It’s still crazy that 40-weeks ago I gave birth to my daughter. Pedro and I were talking about it the other night. He was expecting the birth to be some real life movie; me screaming at the top of my lungs after 15+ hours of pushing. Instead, I was quiet as can be while I pushed her out and then we were all laughing, talking and joking around. While I was sleeping the night I got induced, he said he could hear the woman next door giving birth and she was screaming out her lungs. He was scared for me and hoped I didn’t hear anything. Thanks to Ambien, I didn’t hear a thing.
I still can’t believe this was just 40-weeks ago. I certainly hope the next pregnancy is as painless and uh, easy to get back into shape as this pregnancy. I am 10 lbs. lighter than I was pre-pregnancy and I’m not the best eater. While I try to eat healthy, I still refuse to give up french fries, pizza and chocolate. I’m not back to my running speed, but I won’t lie; it’s my own fault. I am not taking the time to incorporate my speedwork in. I’m just too tired. I know it’s a poor excuse. I just don’t know how some moms that are runners do it. And I only have ONE baby. Imagine when I have the second one? I really need to get out with Lili in the jogging stroller once the weather stays nice.
Lili had her 9-month appointment today, which happens to be her 40-week, and all is well. She has a bit of a stuffy nose, but other than that, she’s growing right on target and she won’t need to come back until she’s a year old.
Of course, I am exhausted. Lili’s appointment was scheduled at 7AM. Looks like I’ll be drinking coffee all day long.
Are you a big coffee drinker? How many cups do you have a day? I won’t lie to you. I had coffee throughout my pregnancy. I stopped for awhile in the beginning of my pregnancy, but slowly, I came back to drinking it. Another confession, I was terrible at taking my prenatal vitamins. I think I took a total of 20 pills, if that. I remember when I was measuring small and my doctor had ordered ultrasounds. I told her I had a confession and she said, “You fell while running, didn’t you?” HAHA. I told her I didn’t take my prenatals and she said, “Oh, that’s okay. I never took mine either!” Probably not the best advice, but I did feel a lot better. Hopefully I will be much better at it the second time around. HA.