Saturday, December 29, 2012


Well Christmas is finally over and I have to admit that I am a little relieved. We had a busy holiday and are still going. We had a major milestone with Grace - she no longer uses her soo-soo (pacifier) at all! This is big for us. With another baby coming in June I really wanted to be past this stage. She was great over the holidays - we baked cookies for Santa and left carrotts for Rudolph. It is so amazing seeing Christmas through a little ones eyes again! It has really made the holidays fun again. Here is Grace with Santa:

She did so well! He asked her about Princess's and she was all his!

I am 16 weeks today and feeling so much better! I had a bladder infection  about 2 weeks ago and I am finally feeling better. The antibiotics are finally out of my system and the extreme nausea is gone. I feel like I can get back on track with my eating and back to the gym. I very luckily do not have to go back to work until Wednesday so I will probably be away from the gym until then. This is the longest break I have taken in a while and let me tell you I HATE not going. I really miss exercising and I find myself craving it. I guess this is a good way to feel. Hopefully this will be the longest break I take until I give birth. I will be away for 2 weeks in February as we are taking Grace to Disneyland with the Grandparents (both sets) and then spending a week with my parents at their trailor in California! We are all so excited and I can not wait!

I bought myself a pregnancy magazine for fitness as I was really unsure as to what would be best to do while I was there. I was not sure what was safe to do. From looking at all the different exercises I think I should be able to keep myself in pretty good shape. I am not sure which starting point I should use for my weight at this point. When we started trying I stopped weighing myself regularly. I was about 190 when I stopped weighing and I was 194 at my first appointment. I am currently about the same. I fluctuate a little because I have been so sick. I guess I will say 190 is my start and I am really hoping to keep it down to about 20 pounds gained. I gained 35 with Grace but I started out at 165. I am just going to do the best I can and eat the best I can.

Monday, December 17, 2012

It's Going to Go Away

That is my Mantra right now - the nausea is going to go away. I guess it helps keep the weight off. I still have trouble eating a full meal but I am trying to make them as healthy as possible. It can be really difficult when all you want is sits to much better!

We have started telling people and it makes it a little more exciting =)

I have sadly been neglecting the gym. Christmas is such a busy time for me at work and everyone has been sick! Any suggestions for fitting activity in? I try and do what I can but I am feeling pretty yucky at night and very tired! I thought my energy was going to come back? I could really use some right about now as I deparately need to get stuff done before Christmas! It is just over 1 week away and I need to get cleaning and wrapping!