Part 2 will be much happier than part 1.
I wrote a lot about Scott and I in part 1 and I almost feel it overshadowed how happy I am to have another healthy baby girl. I was relieved of so much anxiety after our anatomy scan. I feel like at this point, I can start to enjoy my pregnancy. I’m not even sure that I mentioned it, but in week 17, I started to feel the slightest little kicks, FINALLY. This week, they are about the same, here and there and very light. At this point with Raelynn, Scott felt her kick for the first time. I can’t barely feel this little girl kick now, so who knows when Scott will be able to feel her. Obviously you read and hear that all pregnancies are different, but it’s just so crazy to me how different. At week 15 when I wasn’t feeling this baby girl kick, I started to get anxious because that’s when Raelynn was kicking. I just have to keep reminding myself that everything is okay. We had a scan that proved everything was okay and baby was measuring exactly where she was supposed to be.
I think I have decided that I’m going to go with an all cream colored nursery. We have dark furniture, but all of the bedding, accents, etc. will be cream colored. I have also decided that I am going to sew her bedding as I did Raelynn’s. I haven’t broke out the sewing machine since then, so this should be fun. LOL
We have no name for this little one yet and we have not announced on social media. We won’t announce until we decide on a name. It’s really not even been a topic that Scott and I have been hot and heavy on. With Raelynn, we couldn’t want to announce, but with this one, we are both kind of lax about it. The people who are most important to Scott and I are all aware that we are having a healthy little girl so that’s all that really matters to us.
Poor Rae Rae has been under the weather this week. Even you can even call it that. I had to pick her up early from daycare on Monday because she was running almost a 102 fever, but her daycare said she was acting perfectly fine. And she truly was. Whenever I got there, she was as happy as can be. Tuesday, I didn’t send her to daycare because she still had a high fever, but acting perfectly normal. Wednesday, she went and she was fine but into the night, she started running a fever again. Same story for Thursday night as well. I ended up talking to one of my friends about her little boy and his teeth and she said that her little boy ran a fever a week prior to his canines popping through. I’m hoping this is the case for Raelynn. She’s still missing 6 teeth and we are patiently awaiting their arrival.
Other than that, Raelynn is amazing. Obviously, I have no other children to compare to, but she is just so damn smart. We finally have the majority of her colors down. She can pretty much speak in full sentences with us. It’s just the best age, so far. There is nothing better than watching your child grow and learn and evolve into a little functioning human being. We are really beyond blessed to have Raelynn in our lives.
One thing I did forget to mention in Part 1 is my cyst on my ovary is now under 3cm. I have been cleared to run, jump, etc. within reason!! YAYYYY!!!!
CrossFit this week…
Wednesday, September 7
Strength – I used my new DL max of 225# – I only did 1 rep at the max rep level. It all felt good.
Max Reps @85%
MetCon – So this was interesting because this was my first running WOD. Running felt absolutely terrible because I hadn’t ran in about 3 months. But I did it. Finished in 16:48.
3 Rounds For Time
21 Kettlebell Swings 53/35
Thursday, September 8
Strength – used my new max of 105# – only did 1 rep at max rep level. It all felt good.
10 @ Bar
8 @ 55%
5 @ 65%
5 @ 75%
Max Reps at 85%
MetCon – Wall walks are literally walking up the wall into a handstand position. Since the very beginning, I have not felt comfortable doing anything inverted, especially handstands. I have tried them a couple of times and I get too dizzy. My coach and I decided that since I was already using the KB that I should just do KB presses, 3 each arm. At this point, even though I have been cleared for jumping, I am going to continue to do step ups. Since I haven’t been able to box jumps in over 3 months, I just don’t even want to test it and see if I’m capable of doing so and then fall.
3 – Wall Walks
6 – KB Cleans (each arm) #45/25
12 – Box Jumps #24/20
I think all of this finally concludes week 18! Hoping for happier weeks to come!
–The Kentucky Momma