{Kick} Me Baby One more Time

Happy Friday eve 🙂 Unfortunately, I don’t much of a weekend because of some military stuff, but I’m going to make the best of it.  I look forward to drills because it gives me time to catch up with people I only see once a month.

The mornings in WI have been really chilly.  This AM, when I went out to my car, the dashboard told me it was a crisp 28 degrees…definitely an oatmeal kind of morning.

I enjoyed some Gluten Freeda apple cinnamon oatmeal with a side of strawberries 🙂 Even though I do enjoy oatmeal, smoothie weather can come back any time now.

Today I decided to join a gym.  I’ve been without a gym membership for almost two years now.  Our apartment in Chicago had a fitness center and when I was working in Chicago I was a devoted Bar Method goer, so I couldn’t really justify the money for a gym membership.  When I started working Milwaukee, I worked out at our fitness center at work and went to a Zumba studio.  The fitness center at work doesn’t really have a whole lot and I missed getting a good quality/sweaty workout in.  Yesterday I tried out the YMCA and I decided that it wasn’t a great fit for me, even though I really like their family focus and with a little one on the way, that is somewhat important.  Today I worked out at another gym in the area and I found it to be a better fit.  This particular location I went to doesn’t have childcare, but one of the other gyms that is close to us does.  It feels good to be back at the gym and into somewhat of the old routine.

After my workout, I was left to fend for myself for dinner so I headed to an old favorite: Chipolte!  Did you know that they now offer brown rice?  Just one more reason to love them.

Last night I was reading one of my baby Apps and it told me that I was far enough along in my pregnancy that I would be able to hear the baby’s heartbeat with a stethoscope.  Lucky for me, my mom’s a nurse and she brought hers home to me.  I held it to my stomach and got nothing.  Later at night I decided to try it while I was laying down getting ready to go to sleep.  I still couldn’t hear the baby’s heartbeat but I heard something else:  KICKS!  I knew that’s what it was because at the same time I heard them through the stethoscope, I felt them in my stomach.  I held the stethoscope to my tummy and heard, “Thump!”  And I would press back on my stomach only to hear, “Thump! Thump!” The baby either enjoyed playing with me or was saying, “Knock it off mom, I’m trying to sleep!”  I could’ve had that baby kick me all night long just so I could’ve heard its little feet.  It was pretty amazing and made things even a little bit more real.  I still can’t believe there is still another human growing inside of me.  
We have our second ultrasound on Monday and I’m praying our little bundle of joy cooperates this time!  Last Monday did not go as well as we had hoped for.  I’m definitely going to make sure I eat something sugary right before I go in there and bring along some ice cold water.

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