We Are Here…21 Weeks

Saturday, May 11, 2013
21 Weeks…5 Days


Only about 18 more weeks to go! That sounds so crazy. On one hand it doesn't sound like much at all…while on the other hand I feel like I've been pregnant forever. Or maybe it's more like I feel like I haven't been able to enjoy a spicy tuna hand roll in forever. 

I have 2 requests in the hospital, after I deliver. A plate of spicy tuna hand rolls and a really good Espresso. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. 

We've made it through another week and things are still on the up and up. I'm really digging this second trimester deal. I feel pretty awesome. 


Food: 

Food is delicious and I want all of it. My appetite has seriously increased this week. I'm much hungrier and I've even started getting hungry overnight. I think I need to start pre-packing some things to eat when I wake up hungry in the middle of the night. Otherwise I'm liable to eat everything anything. 

I've maintained a my good diet, for the most part, this week. After a long run, I did have a moment of blacking out, and coming to in a food frenzy. I went into the kitchen to get something to eat. All of a sudden I snapped to, and I was staring out the back window, watching Harper run around, mowing down a second piece of pizza! I didn't even go to the kitchen for pizza, nor did I intend to eat pizza! But there I was, second piece in hand, just nomming away. Once I realized what I was doing, I stopped. JUST KIDDING. I finished that bitch. It was mashed potato and bacon. Probably the most delicious thing I've ever eaten. 


Body:

She's a growin'! Every day I swear my stomach gets larger. The bigger I get, the more I can feel her moving around, which is very cool! Last night I felt her kick 3 times, and it was the coolest experience. I've felt her before, but last night's kicks were very noticeable!

I am feeling really good about my body right now. My expanding stomach makes me happy, and the rest of me feels pretty much the same as it did pre pregnancy. Of coarse I'm a little less toned, but I dont' feel like I've lost too much of my muscle mass. 


Training: 

Still holding on! Like I said in yesterday's post…I'm definitely feeling the extra weight now, and I'm feeling the strain on my body because of all of the hard work it's doing in there. My form has changed a lot! Because it takes more effort to power me along and because of the weight, I'm not nearly as light on my feet. I push forward with purpose, instead of easily gliding.

I'm maintaining 20 miles a week, which isn't bad for 5 and a half months pregnant, along with strength training. I haven't been in the pool much, because honestly I haven't felt like swimming. All I've wanted to do is run. 

I have been feeling envious of everyone's race reports lately. It's the beginning of the triathlon season and all of the season opener reports are coming out on everyones blog. I can't wait until next year, when I can be back out there, suffering, while having the time of my life, and showing my little chickadee what us girls can do!


Pounds Gained: 10 at my last appointment. I'm sure this number is increasing.

Cravings: Still spinach and feta omelets, mustard, mustard, mustard. I want to put mustard on everything!!! 

Aversions: Seafood, Fried food smell, Pork

Strangers to touch my stomach this week:  1

Smart Pets: I think Harper knows something is up. Instead of sleeping at the bottom of our bed, I've been waking up and her head is pressed against my stomach. She has also been following me EVERYWHERE. She will lay by my feet while I brush my teeth even. 

Symptoms: A few random waves of nausea and some sharp ligament pain near my hip last night.

Names: I don't know if anyone picked up on it in my last post…but I snuck it in. We have chosen the name Aria.

Have a great Saturday everyone! 

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