We Are Here…24 Weeks

Friday, May 31, 2013
I've made it over the 6 month hump! I'm down to less than 16 weeks. People keep telling me that they feel like it's going by so fast...

That's hilarious. And inaccurate.

I feel like I've been pregnant forever.

Which is also hilarious because it has only been 6 months.


24 weeks, 5 days


The reason I look like I'm about to fall asleep in this picture is because I probably am.


Food: 

I'm still all over the cereal. I have usually have a bowl for breakfast and at least a bowl for a snack. My go to has been frosted shredded wheat. I like the way it soaks up the milk. Peanut butter has been on my radar too. I've been eating a lot of banana's with a scoop of peanut butter. I also can't seem to get enough sweet potato's and anything made of sweet potato's. As for fruit...dark red cherries, grapes, bananas.

I'm having a lot of trouble coming up with ways to cook vegetables, that sound appealing. I just want to eat them raw...which is fine for me. But when I'm cooking dinner for someone else, it's only fair that attempt to cook the food I'm serving. Well, some of the time anyways.

My appetite has evened itself out finally. I'm not such a ravenous monster as I was the past few weeks. I do still notice that if I don't eat a later dinner, say around 8, I wake up at 2am, very hungry. So, I've been trying to eat later, so I don't get up and raid the kitchen in a sleeping haze. You don't want to know what I'm capable of at 2am. 


Body: 

I mentioned in yesterdays post a little bit about my body. I am feeling very good about my bod lately. I love it. I'm amazed at all it can do.
I appreciate my strength and my ability and how lucky I am to be able to maintain my fitness throughout my pregnancy. I love seeing my shadow running on the pavement next to me, showing off the tiny human that I'm working hard to create.

Rather than feeling like I'm not good enough, that I should be faster, thinner, stronger, or anything more than I am...I feel completely and totally happy with exactly where I am.
This body has been working overtime, kicking ass for me, while nurturing growing life. I think that's pretty cool.


Training:

 As I mentioned in Wednesdays post, training is right on track. I'm keeping up, feeling good about the results, and feeling strong.

I've been missing my bike something fierce lately. It won't be nearly the same, but I'm going to drop into a spin class this weekend. Maybe I can work out some of the frustration in there. I wish I could say only 3 more months until I'm back in the saddle. I have no idea what happens "down under" when you give birth...but I'm thinking the result is a little while before climbing on a tiny bike seat. 

I remember when I was reading "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall (ie. one of my absolute favorite books), I read a chapter that talked about how the Tarahumara women would give birth and then run that same day.
Can I do that please? Universe...Are you listening?

I did have a crap house run a few days ago. It was hot and it was humid and I was seriously under hydrated.  I was on a short 3 miler and I started to feel really weak. I finished the run, but I did walk a few times. I knew I was dehydrated because I've felt that weak, hazy feeling before. I drank my body weight in water during the remainder of the day, and followed up with the same 3 mile route the next morning. It was hot and humid again, and I breezed right through the run.


Pounds Gained: 10 at my last appointment

Cravings: Cereal, milk, sweet potato's, peanut butter, goat cheese, cherries, grapes

Aversions: Not really anything right now. Well, besides fish.

Symptoms: Lower back aches

Strangers to give me a thumbs up while running this week: Two

Times I've spilled something on myself and it was caught by my belly: At least 8

Stretch Marks: None yet (knock on wood)

Emotional Craziness: The emotions have taken a bit of a break for now. I haven't had any urges to cry at dog food commercials, or rip someones throat out lately.

I'm most nervous about: My house being dirty because I have a newborn. I know that sounds crazy...but I'm crazy about cleaning!
You always see on tv, people with babies who have disastrous houses with crap everywhere!

Yes, I wear sweaty workout clothes 4 times before thinking about washing them. Yes, I pee my pants on my bike...and in my wetsuit...and on the run...once...accidentally. Yes, I've eaten food that I've sat dropped on the ground. Yes I've spent 7 hours covered in my own vomit during IMWI. And yes, I feel more comfortable post run, covered in sweat, than I do all dolled up.

But there is no way that I can live in a filthy house! Just talking about this is making me want to clean.

I'm surprisingly not nervous about: Labor. My body and I have been to hell and back together. I've never had a baby before and I have absolutely no idea what it will be like...but I can say with 100% confidence that I trust my body. I know it'll do what it needs to do.

My latest non pregnancy related obsession: Titanic: Blood and Steel. If you are a nerd for historical fiction like me...watch it!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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