This was the week that was all about changes! It is amazing the amount of changes that go on during these months. The time is ticking by and golly have I been feeling it! I feel like this time is going by so quickly that I barely have the time to think about what is going on. I don’t like that part- I need to make a point to be journaling more and keeping track of what is going on with my body, life, and all things baby. I feel like some of them would be boring though because I haven’t had any cravings (except Chocolate Coconut Almond Butter but I have a feeling that isn’t pregnancy related.) or adverseness to anything. I’m pretty boring ;)
I have been growing SO much and it is becoming quite noticeable to those around me. Since I spent the first 18/19 weeks hiding it- the growth is coming quickly now. There is one particular little one that keeps bumping into my tummy- it’s so cute because I think he is just as shocked that its there as I am. (he is one that I have taught for two years in a row and I feel like he could be my own kid!) I feel my stomach stretching and to be completely honest, it hurts. I mean it’s not like “holy cow…. I can’t go on.” But the slight pain is definitly a reminder that I am not the same Julie that I was only months ago. But that isn’t a bad thing.
I have been spending the past few months trying to live as completely normal as possible. Working out 5-6 days a week with some pretty great intensity, eating the way I normally would (plus more protein! and water!); no eating for two for this girl!, and trying to keep up with my regular schedule and life as long as I possibly can. Being tough, you know. Yep, really tough. Just kind of shaking off the changes that are tough and keep trucking on.
However, I realize that THINGS ARE CHANGING!
My body is telling me that I’m crazy for doing things the same way I was only months ago. I am embracing these changes and just growing this little one the best I can.
Top 3 Changes so far.
- My body not being MY body. I no longer own my body.
- Absolutely everything I do affects the little one I love and affects my decisions on EVERYTHING.
- Food drops on my tummy instead of the floor when I miss my mouth. I’m a mess. (silly but so true!)
Still loving this journey and blessed to my very core to be carrying this little one!
**Monster Cookie Dough Dip**
I was inspired by an incredibly unhealthy dip recipe to twist it into something healthy. …. Success was mine!! :) YAY!