OK, first, I know that I've been overloading y'all with baby bullshit. You're just going to have to suffer the rest of the week, then I'll go back to only doing 1-2 posts about baby per week. But I wanted to give a big THANK YOU!!! to all of you that have commented or emailed or texted!! I love that some of you love my updates!! It truly means a lot. And if i'm not emailing you back after your comments, then I probably don't have your email address, so send it to me!!!
OK, on to the recap:
Ohhhhhhh my…….my, my, my……..my sweety-sweet, yummy chocolate. GET IN MY BELLY!!!!
It’s getting bad my friends. Baby is alllllll about the chocolate, ice cream, and get this……spicy pickles!!! Could I be any more of a pregnant cliché?!?! Probably not.
I’ve put on a few more pounds. Obviously. If my diet consists of only empty junk food calories and high sodium foods. Way to be nutritious Laura. Good job. I’m about 154, so I’ve gained about 4 lbs so far. Not too bad. I have no idea how that ranks with what I’m supposed to be gaining. Probably should check that out at some point. I have noticed that it’s a slight struggle to get into my pants. Oh the joy. And I also look like I’ve got a slight beer gut going on. Sign me up for freaking Miss America. And when I win, I want my crown made out of dark chocolate.
I tell ya, it’s so odd to NOT be worrying about my weight, or the scale being a flat chested bitch, or only eating air for 7 days because it’s the latest diet fad. So odd. It’s surreal really. I mean, I’ve spent the better part of 3 years on this quest to lose weight, and now I’m gaining it, and I have to remind myself that it’s for a good reason. The best reason.
I am trying to watch the chocolate intake, and I bought frozen yogurt, instead of the high calorie ice cream, and I’m trying to add more fruits and veggies to my diet. So I’m doing OK on the health stuff, I think anyway. I could be eating French fries and big macs all day, but I’m not. Give me a cookie. No seriously. I really want a cookie.
Ryan and I started going back to the gym this week. I tell ya, it’s been really good for me. Ya’ll know my
loath love/hate relationship with the gym. I just don’t wanna. But
when Ryan goes with me, or we make plans to go together, I’m excited! And I
can’t wait to get home and go! I don’t think about excuses, or not wanting to
go, I just WANT to go. It’s so foreign. It’s like I’m not even myself. I blame
the baby. Is that wrong? Am I a terrible person for blaming the baby for making
me like working out???? Where’s that padded cell? Because I think this
paragraph solidifies my need to be in one.
Moving on. I’ve been feeling really good. The sleeping thing is still sketchy, but the exercise seems to help a little. I’m also watching my water intake two hours before bed, which has helped with the whole ‘getting up every 3 hours to pee’ thing. What’s weird is that I feel pretty energized all day. Like I have tons of energy and can go, go, go. Which is odd, I guess, during the first trimester. But you better believe when it hits 8pm, I’m done. Like, in bed, head on the pillow, about to pass out. It’s like all the energy just dies a quick agonizing death at that hour.
But I’m not complaining!! I’ll take this any day over not being pregnant. Hell, bring on more morning sickness! More exhaustion! More sleepless nights!!! I don’t care! I’m just happy I’m growing a little humanoid in my belly!!!
Let’s talk about the little person! Baby Wiksten is about 1.5 inches long! Growing fast and furious every single day. Bones and cartilage are forming and small indentations on the legs are developing into knees and ankles. Which, if Daddy has anything to say, will be used to play every sport on the planet. The arms are flexing! Get your tickets now for the Gun Show!!! (You can pay me in cupcakes.) But they are truly only about the size of this 1. Crazy huh?! Little teeth are forming under the gums. And Baby’s stomach is producing digestive juices, the kidneys are producing larger quantities of urine, and if the little one is a boy, it’s already producing testosterone!!! Startin’ those boys early!! Lol.
I can’t believe it’s already 10 weeks!!! Time is just flying! And we need to get a move on planning for this little present come August!!!