Good morning and happy Thursday!
Some snafus going on over here regarding Pure Bliss Eats, but we’re working through them. It’s a long story, but I know whatever happens will make our company better in the end. (It’s more an ingredient issue, so nothing too major; I’ll be able to reveal more to you later.) I know that I’ve been open about this journey and I want to make sure you know it’s not all rainbows. Yesterday was an extremely frustrating day and we still don’t have a solution, but I’m confident by the end of the day we will. I knew we were going to encounter bumps along the road and it’s been pretty smooth so far, so this was kind of bound to happen.
Anyways, I’m keeping perspective. I have to be honest and tell you that I have an amazing team supporting and surrounding me. I am so grateful for what they bring to the table. Before I get to work testing new ingredients today, I’m enjoying a cup of (half caf) coffee, breakfast and a run….not to mention a pep talk from my sister!
What else is helping me keep perspective? Our 20 (almost 21) week check up today! (HALFWAY!!) We go for baby’s scan today to make sure all her/his organs are growing properly. We aren’t finding out if baby is a boy or girl so hopefully no one slips and tells us!
What’s new this week?
My belly is GROWING! It’s funny because for the past few weeks I feel so normal and myself that I don’t expect to look in the mirror and see this baby bump. I’m also feeling lots of kicks. Danny has felt baby once, but that’s it. I feel baby all the time now and it’s fun to wake up and go to sleep to.
Clothes: I bought 2 tops from Gilt Groupe. They were having an awesome maternity sale of a bunch of different designers. It’s many of the same things you see at A Pea in a Pod, but for a fraction of the price. Love Gilt. I’ve also been wearing a bunch of dresses (when it’s actually warm enough!!)
Sleep: No complaints. I have been tired, but I’ve been putting in LONG hours. I get up once during the night to use the bathroom, but I usually fall back asleep pretty quick. I fall asleep on the couch anywhere between 8:30 and 9:30 and basically fall right into a deep sleep. Then I wake up in a drunken like state and have to make it up to bed.
Food: Food has been tough this week. I’ve fallen a little bit back into the place where I don’t want anything but am hungry. Yesterday I ate 2 egg wraps, one for breakfast, one for lunch. I’m way more interested in cooked veggies than raw this week too. It’s so strange but I’m trying to just go with it. I’m still eating well and healthy, but I’m just not sure what I want.
Exercise: Going well. I started doing Jillian Michaels No More Trouble Zones for a full body weights workout. I use an exercise ball (that I just bought) for exercises laying on my back. I’m still running between 3-5 miles. I have to pee pretty much 10 minutes into my run, but it goes away once I get into a groove. I am loving running, but let me just be clear I walk as much as I need to. Sometimes it’s 10 minutes broken up, sometimes it’s more. Yesterday I did a very easy elliptical workout and some weights.
Names: Yes we have names! We have 2 girl names picked out and 1 boy name. I’ve had these girl names picked out for about 4 years and the boy name for about 2. (Is that weird?) We’re not sharing with anyone…not even my sister.
Overall thoughts: I still can’t believe there is this little baby growing inside my belly. It’s getting more real because I feel the kicks, but somehow it’s still so surreal. I have this overwhelming constant feeling of gratitude that I don’t think will ever go away. It’s for the baby, my husband, family, friends and just everyone. I’m so grateful for the life I have and don’t take any second for granted. I wonder if strangers can tell I’m pregnant. I know it depends on what I’m wearing at this point, but I think it’s pretty obvious. I also probably should start on reading some books. I read babble and birth stories often, but as for regular books, not so much.
This was a long post. Sorry for all the rambles!
I’m off to do some work and get out for a run! Enjoy the day!