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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

15 Weeks and Counting

First question first, why in the world do doctors schedule appointments for you then not see you for at least another hour? I just don't get it. You really can't plan for anything else in a day when you have a doctor's appointment, can you?

So, I had my 15 week appointment today and after waiting for an hour, was seen for all of 5 minutes. Heard the baby's strong heart beat of 156bpm (is it a girl or a boy? Let me know your thoughts.) and was shocked to find out that I have gained 3 pounds in the past 4 weeks despite exercising like crazy and counting calories. I know most of you will say to just enjoy my pregnancy, but the thought of packing on 30-40 pounds is scary for me. What if I'm the one person who can't lose it after having the baby? YIKES! I know I will, but I'm just not comfortable with the idea yet...especially since I really don't even feel pregnant yet.

What I've learned so far from pregnancy is that your body is just going to do what it is going to do. It doesn't matter how many walking lunges you do or how many solid leg workouts you have, your butt is going to get bigger, your hips...whoa, watch out, and the potential for cellulite is way up there! I'm just hoping it's just all that extra fluid and it will all go away after these 9-11 months are up (I'm determined to be in a bikini by the 4th of July...think I can do it?)

On another note, tomorrow is the Turkey Trot and I am super excited. The Turkey Trot is a cross country race that I host every year during the school day for my K-4th graders. They end up running close to 3 miles (most of them) and at the end, I raffle off holiday food items that I've collected from the vendors (namely Sara Lee and Pepperidge Farms this year) and from Walmart. This year, I have 28 turkeys, 40 pies, 40 cranberry sauce and stuffing, and 30 packs of rolls. My school is a lower income school, so this event is my way to make sure that my poorer families have some food on their tables for Thanksgiving Day. It's supposed to be 62 degrees tomorrow afternoon so I'm looking forward to a wonderfully successful event before I pack my bags and head to beautiful and sunny Arizona for my own Thanksgiving with family and friends. I'm sure my next post will be from the sunshine out there, so be looking for it.

In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving!


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