Friday, January 30, 2009

Third Tri

28 weeks! I made it to the third trimester generally unscathed! Woohoo. In reflecting back over this pregnancy I must say I have enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. I thought I would absolutely freak as I gained weight, but haven’t felt so bad about it. I do regret that my eating has been less than stellar, as have my workouts since Nov. I really thought I would be this healthy, active perfect pregnant woman, but I haven’t been. And that’s okay. I can’t go back and fix it. I am making a conscious effort to cut back on junk and trying really hard as I have pretty much eaten any sweet within a 3 foot radius of me for the last 20 weeks. I’m unfortunately very confident that at least 10-15 lbs of my weight gain is surely fat as my thigh and hip measurements are up several inches and I’m sure I’ve lost a lot of muscle mass. But I could get sad, I could blame it on the pregnancy, but I have no one to blame but myself. I ate like a crazy woman for the last 4 months, not eating for 2, eating for 5 and I went from working out 10 hours a week to maybe 3. So, it is what it is. I am up about 30 lbs, but don’t feel like I look too enormous. Most of it is belly. I will probably be up over 40 before this little girl comes into the world. But I am confident I will get it off and look forward to the challenge. I have never had much willpower, but have always been into working out. I hope I can find that spark again. Especially sleep deprived! I am already planning and dreaming of what my workout routines will be and the “diet” I will be on. Now don’t worry I am not stupid enough to really diet when breastfeeding, but there will be a cutback on the carb/sugar orgy, that’s for sure. Back to my morning smoothies! It feels so foreign to not be working on my race schedule, but I have no idea how I am going to feel, what to expect. I also don’t know that I will want to spare the money for race entries. Maybe this year will just be running and biking for the enjoyment of it, not to get a PR….maybe.

I got my shot this morning, it was in my butt, it hurt!

I will take an updated belly shot this weekend. I love looking back over the belly shots, I can’t believe I thought I was big at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, look at me now! I love my belly and love to feel the baby moving around al the time. I am sad b/c I know soon that will slow down as the baby gets bigger and runs out of room. Still thinking about names as I lay awake at night, names that I like are below, some are a bit too common for my taste, but I may still use them in the end b/c I can’t land on anything I love:

Magnolia (Maggie)
Elanore (Ella or Nora)
Ruby (vetoed by Gary though…he may change his mind)
Vivianne (vetoed by Gary)
Piper (my fav, vetoed by Gary)


Cintia EUA said...

Congrats on making it to the third tri! I'll get there in two weeks. I'm with you, the important thing is not to look at things you can change but to keep pressing on til you hold a healty baby girl. Have a great weekend!

Mama Simmons said...

Not sure if you read her blog, but Rachel Ross has a daughter named Sky and she is the cutest thing! I think she's like 5 now. Very adventuous fun little girl. Link to Rachels' blog off of mine and scroll through- she posts pictures all the time. :)

Nitsirk said...

I too have gained about 30 lbs and thought I would be super healthy and fit through this pregnancy. However I can't stop eating chocolate. Or cheese. I am sure that it will come back off easily enough though. Why worry about what you can't change.

Clare said...

you're right not to worry about's different, as much we want to control what we eat, it's just different. for you it'll probably all come off breastfeeding...for me i'm so hungry now it's when i'm putting it on!! crazy.

N.D. said...

CONGRATS TO THE 3rd tri you are!!
Yea it is hard with the weight gain and wanting to eat, at least you are looking at it reflectively and not stressing over it. You have an action plan for after, and will be fine!! What shot did you have to get? Isn't it funny looking back at the pics and thinking we were big then and then NOW seeing!! The baby still moves alot but I think it was most fun around 28-32 weeks !

Angela said...

Don't even worry about the weight. With both boys I was working out 5-6 days a week (running swimming and biking), eating healthy and not over eating and STILL GAINED 40 lbs with both. It came off more quickly with the second than the first but whatever. It's not about you, it's about the baby...boy if I ever hear that again. But seriously, all the doctors told me that your body will gain what it needs to in order to support the baby, regardless of what you do.

You'll be fine afterward, don't worry about it.

Christine said...

I still love Elanore (Ella and Nora are both adorable)