I am thankful that I haven’t had any outrageous cravings. I hear women that all of a sudden “NEED” Burger King or something else they never would have eaten, and that just never happened to me. Things I craved before I was pregnant still were there once in a while. However, luckily, lately I really, really, really crave fresh, raw, green and healthy food? Weird? Perhaps. Certain people assume I want my sweets and will bring me things. And yes, if it’s in my face I won’t let it go to waste 😉 But overall, I am craving healthy food. Sunday night we ordered in…and I got TWO salads for my dinner. Who does that?? They were both smaller salads (actually one was big and one was small) and I wanted to have them both, couldn’t choose. So I got both. Michael said “If you weren’t pregnant people would think you were weird.”
I am thankful that this pregnancy has been pretty healthy (knock on wood). I am still working out regularly. Yesterday I got through a decent leg workout (2.5 miles on EFX, 3 sets of lunges & squats superset, then 3 sets of abductor/adductor machine superset). My workouts are not nearly as intense as pre-pregnancy, but they shouldn’t be. I am doing something. Glad that I can, not everyone is able to at 33 weeks.
I am also thankful (I guess) that it’s taken until this point in my pregnancy to truly put on the pudge (elsewhere on my body). The baby is growing rapidly at this point (she’s gaining about 1/2 pound per week), the other 1/2 pound is going to Mommy’s thighs. It’s inevitable. On the one hand, I have been fantasizing about kicking my butt hard core post-baby. On the other hand, I am kind of enjoying the fact that I am “off the hook” with that. As long as I keep moving…the workouts are all about endurance and strength for labor right now, and for a healthy baby. Not my thighs. I know I am not eating too much too…so the weight gain is exactly what my body is needing. At least that’s what I tell myself 😉
With all the things I have to be thankful for above…I guess I have to accept the fact that my brain just isn’t working like it used it.
Pregnancy Brain: Pregnancy-induced brain fog, a true (and truly frustrating) hallmark of pregnancy. You may forget appointments, what you just walked into the store for, where you left your purse, whether you turned off the stove (in my case my straight iron) — and maybe, your phone number.
As usual in pregnancy, it’s just your pregnancy hormones having some fun, this time at the expense of your memory. And believe it or not, your brain-cell volume actually decreases during the third trimester of pregnancy. Supposedly, my brain will plump back up a few months after delivery???
Saturday morning, I go to make my oats. I add all my fillings (AB, Chia, Raisins, etc), and go to sit & eat it. I turn to Michael and say “Is it just me, or is this bowl of oatmeal HUGE?” He’s like, yea, and it looks really dry too. Hmmm…OHHH. I did 1 cup water and ONE WHOLE CUP of oats. It’s supposed to be 1 cup water and 1/2 cup oats. To quote you know who…”DUH!” I added a ton of almond milk and ate about half or 3/4 of it. But seriously.
Don’t trust me to try and remember something, anything. Especially if it’s a short-term memory. I will remember it next week at a random time when it’s irrelevant. Especially peoples names. I was bad with that before…now, it’s like…don’t even introduce me to someone new, unless they have a permanent name tag. Save me the embarrassment. I could forget my siblings names at this point.
My P Brain has made me feel truly less than inspired in the kitchen (is that a valid excuse?) I really want to start creating some healthy good recipes, especially for you all. But I just can’t get it together (although I may have one in the works).
I am usually a VERY detail oriented person. It cripples me. The one plus with my P Brain is that I don’t put SO much thought into over-thinking things (cutting the time I spend on one take down by a fraction, like blog posts).
My P Brain is so bad I can’t even think of all the goofy things I have done to list in this post. There’s been a lot. I’ll have to start writing them down as they happen.
Hopefully I can get it all together for tomorrows post. I would like to do My Pregnancy, Second Trimester. Silly me did not keep a detailed journal. Regretting it now.
On another note..the baby room is still coming along! A work in progress, but got a huge step done this week! My uncle, who is amazing by the way, put the french doors on her room (which used to be my den/computer room):
“I hope you don’t think I want to stay in here all day, Mom” -M
We still need to do:
-Paint The Door
-Get curtains for the door
-Move the litter box and scrub/ sanitize the area
-Clean out my book shelf and re organize it
-Find a place for all the other random things that are still in that room
-Touch up the walls with paint where needed
-Get the crib
-Baby wall art? And/Or shelves
-Get lighting for the walls (have an appointment tonight with my brothers friend/electrician)
-Get an area rug?
-Have my baby shower and find a spot for all the stuff I get 🙂
I’ll have the finished product for you as soon as it happens!
What’s the last home project you did? Or planning to do?
Did you experience “P-Brain?”
I got it mildly before pregnancy every month (hormonal head I guess?) Michael called it my “wacky time” but never like this! This is all the time “wacky-time!”