We were hit with a snow storm with highs below zero and wind chills near -40 degrees. In short, It was freezing this week! Needless to say Josh and I hibernated and didn’t leave the apartment unless it was to walk to the apartment gym and back.
I’m glad baby is still inside so he/she doesn’t have to experience this bitter cold. They will come out the first week of June and hopefully fall in love with the warmth and sunshine just like mom and dad!
I’m still stepping on the scale in my bathroom every few days, which im starting to think pregnant women should never do. The number keeps going up and has reached new territory… a number that I have never seen before and prefer never to see again.. (unless it’s with baby #2). I get that gaining weight is part of the whole baby process. And as long as I’m eating healthy and working out I shouldn’t worry about the number on the scale because it proves that baby is growing and healthy.. yada yada yada…
That doesn’t help my desire to not want to grow to the size of a beached whale. Almost half way there 🙂 I’m sure this feeling will only get worse as i start popping out more.
Size of Baby E: Sweet Potato
Best moment of the week: Celebrating the New Year with the Robinson Family and Friends! It was such a relaxing and enjoyable night!
Obsessions/Cravings? Hot dogs… I never eat hot dogs, I don’t really even like hot dogs and pregnant women aren’t supposed to eat hot dogs – this is probably why I want one so badly. I havent given in,and don’t plan on it…but every time we walk by a picture of a hot dog, I want one .. bad! … can’t explain it 🙂
What I’m most looking forward to this week: I can’t wait to get kicked. I know moms say once they start kicking they don’t stop, but please Baby E – kick away! I want to know you are OK in there, moving around and kicking free 🙂
What I miss the most: Being in control of my body. This sounds odd maybe but as a personal trainer I have always been very in tune with my eating, exercise and of course weight. So when I randomly gain 2 + lbs in a week despite eating and exercising perfectly, it leaves me feeling like I don’t have control (which I don’t!).
Workouts: Still running 2 – 3 times a week (slow ish), walking 2 ish times a week and doing weights the other nights.
My runs are getting slower, but I’ve started wearing a heart rate monitor and trying to be very aware of my breathing and ability to hold a conversation during the workout so to not push myself to hard.
Sleep: Super restless, filled with weird dreams (see below)
Movement: Tiny flutterings, but very inconsistent. Every other or 2nd night after I eat dinner I can feel them. They make me happy to feel.
Symptoms: Weird dreams. Really weird dreams! Vivid dreams that I don’t even think I can repeat, I’ll save those for my private journal – but all I know is pregnancy dreams freak me out!