Don’t forget you are Pregnant.
The past two days, I think my body needed a chance to remind me that I’m pregnant. I started my work day yesterday at 5am. Yes! 5am! Yuck! I had a meeting at a Rec Center, and I needed to be there before it opened to the public. I continued with my work day up until 4pm when I picked Cole up from Yoga camp. By this point, I was exhausted. I had turned into a pumpkin long before my normal pumpkin-hour. Cole and I picked up dinner on the way home, because there was no way I was cooking. Christian was taking advantage of the beautiful weather. He was biking at the oceanfront. He wasn’t cooking dinner. Chick-fil-a cooked dinner for us. (Yes! I love Chick-fil-a! Yes! I probably eat there once a week! Maybe I feel a little bit guilty about it, but then I remember all the other healthy foods I eat.)
Cole and I had an earlier bird special dinner at 5pm. Shortly after I fell asleep on the couch. (What am I going to do when napping isn’t okay when there is a little one running around the house? I plan on enjoying the independence a 7 year offers for the next 19 weeks!). After an hour and a half snooze, I woke up. I designed my favorite dog with Cole. He colored. I picked out my top 5 Moshi monsters. We watched silly game shows on Cartoon Network. He went to bed. I stayed in zombie mode on the couch until 9:30. I went to bed too.
This morning I slept through my alarm clock. I threw up. I dragged my butt into work.
How is it that I can run 11 miles on Sunday and feel great, but if I miss an hour of sleep or miss an important snack throughout the day, I take days to recover. I know I didn’t eat enough or drink enough water yesterday. I know if I don’t eat enough or drink enough I get sick. Today is all about eating and drinking.
Thank you body for reminding me that I am in fact pregnant. The constant movement in my belly is enough of a reminder. I’d prefer to not throw up any more this pregnancy. If I promise to plan better for busy days and if I promise to drink more water, will you please let me enjoy my normal morning routine?
On a very happy pregnant note – tonight is my prenatal yoga class! It was cancelled last week. 2 weeks without a yoga class is just too long. My body is definitely in need of a good yoga class.