How have I been feeling? Exhausted. I guess that explains the lack of posts. Well between being exhausted, incredibly busy at work, incredibly busy baby prepping, and the fact that Aaron brings my computer to work now, there is not much time for blogging. Generally, through Weeks 28-30/31sh I was not too terribly exhausted. In fact, we got a TON of stuff done. Weekends have been full of baby prepping - my poor husband, I always come up with something "fun, new and exciting" for us (or him) to do. Really, it is fun! The house is getting cleaner by the day as I find it necessary to clear out and make space in every nook and cranny from cleaning out the entire kitchen to emptying the "office." Aaron has been so graciously dealing with my nesting by helping paint, put up shelves in the garage and third floor, and making weekly trips to Buy Buy Baby. I think I owe another post to baby prep so I will leave it at that for now.
How have I been feeling emotionally? I am on an emotional roller coaster. It has evened out a bit this week but last week was not pretty. Again, poor poor Aaron. I may have had one or two or three emotional breakdowns going from anger to tears. They generally come towards the end of the day when tiredness and hunger creep in and I sort of, well, loose it. I am working on it. Can I please blame it on the hormones?
Cravings and Aversions: I have started to get sick of food. I am too tired to care. Whatever works has been just about good enough for me. Nothing has truly appealed to me and I have a very hard time figuring out what exactly to eat, again not making it easy on the husband - do we see a theme here? This week, however, I have been much much hungrier. Maybe baby growth spurts? Maybe the exhaustion. Well, whatever it may be earlier this week I could not get enough food in me. Unfortunately, there is not so much stomach space now-a-days so it is a juggling act for sure. Other problem, last week I was too tired to even get to the store. This week I made it to the store, but I have been too tired to cook and Aaron has been working hard hours. Luckily, I have a very wonderful friend who allows me to "drop-in" for dinner all too often where I always get a well rounded meal and good company. I owe her, her adorable daughter, and her chef of a husband a ton of thanks as well as about a thousand homemade dinners.
True cravings - seltzer! I used to "guzzle" seltzer as my dad would say and that is back! Poor poor poor Aaron forgot to bring home seltzer last week. It was not pretty, luckily the next day I woke up to this...
Yes that is my fridge the day after Aaron forgot seltzer, I woke up to the fridge being STOCKED!
Other craving, apple pie ice-cream. Do you remember that I love fall? How could I not be craving apple pie ice-cream? No, I have not gotten it yet but I did make an apple pie from scratch including picking the apples and making the crust. My first time truly making it from scratch and it did not turn out half bad!
My very own apple pie!
Exercise: I officially threw in the towel on the running earlier this month. It just hurt to run. It was not worth. Aaron, however, has been running in my place! He promises to post about his experiences soon, new PRs, upcoming half marathons and the like! In the meantime, I walk during my lunch at work and elliptical. I pretty much don't plan anything and just listen to what my body wants for the day whether that be 30 minutes on the elliptical or an hour - usually 30.
Doctor's Visits: Today!!! YAY :)
Baby Kicks: Two weeks ago baby was kicking so much he would not let me sleep. I have also decided his dance parties are the reason I have no energy. There is only enough energy for one and he is it! Regardless the little guy is a mover and a shaker. I still love the twists and turns and seeing my belly "jiggle" even if it sometimes is uncomfy (e.g., when he kicks me in the ribs!).
Any good ideas for quick meals? How is everyone's running season?