How have I been feeling? Full of energy this week!!! It has been wonderful to feel as close to normal as I could possibly hope for this week. I will take it. Granted this energy is a bit short lived and usually energy is from 7 a.m. until about 3 p.m. when I start to majorly crash, but honestly I will take anything I can get. So I am very happy with it minus today where I feel extremely tired (Baby B must be busy because I am majorly tired at this moment). The swollen foot thing has also been lingering. I talked to my Physical Therapist about it yesterday and he worked some magic and made me feel so much better.
How have I been feeling emotionally? Happier for sure! A lot more normal and like myself, which makes me in turn a lot happier. But there are lots of things changing or potentially about to change over here so I have also been excited, nervous, anxious etc. Otherwise though happy this week - yayyyy!!!
And how can you not be happy when you see signs like this - thank you!
Cravings/Aversions: Hmm not so much this week - major plus!! I still wish I could eat all the tuna fish in the world but don't worry I am abstaining. I had tuna two times this month and think I will continue to be neurotic and wait until next month to enjoy another serving. I also have gotten the O.K. from the doctor to have turkey and other cold cuts, but just have not had the nerve to do it. I just don't know if I really want to chance it, but I am rocking the pasteurized goat cheese - its pasteurized, its fine in my book. In even better news, we only ate out once last week! This is amazing compared to my first trimester where I demanded chinese, pizza, and thai every other night - our bodies and our wallets are thanking us.
Exercise: Has been amazing this past week! I have had some "normal Stephanie" elliptical workouts and runs! I have also walked a few times at work during lunch and done some weight training. Even this morning, where I really did not think I had it in me, I ran with Wubby outside for 5 minutes until he dragged me back to the house and then banged out a good/hard 3 miles on the elliptical still rocking the Mind over Matter theme.
Doctor's Visits: We had a big one! The gender one! But I think that might deserve its own post! I know I am cruel, but you all probably don't care that much anyway. Be back tomorrow or the next day with the big gender reveal.
Dreams: Another "it's a girl" dream! I dreamed that our baby came early (dear Baby, don't do that, come on time) and labor was super easy and yet at the least minute I wanted the epidural and out popped our baby girl. It felt so real, but the clue should have been that labor was super easy and did not hurt at all - hmmmm, if only.... Pregnancy dreams are crazy though, they seem so so real!
Who else has some good crazy baby dreams for me?