HEY GUYS! Happy 4th of July Weekend! Hope you have plans to relax and enjoy time with fam & friends! We're heading out to the lake here in a while for a couple nights. Should be exciting! We have a big group coming out on Sunday for the fireworks show Sun UP Bay puts on. I am bringing lots of goodies--rice krispies, no bakes, rotel/velvetta cheese dip, hummus, veggies, watermelon, cowboy caviar bean dip, chips and that's it! Not very healthy, huh? The main dishes will be planked Salmon + Pastisto, so I think I can manage to feed me and baby pretty well and avoid all sugar comas! :)
Speaking of, I am 16 weeks!!!!!!!!! 4 months my goodness it's flown by! I had my 4th month check up and all is well! Baby Argers heart rate was 160bpm and hearing that lil heart beat will NEVER get old! I understand why women by their own doppler! My weight is still only up about 3 lbs, but the doc it not concerned about that because #1 I started higher and #2 I'll catch up the rest of this 2nd and 3rd Tri! I'm feeling REALLY good, I know I keep saying that, but I'm so serious. Pregnancy + Me = Good Time!!! =)
Here are a few random thoughts:
-We're having a GENDER PARTY thur. July 14th. We have an ultrasound that morning-will have the ultrasound tech write the results on a card and we won't look--I'll take that card to the baker (one of my bootcampers!) and she will make us a cake! The inside layers will have pink or blue and the outside will be gender neutral---that evening, we're heading to my inlaws for the CAKE CUTTING!!! I'm sooo excited! Kinda cheeseball, but I'm all about it! My in-laws will be there, my S-I-L will be there, YiaYia will be there and our cousins Greggie, Robin & Baby Ava will come as well! It will be a suprise to us all! Plus we'll have the laptop set up so my Kansas fam can watch via Skype! :) I'll keep ya posted.....I'm still thinking BOY??
-I have pregnancy induced nighttime congestion......either THAT, or it's the copious amounts of pepper jack cheese I've been adding to my eggs....I really don't consume any dairy, so I wonder which is the culprit??? Either way, It makes breathing thru my nose a challenge...ughhh...breathe right strips anyone?? ;)
-I've been doing incline cardio @ a moderate pace which really helps loosen up my lowback pain. Then, I roll around on the foam roller for a while afterwards--so far so good on keeping the lowback pain minimal!
-My "PCOS" face as I refer to it, is better at times, and the same at times. I still get mild breakouts, but they seem to heal quickly. I really, really, REALLLLLLY Hope that pregnancy will "RESET" my entire reproductive & endocrine system and put my PCOS in remission!!! A girl can hope, right?
-My sister and I decided all we think about is babies. Can't blame us, but it's soooooooooo true! I find myself daydreaming about the baby ALL freakin DAY!!!!!!! :) And, I maybe premature, but last night I'm Pretty sure I felt flutters!!!! And it wasn't gas! :) haha
-Okay, lastly, and this one sounds kinda bad, but it's not. It's soooooooo weird and admittly RELIEVING to not be losing or TRYING to lose weight. Lets be honestly, most of my 20's have been spend trying to lose weight, spending a little time at maintanance, then trying to lose again.....I'm so over that. I have so much respect for my body and the fact it's building a LIFE!!! I'll let it do whateverrrr it needs to make that baby as healthy as possible!!!!!
Alright, sorry for the novel, that's what ya get when I take too long to update! Pics will come in the next post...my camera USB cable is not cooperating!
SO much love to you all,
EM & BABY! :)