Flying Pig 2015

Flying Pig 2015

Monday, April 18, 2016

D.O.A.P.: 22 Weeks

Diary of a Prunner
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I'll just start by saying, I wouldn't be the "honest mother runner" if I didn't share exactly how I was feeling.

I'm tired of caring anymore. I'm sick of shit happening. I try to have a good attitude about my situation, but, every time I turn it around, something else stupid happens. This week, my shoulder pain has really become prominent. It has become reality that the lifting that I am able to do seems to be irritating it more than anything. The crutching around I have to do at home during the day irritates my shoulder like crazy. I might officially have to rest a few days from anything and hope it does some good. I have never felt more like a slob. I don't know how sedentary people survive. I can't play with my son, I can minimally help my husband. I just want to be able to mow my yard, go up my stairs the normal way, play gettty-up-horsey with my son...the list goes on. I'm tired of complaining, but what else is there to do?!

People try to change the subject and talk about the pregnancy. It works temporarily, but then I realize that being pregnant is only making this process more difficult for me to deal with. It makes me more fatigued, it makes me feel more like a slob, and my growing belly makes activities more difficult. I do get a smile on my face when I feel the baby move. :) Anyway, here's my week:
  • 4/11/16: Chest and back workout .I hurt my shoulder Sunday evening after losing my balance while walking with the crutches. In order to avoid hitting my injured leg, I had to fall backwards. I tried to stop my fall with my hands. It didn't do much for me, and I landed smack dab on my back. Fortunately, the hubs hadn't put the huge package of toilet paper in the closet yet so my head was saved by the soft tissue. Doing chest and back today didn't irritate my shoulder so all was good.
    This was the same day that it was raining and I couldn't get into the gym without getting crazy wet. I sat in my car for about 45 minutes before I had a break in the weather.
  • 4/12/16: REST. My shoulder was still bothering me when I woke up so I decided to give it a break today. I had a couple of appointments in the morning, including my OB appt., so I had plenty of action in the morning. I also did quite a bit of housework that afternoon and evening. I was pretty exhausted by then end of the day. My OB was concerned about blood clots forming in my injured leg. He mentioned putting me on a blood thinner, but agreed that I would be ok if I removed the boot every three hours and did some ankle pumps.
  • 4/13/16: Another horrible day for me (minus the two hours that Dani came over to help with grocery shopping and floor cleaning). I did a few things around the house, but didn't hit up the gym. I had a huge migraine. I really wanted to workout and get in the pool, but I was too depressed to make it happen. When the hubs got home, he had a "plan" for the evening. We used one of our gift cards to eat at Rusty Bucket, had family time at the pool, and topped it all off with Whit's Wednesday.  My headache never went away, and I cried myself to sleep, but at least the entire day wasn't a bust.
    When you're feeling depressed, you go to Smashburger and bring your food to the park so you can enjoy the sun.
  • 4/14/16: Shoulder workout. I woke up and my right shoulder felt much better. I decided I would try a shoulder workout but keep the resistance on the lighter side to prevent irritating it.
    I was having a happy day. 
  • 4/15/16: Bis and Tris. The hubs invited me to the gym for his lunch break. My shoulder was bothering me so I had to decrease my resistance a little.
    Extremely sarcastic smile. I was trying to baby my shoulder.
  • 4/16/16: REST. This was an intentional rest day. My shoulder was bothering me, and Jimmy had volleyball that morning so I needed so stay home and watch little man. That evening, James spent the night with Grandma Joan so Jimmy and I did what we could to celebrate our anniversary. My shoulder was throbbing from all of the crutching around that afternoon and evening.
  • 4/17/16: I wanted to workout but the little bit of crutching I had to do did me in. Ugh. Stupid shoulder.
    Every year on our anniversary, I take a family picture. Sophie didn't make the cut because she jumped off the couch. Angel almost didn't make it!
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I've missed two weeks of baby updates! Oops.
How Far Along: 22 weeks, 5 days
What Baby Boo Deux is Up To: There is a lot more movement which is exciting. My follow up appointment was on Tuesday and Baby Boo Deux's heart rate was 142 bpm.
     
Weight Gain: ? Starting weight: 112 lbs., Current weight:  ?  (I haven't weighed myself in 2-3 weeks. Right now, it's hard to get on a scale so I'll likely not weigh myself until I can bear weight through my leg.
  
Symptoms: I've had some random nausea but that typically comes when I haven't eaten. My self care skills haven't been top notch lately.
Cravings/Aversions: I've tried coffee with creamer a few times, but it still doesn't tickle my fancy. So annoying.
    
Coming Up: 26 week follow up appointment with glucose test.

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