my kids are ruining my quest to gain only 35 lbs. this pregnancy. see, i usually go to the gym 5 days a week (now 4 days since i go to the doc when the bug goes to camp on thursdays.) well, jillianne started with a fever last tuesday and i haven’t been since. it’s monday now, and even though jilly is well, scout and justice are now sick. argh. he woke up this morning an hour early with a 102.5 temp and calling, “i want my mommy,” over and over. it was pathetic as he usually calls, “mommy, help me out tent.” yea – he sleeps in a tent. otherwise he crawls out of bed and i’m just not ready to go there yet.
anyhoo, i feel badly for my babies, but was really trying for 35 lbs. this time. i’m 5’10” and usually weigh around 145 lbs. see, the first time i gained 70 lbs. yea, i know there were twins in there, but they only weighed 12 lbs. 7 oz. together. add about 15-20 lbs. for the extras and that’s still 35-40 extra lbs. i lost it all with a lot of work and pushing a double jogger while i ran. with the boy, i gained 55 lbs. you do the math. i lost it all and have worked really hard to only gain the recommended amount this time. so far, so good, but i’ve put my gym membership on hold for august and september, so i only have 3 weeks left to work out. i swim or do an elliptical machine for 30 minutes. i figure by the time i’m 38 weeks i won’t want to go to the gym anymore anyway and don’t want to pay for something i won’t use. i’ll still have the pool down the street, but will have to get a sitter while i swim there. they have babysitting at my gym.
on a side note about pregnancy, but totally unrelated to anything else here, i have group b strep. i had it with justice and was induced so i could get the 2 doses of antibiotics since i progress very quickly. from water breaking to birth, i went 4 hours with the girls and 1 hour with him. this time i have a higher concentration of gbs and hope the doc will agree that induction is the safest way to go. i really did want one spontaneous labor, but would rather have a healthy baby than deliver in my van on the way to the hospital or not get the antibiotics. i’ll talk to her about it on thursday.
belly cast (mine) and tushie casts (the kids) will be made this week. i’ll have daddyjay take pictures.