The other day I caught my husband staring at our 12 week ultrasound pictures. My first thought was: "Awwww, that's so sweet, he's looking at his little baby".
And then he opened his mouth...
"Doesn't really look like a baby yet does it?"
"Well, no, the shots taken from the front definitely look like a little alien because the head is still so big" I replied
"I was thinking that it looked more along the lines of Beavis (from the show Beavis and Butthead)". He then proceeded to throw his hands in the air and proclaim: "I am Cornholio and I need TP for my bunghole!".
I didn't know whether to be more scared that he still remembered the lines from Beavis and Butthead or the fact that he was comparing our baby to Beavis. I mean, he was right. The baby has a big head and his hands are waving in the air. If you look at it just right, it does kind of look like Beavis from Beavis and Butthead.
So we are now calling our unborn child Beavis. We will be awesome parents.
I was looking extra pregnant this morning, so I took some belly shots for you. Here I am just starting my 15th week of pregnancy. I still look fairly slender, but my waist has definitely thickened up quite a bit and I have retired a lot of my jeans and work pants and am now resigned to my former fat pants.
Front View- 15 weeks.
Beavis and I are still running. We usually take the the dog with us; I figure her old butt could use the exercise just as much as my pregnant butt does. Plus how can you really resist this face.
Running has been a lot easier for me over the last week; it seems my heart has finally accepted the 40% extra blood volume and has allowed me to resume running (fairly) normally. I know this won't last, pretty soon I'll be as big as a semi truck, but for now, I will enjoy it.
Now if someone could just convince my bladder to resume normal function. The other day the dog and I had 6 pee and 2 poop breaks between the two of us on our 4 mile run. The poop breaks weren't mine, but I was a little envious. Constipation......another joy of pregnancy.
Anyway, my heart seems to have accepted its new workload, which is nice; however, I am still running slow, I figure I am not training for anything, so why push it? I first noticed the effects of the blood volume increase around week 7 or 8 and it literally felt like I was running under water, I had no breathing capacity what so ever. My pace didn't match up with my effort and my heart rate would be through the roof. I would have to take constant walk breaks to bring my HR down to normal even though my pace and effort were extremely easy.
I honestly never really noticed a difference in my biking. The leg strength is still there and I hope to keep it that way. Of course I have been doing most of my biking on the trainer, which definitely helps since I don't have to deal with the lung capacity needed to ride the Colorado hills. Gasp...gasp.
As for swimming, well....let's just say I never thought that I could actually get any slower then I already was, but of course I did. Mainly because I would have to breathe every stroke and it would seem as though I would be gasping for air if I tried to swim "fast", so I would just take it slow with lots of rest breaks. I have noticed a change in my swimming over the last week or so, definitely a little easier.
So that's it. Still hanging in there with my workouts and fitness routine. Now that I am in my second trimester, I have a little more energy, so I have been putting in at least 6 hours a week doing swim, bike, run, and strength and trying to stay on a consistent schedule.
My nutrition however, is a different story. When you wake up at 2:00 in the morning craving baloney sandwiches with mayonnaise and chips crunched on top, you know you are in trouble. I think it has been 25 years since I've eaten a baloney sandwich, but this is the sort of nonsense I am dealing with.
Off to devour some candy bars.....