Saturday, September 15, 2012

Week 16/17 doctor check up

Doctor's appointment this week.
My stats:
 * weight 193.8 (my home  scale usually matches the office perfectly so I was confused that I was a pound more on theirs)
* BP: 104/72 (yay!)
* Baby's HB: 152-155 (dr said it would get more steady as the baby develops but I don't care)
* Symptoms: occasional pelvic pressure, carpal tunnel hasn't been this bad in 5 years, still have morning sickness
* Dr's response: this pregnancy is probably going to be a tough one from the sounds of things(lol) but he said its a very healthy pregnancy so that's all I care about!
* Was given paperwork for second trimester screening for the second half of what we did a few weeks ago.
* he asked if I wanted to know the gender and marked that on my chart. So excited!!!
* my final question: Can I keep running? A: yes. Ok more involved than that but he talked about perceived rate of exertion which I totally get and like way more than heart rate! He even said I could pick it up if I felt I could

As a result I am planning on completing a few 5k's and the Manchester Road Race this fall and have started an actual plan with my running. I'm following Galloway's 5k for beginners plan. So far so good. I add on walking to whatever is suggested.

I left my appointment as high as a kite!

Pictures and more later!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Half way through week 16

 Sucking in so hard that breathing would never happen
Normal; standing straight, not pushing out but not sucking in
Wearing my wonderful Lululemon Cool Racer Back tank that I bought last Christmas on sale, my new Relaxed Fit Pants from Lululemon and my new sports bra from Lululemon

This pick was taken Wednesday night or Thursday Morning (which was 15 weeks exactly or the start of week 16)

This one below was taken today but by me so it isn't the best one (15w4d)
Please excuse the craziness behind and around me. I am reorganizing the house and everything that doesn't have a home is going in my room to force me to do something with it (donate, store, organize, etc). With barely any time or energy it's a long process.
On me is my Run Swiftly v neck short sleeve Lululemon shirt, Lulu Enegery Bra, and Lululemon shorts (can't remember the name but they are made of luxtreme)

This week in pregnancy.... moody moody moody. I'm trying not to stress but we have so much going on that I can't help it. This week I have accomplished:

* Clearing out anything that isn't baby from the baby room
* Washing everything that I currently have that is baby (including my Once Upon a Child stuff)
* Completed a registry at Target and Amazon (and adjusted it daily.)
* Gave my brother some of our stuff for his awesome new apartment at his new job
*visited dad twice so he and Steve could enjoy football together
*ordered a Naturepedic Bassinet oval mattress (despite accurate measuring I needed to order the next size up, but still need to return the other one)
*ordered new shoes for work (my feet are killing me and I've tripped twice!)
*Downloaded the app for Jeff Galloway's 5k Training program
*Started following the training program

Steve accomplished: 
*putting my blinds up
* began work on opening up the closet in the baby room
* our lawn and house outside no longer looks like a jungle
* then add all the other stuff guys do that doesn't pertain to my check list

Progress photos for week 15!

 Saturday Sept 1

 September 2d w/ Lululemon Astro Crops (part of the waist band is folded down for more support) and Lululemon Scoop Me Up Tank
 Striking a pageant pose
 Sucking in hard core
Relaxed (black really is slimming)

Weight at this point: 191
Symptoms: milder morning sickness (although Sept 1 at night was really bad); still taking Zofran daily but the amount changes and I try to really limit it; other symptom: moodiness. I have no patience for anyone or anything. Final symptom: I'm still exhausted most of the time

Next Appointment 9/13 with a new Dr. but same practice

Visit with a long time friend - Week 15

Isn't this just the cutest thing ever?!
My long time friend Kimberly sent me these. My mom and my sister had given us gifts but this was my first gift from a friend. I use my mug almost every day. It makes it all that much more real.

This is my wonderful friend and  her new baby, Imogen. We were able to meet Imogen September 2 at a party that her Grandpa through for all her friends and family to meet.

(yes that is a Mickey Mouse Dooney & Bourke purse)

At the party Kimberly and her mom had lots of advice on getting good baby stuff for cheap. Her mom lives one town over from me and told me that the Goodwill here in town and Once Upon A Child have fantastic finds.Oh man was she right!
This is just one thing I got (thank you to a family member for buying it)
Eddie Bauer Highchair

We also found a bouncer by Carter, wipes warmer and a travel swing. Wonderful place. I haven't checked out Good Will yet, but I'm sure it will be good too.