I have been flat out exhausted. Work has been busy with the end of the school year approaching (I work in a university library). But that's not the half of it! I have been running 90 miles an hour trying to get everything done at my home. Most of you probably don't know this, but I do not work well in chaotic conditions. And that is just what my house is right now. We have two rooms in remodel process and are trying to get ready for a garage sale. Needless to say, most of my home looks like an unrecognizable jungle most of the time. I cleaned the other day and it's hard to tell because there is still so much just lying around. We live in an older home and in the era in which it was built, storage space was not a huge commodity in building homes, because people just didn't have a lot of "stuff." So, when stuff has to come out of its normal place, there is no where else for it to go...except stacked on top of other things sometimes in the middle of my hallway.
I also feel bad because I am just not able to do as much as I am used to. My mother, raised me to be a very self-sufficient woman. My dad was a policeman when I was growing up and always had military whether active or not. So, she used to always tell me, "You can't depend on a man always being around to take care of things, so you had better learn to do everything." Well, that is exactly what I did, and I can work just as hard as any man, with of course my FEW female limitations. So, sitting pretty and dainty in pregnancy while my husband does all the manual labor is just not my style. It's driving me CRAZY! The other day, I insisted on mowing the lawn just so I could feel some independence. I did fine mowing the front and then about 1/4 of the way through on the back, I gave out. My ankles were swollen and my energy totally gone. It was a good work out, and I didn't feel bad, but rather like I had done a full blown work out.
I actually think it's good that I have stayed active during this pregnancy. I feel more energy when I do some active things like a brisk 2 mile walk or some yardwork. I just wish I could do more, because I hate seeing my DH break his back doing most of it alone. I know he doesn't mind and feels like he is contributing in a big way. It's just in my nature to want to work. But, I'm sure there will plenty of time for that after this baby is born.
As for my health, I have finally given in and started actually using the meal plans on babyfit.com, spark's sister website. I don't like tracking in there as well as I do here, but the meals are definitely more catered to my increasing appetite. Yesterday, after very insufficiently planning meals for the day, I went home with a raging headache and shakiness from not eating enough. I was too afraid to track it, but I'm sure it was in the 1,000 range...about 1,000 short of what babyfit recommends for daily intake. So, I made sure to follow their regimen today, and so far, feel 100% better than yesterday. My exercise has been difficult to track, because I have mostly been doing chores; I have also been sneaking walks in here and there. Swimming has been out of the picture for a while, sadly because all the classes just fall at strange times and we have to carefully plan. Lately, due to some developments I will share later, our schedule has been fairly unpredictable. So, my life has been absolutely crazy. I have missed being here on spark, mostly because I feel badly for not being more in touch with all of you. I have tried to keep up with blogs, but haven't done much else in a while. I hope no one takes it personally, because I have sure beat myself up for not being more supportive to all of you. I sincerely hope that each of you is doing well. Hopefully when things calm down, I can get more active on here again. Have a fabulous week friends! OH! And I still have every intention of posting pics from the Color Run. Just have to find the time!