Healthy Living

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

24 Weeks

How Far: 
24 Weeks



Baby Cain, we are 6 months and going strong! 
Baby Cain is the size of an ear of corn.

The best best best part of being pregnant so far is: You move all the time. It is so amazing. Also, now when you move, people can see you! We were sitting on the beach and you started a kicking fit. I should add that The Rays and Coach all saw you from several feet away. Now it is fun to mark what makes you move the most... It pretty much happens when I calm down or get still for a long period of time. I find myself doing things to get you to move more. However, you are totally on your own and only like to move when you feel the urge. Although your daddy feels that it is him that get you moving most when he plays his random music. 


How I Feel: 
Hormones are for the birds! Whew! 
Riding to class, sitting in class, riding home from class.. THEN working at the computer for several hours at a time is KILLING my back. Luckily, we are practicing for Bradley Method birth and a massage is highly recommended. I will gladly take that massage! 
Plus, lots and lots of stretching and exercising helps too. I am reminded with every friend and every piece of literature that exercise is important. I am working hard to keep this up. A few beach trips are in the near future and they will be nice for relaxing. I need to remember that round ligament
 pain is no joke. It kinda sneaks up on you and BAM... takes your breath away.

I am so very thankful for Spark and easy 2 mile runs.

 I also went into hardcore nesting mode. I spent three full days cleaning out the garage and then going through each inch of the house and getting rid of stuff. I had a yardsale early one Saturday morning and then took the rest to Goodwill. Now we are officially cleaned out. Next task... take the blinds down and bleach them. I once thought nesting was a joke. Um... no. SO for real.


Maternity Clothing:
Summers are great for wearing yoga pants and tanks all day. That is pretty much what I have been living in. However, I am still able to throw on a few pre-maternity pieces. I don't do this much because I really don't want to ruin my regular pieces by stretching them out. Plus, they really are not that comfortable anymore. In fact, my most loved Nike shorts that I am know for living in, well... they are just blah these days. Gimmeeee the yoga pants.


Cravings:
Sweets. Any sweets. All sweets.
Junk.
BUT... we went to our favorite restaurant with our BFFs this week. (Mexican) This place has hands down the BEST broccoli dish. I ate a whole plate and then considered asking for more to go. I try and try to make mine like theirs... I just can't. It is so good. (Now I am considering going to get some ASAP now!)

Nursery:
Nothing major happened in this sweet little room this week. However, wait for next week! :)

Sweet Baby Dub:
Oh. Dub. Dub is great. I really have ZERO worry about him adjusting. Which kinda makes me want to start worrying. I mean, I know people worry about their dogs adjusting to such change, but for some reason I have peace about this. I may be wrong. I pray I am not. It breaks my heart to see people giving up their dogs because they can't adjust well to the new addition to the family. I just really don't see that being us at all. (Praying!) I do sometimes worry when he barks at the wind blowing, but then again... Baby Cain is hearing all this now. In my mind I am all like..."Well, that is your BFF... better learn that sound quick!"




Wednesday, June 24, 2015

23 Weeks

How Far: 
23 Weeks
**I am a bit behind on blogging. Luckily I am good at journaling and writing things down to remember. 


Baby Cain is the size of a large mango. 
The facts about Baby Cain are getting pretty exciting. This week Baby Cain can feel me sway to the music. This may not seem like a big deal to some, however in the Cain House... we dance! We dance to Coach's crazy ipod and even more now that he found 90s Hip-Hop on Pandora. Baby Cain can feel the dancing love going on! 



How I Feel: 

We kicked off summer with a day trip to the beach. Living in the south is amazing. You can call a friend and say, "Hey! Let's go to the beach!" I am thankful we have amazing friends that just jump in the car and understand the value of good snacks and great seafood. 



This was the first week that I had to head back to college to finish my degree. This means a 2 hour car ride to class in the morning. Then sitting for 6 hours in class. Then a 2 hour car ride home. When I get home I am beat. I usually hit the bed and don't get up until I hear the alarm and hit the snooze five times. However... I am getting it done. Three weeks and I will be finished! 

I am still running. The heat is going to be the game changer. It is HOT! I am so thankful for AdvoCare's Re-hydrate. It keeps me going. Dub really loves the runs too! After a long run, yoga helps stretch things out. Yoga is my new favorite! 

Maternity Clothing: 
The thought of pants with buttons or zippers gives me chill bumps. No thanks. I am loving yoga pants and tanks! 

Cravings: 
Food. Y'all for real. Food has never taste so good to me. Any food. All food. Sweets and more sweets! I could eat anything and everything. 

Nursery: 
I cannot wait to share this room! The closet may have NOTHING in it... But the other things are falling into place. 

Sweet Baby Dub: 

Dub is absolutely the best. We have been told several times that he will hit the back burner once Baby Cain comes but I pray daily that we just become Cain, Family of 4! I am so excited to see him as a true guard dog. This is a position he has already worked hard to fill. Just ask the FedEx man.