Hey Friends! So many weeks since I last posted and I have little to show for it; March was bus-Y! Between my mom visiting, rodeo, a wedding, house hunting, and an increased workload we had a lot going on. I really loved having my mom here for awhile though; I wish we lived closer, but maybe someday. It was nice to exchange pregnancy symptoms, thoughts, etc. and just fun to hang out with her. We got in a lot of good shopping, eating and planning for baby.
The pregnancy is still going well – as everyone says, the second trimester is pretty normal and fairly easy so far. Same ol’, same ol’. I’m getting bigger and finally to the point that I don’t fit in many of my regular clothes anymore. I was extremely blessed to have a good friend give me some of her maternity clothes, as well as a random lady from work hand off to me her whole maternity wardrobe. Generous acts like these always remind me in the goodness of people, and each morning I am grateful at so many outfits to choose from. I also hit up Target and my mom bought me a few dresses for work which are really great and well priced (preg ladies – check out Target! Great quality and way better pricing than the “real” maternity stores). I just need a couple more workout outfits and I’m set.
People are finally noticing my bump more and more too, and they love the way I’m carrying; I’m told I don’t look pregnant from the front or back, but then I turn sideways and bam! Bump alert. It’s like I am carrying a cute basketball around in my belly right now. David often asks “what did you EAT?!” Oh, and the girls keep growing too. Never has this small-chested girl had cleavage until now.
My symptoms haven’t changed too much and I don’t feel any different (gained 15+/- lbs but don’t notice it), and my hair and nails are growing really strong and healthy. Oh, and baby is kicking a lot more! Unfortunately he really likes around midnight or 2 AM when I wake up to pee, and also around 4-5 AM. Early bird like his momma I guess. Or I just imagine he is fist pumping and saying “Mom! Meatloaf!” (Wedding Crashers anyone?) since we both are hungry in the morning.
Still swim-bike-running and strength training. The longer runs wear me out or I have to go pee after awhile (which doesn’t work well in urban areas), so the runs are usually only 30-40 minutes. Swims are still 1 hour and I’m enjoying that the pool is now 50m and generally getting my own lane in the morning. And biking should be fun since I just got a new trainer for my birthday present – more to come once it is all set up! But in general I think keeping moving is helping me both physically and emotionally – working out for general fitness is something I’ll always want to do.
Hope you all are having a lovely weekend with family and friends!