Wednesday, July 25, 2012

19 Weeks: Ode to Maternity Clothes

Why oh why did I wait so long to wear maternity clothes?  

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We were allowed to wear shorts at work today if we donated $5 to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society in support of our Team in Training Employees. (Shorts and donating money to a good cause that has to do with running?  Best $5 ever spent.)

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As I don't own many "work appropriate" shorts, I decided to take a peek in the tub of maternity clothes my sister gave me.  I found these shorts, pulled them on, and my life is now changed.  These are so comfortable and stretch right around my growing belly.  No buttons or zippers, just a stretchy material to pull all the way up to my armpits. They remind me of pajama jeans, but I don't care.  I plan on buying maternity clothes even when I am not pregnant.  Now my secret is out.

While I was digging through the tub I found so many other cute options.  Then, last night my friend Aubrey (who had her baby a few weeks after Jessie) dropped off another huge tub of clothes.  I cannot wait to try them all on.  I seriously feel like I just went shopping for the first day of school and have a ton of options for the next few months.  

Other 19 week updates:

  • I am feeling Margaret move all the time now.  It is weird how something could have changed in the baby so fast that one day I didn't feel anything, and 3 days later I feel it every 20 minutes.  This might sound weird, but the movement makes me very aware that there is another hollow part of my body that I am not used to being there.  I am sure I will miss that feeling when Margaret continues to grow and my uterus becomes less hollow.  Although this is really exciting, I now have something new to worry about.  I will randomly start to worry if I haven't felt the baby move in a few hours.  Again, this is probably the least I will worry about this baby for my entire life. How mind blowing is that?
  • We have an ultrasound next week!!!  I think Dan is pulling some strings at work so he can come and I cannot wait!  We will get the "blinded" information on Margaret's gender then, but aren't going to actually find out if it is a boy or a girl at our gender reveal party, which I am planning for later in August.  Such a long time to wait!  I hope I don't try to un-blind anything.  Hehehe.  Right now I am thinking boy and Dan thinks girl. I want to do all of the other "old wives' tale" tests first.  
  • Vegetables are back to sounding bleh.  I thought I was over that?  Except for broccoli.  Broccoli sounds fantastic.  
  • I am starting to feel slightly uncomfortable when trying to lie down and sleep.  Dan says he can't really tell a difference by how soon I start snoring, but I think there is a definite delay.  
  • Someone actually saw me and touched my belly!  When I met my friends for dinner on Saturday night, Brady (who hadn't seen me in a few months) gave my belly a nice and sturdy pat.  I was so excited, but I tried not to make too big of a deal out of it and freak him out.  What I wanted to do was jump up and down and tell him he was the first one to "touch" the baby and give him some sort of prize.  
  • Yesterday I was buying a watermelon at Whole Foods and the girl at the register made a comment about how big it was and said, “This can be your baby.”  I told her I already had one growing and patted my belly and she gave me this weirdly uncomfortable look like was sorry she had said something wrong.  Poor thing. 

In My Belly

Breakfast – last of the cereal

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Lunch – grilled chicken on wheat and fried zucchini.  I am now motivated to make the faux fried version at home. 

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Afternoon snack.

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Dan is a genius in the kitchen. I laid out chicken for dinner and asked him to come up with something good. He found a jar of Alfredo sauce in the pantry and said he was making Cajun pasta.

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Also in the mix – celery, onion, Anaheim peppers and a red pepper from our garden. 

Dessert – a late night Blue Bell emergency trip to the grocery store. 

Run

I ran 3 miles for the first time in at least a week and a half while reading Insurgent – the follow-up to Divergent.  It was challenging, but not too hard and I LOVED the endorphin kick at the end.

Thought for the day

8 comments:

  1. We've made the faux fried zucchini at home using Fiber One..it was pretty good! :)

    So exciting to have new clothes!

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    1. I have never tried the one with fiber one, but I have tried one on SkinnyTaste with panko. Mmmm...maybe tonight?

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    2. They're delish with panko as well. We also use the panko for the buffalo chicken strips we make in the oven! :)

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  2. You are so going to love coming back to this a year from now and see how you were feeling! How is it that you can run and read at the same time? Please help me on this one!

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    1. Readying while running is very easy if you have an ipad or ereader and you run on a treadmill. Just prop the ipad on the stand and away I go. I only run at 6mph, so I'm not sprinting.

      It really makes the time go by fast - but the story has to be somewhat exciting. You should try it!

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  3. You are such a cute little pregnant lady! I think baby will be a girl. My guessing accuracy is at about a 75% right now. Does it matter that the population is only about 4?

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    1. Aw, thanks! That is a pretty good accuracy. I am about 50/50 right now on mine. We shall see..

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  4. So cute!!! Both of you! I love skinnytastes "fried" zuchini..dipped in ranch or horseradish..yum!

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