Life Lately: Weeks 15, 16 and 17
Gah! I was not that great at making sure I got these done every week when I was pregnant with Austin. I should have known it would be harder to write updates when I am also chasing around a toddler on top of a full time job. Better late than never though right?
How I’m Feeling
I feel good! But that is relative to how I was feeling for most of June and all of July which was terrible. The worst of my symptoms lately has been heartburn. I have to take Zantac as soon as I wake up and then again around dinner time. Otherwise it burns, oh it burns and it makes me feel nauseous again too.
I probably get up from my desk at work to pee every 20 mins. So that sucks but it’s not a huge deal.
This week in particular (week 17) I have been totally out of breath. Just talking to people at work makes me winded. I also got a little virus. I don’t know what it was but I had a fever on Monday and it was getting a little too close to 101 so I called my doctor. They had me take some tylenol cold and flu and rest. I was actually better by the next day. Phew.
But pretty much right now I feel good.
What I’m Eating
So I’ve gained 9lbs. I feel okay about that. The other day my neighbor told me I didn’t even look pregnant. That feels pretty darn good considering I was as big as a house last time.
I usually have a bagel with cream cheese for breakfast or an english muffin. Then I have a sandwich for lunch or a salad and some fruit. I love my carbs lately so for dinner we have been having homemade pizzas on the grill or meatball parmesan subs or tacos. I’ve been eating exactly what I want but I also haven’t really been craving things in between meals so a bagel with cream cheese isn’t that big of a deal. With Austin at bedtime all I wanted was cake and ice cream and bad, bad things. I’m just not as hungry with this little one.
By the way … Incase you missed it on Instagram… It’s a girl. 🙂
We went to InfantSee4D again. They are so wonderful in that office. I some how (pregnancy brain!) messed up the day of our appointment. It was the day before. Which is crazy because I was counting down the days to this gender reveal and if I knew it was a day EARLIER I would have been all about it. They stayed late for us so we could still have our appointment. How nice is that?
Austin and my mom were with us too. It was nice to have the whole family there. I think Nick is still in shock but we are so excited. She has a name already. Ready?
Ever since I was a little girl, I said I was going to have a little girl and name her Lilly. I am so blessed it makes me want to cry. When we left the doctors office we saw this. Amazing right? A full rainbow right over the office. Someone loves us very much.
Okay. So I went to the gym at work once. I am glad I went but not proud that it’s only been once. I wish I had a better excuse but I’ve just had a lot of work to do lately. I can’t go in the morning and I can’t go at night. My lunch break is my only option and I’ve either been meeting up with Ericka or had meetings or had work to do.
I’m not giving up. I know I can still do this. I’ve got all this new Reebok gear (look at this cute cupcake top!) and I haven’t even worn it yet. I really wish it would cool down. That would so motivate me to go on more runs.
Sleep is great. Isn’t that kinda crazy? With Austin I was having such hard time sleeping. I feel bad because I am sleeping like a rock and Nick has been on wake up duty. Austin has been calling for us at least 2 times through the night wanting to come in our bed. He still hates that darn pirate ship bed and we are about to get it up on Craigslist and get him a real bed. But he rolls around like you have never seen before and we will probably just have to put a mattress on the floor. Did anyone have to do that too? Any tips? He really loves sleeping on the floor. The floor or in our bed.
What I’m Excited About
Fall weather, buying lots of cute baby girl clothes, weekend getaways with Ericka who is also preggers and getaways with Nick and Austin so we can spend time as a unit of three before it becomes four.
I went to a offsite meeting for work this week at a place called Herrington on the Bay. Look at how gorgeous this is. It’s less than an hour from Capitol Hill too.
I’d like to try and get there again before it cools down.
We are really excited about Halloween. Austin wants me to be a witch and he has said he wants to be a cowboy for about six months now.
We also have a wedding coming up. It will be the first time we leave Austin overnight. I am nervous, but excited to put my little baby bump in a cute dress and spend some time with Nick and friends we haven’t seen in a long time.
I won’t let three weeks go by again without an update. Happy September everyone.