Miss Clarke: Week 34
How I feel Physically: Well....I feel like i just write the same thing every week. I have okay days and bad days and worse hours but good minutes? haha Anyway...on a positive note: I swam this week and it felt great while I was in the pool! I'm pretty out of shape...but that is to be expected. I don't even care about that. I am just taking a lot of breaks when I need to and listening to my body. The hubs has been great and really supportive of rest, which makes me have less guilt about actually resting.
How I feel Mentally: I feel pretty good. I am super ready to not be pregnant anymore...but I am trying to appreciate the last few weeks I have with just Logan and I. I don't want to wish this time away, but I do wish the pain away...
Happy of the Week: This was a pretty chill week. It was the first week in over a month that we were not out of town and didn't have any guests. We just relaxed and watched Super Girl after dinner each night. It felt good to just chill. I also went to a new bible study this week and really enjoyed it. It felt really nice to be around some awesome Godly women and to talk candidly about being a mom and about birth. haha The garden has also been really producing a lot of yummy things lately, which has been really fun! I see some zucchini bread and such in our future!
CRAVINGS: I only had one craving this week. On Friday night we were hanging out and we took the dogs on a really late walk and on our walk I got some skittles. They were SOO good! I literally only ate 1/2 if the little bag, but they totally satisfied whatever was going on with my brain. I think that is the first time I have actually went and got something that I was craving since I have been pregnant. I haven't been one to send Logan on a crazy wild goose chase in the middle of the night. I guess a bag of skittles is about as wild as it gets for me haha
Things for Clarke: WOOHOOO!!! I have officially bought everything she needs! I feel so blessed to have had so many awesome showers and people love on our family, and we officially have everything! This week she got her bathtub from Aunty Meghan and on Saturday I made a trip to the Buybuy Baby store and used our gift cards for an Owlet Monitor (judge me if you want, I think it will give me peace of mind), and thermometer, and an activity gym, you can see the one I got HERE! I ordered a lot of the stuff I needed for the hospital bag as well, so I am going to officially start packing that this week coming up! Right now it's all just in a pile in her closet.
Favorite Dinner: Favorite dinner this week was definitely steaks on the grill on Sunday afternoon. We got home from church and I made some potatoes that I steamed in the microwave for a few minutes and then smashed them and fried them in a pan with a little olive oil and french fry seasonings along with some roasted brussel sprouts. I love roasted veggies so much.
Workouts: The workouts I did do this week I felt good about. Especially the swimming. I felt so weightless in the water and I honestly didn't feel pregnant, except for the whole being out of shape thing...I noticed this week that I had a lot of exhaustion during the day and took a nap on most days, which I have just started doing recently. A few of the days I took off I didn't feel the best, so I am trying to listen to my body. Next week I am going to try to incorporate more squats and do some light circuits. Just to make sure my muscles get used.
Monday: I had physical therapy for 75-80 minutes in the AM (which completely wears me out), and I leave sweating most of the time. haha Then I did a 50 min walk in the PM with my puppies.
Wednesday: 40 min walk with the puppies in the afternoon + 45 min swimming laps in the PM
Friday: 75 min Physical therapy + 55 min PM walk. We walked around 10PM and it was cold enough to wear a big sweatshirt, which was heavenly! it cracks me up how tired a walk can make me feel these days though.
Sunday: 25-30 min stretching and PT exercises.
Thoughts of the week: It was a little rough, but it was also really happy. I had days where I felt sick...but I feel like that normal. I am about to have a kid for goodness sakes. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I feel like I am so close, so I am also dealing with things mentally a little better. Also: sleep just sucks. I cannot get comfortable because my ribs hurt so bad that if I lay on one side too long the pain wakes me up. OHHH WELL! haha
Weight Gain: According to my scale, I lost a pound this week. Or at least of the day I weighted myself, which was 34 + 3, so I am staying pretty solid around 24-25lbs. Weight fluctuation is normal. I do always weight myself at the same time of day, but I don't put much stock in a pound or two. Just means I drank more water hormones or different or whatever else.