Monday, December 30, 2013

24 Weeks Baby No.3

how far along? 24 weeks

how are you measuring? My doctor hasn't been measuring my belly, but I'm sure it is ahead like it was with the other two.  What can I say...I have a big belly.  

size of baby?  about the size of an ear of corn.  1 1/3 lbs and 8.5 inches long

heartbeat? about 150 bpm...strong and healthy

sleep? I wake up constantly to flip over at night.  I go to sleep on my side, but wake up about 15 times a night on my back and have to flip back to my sides.  It is pretty annoying, but on the bright side I don't ever have to go to the restroom.  I have a bladder of steel :)
food cravings? I've eaten everything in sight so no specific cravings.  I'm sure the next week is going to be rough.  I have to detox after the holidays.    

gender predictions? It's a girl!  We still don't have a name and probably won't say until the birth just like we did with the other two.  

What I'm feeling:  Definitely starting to feel her more often.  I feel like it has taken forever for this to happen due to my anterior placenta.  Now, I get to start counting kicks to make sure everything is good.  

How are the other kiddos?  They haven't said much about the baby lately... too busy with all of their new toys and fighting with each other.   They've been on my last nerve this week, but I know they are being normal siblings that fight with each other.  I don't think they handle being home all day very well.  

total weight gain/loss? Let's just say that I gained my fair share plus enough for two other people over the holidays. I am starting to work out every day and I'm cleaning up my eating. I've gotten rid of all the junk in my house and have grocery shopped for fresh produce. I have gained my "total" amount planned and I'm only 24 weeks. Womp Womp...I'm not letting it get me down because I know that I'll lose it again.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Normal pain or something to worry about

I'm only 22 weeks pregnant with this little one, but I feel like I'm 38 weeks along.  I'm not complaining about my pregnancy pains because I feel blessed to carry this little girl, but this is more out of concern and logging all that has happened.

My tummy/pelvic area have been so uncomfortable since about 16 weeks.  I get sharp pains, pinching, and pressure, but figured she was laying weird or digging a foot into my pelvis.  So I've went about my business like normal.  Last week, I had a day where I could not walk without a sharp pain on one side of my low abdomen and back, so I taught my classes sitting.  Good thing I teach older kids and can just work the problems sitting on my stool with the use of my ELMO.  Again, didm't think much of it.

This weekend, I decided I had to get back into going to the gym so Saturday I went and walked briskly for 30 minutes with hills on the treadmill and then did some lower body weights.  I was sore for the rest of the day.  My lower abdomen, vagina, and back were sore/painful.  I figured, it has to do with the work out and my body hasn't had to do anything in months.  I went back to the gym Sunday to work out the soreness.  I did 30 minutes on the elliptical and then lifted weights.  The elliptical felt much better because I didn't have as much pressure bouncing on my pelvis.  As the day went on, the soreness/pain got worse.  Yes, I'm definitely taking it easy with my workouts.  I'm not pushing myself very hard because I want to slowly get back into a routine.

I took Monday off to "recover." Actually, I just want to make sure all the pressure and pain I've been feeling is really from the work outs and not something else I should be concerned about.  I'm going to see how work goes today and if I feel fine, then I will hit up the gym today after work.  I'm really hoping it is just my body adjusting to working out again.  I wouldn't be as concerned if I hadn't had so much pain other days without working out.

I would never do anything to jeopardize this pregnancy.  Has anyone felt so much pain after working out while pregnant?  Is it normal?  Any feedback would be great....

FYI- I will contact my doctor if it doesn't get better.  

Friday, December 13, 2013

Pregnant Eating is out of Control

I've been back on the working out train this week, but the food train has wrecked.  I'm not talking about a little indulgence here and there.  I'm talking about sweets and crap at work and then the hubs saying, "I picked up dinner or Do you want to eat at Chuy's."  If you follow me on Instagram, you are well aware that we live at Chuy's.  It is the only good Mexican food place in the DFW.  We are very particular about our mexican food coming from Austin where it is at every street corner.  Yes, we grew up very spoiled in that department.  So, when we moved here we searched high and low for good mexican food and it didn't happen until a couple years ago when Chuy's opened up.  Apparently, we MUST live there every week.

Anyways, enough about my rant on mexican food.  My eating is horrendous.  It all started with the 4 dozen cookies Chad baked last week that are now on my ass.  Then, it is the holiday season and everyone gets the urge to bake goodies and bring them to work.  Last but not least, my evenings are filled with carbs and fatty foods that are "picked up" because I'm either too lazy to cook or I don't get home until 7 or 7:30 so the hubs takes care of it.

I'm surprised my babies aren't over 10 pounds with the amount of food I feed them in utero every day.  I have got to stop and get it under control.  There is this word I learned a long time ago that I must start rhymes with smo.

Any tips or good, healthy recipes would be greatly appreciated.  Send them to me as I need some sort of kick in the butt because apparently the ever growing number on the scale isn't enough of a deterrent.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Getting back into a normal routine

The ice made me realize just how much extra time I have on my hands now that school is over.  For the past 4 days, I sat around the house and checked social media sites about 5 billion times just waiting for updates.  I probably should have been cleaning out rooms or doing something else productive.

The hubs made tons of cookies and I ate probably 2 dozen on my own.  They were so good and I was that inner fat kid sneaking cookies every five minutes.  Oh the memories of my childhood shall never go away.  I can usually resist some, but being stuck inside all day didn't help me any.  Oh and the fact that I'm pregnant doesn't help the will power.  Ugh...I'm so over cookies.

So what is going on now?  I feel like crap.  I feel fat and lazy and I'm done with my lethargic, unnecessary eating.  It is time for me to get back in the swing of things.  I have about 19 weeks left until  this baby blesses us with her presence and I plan on shedding some of the ungodly pounds I've put on over the past six months.  Don't worry...I'm not going on a diet or going to work out hardcore, but let's just say I've already gained the "total" amount my doctor suggested and I'm only half way done.  Something has to change.

Unfortunately, my hubs is getting rid of my gym membership due to an increased car payment (3rd kid makes you get a larger vehicle).  BUT until he actually cancels it, I'm going to use it.  So today, I'm going to the gym right after work.  Plus, it will wear out the kids and they love going.

I WILL get back on track today!

Monday, December 9, 2013

21 Weeks So let's catch up

 Aren't they so cute in their Thanksgiving outfits?  I love them so much!  We went to Austin for Thanksgiving to visit the in-laws.  It was a short trip, but it was nice to get away for a day. Unfortunately, we had to come back on Friday so I could write my remaining papers and finish up my other documentation to end my internship.

Today, I am getting out in the ice to drive an hour + to turn in my remaining assignments for my internship.  Woohoo!  Once they are in, I will officially be done with my Masters.  I am super excited.

We've had lots of ice in DFW and have I told you that I love the cold?  I am probably one of the few... As soon as I get tired of the cold, it warms up and vice versa.  This is why I love living in Texas.  I get the extreme heat and cold throughout the year.

The ice the past few days has caused me to remain inside, but I have enjoyed it.  It has been great just laying around, watching movies, and eating cookies with no school or work worries.   There are no assignments waiting to be completed or books to read.  Although, I am starting to go crazy being cooped up inside all day.  I was hoping to return to school today.  Maybe tomorrow will be better.

 Chad got the kids out to play in the ice.  They loved it and didn't want to come back inside.

And last, but not least, we found out we are having a beautiful baby girl!  My gut instinct told me girl from the beginning, but for a couple weeks before we found out I was starting to lean towards boy.  I don't know if it was because everyone else thought it would be a boy or what.  Chad told me on the way to the doctor that he would love for it to be a boy, but was positive it would be a girl.  I think he was a little disappointed when we found out.  I had no preference at all.  I thought of a million pros/cons to both so it really didn't matter to me.  I'm thrilled to be able to buy some girl stuff again and to know that she is healthy.  Now if only I can keep the high blood pressure away for this entire pregnancy.  

I hope you are all enjoying your December!  I need to start Christmas shopping soon...