Pregnancy is getting harder. I’m sure this will not be my last time I say that either. I really found myself struggling this week to stay positive, knowing that I still have 12 weeks to go. That just seems like a long time, especially now that summer is here and all I want to do is play. I’m trying so hard to keep my head up and push through this.
I had to drink the glucose syrup this morning for my gestational diabetes test. I’m pretty sure everything went A-ok since I haven’t heard anything from the doctor’s office. We’ll see!
Baby is now the size of: A 2.5lb eggplant.
Total weight gain: 20 pounds
Maternity clothes / preferred attire: Dresses and cozies, but primarily cozies. I am making quite the fashion statement during my pregnancy.
Sleep: Sleep was not good this week. Justin was out of town for a couple nights and I never sleep well when he is gone. I also had some weird pain in my back that was only magnified when I would lie down. There was maybe one night of sleep that was good, if that.
Cravings and favorite foods: Chicken, hamburger patties w/avocado, salmon/halibut and cereal. Give me all the protein.
Food aversions: Pepper and spices.
Exercise: The week started out great when I was able to do a 6-mile run on Friday. What started as a 3-mile out and back turned into a 6-mile loop when I was feeling really good. I haven’t run more than 6 miles at once since my marathon 8 weeks ago, so I was really pleased with this (even though it completely wore me out once I was finished).
On Saturday I did a little SUPing while my friend Rainie did her first open water swim. It was fun paddling next to her and cheering her on, especially because it was only her 6th swim EVER!
On Sunday I met up with my friend Nicole and rode my mountain bike next to her during her 17-mile training run (she is doing IM Canada). Once again, it was fun getting outside and being the “support vehicle”. I haven’t done much (aside from walking) since Sunday. It’s been a pretty rough week.
Mood: I felt pretty good over the weekend, but then it all went downhill on Monday. This pregnancy thing is hard and gets the best of me at times.
Symptoms: General body achiness, back pain, feet cramps, and fatigue.
Missing: My body.
Best moments this week: Going out to the lake with my friend Rainie on Saturday and biking next to my friend Nicole on Sunday. I figure if I can’t train for triathlon, supporting others and living vicariously through them is the next best thing. Thank goodness Ironman has a legit tracker – there are so many people I can’t wait to track this summer!
Interesting Pregnancy Moments: I walked into Costco really quickly to pick up some photos on Tuesday, and as I was walking out the woman who checked my receipt said “you look really pretty.” Instead of acting like a normal human being and thanking her, my eyes filled up with water and I burst into tears. Imagine her reaction, haha! I told her that I hadn’t been feeling very attractive lately and that her compliment really meant a lot. It was also another sign that I should not be going out in public with these sensitive hormones.
Best Quote: “It’s hard to change a diaper with one hand.” – Justin, after hurting his wrist at his softball game.
“You better be wearing bubble wrap until this baby arrives… and for the next 18 years.” – My response. Hand or no hand, he WILL be changing diapers. 🙂
Worst moments this week: This one’s a little too personal for the blog (who knows who reads this), so I’ll just leave it at that.
Buying: A new pair of running shoes… my old pair finally has a small hole in the toe area. These beauties will be arriving in no time!
Dreaming About: The 4th of July weekend. Justin and I (along with my mom and stepdad) are heading up to his mom’s house on Camano Island (North of Seattle, along Puget Sound) for a long weekend of 4th of July festivities. They are also throwing me a little baby shower. I can’t wait to see the family and relax on the beach.