Thursday, October 11, 2012

15 weeks


The last few days, I'd been wondering if my belly was actually getting smaller.  It's pretty flat when I wake up in the morning... not as flat as pre-pregnancy, but still.  Then I go through a day and the result is the pictures above (and these were taken before dinner).  I think it's safe to say that I have a real, live baby bump.

Then this morning, I grabbed a pair of pants that used to be a little big on me, so I thought they might fit (as in, I'd be able to zip and button them).  Yep, WRONG.  I can zip them, but it's not comfortable... they don't even come close to buttoning.  Not.even.close.  (Thank you belly band!)  They are also a bit tight on my rear and thighs, which leads me to...

I'm going back to CrossFit next week.  I am both excited and nervous.  I haven't done CrossFit since February, before I started my first round of IVF.  And even then, I was less than stellar in my attendance (thanks to a 6 am class and a girl who hates to get out of bed).  I am going back twice a week in the evenings, and I am going to modify and scale BIG TIME.  I just need something to motivate me, especially since we're about to enter into the time of year when it is dark every day when I leave the office.  This does not make for safe dog walking after work.  I've had mixed thoughts about going back - pregnant and after an 8 month hiatus - but I know myself and my abilities, and I know I won't push myself beyond what is comfortable.  I'm just looking forward to getting back into a bit of a routine and using up the last three months of my membership.  I will decide in January if I want to try to continue through my third trimester or just come back when I get the all clear to workout after the baby... even then, that will only be through my maternity leave, because I know I won't be doing it once I'm working full time with a baby.  On my maternity leave, I can attend the Women's class where there's childcare available (and God willing, my child just takes a nap in his/her carrier during that time).

Besides that, I'm still feeling tired but otherwise good.  We are going to a Ryan Bingham concert tonight, which should be interesting because I could REALLY use a nap today and it will be a late night for this girl.  At least baby's first concert is a good one... gotta start 'em young!

P.S.  Childcare in the city of Atlanta is outrageous... I already knew this, but not only are the waiting lists forever long, you have to pay to get on them, and then "tuition" is $1200-$1500 per month!  Craziness.

5 comments:

CrysHouse said...

You look good :) I can definitely see a bump there--even in your work clothes.

Awesome, isn't it?

The Granberrys said...

I'm totally lovin' your bump- SUPER cute!

ty said...

I know colleges that cost less than daycare!!!

Photography by AmyLynn said...

Cute bump!! I always get an itch to start working out more at the start of my 2nd trimester-- and it usually feels good! So I say go for it, like you said, you know yourself and you're not going to do anything dangerous :). and holy MOLY that is crazy expensive "tuition". Good luck figuring all that out!

Kristin said...

Oh, gosh Ty! I hadn't even thought about it that way, but my four years of undergrad combined (thanks to scholarships and living in the sorority house) probably cost about the same as 1-2 years of daycare, and I'm talking everything I spent. Good lawd. Even if I had paid for tuition and books, I think on an annual basis, college was still cheaper including my basic living expenses (housing & food)!!!