Friday, August 24, 2012

Pregnancy Update...

I'll probably do another one in a little over a week when I see my midwife again, but I figured since I hadn't written much about my pregnancy so far it would be good to do. :) It would probably be nice if I had some pictures of myself and my belly bump....but yeah, I don't have any and it'd probably be hard for me to like any of them well enough to post! I might try to get a few sometime, but definitely no promises on that! :)

So far with this pregnancy I don't really have any true complaints......

.....ok, my face is driving me crazy so that would be my most serious complaint! And it's not just the fact that I check it every day to see if I can tell if it's getting any chubbier(the bad thing is, it's hard to really tell till you look back at former pregnant pictures in horror and wonder how you didn't notice your face looking so puffy!). 

Back to the face is driving me crazy because it's so greasy! I truly don't ever recall ever having this much trouble with my face. I feel like every five minutes I could wipe off a layer of grease....yuck!....which I'm sure is why my face has been breaking out more then normal. I know this is completely normal during pregnancy so I shouldn't be surprise, but I'm sure not happy about having a "shiny face." 

So, that pregnancy "glow" they tell you don't want it cause I'm pretty sure it comes from having a face that reflects the grease.......just saying, if you were like I me and wondering what the pregnancy "glow" was all about.

Other then my face issues, my pregnancy has been going well. I've been a little disappointed that I haven't been able to get back in to running due to the heat, but I still have time so hopefully it will start cooling off soon so I can get out and do some running....or possibly just a jog since I'll be pretty slow. :) I have been exercising in the house, and this week I even started slow jogging around the house (the girls love it!) for about 15 minutes. I know 15 minutes isn't very long, but we live in a pretty small living area so any more then that is a little too much circling! I've also been trying to get out and walk every day that the weather is a little cooler, which is good for me and the girls since we get to get out and exercise, but also because its a good time for lots of talking. They are at the point where having a conversation with them is highly entertaining! :)

As for this little growing baby, she's quite the mover so I feel her moving (it seems like) constantly! I've even been able to see her moving by watching my belly, so that has definitely been fun....although I'm sure I look very weird just sitting somewhere staring at my belly. :) Abigail got to feel her yesterday morning, which was pretty cool! I don't know for sure what Abigail thought about it, but when I put her hand on my belly and she got kicked her eyes got really big! :)

My appetite has pretty much returned to normal, or at least a little more normal....I still get to feeling like I'm starving at times, but for the most part I don't feel like I have to keep eating constantly. Whew! I'm trying to stay away from anything too unhealthy, but occasionally I have to have a muffin...I don't know what it is with me and muffins. It also helps to satisfy my need to bake something.....I think I'm going to be in trouble come holiday season because I have so many recipes for yummy things I want to make!

Something I discovered recently was this yummy stuff.....

 It is so good if you enjoy any kind of coffee drink, and actually it's pretty good for you considering any of the similar coffee drinks out there, including just your regular chocolate milk. A lot lower in the calories for sure. Just look at the Potassium, Calcium, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C amounts....chocolate milk doesn't even come close and especially not those Starbucks drinks!

 I know it's not something you need, or should, drink every day, and normally a bottle this size lasts me a week or more, but it is a fun little something to drink every once in awhile and know you're not totally blowing your diet.

Well, I'm sure I'll do a more thorough pregnancy update after my next prenatal visit, which will hopefully include the fact that my iron has gone back up, and that I'm sticking to a 1.5lb a month weight gain! Ok, maybe that's wishful thinking to hope for that again since I have a growing baby in my belly.............
but a girl can dream, right?! :)