Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Snips & Snails & Puppy Dogs Tails.......

Apparently that's what my little boy is made of.  I'm not sure what a snip is, but snails are gross.

Yep, we are having a boy! Look how cute he is; I can't wait to meet the little person who has been kicking and bouncing on my bladder for the last several weeks.  I think he's going to be a runner too, his little legs were going non stop during my ultrasound last Friday.  I would be running in there too, there's not much else to do, well he could swim, but if he's like his mother, he doesn't like to swim.

Today I am 18 weeks and 5 days or in my 19th week of pregnancy and that means I am in my 5th month.  Things are going well and I am feeling much better now that the ingestion has subsided a little, in fact, I feel pretty normal, with the exception of the pregnancy forgetfulness.  I always thought that the pregnancy brain or forgetfulness was just a myth until it started happening to me.

I have fallen off the stupid tree and have hit every single branch.

Seriously, I forget everything.  The other day, I was looking for my pink running glasses and couldn't find them anywhere. I finally gave up and went into the bathroom (I can only go so long without pee breaks), I looked in the mirror and there they were, perched on top of my visor where I normally put them.  The stupid thing was that they weren't the only pair of sunglasses up there.  I had not one, but two pairs sitting on top of my visor.  At least I am prepared for the Colorado sunshine.  Now, if I could just figure out why I thought I needed to pack two pairs of left shoes to go to the gym, instead of a right and a left, I will be all set.

Running is getting harder for me.  I am carrying the little guy pretty low and bio mechanically, running is getting a little painful because I am having to run/walk so slow.  I am going to keep at it as long as I possibly can, but it is definitely a struggle with the pain and all of the peeing.  Trying to map out my runs around toilets is just hard, which is why I love trail running so much right now.  You can pee anywhere!!!  I keep hoping he moves up a little and I start to carry a little higher.   I am still getting in about 6 to 6 1/2 hours of swim, bike, run, and strength work in however, and I feel that this is a major success.

Last week, we took a mini vacation and stayed in a cabin in the mountains right outside of Leadville, CO, so I am way behind on reading blogs since I don't blog while on vacation, but I will catch up.

I did manage to take a few pics:

The first two are on the patio of our cabin with a view of the mountains in the back and the last one is of me right after a 6 mile trail run with my favorite trail running parter.

Hope everyone is having a great week!