Sunday, September 29, 2013

Lots shakin' around here!

Lots going on around here recently:

15 weeks, take two!
When I had to go to Valley Children's Hospital two or three weeks ago (which was truly a great experience!), the tech and doctor there told me that baby measured exactly one week big, and that it would change my due date, from March 23rd to the 16th. I emailed MY doctor to confirm the changed due date, and she said no, it doesn't change anything, because I measured right on at my first ultrasound. So baby is big. My due date would remain March 23rd. Sounds kinda weird to me. I can't wait for my next ultrasound, in just a little over a week! I always get nervous before the next one, worried about anything and everything that could go wrong (but I have a feeling I'm not the only one that has those worries).

The Festival
This weekend was a local County event, and because of Tim's position, he's pretty much obligated to make an appearance. Actually, it's one of my favorite events of the year, because it's pretty casual, and involves a walk to promote Suicide Awareness, and I get to hang out and talk with some of Tim's coworkers that I've come to know over the years. After the walk, there's a Festival that includes chalk art, clowns, magic, a kids' area...all sorts of fun stuff (plus, it's at an outlet mall, so we always do a little shopping, too).

Is anyone else into "Breaking Bad"? We got into it a couple of years ago, and the series finale is tonight. I loved that show from the very beginning. Who doesn't love a story about an average Joe who turns to cooking meth to provide for his family? I like Bryan Cranston, but for me, Aaron Paul really steals the show - is it just me?

I ran this morning!
Well, sort of. I really need to get back into running shape. Today, we did about 2 1/2 miles, but I had to walk a good part of it, and I know I was slowing Tim down (poor guy could seriously have run the whole thing, I think, but he kept walking with me even though I told him to keep going). My goal is to be able to run, even if just for a little while, in Central Park when we visit this fall. The "big plan" is to run the Christmas Tree Lane 5K, hopefully with Tim's sister and her kids. It was fun last year, and we're really looking forward to it this year.

Any events or races you look forward to every year? 
My favorite half marathon is the Shamrock'n Half in Sacramento; it's the only race I've repeated, because I love it so much, but I'm not doing it in 2014 because it happens mid-March, the same time I should be writhing in pain (or, hopefully, numb from the waist down).

Do you watch "Breaking Bad"?

Sunday, September 8, 2013

12 weeks

Today marks 12 weeks. It seems like forever ago that I found out, and to be honest, so far I'm not loving pregnancy. Weeks five to ten, I was sick as a dog, or so I thought. At ten weeks, I just got worse. Worse to the point of puking at my desk at work. That week at work, I lasted two hours on Tuesday, and precisely five minutes on Wednesday (which prompted me to call in a prescription that turned out to be my saving grace).

Now, at 12 weeks, I still feel drained and tired, but because I'm just barely starting to notice a teeny tiny bump (only Tim and I can notice at this point) - which kinda looks like I've just been over-eating - I also feel fat. I've had people tell me I'm not fat, but that's not what I said: I said I FEEL fat. That's just what it feels like.

I'm really looking forward to getting back into running, but right now I"m pretty nauseous from the moment I wake up until the time I leave for work. It gets better starting fifteen or twenty minutes after I take that magical pill, but still...I just feel weird. My tummy is revolting against doing anything before 6:00-ish. Which should make for an interesting return-to-4x10s week this week.

So...when does the second trimester "return of energy" officially begin? Please don't let me be one of those that stays sick for the full nine months!