Tomorrow I have a big day helping one of my friends shop for some bridesmaids dresses for her wedding, so I'm pretty excited about that. Her wedding is in late April, so I'll be humongous at that point. Who knows what those pictures are going to look like. I'm her matron-of-honor, and she was my maid-of-honor almost five years ago. I can't believe it has been that long.
Well, for some reason, that pain I wrote about last week has all but left THANK GOODNESS. It's still there, but I'm really working on strengthening those muscles and taking it a little easier. I haven't stopped running altogether, though. I jogged a little Tuesday night, and last night, I got in 15 minutes on the stationary bike followed up by a mile ran on the treadmill. I'm really focusing on stretching, too. So far, so good! Runnerstrials.com is a great blog that I found during one of my searches on what I was experiencing, and thanks to her experience with it, I felt the courage to press on and not give up.
Symptoms this week
Besides the frequent bathroom breaks (sorry if that's TMI), there really isn't much to talk about. Heath felt the baby kick again last night. I think he has a circus show in there sometimes. I might have a really mild headache every now and then, but it's nothing major. It's nothing like last week. My socks still leave indentations on my legs as if they're swelling a little bit, but my rings are still pretty loose. ??? I still eat about two bananas a day, and of course it's usually combined with peanut butter whether it's on a bagel, on toast, or in a bowl of oatmeal. So peanut butter and bananas is what I'm loving these days. This really isn't strange, because I've always loved these foods. It's just funny because during the first trimester, I didn't touch pb or bananas. All I wanted was pizza, tacos, and Italian food...even for breakfast. Weird. All in all, I'm feeling pretty good and energized. However, this morning I woke up with a scratchy throat. I don't see how this is possible since I've been on a mad rage with the Lysol can here lately. Oh well. Vitamins, don't fail me now.
Babycenter.com says that the baby is the size of a spaghetti squash this week and weighs almost a pound! That seems so big to me!
I'm excited to say that all the stress over finding baby bedding officially came to an end around Christmas. I finally decided on a set from Restorationhardware.com. I'm calling my nursery "Vintage Americana." Ridiculous terminology, I know, but you'd be surprised as to how many people can visualize it when I tell them. Well, thank goodness the hard part is over with. (or so I hope...) Now, it's time to start getting it all together. I'll disclose some more details about the nursery as my due date ever so slowly approaches.
Umm...racing has all but ended for me. I was supposed to do a 5k tomorrow, but when I started having those pains and especially after my friend decided on tomorrow to go bridesmaid dress shopping, I knew it must be a sign from above that I probably didn't need to run it. I have no idea if there will be another mama/baby boy race from here until May; we'll just have to see what happens.
I'm almost embarrassed to say that I've never read the Bible all the way through before, so this year I'm making it my mission to accomplish this. I'm still in Genesis right now, and I have to get to Leviticus before the month is over. I'll let you know how my progress is going.
New Year's Resolutions
This might sound odd, but I have vowed to stop peeling the skin off around my cuticles. So far, it has worked, and I can now squeeze the lemon into my water at a restaurant without screaming out in anguish. I'm so excited about my progress.
Do you have any weird or strange resolutions for this upcoming year?