Sleep? What is that?

in·som·ni·a

[in-som-nee-uh]

–noun
inability to obtain sufficient sleep, especially when chronic; difficulty in falling or staying asleep; sleeplessness.
1. Having a baby keep you up all night because he’s having a one man breakdancing party in your uterus
2. Getting up every 15 minutes because you have a Niagra Falls of urine to let out
3. Tossing & turning every 10 minutes because your hips are hurting and your doctors have fear mongered you into making you paranoid about sleeping on your back.

This is my life right now. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not exactly complaining because I know the end result will be worth it. And I actually thank God every day that in spite of my trouble sleeping, I’ve been blessed with a very easy and healthy pregnancy so far. Things could be much worse.

But man. I just really want to sleep through the night again. I guess I’ll have to wait 18 years, right?

Breakfast
I was supposed to be up at 5am to drop the hubs off at work and run errands since we’re working with one car right now (my car is having issues) but because I didn’t sleep so well, I let him take the truck and tried to catch some extra shut eye. I figured I’d make a decent breakfast to make up for my lack of motivation.

And decent breakfast it was. Actually, these strawberry protein pancakes were pretty freaking amazing. I was inspired by the recipe from Cara’s Cravings here. I added a little almond milk and more cottage cheese and it came out perfectly!

Lunch
Lunch was a bunch of carrots, grape tomatoes and hummus. And an apple and seaweed. Totally random, right? I’m really digging seaweed lately….reminds me of my mom as weird as that is.

I really miss her :(

Dinner
The hunk and I had plans to make steak tacos to bring back Taco Tuesdays but on the drive home we passed our favorite Korean restaurant and suddenly my husband illegally and hastily turned into the restaurant parking lot. I swear he’s the pregnant one with his strong cravings for certain foods.

Needless to say I’m pretty happy we ended up eating Korean. I ordered a cold, spicy buckwheat noodle dish and it was worth every yummy bite!

Workout
Full body kettlebell circuit followed by a quick 10 minute rowing session. And if you row correctly, that’s all you need. The key is to remember to allow the quads to power most of the stroke. So you feel it more in your lower body than your upper.

Anyway here’s what I did with my oh-so-favorite kettlebells:

Kettlebell swings, 1 minute, 30 sec rest
Kettlebell jerk, on each hand, 1 minute, 30 sec rest
Kettlebell reverse lunge with press, on each leg & arm, 1 minute, 30 sec rest
Kettlebell renegrade row w/pushup/burpee,  1 minute, 30 sec rest
Wall ball squats for 1 minute, 30 sec rest
repeat 3x

Yup, this workout definitely wore me out. It’s getting harder to catch my breath lately, maybe baby is settling in my ribs?

Speaking of baby, I haven’t done one of these oh-so-cute pregnant surveys in awhile so here goes:

How far along? 26 Weeks, 4 days
Total weight gain/loss: +12lbs
Maternity clothes? Nothin’ yet. Still in my regular clothes. Cha-ching!
Stretch marks? None, thank the Lord
Sleep: See above
Best moment this week: My husband & dog feeling the little guy kick at the same time haha
Movement: I’m apparently growing a little rockstar soccer player here
Food cravings: I crave a donut. Glazed please. Seriously.
Belly Button in or out? In, everything still looks normal
Wedding rings on or off? If I knew where they were they’d still be on :(
What I miss: intense workouts, wine, raw sushi, raw oysters, the list goes on…
What I am looking forward to: meeting my little boy :)
Milestones: I’ll be in the third trimester in less than 2 weeks! CAR-RAY-ZAY.

And now I’m wiped peeps, I think it’s time to hit that too hard mattress of ours and pretend to sleep all night ;)

Comments

  1. I've had weeks on end of not sleeping well at night, but this past week I've slept great! I think it comes and goes, I hope your break comes quickly!
    And the pancakes look yum, I will have to try it!

  2. YUM to Korean food! :)
    And BOO for not sleeping…definitely not the best part of pregnancy.

  3. Hope you get some sleep soon.

  4. thats amazing! loving your updates and good luck with the sleep love!

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