Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Too tired to clean the bathroom

It happened. I "popped" as they say. I officially look pregnant without a doubt. Even a month ago, some people didn't realize I was pregnant just by looking at me. (Usually I was wearing a loose shirt or an open jacket) but now there is no mistaking it. Just look at the change in my bump shots over the last 3 weeks!

[caption id="attachment_661" align="alignnone" width="225"]20140315_182249 29 weeks 5 days[/caption]

How I managed to avoid stretch marks so far is beyond me. When I look at the stretching my belly has done over the last month, I'm amazed I don't have at least a few. I'm slathering on the coconut oil and cocoa butter, but I think my best defense is the 3-4 litres of water I drink every day. You know, hydrating from the inside out. Mom didn't get stretch marks and I know they say they are hereditary, but I didn't inherit Mom's skin, I've got 100% celtic skin and Mom has a European, olive complexion. According to my app, baby is estimated to be only 2.75 pounds right now, so I know she still has a lot more growing to do. How much bigger am I going to get over the next +/- 10 weeks?! So I still may get them... 

Thankfully I am still sleeping well. I can't imagine how cranky I'd be if I weren't, because I am tired all the time now. I don't have much patience when I'm tired but Andino knows that so he doesn't push my buttons. (smart man!) Until now I've maintained my regular workout schedule and household chores that I did before I got pregnant, but I told Andino on the weekend that I might have to start scaling it back a notch. I felt kind of guilty saying so because he is a much busier person than I am but he totally understood. He asked me which chores I'd like him to take on and I told him it would be nice if he could be in charge of cleaning the bathroom. I find it hard to bend over the toilet and tub and stretch to clean the walls inside the shower. This weekend I realized the work of growing a baby is finally starting to catch up with me.

As tired as I've been lately, I've been worried about the possibility of having gestational diabetes and how that would impact my life during the next two months. I was looking forward to seeing my midwife this Thursday to discuss the results of my second glucose test, but she called on Friday afternoon. She said the same thing she said when she called to tell me I failed the glucose screening test: "Do you have time to talk right now?" I wasn't expecting to hear from her because I assumed that like a Doctor, she'd only call if something was up and I didn't expect to fail the glucose tolerance test. "I'm just calling to let you know that everything was fine with the second glucose test" Yay! I was so relieved. I appreciated that she called to let me know, so I wouldn't have to wonder until my next appointment.

In other news, I have been having fun learning how to use my new camera. I've been looking for photography tips on Pinterest and I've started taking a few shots. I am so excited to learn more and hopefully take some great shots this summer.

24 comments:

  1. Yay for no stretch marks! You look beautiful and glowing :)

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  2. notpregnantandpissed18 March 2014 at 04:16

    You look amazing! Good for you with keeping up your regular workout routine...I've been such a slacker! Instead of going for a 3 mile walk around a gorgeous lake this morning I chose to eat a maple bar. No joke. I'm glad you passed the gluclose test this time! I'm thinking about skipping it all together since all you can do is focus on diet and excersise which is what your supposed to do already.

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  3. notpregnantandpissed18 March 2014 at 04:18

    Ps. I dont have stretch marks yet and I'm just holding my breath! I'm only 22 weeks and I've already "popped" considerably and I've got 18 more weeks to go!!!

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  4. You look good girl! I'm not sure how I don't have stretch marks yet either, but I have a feeling that mine may be on the way. My mom didn't get them, but she didn't have twins either. :)

    I can't clean anything that requires me to lean or squat down and a vacuum is out of the question. So I found an awesome lady to clean every two weeks. She is a GREAT price and I can't pass it up. Cheers to 30 weeks!

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  5. I didn't have stretch marks until a few weeks after I delivered. Weird, right? I thought I miraculously wasn't going to get any which I couldn't believe. Alas, they showed up late to the party. You may just luck out, though.
    I pretty much stopped most cleaning once I got pregnant. Mostly because my husband was paranoid about me breathing in the fumes from the cleaners - even though most of what we use is "green". Can't say I minded that at all. It was a shock when I finally had to go back to cleaning and emptying the kitty litter after getting a free ride for so long. Enjoy it!

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  6. Aww thanks! I'm not out of the woods yet but I'm close!

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  7. Thank you! And I'm definitely not keeping up my old routine, just the schedule (3 days a week) Juat trying to stay active so it's not too hard to get back into it after baby!

    You know, I thought of skipping it too... let me know what u decide.

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  8. Ohh fingers crossed we can both make it all the way without them!!

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  9. I've considered getting a cleaning lady for when after the baby is here but my dogs are too crazy! Good for u that u have one though because I'd totally do it too!

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  10. Oh my gosh you got them AFTER? that's not fair at all!

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  11. Emily (eatloveprocreate.blogspot.com)19 March 2014 at 01:09

    Such a cute bump! So happy to hear you passed the second glucose screening too. Phew!

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  12. Thanks! I was very relieved too!

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  13. Wow you really have popped. You look amazing! I am too worn out to exercise so it's walking only for me plus I can't anyway. :(. I am looking forward to getting back into it! I see what you mean about scaling back, growing humans is tiring. My husband is hiring a cleaning lady for a couple hours a week to take some pressure off z

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  14. Yeah I'm not jogging anymore either, just walking on my treadmill on an incline. I think it's great to get a cleaning lady. I'd do it but my dogs would make it more stressful than relaxing! haha

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  15. nonsequiturchica20 March 2014 at 04:33

    You look great! I didn't get any stretch marks until after 30 weeks so you still have time! ;-)

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  16. Ohhhhh I was hoping I was out of the woods! haha

    I don't mind if I get a few, I'm just hoping to avoid the really huge ones!

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  17. You look darling and glad to hear no diabetes!

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  18. Stopping by from ICLW. I, too, kept up with my workout routine until about 32 weeks. I was surprised how toned my legs were after delivery. I guess that natural extra weight was good at toning my muscles!

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  19. Thank you! I was so relieved to hear no diabetes :)

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  20. Oh I hadn't even thought of that, but it makes sense!! I hope I can make it a few weeks longer working out. My midwife wants me to keep it up too.

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  21. Look at that gorgeous belly! You're getting so close soon you will be able to meet that baby girl face to face... or boob to face anyway. :)
    I'm so happy you passed the blood glucose test, that's a relief!
    I also didn't get stretch marks until post-partum, it happened about three months after, however I think it had more to do with weight and hormone changes. I've heard of women keeping up with the anti-stretch mark treatments after the baby, however I didn't as I thought I would be in the clear.
    I found I was the most tired in the beginning trimester and the last trimester, the middle was the sweet spot energy wise. Your body is doing so much right now! I definitely remember the physical challenges of being more rounded, enjoy it while it lasts!

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  22. You look awesome! I love looking at all the bump shots. You might need to do them every other or every week as it gets closer to the end, as that's when the baby really hits the growth spurt! I didn't get stretch marks until I went into the hospital and swelled sooooo much prior to delivery. I had been amazed and didn't know how that was possible with twins! Turns out I ended up with tons of them after all. Hopefully you can avoid them all together! Good job Andino for being willing to take over a few chores. It's a practice of working together for the changes to come!

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