My belly is so big. It is 10x more basketball crazy without my shirt on. I wondered how my 5'-2"+ frame would carry a baby at this point in pregnancy, and now I know...10' in front of me!!
^^I was all ready for the gym and ended up at Chipotle instead. haha
We have done so many things to prepare, but the list is never ending, really...
- Stock up on post surgery recovery items
- Finalize baby photography plans - OMG I'm not spending 2k on a baby shoot are they crazy
- Get Rykar on heartworm meds - that's something baby/dogs can share although very unlikely
- Design birth announcement - lower on my priorities list, but still there!
- Finish nursery decor - I had my brother in law draw some adorable MONKEYS after the cutest ones I could find were really expensive. This is one he drew.
I never did find a good rug, and we haven't purchased the glider yet or a baby tub which I think we will want. It's still TBD. And I can't find a crib skirt that I like. But oh well. Trivial matters at this point.
I know it's ridiculously premature to be thinking about my fitness comeback considering I don't know if I'll have any motivation midst the lack of sleep, but I cannot help but want to set goals already and they EXCITE ME. Even if I have to change them or just throw them out the window.
My #1 goal is to get back into running but VERY SLOWLY after I'm cleared by my doctor, probably 6 weeks post partum. I'm super injury prone and I know I'll want to ramp it up once I'm feeling comfortable with bouncing [my insides].
This plan is slower in mileage increase which will be a perfect start in combo with Crossfit.
When I stopped running in the 2nd trimester, I had bad runner's knee. I have not done much about it but not run and solely cross train, but I am fearful it'll come back if I'm not very careful with recovery.
Obviously running has been on my mind more lately. Ben bought me a running charm for my nekked charm bracelet which I'm stoked about. This is a horrible picture of it, but I love.
September is usually the end of the monsoon season (maybe mid September, I can't remember). Well we had flooding a month ago and then on Monday we had a 100 year flood which put Phoenix in a state of emergency and shut down the schools.
It first started out as a haboob (thanks James for unknowingly allowing me steal your picture).
Then the rain started overnight. I woke up with some contractions in the middle of the night, and I heard the crazy storm and thought, "I would go into labor during a monsoon." But I didn't, they eventually stopped thank goodness.
This is the FREEWAY.
I know we live in either a 100 or 150 year flood zone, but we were lucky with our location both storms. But I wanted to share some crazy pictures of this desert we live in.
6 days until baby day, unless he decides to flip. Have a wonderful Wednesday!