Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Bump Date: 16 Weeks

What Fruit are you? An Avocado
Next appointment:  18 Weeks
Gender:  I’m still feeling girl.  Ryan hasn’t thought about it much, but he says girl too.
Total weight gain/loss:  I tend to not weigh myself between appointments.  Although I don’t want to gain too much weight, to some degree it’s not something I can control, so I don’t want to obsess over it.
Exercise: This week I did some weights, some spin bike and I went to my first prenatal class.  I was the least pregnant person there and probably had the most experience with yoga, so I felt like I could push myself a bit harder than the rest of the women there.  Which was weird, I didn’t want to seem like I was showing off.  But at the same time, before I have that big ol’ belly I might as well work hard.
Stretch marks:  Nothing yet.
Maternity clothes:  A girl I work with who has a 2 week old gave me a whole bag of clothes, and man are those pants comfy!  I think I’m going to take some to my conference this week to wear.  I have bought a few shirts and have a few more ordered, but haven’t started wearing them yet.
Sleep: No complaints.  Except if I’m going to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, I would rather it happen at 3am then 5:30 when I only have half an hour left to sleep!
Food cravings:  Still just food!  I had been craving chicken wings, so Ryan and I went out on Friday for them and some hot fudge cake.  In Ryan’s words “that’s one happy preggo”
Symptoms:  Not very many of them really.  My back has been pretty sore.
Movement:  Nothing yet.
What I miss:  My body. This stage has been pretty tough for me.  I know that it’s all part of pregnancy and I knew that the feeling fat stage would come, but as an avid exerciser who works hard on my body it’s been hard to get dressed in the morning and feel good about myself.
What I'm loving:  Pregnancy in general.  Even though lately I haven’t felt pregnant at all and wonder if there’s still a baby in there, pregnancy seems to really agree with me.  I could do this 3 more times Ryan! (hint hint)
What I'm looking forward to: Having a bump of course! 
Best moment this week: Ryan and I finally agreeing on names.  We aren’t going to share them, and there’s still the possibility that they could change I guess, but for now our names are picked!


Thursday, 11 September 2014

A Letter to My Bump, Or Lack Thereof

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Dear Lovely Baby Bump,

Where are you?  I mean I see a bit of growth in my belly region, but as far as an actual bump goes, you just aren't there.  I would really appreciate if you stepped up your game and made an appearance soon.

You see, I'm starting to feel like a bit of a liar.  I keep telling people I'm pregnant, but between my lack of symptoms and lack of bump, I feel like people are going to start wondering if I'm really pregnant at all.  Last night I went to prenatal yoga and I felt like people probably thought I was in the wrong class.  There were 3 ladies who were only 2 weeks further along than me and they looked like there was an actual baby in there!  And then there's me, who apparently just does prenatal yoga for the fun of it.

I know eventually I will probably wish you away, so I'm not asking that you turn into a huge bump right away, just something that makes me look pregnant.  I mean we're basically at 16 weeks.  Even though I was told that with your first pregnancy it can take awhile, I kind of just want to look more pregnant and less like I ate a lot of cake (I probably did eat a lot of cake though).

Ok that is all.  Thank you and hopefully see you soon.


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Bump Date: 15 Weeks

What Fruit are you? An apple.
Next appointment:  18 Weeks
Gender:  I still have a feeling it’s a girl.  Have awhile to go before we find out!
Exercise: I went to a few fitness classes at work last week.  The one involved a lot of laying on my back, which my midwife said was fine until I got uncomfortable.  I thought having a small ball under my back would help, but nope, I paid for it the next day.  In the past I have fought through discomfort while working out, but when you're pregnant you really need to listen to your body because it might be trying to tell you something.  I have learned now to listen.  
Stretch marks:  Nothing yet.  Really need to start trying to prevent those, but I don’t know if it even matters.  I’ve heard you’re either prone to them or you’re not.
Maternity clothes:  No, but my clothes are definitely getting tighter!
Symptoms:  Still just boobs, but definitely not sore like the first trimester.  I had some intense nausea the other morning, first time I have felt like that.  But I ate and it went away.
What I miss:  Being able to control my eating!
What I'm loving:  Being able to eat whatever I want!  Contradiction here, I know! Before I was pregnant I tried to be so good all of the time, and despite my best efforts, pregnancy has given me a bit of a reason to eat more.
What I'm looking forward to:  Going shopping with my mom at Babies R Us!  Time to really start this registry process and figuring out what we want.  Choosing baby stuff takes a lot more time than wedding items because I really want to research and make sure I’m getting the best stuff. 


Monday, 8 September 2014

Enjoy Today

#quotes #enjoy #today  
Another Monday is here, and let's be honest, Mondays aren't fun.  The weekend never seems long enough.  This weekend for me flew by.  Ryan was away, which typically means tons of free time/alone time for me.  But between an event on Friday, a day full of baby shopping on Saturday and a Sunday that just got away from me, my weekend alone turned into a weekend of activities. 

But no matter what you are feeling on this Monday, it's important to embrace it.  So here is what I am grateful for today, despite the fact that it's Monday.

  • My family.  I spent Saturday with my mom and Sunday with my sister.  I love having them so close and that we are such a huge part of each others lives.
  • My baby.  Despite the fact that baby is making me feel slightly larger these days, I am so thankful for it and so excited for what life changes it will bring.
  • A job.  Even if it's hard coming back to it on Mondays, I have a good job, that I legitimately enjoy and that helps me to support my growing family.  
  • The life that I have been given.  Despite the fact that I have worked hard for everything that I have, part of how your life turns out is determined by the life you were born into.  And so I'm lucky that I grew up in the family that I did and was provided with the opportunities that I was.  
  • Ryan.  He's going to make such a great daddy.  And I think that I'm more excited to seem him as a dad than I am to see myself as a mom.  (Because let's face it, I'm going to be a disaster.  I'm just trying to prepare myself for that.)