27 weeks! Woah! This is my last week in the 2nd trimester and I simply can’t believe it. What I also can’t believe is that I’m not freaked out at all. I’m actually ready to be here right now. There were certain weeks that passed where I was feeling nervous about how fast the time was going, and wondering how I would feel when I knew that my days as a pregnant woman were numbered. As excited as I am to have my little girl, there is also something very magical about this time.
This week I’m not feeling so magical. In fact, I have to admit that I’ve had my fair share of yearning for my pre-pregnancy body. It’s the little things that have started getting more and more difficult – like getting off the couch, packing a suitcase, and cleaning my house. I used to run around like a madwoman to get errands and things done and now it takes me a lot longer to get through my to-do list.
I’ve also been reading about many people who are training for and running upcoming races (Savannah, NYCM, Philly marathons) as well as Turkey trots and all that jazz, and I’m totally jealous. I really miss running.
I actually have dreams about it. Last night I had a dream that I was using a treadmill that required an input of time of year and city. Then the treadmill would mimic a road race that takes place around that time. The treadmill I was on defaulted to have me run at 6.3mph and I was barefoot and could barely keep up. It was not fun.
(Disclaimer: Please don’t take this as me saying that I’d rather be running than be pregnant. That’s not what I’m saying. I’m just expressing some of my feelings honestly, but I do realize I have my whole life to run races, exercise, etc.)
I’m not very active right now because of the hip and pelvic pain I get from working out. But it’s not just that. I also feel pretty tired and unmotivated to exercise at the end of my work day. By the time I get out of work and run a few errands, I’m spent. And I’m not getting up any earlier than I already do at 6am. But you know what? I’m not going to blame all of my inactivity on pregnancy. I know I could do more, and I’m not. Maybe I’ll find motivation again. I hope so! I think I could use the endorphin boost. I feel heavy, slow, and pretty unattractive these days.
Food wise things aren’t that interesting. We’ve had a lot of evening obligations and errands so I haven’t cooked that much this week. My go-to snacks lately have been brown rice cakes with laughing cow cheese, pears, and fun size Halloween candy, shredded wheat with almond milk.
I didn’t take my usual belly shot this week, so I’ll use a pic from last weekend.
I’m looking forward to getting a lot of new pictures this Saturday at my baby shower! YAY!
Baby Length: 14.5 inches (cauliflower)
Baby Weight: 2 lbs
Cravings: Pizza! I could eat it at every meal. I’m not kidding.
New clothing purchased: 2 pairs of pants. A black pair and a pair of jeans. I really needed a pair of black pants with a full panel. Demi panels just aren’t cutting it anymore. I also bought a new top for my shower.
Days left until my due date: 86
Days until Christmas: 50