Currently: First Trimester Edition

You guys, I am so excited that the cat is out of the bag about this bun in my oven so I can finally talk about it over here! The funny thing about second pregnancies is how much less emphasis there is on everything; the first time around it was all I thought about all the time and was SO amazing every time it crossed my mind. It is still amazing and wonderful and all those things now, but I have been there/done that/know what to expect and I am so busy chasing a toddler around that there is little time to lay around and eat golden grapes off a chaise lounge like the baby-making goddess I am.

I thought I would start with a little catch up of how this first trimester has been (the good and the bad!) as I approach the 12 week marks and things start getting real!

Currently...

Reading: I am still trying to work my way through  a book about the ballerina Alicia Markova that I first read about in Vogue. It is a really great book and such an interesting story but it is soooo long that I only get about 1/1,000,000th through on my subway commute and reading at night is, well, not a possibility since I can't even be bothered to be awake much past 9pm these days.

Eating: ALL THE THINGS! Now that I am feeling less crummy I am definitely eating more, though I find that stuffing myself immediately leads me to a bad place, so I have been trying to cut down my portions from their usual pre-pregnant huge amounts in order to avoid any gross feeling. Unlike my last pregnancy I have no food aversions so far (last time it was chicken on the bone that made me want to run and scream) though there are times when I see something that I would normally eat and think it is the worst idea ever. My previous craving for Subway turkey sandwiches is back in full swing though, so thank goodness there is one right across from my office!

Thinking About: Getting our new place painted and organized before this new little human comes home and we have to reorganize everything again! I still haven't painted Maddie's room and would really like to make better use of the huge closet that she has. I am hoping that cooler weather and a slowing down social calendar (someday) will mean more weekend days at home and time to focus on the important things like crown molding and throw pillows. I guess nesting comes earlier the second time around, just like the bump!

Listening: To my body, a lot. I am continuing to run and it is one heck of a humbling experience. I am not a fast runner by any means, but after my last marathon I finally started doing some speed work and was getting fast for me. I knew that we were going to be trying for another baby at some point so I didn't throw everything into it since I knew I would have to start over postpartum, but I was still making some progress. Those speedy miles are now long gone, and I really have to get over myself and just be glad that I am still dragging myself out of bed most mornings and putting those miles in, no matter how slow because this is about keeping that baby safe and healthy, not the number on my watch (which I quit wearing for a while to get back to listening to my body and not watching a pace). Yes, I am going to be that super pregnant woman running down the street bump out, and no, I do not want to hear about why I should be at home with my feet up. Pregnancy is not an excuse to be lazy or feed into that whole disability bullshit our culture spins :)

Watching: Preferably, the backs of my eye lids, but also a lot of Frozen (Maddie finally got around to being obsessed with it, especially the reindeer Sven). Last weekend at the grocery store Maddie busted into a mash up of 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman' and 'Frosty the Snowman', which was pretty epic. Other than that, I barely make it to Maddie's bedtime these days, so I watch what she watches in the 20 minutes between tubbie and books and then call it a night!

Loving: The fact that we are going to have a sweet, snuggly baby to bring home in 6 months! There seem to be a lot of pictures of babies going around on my Facebook feed lately and it is getting me pretty excited for those sweet newborn smells. I am also loving how Maddie is really starting to get into the idea of being a big sister; she kisses my belly and asks me how the baby feels and it really is just about the sweetest thing in the world. As an only child this is a totally foreign situation to me but I am thankful that I am going to give Maddie someone that will (hopefully) be a best friend for life.

I leave you with this sweet picture of Maddie snuggling her new Lady dog that she got as a gift in the mail the same day as her Lady and the Tramp DVD. So stoked to watch this a bunch of times this weekend :)
Happy Friday, y'all!

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