No picture this week – I don’t want you all to get spoiled with delightful photos of me and the bump.
I actually don’t have a lot of update this week. I am tired. I am beginning to think I will never feel rested again. I also pulled the crap out of a stomach muscle over the weekend, so that’s pretty much sucked.
I am very much looking forward to next week. No work. No real school assignments. 11 days of more or less leisure. I am planning on putting together a jigsaw puzzle, sleeping, doing a lot of yoga, and sleeping. I cannot wait.
Alvie Bean is now facebook official! I made the big announcement yesterday. It seemed the thing to do. I felt a bit like a copycat, though. Two friends announced their pregnancies on Monday, and another friend announced hers yesterday! It’s a big year for babies!
I have my next midwife appt on Thursday, and am looking forward to getting a lot of questions answered.
Overall, I feel pretty good. My energy levels are pretty decent. There is a lot of activity going on – Alvie is pretty energetic. He definitely enjoys burrowing into my ribcage, which is not as awesome. My ribcage is definitely spreading out, which is weird. I got a couple of bras that seem to fit and are comfortable (and were only about $25 each….which is nice).
I can’t believe that there are only ~15 weeks left! And I’m getting close to the end of the 2nd trimester….CRAZY! According to my official-looking fancy pregnancy calendar, my 3rd trimester officially starts at 26 weeks & 1 day – which is 1/1/12! That is not too far away! EEE! I’m starting to feel as thought I’m pseudo-prepared for the third trimester preparing bits.
I know that there will come a point in this pregnancy where I’m DONE with being pregnant, but so far, I am not there (which is good – Alvie needs to stay put for another 12 weeks at least).
My biggest struggle right now is staying active – not being able to run is super lame, and since that is my go-to activity, it’s been hard to WANT to do other things. I am trying my best, but between work + school + pregnancy tired, it’s hard to motivate to do things I don’t necessarily WANT to do just in the name of staying active.
However, I know how beneficial it is to stay active throughout my pregnancy, so that helps. Due to the strained muscle I’m suffering from right now, I decided to NOT bike & lift last night, but the architect & I went on a brisk 40 minutes walk, which was also good.
I feel like I’m starting to ramble now. SO –
In summation. Still pregnant. It’s generally pretty good, although I am tired. Also – it’s a bad idea to try to carry two hams + 10 lbs of potatoes all in one go (that’s how I strained the muscle). Life is pretty good.
Happy Solstice! The sun is on its way back! YAY!