Oh, hi, blog. I haven't gotten on here in forever. And I'm still getting a ton of page hits a day (thank you readers & blog stalkers), which makes me feel bad. BUT I swam a mile at the gym yesterday in 45 minutes (at 33 weeks!!), so that exercise high made me feel better that I chose exercise over blogging.
Where to even begin? How about how crazy I am for starting back up a mini career in broadcasting while pregnant with my second child? Doing my hair and make up for so many photo shoots that I want to throw my hairdryer out (and with two more in the next two weeks, I would like to put a moratorium on wearing make-up for at least a year).
|Beautiful maternity photos from the fantastic Jen Hampton|
|Modeled again for Milan Maternity! LOVE my new clothes!|
How many weeks?: 33 weeks
Countdown: 49 DAYS
Total weight gain/loss: By now I'm up 18 lbs. Was more, but lost a lot due to stomach flu.
Exercise Habits: HAHA. Exercise in the third trimester?? Actually, I've had a little energy and make it to the gym about twice a week to swim laps & do deep-water jogging (which is way harder than it sounds) and try to walk or ride my stationary bike twice a week. And I still do my arm/shoulder/back exercises every other day.
Physical Therapy: All done! I feel so much better knowing how to manage my hip pain. I can exercise without pain. And turn over in bed at night without wanting to pass out.
Sleeping?: Attack of the Pregnancy Insomnia. So, no.
Worst Moment in the past 10 weeks: Stomach flu. Stomach flu, hands down. I haven't been that sick in YEARS. Didn't even compare to morning sickness. There was no relief after being sick to my stomach. Coming in second place: Lakers season start. Glad it's looking better for us. (This really upped my stress levels for some reason. Pregnancy hormones apparently amplify when the Lakers lose and get a new head coach).
Best Moment in the past 10 weeks: Teaching Isla three new words.
Isla's Reactions: E taught her to kiss my belly!
I miss...: Laying on my stomach to sleep. 7 more weeks until I can do that again.
Movement: Having a 3ish lb baby turn upside down in your stomach is really painful. I AM grateful she is healthy and moving, though. Little blessings.
Morning Sickness?: Strangely the nausea is coming back. I don't remember this last time.
Food Cravings: Tillamook's Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream in a wafer cone. Cheese quesadillas. Graham crackers w/ milk. That's about it.
Food Aversions: Most anything in our fridge, freezer & pantry.
Labor signs: STRONG Braxton hicks contractions, espeically when I don't drink enough water. A few have been painful but they haven't been consistent at all.
Moods: Pregnancy Anti-Socialitis is in full force. Sorry, dear friends.
Not Looking Forward to: Being up all night with a newborn while recovering from L&D.
Looking Forward To: Meeting our new baby girl. I can't wait to see who she looks like!!
Coming up: Sneak Peek at our family photos: Anatomy of a Family Photo Session (E is SO glad these are over!)