Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Okay well yea. Still pregnant. I hate being pregnant. I feel bad saying that sometimes because I know there are a lot of people out there who put themselves through hell to get pregnant, but I just hate it. I love the kid when it comes out, but...I just hate it.
I also feel bad saying that because in the grand scheme of things, both of my pregnancies have been very easy. I had very limited morning sickness with this one, and none with Max. With Max I had an intense appetite - I don't think I felt full for the entire 9 months he was in there. That resulted in like 65 lbs of weight gain. This one I don't have that, which is kind of nice, and I don't have really any aversions so to speak. I've managed to keep my weight under control, which is kind of surprising to me cause I still feel huge, but as of my last appointment I've only gained 7 lbs.
But I still hate being pregnant.
That being said, we get to find out the gender next week. I'm pretty excited about that. I'm about 98% sure that it's a girl. Husband still doesn't want to find out, saying that it's "The last big surprise you get in your lifetime." I think that's BS. So we are compromising and having the Dr. write it on a slip of paper and put it in an envelope, and then having a friend of mine make a cake for a reveal. We will have parents on Skype so we can all find out together. That's probably the biggest thing going on right now.
Last week was rough - after a week of a cold that passed it's way through my house, I ended up with strep throat. I was out from work for two days. I took the whole week off of the gym to recover. I'm still not 100%, but at least no sore throat anymore. Still coughing and so tired. It seems like I just can't get enough sleep.
Husband has taken to sleeping diagonal in the bed. Monday night I was shoved into the corner of the bed all night. That was not fun in the slightest. Last night he was relegated to the couch. I slept much better until 4am when my son woke up and wanted no one but me. I reset my alarm so that I would be up for work but not the gym thinking that I wouldn't be able to get him back to sleep before I had to wake up at 5, but at 5:10 he was snoring away so I quickly brushed my teeth and headed out the door. No protein shake, no snack before working out, no medicine. I went back after working out and took my meds. I ate my lunch for breakfast when I got to work. I'm paying for not just taking that time to sleep now. I'm very tired and foggy.
We've also started trying to potty train Max. That's an interesting endeavor with MIL and Johnny at home. For some reason, MIL is reluctant to help much with it or doesn't understand what to do or thinks she can't do it. So Johnny, who is supposed to be working at home NOT caring for Max, ends up having to do it. But it's hard when you're not able to spend all of your time with him asking him to try to go potty or talking constantly about it with him so he doesn't forget the goal. So I have a feeling the efforts during the week are fruitless. He was really great over the weekend, only 1 accident in 2 days. He was getting it and doing well, but I feel like it's not happening much yet this week. We'll see I guess.
So anyway, I haven't really been watching what I've been eating, except to say that I"m trying to eat healthier than I did with Max and making sure I'm only eating when I'm hungry (which isn't all that often in many cases). I have been continuing to work out when I can, eating fruits and veggies for snacks when I am able to, and really doing what I would imagine I'd be doing in maintenance mode. Thank goodness I'm almost halfway done with this. I want to get back to eating for ME and MY needs.