...or maybe a teensy-bit less, I hope!;-) Actually, I'm content to wait a couple of more weeks until I know the baby is done baking. Plus, we're still nowhere near prepared - so I need the extra time!
Just got back from aquafit. There was a problem with the pool, and the water was MUCH colder than usual - it was freezing! So our instructor got us working really hard, quickly. It's great being in the water, with all that resistance. Makes me feel weightless, lol! Especially with my big belly in the way. So, dinner's cooking on the stove, and I'm just relaxing for a few minutes while the rice finishes.
Hard to describe what we're eating for dinner, because it's South-Indian. I'll try. It's a stew made from yogurt, and spices - with an Indian vegetable (like a melon) in it. We eat that on top of brown rice. With that, we're having chopped up green beans, sauteed with mustard seeds and a few other lentils. And, I made a south-indian style potato (chopped up, also sauteed with mustard seeds, lentils, a bit of chili powder, and turmeric). Sorry if that sounds really confusing - it's hard to describe that style of cooking!
I'm feeling okay. I go through periods in the afternoon where I just want to crash for hours. I can't walk for long periods of time (my back starts hurting). And sitting on the couch is also starting to feel uncomfortable. I was occupied last night during Prison Break, though! It was an awesome episode.
I can definitely feel the baby getting bigger inside me. Movements are no longer "flutters" or "kicks", but rather, "nudges" and "rolls". Tells me that little baby is running out of room, and is elbowing around in there. Hopefully, he/she will be checking out of "Hotel Mama" in 3-ish weeks.:-)
So, the next project is getting the nursery done. All the furniture is in there - it's just a matter of organizing and sorting through some stuff, and maybe buying more stuff. I tell you, buying for the baby is never-ending. And I know that this is just the beginning!
And finally, I can't WAIT to have my old body back. I never thought I'd say that in a million years, seeing as I was not happy with my old body. But I miss running outside. I miss bending over. I miss sweating up a storm while exercising. I want to go back to it again! Isn't that weird? You'd think that it'd become easy to get complacent about exercising once you stop doing it so vigorously....but I actually miss it.
I want to lose all my excess weight once and for all. And I'm not setting unrealistic expectations about what I can do once the baby is here. But I will say that it's an opportunity. I'll be off work on maternity leave for a year - and by the time my body has recovered from labour (in February), spring will be just around the corner. I'm definitely going to train for my first 10K run in May. I might even sign up with my personal trainer again, if hubby can watch the baby one night a week. I can't wait!
I'd like to be at my goal weight by the end of next year - and I'm going to do it!