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August 5, 2011

07 29 11Me, a week ago.  One trimester, done.

Earlier this week one of the cafeteria ladies at work pointed to my stomach and said “tell me? yes?”  People are holding doors for me all of a sudden.  It’s strange.  Especially because now I feel mostly fine, and except for the occasional rolling sensation I could almost forget anything new was happening.

Today I went for a run for the first time since Memorial Day.  Well, a “run.”  It was a slow three miles and I walked a good third of it, worried about my ambitions causing problems.  But so far so good.  Having set aside the Chicago Marathon for this year, my new and more moderate goal is to continue my yearly tradition of running the Turkey Trot 8K on Thanksgiving.  I’d be happy with “running,” really.  I’ve missed it while wallowing in nausea and exhaustion.  DJ has been going for walks with me instead, but it’s not the same.  I like running, it feels better.

My favorite thing so far about being pregnant is how amazing food tastes.  If it’s the right food (watermelon, peaches and cream oatmeal, Trader Joe’s tahini-free hummus, pad thai) the joy of eating it is beyond describing.  Eating my oatmeal this morning and feeling like it was exactly right made me wonder – would dinner at the French Laundry be disappointing if the wanted food weren’t on the menu?  I don’t know.  But if anyone would like to send me to the French Laundry for dinner I would be happy to find out.

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6 Comments
  1. August 5, 2011 5:59 pm

    Look at at that cute baby and its very cute mama:)>

  2. August 6, 2011 1:58 am

    aww, 2 more trimesters to go :) you are such a cute mommy to be.

  3. lilacleaf permalink
    August 6, 2011 6:37 am

    lol! I’m having a hard time picturing you pregnant, even with a picture :) You’re just so darn athletic! So glad you are feeling better and hardly noticing your pregnancy!!

  4. Lass permalink
    August 8, 2011 6:21 pm

    Oh…hi, future baby! And J., you look great.

  5. August 16, 2011 10:38 am

    Look at that sweet baby bump! You look great. How are you feeling? I found the second trimester to be much easier than the first. And way to go you for training for the Turkey Trot! I stopped running around week 12, though I’m anxious to get back to it in a few months. Hope you’re doing well!

  6. August 16, 2011 3:50 pm

    you look amazing!! glad you’re feeling well, too. i’ve been trying to continue “running” also, because it keeps me sane. although the exercise-induced endorphins combined with pregnancy hormones have resulted in several mid-run crying spells :) i’m dying to feel some movement down there…have you noticed anything yet?

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