Saturday, August 23, 2008

Funny Stuff...

So on the news today they showed this new site called Year Book Yourself. I went on it and almost wet my pants laughing so hard. Maybe most of you wont find it that funny but it is worth putting your picture in and trying it out. Make sure you move the picture around after you get your results- you will know what I'm talking about when you try it. Here's Stephen from 1976 

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Low Fat Diet

I didn't think my entire Blog would turn into a pregnancy only discussion but CRAP! I just had my 23 week prenatal appointment and I gained 10 pounds in ONE month. What the CRAP!!?! So I cried. A normal person should gain a little less than one pound per week throughout the entire pregnancy. This equates to about 25-35 pounds of weight gain before delivery. Yup- well I've already added 37 pounds or so and I just hit the half-way mark 3 weeks ago. If I continue to gain about 1 pound per week then I will be looking at a total weight gain of 54 LBS! UGH. I know I haven't been as active as normal but it is really hard to 1)stay awake 2)find my inner drive to move 3)breathe 4)move my legs due to all the excess weight I'm carrying around 5)move due to all the muscle pains I get to experience as the baby grows. 

Anyway- It is really tough to be one of "those" people that pretty much weighs 125-133 all the time no matter what they do...and then be told by a Dr. that I should switch to a low-fat diet. Did I mention I cried? Mostly before he said that but then after he said that I obsessed over it for another 33 hours and counting... 

What adds to this is that pregnancy hormones already make me have girlie sad feelings more often than normal and I was already a little bit uncomfortable with the new shape of my body. Yeah- so I have a lot more respect for pregnant women out there knowing now what emotions and experiences take place. 

P.S. Don't ever respond to a pregnant woman's complaints with, "Yeah, but you'll soon have a baby!" or "It will all be worth it!" or "Just imagine how cute your baby will be". I know this may be hard to accept but those type of "reassurances" wear off after about the 15th week.... Why do they wear off? Because by then the woman has given up every comforting thing she ever enjoyed whether it be food, drink, clothes or activities and nearly every normal movement causes some sort of pain or discomfort. So yeah- I know that the day I have Avery I will be like- yay it is over I'm glad you are here- but from now until then- there is no way in the world that I am comforted by the thought of a cute, amazing little baby while I use handicap rails to get myself around. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Pregnancy hormones=bipolar

I know I'm not licensed in psychology or anything but I think the 8 years of studying it should qualify me to diagnose myself. Right? 

So yesterday (as my blog supports) I felt perfectly happy. Probably happier than I had felt in a long time. Today I woke up fine but as the day progressed I nearly felt depressed. I know I'm not depressed as I have been reading about the pregnancy mood-swings. I just haven't experienced them until recently. Let me tell you something about mood-swings...they are NO joke. I never imagined they would be this severe. Nothing makes a person go from super happy to incredibly sad within 24 hours except bi-polar disorder...and now of course I can say pregnancy falls into that category too. Man...I just can't wait to be myself again. 

I've literally spent the day thinking that life is going in completely the wrong direction and nothing is working out in a positive manner. We'll see what tomorrow brings...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

You know what is good?

A dog, a cup of tea, a good magazine and the hint of fall in the air. Maybe I'm crazy but today felt like fall was finally on its way. Since I moved into my new home this has been the first day cool enough to open the windows. My lazy pup Brock is have sleeping slash dazing off out the window next to me on the couch while I read a magazine and drink some tea. I love the magazine "Fit Pregnancy". It hasn't really helped me stay fit because it gives me an excuse to sit on the couch some more but the articles are informative and its talking about fall. What more could I want? 

In case you didn't know it my favorite time of the year is fall. I can't say that I would want it to be fall year-round because I love the transition. There are moments in the end of summer that you can tell fall is just waiting to poke through. Those are the days I love. Why fall? The weather is perfect, I love football and MARCHING BAND!!! Oh and Pumpkin Spice lattes, leaves and all the colors. You might think I'm crazy but I'd love to have a Halloween-themed baby shower. HA HA! Oh well, I'll settle for soup and pumpkin spiced coffee instead. How's that sound?