I've had some good energy this week but have had times of exhaustion. Especially at work. Sometimes I wonder if standing behind my chair wears me out more than running after Finley. I try to sit down at work when I have the chance and I'm really sticking to working 5 hours. I will have 2 long days the week of Christmas but I had already booked that before I started feeling like this.
Maternity leggings, jeans, jeans with rubberband trick, different types of shirts, t-shirts and pajama pants. I looked back thru my emails and found the company I ordered the compression tights from and I'll be doing that this week. I know it will help with this discomfort.
Off and on good and bad. There was one night this week I woke up so happy because I knew I had not moved all night long.
We had our Biltmore trip for our anniversary and I slept HORRIBLE. I think I fell asleep long enough to have a horrific nightmare that I was leaving our hotel and a gunman was outside shooting people as they were leaving. He caught me outside while I was trying to hide and ended up not shooting me. The whole time I was contemplating how I could take him down and my dream ended with him waving his gun in my face and I grabbed it and we went to the ground fighting. If I wasn't moving and flailing in my sleep I would be very surprised.
My body was so sore as well from walking all over the estate. As we got towards the end of our tour I kept thinking if this isn't over ASAP I don't know that I'll make it. Even when we got to our hotel I felt like I was cramping and having pains in my stomach. I couldn't have walked anymore than what we did so I'm glad we went when we did.
Definitley feeling more and one afternoon at work it felt like an elbow or a knee went all the way across the left side of my belly. Which I actually chuckled a bit because that's the same side Finley stayed on.
None really. No food sounds good.
We find out Monday!! We are not doing a reveal but I am taking an envelope for the nurse (hopefully we won't see anything), I'm taking it to Ingle's for them to make a cupcake and I'm surprising Coach. He found out in the office the last time and I really want to record his face and so family and friends can see as well.
WHAT I MISS//
Being able to carry Finley comfortably and not be out of breath.
I think I did do t25 once? I can't remember for this week. Doesn't all the walking at the Biltmore count? My calves are still sore!!
This anniversary trip was the first time I was away from Fin over night. I didn't sleep but about 3 hours the night before and I cried a little before we left and on the way to Asheville. Part of that was hurt feelings from me taking something Shane said the wrong way. Ha!
Crazy crazy!! See 'sleep'.
One night we were talking about how close it was to finding out the gender and I asked him was he going to be super disappointed if this one is not a boy. He tells me no but I feel like I'm going to be sad for him if it's not a boy. I really don't feel like I have a feeling either way right now except I feel nervous about it for some reason. No reason to be nervous so not sure what that is about. Maybe I'm just ready for it to be here already even tho we are this close! I also asked him did he want to try for another one if it was a girl and he quickly said NO. Whew!!
3 AMIGAS THOUGHTS//
Hanging out. Kyli has been so cuddly almost to the point of annoying me but she's seriously gaurding my belly.
BEST PREGNANCY MOMENT THIS WEEK//
Having some one on one with this handsome guy! The Biltmore was gorgeous and we saw more this time than we did when we went for our wedding gift in 2012. I would love to go back in every season but my it's expensive, even getting discounted tickets. When these 2 babies get old enough to remember, I want us to take them as well.
The nausea has pretty much left the premises praise the Lord! My legs have started killing me and I know its spider veins. I've noticed even more on my right leg and I've got to order more maternity compression tights. I had a pair with Finley but I think I threw them away because they ended up with a huge run in them. My legs felt SO much better when I wore them with Finley. I hope some of these go away after I have this baby but I'm not so sure.
Maternity leggings.. certain jeans with rubber band trick.. I've still been able to wear several different types of tops in my closet from maternity to my long tunic tops. T-shirts and pajama pants when I get home.
Some nights I feel like I don't move and I've been in a heavy sleep all night and other nights I feel like I've ran a marathon in my sleep. I'm out of my oils and I'm trying to be frugal right now so I can't bring myself to spend the money on them right now. Sometimes I've remembered tart cherry juice as soon as I get comfortable and I literally cannot bring myself to get back out of bed. There have been many times I've woken up on my back and talk about UNCOMFORTABLE! I feel like it takes 20 minutes for my guts to go back into place and its painful.
I've been taking naps whenever I can when I get to the point where I just can't keep going.
I HAVE started feeling more movement! Dr Elder told me I should around Thanksgiving and although I feel like I've felt he/she more at other times, there still has been some kicks and punches.
I really don't think I've had any cravings necessarily. I'm at the point where nothing sounds good but I have been loving this Mama's Best (?) cocoa cereal. I can't keep it in the pantry.
Find out Dec. 5th
WHAT I MISS//
Being able to move quickly and energy and feeling my best.
I said I was going to work out the week of Thanksgiving every day and I didn't do it but once. My focus was cleaning the house and getting the rest of our Christmas decorations up. One afternoon I dusted everything, vacuumed, mopped, and cloroxed the baseboards. I paid for it the next 2 days and I still haven't gotten our foyer tree decorated all they way yet. It has about 6 ornaments on it, lights and ribbon.
I went a little psycho over Thanksgiving weekend for sure. I think I had cabin fever and I left the house and went to Michaels for about 45 minutes and ate at Barberitos by myself. I showed up at the Bethlehem shopping center just in time for some kidnapping drama from another county.. all kinds of cops were EVERYWHERE. I finished my food and left in a hurry.
Yes they have started and continued into this week.
I caught him staring into the distance one night and asked him what he was thinking about. He responded with just everything from the house the bringing another baby home. There wasn't much said after that but we are both overwhelmed at times I think.
3 AMIGAS THOUGHTS//
Just hanging out!
BEST PREGNANCY MOMENT THIS WEEK//
Feeling more movement and not just the popcorn bubble feelings.
I think I've felt much better this week as far as not having any nausea unless something has a horrific smell or I'm stuck changing one of Finley's poo diapers. I haven't had as much sleep as I'd like but she has been crying out around 4AM and I'm stuck staring at the walls praying that I'll fall back asleep. Since I have been feeling better, I've been doing way too much probably. I even have 2 of our trees up. I can defnitley tell when I have done a lot because the next day, I'm paying for it.
I've found this week that between 5 and 6 hours of working my body starts feeling like it's going to shut down. I've gotten really shaky a couple times at work like my sugar dropping and like I could just fall asleep right there on the spot. I guess it's my age, how long I've been working BTC, and not getting enough rest that even after just a couple of hours of standing, I'm ready to get off my feet and go home. After Thanksgiving, my hours are going to be cut back for sure.
When I've gotten up from sitting, I've gotten really dizzy.
My legs hurt so bad and a couple of nights this week, I've felt like I've had restless body syndrome. I know 2 nights I tossed and turned and my legs would not be still. I felt like I was going to jump out of my skin. Finally, I fell asleep.
I had a doctor appt on Monday 14th and everything was perfect! I gained 2 lbs since my last appt so 5 lbs total. My bp was 100/64 and the heartbeat was 140. I saw Dr Elder this time so that was nice and he was very pleased with everything.
I've been living in my new maternity leggings but did wear a pair of jeans this week with rubberband trick and belly band. I'm scared I'm going to wear out the leggings like I did my maxi skirts. I did NOT wear them ONE time this summer. I should probably just give them away to someone.
Not very good and I'm so exhausted when I go to bed. I feel like I get in a deep sleep but if I hear anything, I'm awake and it takes me forever to fall back asleep.. if I ever get there before my appetite kicks in.
I felt pretty good movement for the first time on November 17th, on my way home from work. I turned down the radio like I thought that would help me feel the movement better! LOL! I felt him/her into the night at the top of my belly.
GENDER// We find out December 5th.
WHAT I MISS//
Great sleep.. energy to its fullest.
I think I got in one workout this week. Honestly I've just been really busy at work, and I sleep and lay around as long as I can before I have to get ready and then go straight to work. I've just been working too long of hours and I'm going to start listening to my body.
I'm feeling much better and feeling the baby move for the first time was amazing. We've still had some mild weather and being outside with Finley when we can has been great as well.
Yes, I've been having some crazy dreams this week.
He's been calling the baby a he and just trying to speak it into existance! He said he wants his own mini me around the house.