CrossFit in Pregnancy, OB Visit, Sleepover at the Padres.

I’d say happy Friday, but I have to work all weekend so I’m not feeling too happy about this day! Impending doom. And I have an entire paper to write between today and Monday, but I work all weekend and have plans Monday night, so today needs to be my bulk day for the paper (which I clearly am doing a great job at- NOT).

I spent the night over at my mom and dad’s last night! I don’t know why, but I always really enjoy spending the night there! Maybe cause it’s always a throwback and I always tend to look through old photos (I looked at a bunch last night- I’m so glad I’ve grown up) and it’s fun sleeping in my old room, even if it’s completely different. When I was younger, we always moved every three years. This house is the first house that has been “home” for so many years (15 years- we moved there in 2000). It was nice to sit and chat with my mom and dad too! And I did some grooming to Sam, our 18 year old cat who is still alive and thriving over there! His fur is in sad shape though!

Unfortunately, I woke up with a ton of ear pain last night from all the fluid in my ear, but it must have shifted and it felt fine this morning. I woke up with ligament pain in my abdomen this morning though, so all around, it just wasn’t a great night of sleep. I also just felt drained waking up and I think the fluid in my ears is causing some nausea and lack of appetite. Isn’t being pregnant fun?!

I got up to go to my OB appointment this morning to check on Baby Jackson. His heartbeat is still in the 130s. Really and truly, these monthly appointments seem like a bit of a waste. I just saw the baby last week on the ultrasound and I listened to his heartbeat at work the other day, so I know he’s still kickin’. I feel like monthly prenatal visits are just some way for doctors to make more money off insurance companies. They check my urine and fetal heart tones and that’s it. Good thing I have so many days off during the week or I’d probably be irritated about taking so many days off for these appointments!

I ran to Whole Foods afterwards to grab a few things to make for work this weekend and got home in time to lay down before the gym for a few. It was really rough getting off the couch to go work out. I was still feeling really blah and lazy, but I didn’t want to pay a fee at the gym so I got my butt of the couch and went to CrossFit.

I had a bum workout again since it included running today and I really wanted nothing to do with running or rowing after yesterday. I have no back pain today and I’m trying to keep it that way since I know it’s coming back tomorrow with a 12 hour workday! So I just walked 200m with 15lb dumbbells in each hand instead, and I have to do my pushups with my hands on a box or else I feel way too much pressure in my abs. We were also working on handstand pushups (which I am awesome at), but I’ve been dizzy with all this fluid in my ears so I didn’t want to go upside down at all. So I just did push presses instead. I worked up a sweat though and that’s really all that matters right now! I just feel bad being difficult since I’m just a ClassPasser, but the coaches have been great! I’m sticking with the same gyms though for the most part, so the coaches are used to working with me at least, even if I don’t “belong” to that gym.

I got home and started on my paper briefly (as in, I wrote about five sentences all afternoon). I cleaned up a bit, threw some chili in the crockpot, made a spaghetti squash, and now I’m drinking some chai tea that smells just like fall! I also opened all the doors to let this cool air into the house and it’s just a nice, dreary afternoon! I’m excited for Jon to get home tonight, but he won’t get home till around 10:30 (he went to New Orleans for work last night, which was why I went to my parent’s house)! I’ll probably be in bed by then!

I’m sure I’ll check back on Monday, but I hope you all have a great weekend!

Gender Reveal Party and CrossFit

Happy Thursday! I’m off today (obviously) and tomorrow, but it’s back to work this weekend! Sad face.

Monday was another missed workout day. I had my very first case of vertigo that put me out of the gym at 10am due to lack of sleep and fear of the vertigo coming back with changing positions too much. So I spent the majority of my day lazing around and watching trash TV.

Monday evening was my Gender Reveal “Party.” I went in the afternoon to CamiCakes to pick up a random assortment of cupcakes to stuff with colored icing myself.

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I had to buy myself a mini one to eat right away and it was SO GOOD. I’ve never had CamiCakes before but I’m sold. I’m not a huge cake person in general, but something about this baby is making me crave sweets nonstop and I’ve been really wanting cupcakes lately. It was like a little piece of heaven. Far better than any other cupcake I’ve ever had.

I spent the afternoon cooking and stuffing the cupcakes with green food coloring (it went fairly well, except one ended up with no green icing inside and Gina was the poor recipient of that one, so she didn’t get the surprise, haha).

Kassie, Gina, and Laura were all here by 6pm! We cut the cake for the reveal and they were all excited about a baby boy! They all thought I was having a girl cause they thought I would have been more depressed if it was a boy, haha. I’m still disappointed about having a boy, but I’m excited too. It’s still going to be my baby. We all ate some chili (yay chili! it’s fall!) and took ridiculous photos. Then we dug into our cupcakes and let me just tell you, if you can get to a CamiCakes, order a cinnamon swirl and a sweet potato cupcake. Those two were out of this world. I told myself like a month ago today that I’d start eating better, but it’s taking all of my willpower not to go get more cupcakes.

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Tuesday and Wednesday were work days for me. Unfortunately, my amazing pregnancy took a bit of a turn and I’m now having some horrible lower back pain. I couldn’t figure out what exactly was going on but it was making work absolutely miserable. Last night, Jon massaged my lower back and everything was extremely painful. I woke up with back pain last night (and Jackson going crazy in my belly).

We did make it out to trivia last night, which was a lot of fun but also kind of miserable to sit in a booth for two hours. I’m feeling more comfortable with the trivia group (there are only usually 6 or 7 of us) so it’s more enjoyable to go to now. I’m hoping we start back up with going since it’s nice to have some social time.

This morning I was supposed to go to an 8am CrossFit class via ClassPass, but instead I set my alarm for 8am. Awesome. They seemed laid back last time I went (most CrossFit gyms are), so I went to the 10am class instead. I was still uncomfortable before going (but my back pain wasn’t as bad- it’s usually not until after being on my feet for a few hours during the day and then it just gets miserable) but I will say that this has been one of my harder workouts for sure. Running makes me have to pee with every. single. step. so I rowed for my 2nd and 3rd rounds (800m each) and that was miserable too. I have to row at a pace of 2:35-2:55/500m in order to breathe enough where I feel like Jackson gets some Os too, and then I can’t lean forward cause it feels like I have a watermelon in my pelvis and I can’t lean back cause it strains my abs. And my back pain started up during the workout and yeah, rough. But I’m not quitting the gym if I can avoid it. I’ll just suffer and waddle through workouts if I have to.

I did read today that this is the time where my ligaments loosen up and your center of gravity really starts shifting, so lower back pain is a common complaint now. I was relieved to read that cause I really felt like it was way too early to be having back pain (I’ve only gained 10lbs) and everybody at work seemed so surprised when I told them how I was feeling. The stuff I read didn’t mention if it gets better though. I have an OB appointment tomorrow, so I’m going to discuss it with my doctor.

Today will be spent doing schoolwork and heading over to my parent’s house. I’m spending the night there since I haven’t seen them in awhile and they’ll be going out of town soon. My doctor is closer to their house anyway. I need to finish up a book too cause Monday is our next book club meeting and I’m only 14 pages into our book. Oops.

I’ll leave you all with a picture of me today (excuse everything but my belly- I just got home from the gym). I’m finally at the point of feeling like I actually look like I’m pregnant instead of just looking like I drink too many beers. I also felt like my belly was stuck at the same size for weeks on end and these last two days I’ve felt bigger. (I’ll be 18 weeks on Saturday.)

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