She had just moved her hand to the side of her face, moments before, she had it resting under her chin like she was posing for a school portrait from the 80s. (yeah, you kiddos of the 80s remember those, right? ) She was very active, kicking, punching, and even looked like she was yawning, but the tech told me she was drinking fluid. It was so precious!
For the first month I experienced nausea without vomiting. Just an all day, I want to get sick. I discovered that eating a piece of cheese fixed that in a jiffy. Right when I was getting over that, I began to suffer intense migraines. They were quite debilitating and a couple of times I was out of commission for an entire day, curled up in a ball willing my brain to behave. And then....COFFEE! My doctor gave me the go ahead to drink one cup as soon as I felt a migraine coming on. Actually, he was going to write me a prescription, but I wanted to try something a little less chemical-y. We compromised with coffee or tea. I was back to feeling more like myself and well, ever since then, the only two noticeable side effects of this pregnancy are lots of emotion and an ever expanding belly.
A couple of weekends ago, I ran/walked in the Komen 5K. My time was 38:42. It was 8-9 minutes slower than the last time I was timed, but I didn't think it was that bad. As a matter of fact, I was just happy to be able to run. Speaking of running, I found my old maternity support belt and used it this past week after the sonogram. I felt so positive and happy about everything in general that well, I wanted to run. Don't you worry, I took it easy. The most I ran at one time was a 400. I would run a lap, then walk half a lap and start running again. Just like with Mari, I just pictured the little one growing inside of me growing stronger, working those tiny arms and legs. While I didn't know it with Mari (and I know now), the breathing I do while running is very similar to how I breathed during labor. I'm hoping the running will help with labor this time around.
Anyway, that's it. That's the update. I will take a belly picture soon enough and post it. Then again, I may just wait until Halloween to get extra inventive with my costume. Other stats:
- Went to the horse races for the first time
- Went to see Alo, G.Love, Jack Johnson, One Republic, and Maroon 5
- Traveled to Lubbock...twice
- Snapped a couple of weddings and portraits
- Went to a few birthday parties
- Ate my weight in cake and cupcakes