Thursday, January 8, 2009
First Baby Bump Pics
8 Weeks (green shorts) AND 13 Weeks (blue shorts)
All right you guys.....here they are.... :) Please not that I will be wearing the BLUE shorts and top from here on out - the green ones are just yucky. And I am taking these in the morning after a workout and with NO make up on. And the 8 weeks out pic I had to do a little Paint modification with on my belly because there is a really bad shadow (we have rectified that now and are doing the pics a different way) so I deleted the shadow so you could see the actual difference. WITH the shadow the 8 week pic actually didn't look any different. I think I have a little baby bump at 13 weeks! My little bird is in there growing like crazy! The baby is 3 inches and the size of a peach! :) How cute. My little peach is a peach. I will be taking pics every week from here on out.
My workouts have been awesome this week -getting cardio in EVERY morning. It is so awesome. And the DH has also decided to start waking up early (6:15 or so) and so he walks the doggie with me after morning cardio which is so awesome. I only lifted on Tuesday so far but will lift the rest of the week since my goal is 90% compliance to my plan which equals 5 days a week! And I can't tell you all how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The Daily Plate. It was having some server issues earlier this week and I was not loving it...but they are fixed now. EVERY food I eat is already entered in so I haven't had to log in anything. And they have a super simple process for adding the foods you eat all the time which for me, I eat pretty much the same thing every day with the exception of lunch. It has been such a help in eating good this week. We also got a crock pot which I am loving. Tonight I have beef stew waiting for me. YUMMMY! It is making for EASY dinner prep and great lunches.
I am struggling with gaining weight guys. I have only gained 3lbs but still, it is hard to gain weight and be "ok" with it because of the baby. I know the day will come when I don't really look preganant but look chubby and that will be a tough one. Let's face it, you have to put your vanity on the shelf when you get knocked up. Or at least I have to embrace being a sexy pregnant! I know, I know...I am pregnant...just deal with it...but it is still hard. I am focusing on working out, eating healthy and getting lots of rest.
Other big news....the hubby and I heard powerful arguments from TWO different people that we should WAIT and not find out the sex of our child until delivery. I guess I had never CONSIDERED not finding out. One of the people who convinced me said: "This is the ONE suprise in life where the outcome TRULY doesn't matter" and the other person who played a huge role in our decision was someone who said: "We have two kids - found out on the first and didn't on the second. The second delivery was so much more special and exciting". So, I would love to hear opinions out there...I am sure some of you momma's have them...we had planned on decorating the room in bright, non gender specific colors anyway so that isn't an issue. And I have NO problem forcing people who want to buy us gifts to buy us NON baby clothes stuff. :)
That's all I have for today! Love you guys! The week is almost over! Woo hoo!