Monday, December 02, 2013
I had a great Thanksgiving~ lots of family and pecan pie.
I love pecan pie, and its easy to forget that all that butter and sugar have to end up somewhere.
I finally got on the scales and I was up nearly 4 kgs! That is my worst gain in years! Gah!
I did get some exercise in and I did moderate (1 plate of food!) but clearly not enough.
I am now tracking for the first time in a while and November was tough for other reasons, and damn, that pecan pie was great! So back to the treadmill and the tracking.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Nov 5th, morning. I had some mild cramping, some spotting and a brown discharge. I was late for work and I had a prenatal appointment that afternoon. I figured whatever it was, it could wait.
Had a sh*tty day at work.
Went to the clinic early, when cramps got sharp and I could feel blood coming out.
Saw my OB and, not surprisingly, he had sad news.
There was a lot of blood and material. Thank God, I didn't have to see it. I went home with a heavy heart, picked up hubs from work and we walked a little. My OB prescribed something that started with an M and codein.
I bled a lot more, and passed more clots.
I have such mixed feeling~~ a little irrational guilt, sadness, relief to not have to wade through the beaurocratic red tape of Kaiser and SFUSD, relief of not having to take maternity leave or go through labor.
I have tried to give myself space to cry. My body is recovering quickly-- besides some constipation (codein!) followed by diarrhea, I physically feel OK. Its so strange to not be pregnant.
So I am back, saying good-bye to the bean, to babyfit, to maternity clothes. Resetting my goals, getting used to SP's new look.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
I love my she-body. I have been putting a lot of energy and love into her this past year and I am already reaping the benefits.
I am in the 7th week of a new pregnancy and I feel great. This is my third pregnancy, and so far it has been the best. At this time with my previous two I had thrown out my back and morning sickness was making my mornings impossible. I am aware that this could happen again so I am doing my core classes and being careful.
And the best thing of all
MY NURSE PRACTITIONER SAID I COULD GAIN 25-35 LBS- THE AMOUNT THEY RECOMMEND FOR NORMAL WEIGHT WOMEN!!!
WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP
This was my first check-up EVER where my weight wasn't an issue.
Its not all roses and happiness-- its still a high-risk pregnancy because of past issues with preeclampsia and HELLP with my first, my age and my gestational hypertension. I am confident that we will roll through this okay.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
A few weeks ago I was freaking out. Summer was coming to an brupt halt, I was returning to work and I was going to be having a new responsibility~ I would be babysitting my niece on Weds, Thurs and Friday afternoons. Additionally, every other Weds afternoon, I'd be driving her to a town 30 minutes away. I get many hours of free babysitting so I am happy to return the favor and I am thrilled to spend more time with my niece, but I was looking at the precious hour I used to have while my kids napped to workout evaporate. Since I have started Sparking, my workout times have become sacred, precious and non-negotiable. I took a hard look at my schedule. My days were going to be exhausting, so an evening workout didn't look appealing. Afternoons were out of the question and that left the morning. I have to get my kids up at 6:45 to get them out the door by 7:00. If I workout for an hour I have to eat breakfast, so that is 15 minutes. I will have to shower, another 15 minutes. Plus an hour workout would be ideal and I need time to take care of the bathroom and change, another 15 minutes. I did the math, suddenly it looked as if 5 AM was going to be my new wake-up time. I need a good 9 hours of sleep to be fully human so my new bedtime would be 8 PM. I used to love my quiet evenings with Joe. We'd talk and watch foreign films and make fancy cocktails. Our kids have a strict 7:30 bedtime. Essentially, with this scheme, I would put the kids down and then collapse into bed almost immediately.
I decided that my workout was that important. On the Wednesday before school started, I put the kids down and popped 1 g of melatonin before I brushed my teeth and by 8:01 my eyes were shut.
Then a miracle occured. The Thursday morning 5 AM alarm rang. Since I did not want to disturb Joe's beauty rest, I couldn't hit snooze, which I normally do as many times as I can. I turned it off and...
I got up! School wouldn't start until the following week, so I took my time getting into my workout clothes and I got a half hour of gymbox cardio in before I heard one of my babies calling "mommy!" My kids are usually up at 6:30 rain or shine, so they give me a pretty narrow window. I discovered that I move very slow in the mornings, or the clock moves fast, so there is very little lolly gagging.
Fast forward to now. It has been three weeks of getting up at 5 ish and I am really enjoying my workout time. Sometimes I have to ignore my kids because mommy's shower is also non-negotiable. I don't need any melatonin anymore to pass out at 8PM. I am not going to say its easy to get up at 5, but it is working well for me and if I can avoid burnout and deep winter illnesses that would make my life wonderful.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Enjoying a seat in the Eiffel Tower.
Selfie at an interactive exhibit at the Louvre.
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