated correctly it means I’d have to have a c-section. I got back in early Jan to have the placenta checked and they’ll try again on the sex. I hate not knowing, I was ready to register for all kinds of girly stuff. Guess we’ll have to stay neutral. That’s okay. I saw some turquoise and brown bedding I really like, that’s neutral. And I want to do a bird theme anyway, so that is neutral too.

The baby is low, and right on my bladder, which explains why I have to pee every 2 seconds when running.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sat Snowy run

Well I've been trying to get back on track with my workouts. I lifted weights Monday, did an Aeorbics DVD on Thurs and ran 5 miles this morning. I am going to run tomorrow morning too. It's not the 5 good solid workouts I wanted weekly, but it's a start to getting back on track. The puppy is making it really hard to get anything done. We're having issues crating him b/c he craps on himself everytime he's left alone...seperation anxiety, greeeaattt. It's been a really bad week, but I'm hoping he gets better, we're just not making much progress. Aside from this big issue, he's doing good. Mushi and him play and get along and he's very sweet and loves to snuggle and give kisses.

I'm having a wierd symptom. I'm not hungry at all. It's very wierd. I'll go all day and realize that I haven't eaten in like 7 hours. That's unheard of in my world. Is it stress or pregnancy? Also when I run now my bladder kills me within a mile. It's really frustrating. Anyone else deal with that? I guess the baby is right on my bladder. We get our gender ultrasound on Monday at 11:30. I cannot wait!!!

Tell me honestly what do you think of the name Magnolia?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Finally comfort

I have been shoving myself into the same 2 pairs of jeans with bella band and 1 pair of maternity jeans I got at old navy, for weeks. I knew I needed some pants, but I hated everything I tried on. I did get some cute corduroys from Target, but they must be hemmed. After having an extremely stuffed sausagey feeling kind of day on Thurs I decided enough was enough and I was going to have to go shopping. But I didn't head to any maternity store, nope I headed straight for New York & Co. I remembered getting these extremely comfy knit dress pants there a few years ago and was praying they still make them and they do! They are called City Knit and they have an elastic waist, no buttons or fasteners of any type. So, if you are looking for some comfy pants that are nice enough to wear to work head to NYCO, they are even on sale right now. They are much cheaper than maternity pants at only $29. I bought a pair of black and a pair of brown for now. As I am not sure if the Medium will fit for too much longer. They are plenty roomy for now. One warning though, don't dry these things, they get really pilly, I remember from the pair I had a few years ago, that's why I never bought more.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

19 weeks and Fonzi Nowac

Well we had horrible weather here this weekend, rain and snow and sleet. So what did we do? Go get a puppy! Smart huh. He's being a very good boy so far, introducing Fonzi Nowac. And then a 19 week belly shot.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I hate veggies

I used to be a really good eater. I liked veggies. I liked fruit, I very rarely ate processed garbage and prescribed to the whole foods movement for the most part. Ever since I got pregnant it's like nothing tastes good to me but junk. Now that's not to say I am eating McDs for every meals, I am not. But I have eaten so much cereal and balony sandwichs and trader joes frozen thingies that I can't remember the last time I ate a leafy green. Not good for a pregnancy. Is it totally bad that my baby during it's formative first 12 weeks was growing on McDs soft serve ice cream and cheetos? I try to eat veggies at dinner but they just don't appeal to me anymore. I will eat a salad no problem, but my old standbys of squash, asparagus and green beans taste gross to me now. What the hell.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gag me

Seriously, ugh. A friend of mine has been losing her mucus plug and I am so excited/anxious for her that I decided to google how long you can go after losing your plug before delivering (answer up to 2 weeks) and am so thoroughly grossed out right now. After reading all the descriptions of this giant piece of bloody snot I just want to lose my lunch. Seriously I know some people think of all this is so beautiful and amazing, but I just find it all really disgusting. I am now having visions of walking into the bathroom one day and finding a huge bloody slug looking thing in my undies. Can you imagine that happening at work, sitting in a meeting and then all of a sudden you feel that working it's way out. No thank you. Please let me be one of the lucky ones who never even sees their bloody show (seriously what the hell does that term mean, I am too scared to further google) and just go into labor and lose it at that time. Blech.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Week 18

I'm going into week 18 this week. Crazy. I can't believe in 2 short weeks I will be half way through this pregnancy. In reflection I can say that the first 13 weeks or so were really hard as far as just being thoroughly worn out and tired, but I have felt great since then. I have had a totally text book pregnancy and other than a few reminders such as being out of breath quicker and heartburn, I forget I'm pregnant most days. I hope the second half of this pregnancy goes as smoothly. The countdown starts for the anatomy ultrasound, 15 more days! I cannot wait!!!!
I think you can tell from the picture this week that I am showing. I am still fitting into my jeans, but they are starting to get too uncomfortable when I sit down. I got a really cute pair of maternity jeans at old navy and I have a few pairs of khakis I got off of ebay, none of which i
like that much. I do like the pair of khakis a bloggy friend sent me (thanks Claire) but they are still too large, so all of this means that I need to get some more pants. I just want to be comfortable. I hate to buy maternity clothes, but I am not going to be pulling at my clothes for the next 4 months.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Getting my butt in gear!

The week of vacation was very active. I ran a half mary and did a ton of walking and hiking. Since I got back from vacation, I have ran once and that is it! AHHHH. I hate to even say it out loud. It is beyond time for me to get my ass in gear. It’s more important than ever that I stay in shape now that I am preggo. I have some very inspiring ladies blogs that I read that have worked out their entire pregnancies. I need that to be me! I want to be able to rebound from this baby quickly and be back on my bike and running within weeks. In order to do that I must keep up my workouts. But lets face it I am pregnant and it’s harder to get moving, plus the gray and gloom of winter will be setting in soon, so I am making a schedule for myself and my goal is to hit 5 of these workouts. As long as I hit 5 I will not feel bad, if I hit more, awesome. I think I can always make Sat & Sun and it will be more enjoyable to run those days b/c I will see daylight, I hope to always make all 3 of the runs (2 around 4 miles, one at least 6) and then at least one spin and one swim. I haven’t swam in a REALLY long time and it’s time to get my toosh in gear with that. I want to get back up in the yardage by end of Nov and then hopefully hit a masters class in Solon once a week. I will do weights after spin class & also try and get one weight session in weekly while watching tv. I am going to keep a tally in my sidebar starting next week to keep me honest. So today is Thurs, think I will hit the pool if I can fit into my bathing suit!!! I need to order a new one online stat.

Mon – AM Spin class/weights
Tues- Run & swim
Wed- Run
Thurs- longer swim
Fri- Spin class/weights
Sat- long Run
Sun- Run & yoga

Last year over memorial day weekend I went to Lake Placid for a weekend workout on the Ironman course. The same group is going back next year, but this time in June. I really want to go, really bad. But is it crazy to think that 2 months post partum I could be ready to bike the 56 mile course of Lake Placid??? I really want to be able to do a fall marathon and be a kickass buff mom. I look at people like TriSaraTops and know it is possible. I tend to border on extreme working out and no working out. I don’t have much of a happy medium. I need to find it until this baby is out!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sad times

Sad times at my house right now as my beloved dog is dying from Kidney failure. You can read about it on my other blog -

But I have some baby updates. My mother and I went to babies R us this weekend and did my registry. That was fun, but horribly overwhelming. Those of you who already have babies, if you can comment any things you can't live without, I'd really appreciate it. There are so many unnesseary items out there. And I know a lot of it is just preference. I have some friends that love their boppy, some that hate it. Some that think bottle warmers are a waste of money, some who use theirs everyday. I didn't register for any bedding, etc. I'll wait until we know the sex. Which is only 20 days away! Woopee.

I think I am starting to feel the baby kicking. It's like a wierd butterflyish feeling in the pit of my stomach. So that is new and exciting. I can't wait until you can feel the kicks on the outside. I think it'll help make all of this more real for Gary.