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An update...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

It's been awhile since my last post so I guess I'm due for an update...

The pregnancy has been going okay. I find it very easy to complain about pretty much EVERYTHING although I'm working on that. We just had our confirmation ultrasound and it was confirmed that we're having a girl. We got some really cool 3-D pictures of her smiling which totally amazed me. The baby is SO active and the other night we actually SAW her move. My whole belly was doing a little dance and John just soaked it all in.

I am 27 1/2 wks now and almost into my 3rd and final trimester. The baby shower is set for May 31st and it's about the time when we need to register. I'm hoping that these last 3 months will move by fast but that I will also have enough time to get some things done. I would love for John to be able to finish up the little projects going on at home like finishing the bathroom and trimming the laundry room. I was hoping to go on maternity leave early like at the beginning of June, but financially I don't think it would be wise.

My workouts have gotten shorter and less intense, but I feel like I better be safe rather than sorry. I've been sporadic with the types of exercise I've been getting. Some days I'll do a video - Brooke and I bought the Biggest Loser workouts so we've been doing those. Other days when it's warmer outside I'll go for a walk. I kind of have a bit of spring fever and I'm enjoying the warmer days and sunshine so much! I haven't been doing too much strength training and I can tell by the flab on my arms and legs that I need to get back into it. I have a post-baby goal to start PX90 with John and to enter a 5K race. I would really love to be trim and cut for next summer. I know realistically I won't be able to do the race until Spring but maybe I could shoot for the fall if there is a race open. We'll see how I adjust to being a new mom first before I set any dates.

Eating - well, lets just say I don't let any cravings go by unfilled :) I'm doing pretty well considering I want carbs ALL the time. I try to be pretty "good" during the week, but the weekends are what is difficult for me. It's so easy to eat out and make a pig of myself. John did me a favor by hiding all the scales. To be honest, it's actually helped. I'm not even sure how much weight I've gained so far since the nurses make it a point to keep it from me. I'll make sure to get a grand total at my next appt or maybe I'll just find the scales at home and sneak a peak.

All in all, things have been a-ok. I'm tired, I have many aches and pains, but I'm excited for our new little girl to come into this world and I guess a little suffering is worth it!
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