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I didn't jump as much in weight as i thought i would from pigging out at the Dells a few days ago. See? All that walking did help! I'd be fine gaining tons if it was from eating healthy, but when i have a string of crap food days I don't want to see a jump because that means its extra, just like the food was extra. Its important to eat healthy because whatever I eat the baby eats. If i fill my body with chemicals, bad fats and sugars, i'm sending those to the baby too. Some people might think i'm over-analyzing but it really does matter to me. I've read that it can affect their diet and approach to food after birth, so I try to make an effort during the womb days to help my babies succeed better later on in life. That said...i don't always eat my words. I sometimes just eat food that's not good for me or baby. It happens. As long as I'm making a real attempt to be healthy on a regular basis I know i'm doing pretty good. Now that i got all that out of the way, how about going to the Fair tomorrow! ;)
Mike and the kids spent the day at Valley Fair. They went on rides and made me super jealous that I was stuck at work! They had fun, but Mike told me Landon started acting strange toward the end, which we assumed was due to being tired. Happens after a long day. When they left the park, Landon broke down saying his head hurt. He didn't want anyone seeing him cry. My poor little guy!! I had gotten home while they were still there, so Mike told me to sleep for awhile because i was suffering a terrible migraine. I woke up to the cutest little girl quietly calling my name. What a sight to wake up to. I lifted her up and cuddled with her for a bit before deciding I'd better get up...i'd slept 2 hours! I had expected to see Landon running at me but it didn't happen. Mike said he put himself to bed, that he was running a fever. No wonder he cried after leaving Valley Fair! I hadn't know any of this until I'd woken up, so I stopped into his room to check on him. He was out! Hopefully he'll sleep off most of it and be up for soccer and the Fair tomorrow.
SATURDAY AUGUST 27
State Fair Day!! Well, first...it's Landon's first soccer game of the season!! It was a little chilly and wet, but fun. He was feeling much better but we planned to make him ride in the stroller at the fair to cut down on his activity. The fair was perfect weather. Cloudy, dry in terms of humidity, wet in terms of rain. It sprinkled twice but otherwise it was nice! No sticky arms rubbing against mine or my belly, no thick air filled with the nauseating smell of grease and oil. Just us four walking around looking at animals and searching out food. Ah the food. I know I will suffer the consequences at next Friday's weigh-in but it was all so yummy! Its only one day a year and I think Baby enjoyed the menu. Baby and I ate two corns (sans icky butter), a mint shake, the new strawberry donut delight, the new burnt butt ends (I love saying I ate burnt butts at the fair), the new Minnesota corn dog (had blueberries in it...double yum), two of Mike's fries, the best mini doughnuts, and the best cookies...Sweet Martha's!!! Yes, I will surely see the affects of that list soon enough, but for now I'm quite happy and surprisingly not full! Maybe i should've gotten two buckets of cookies...
SUNDAY AUGUST 28
My stomach actually started growling at 3am! Did i burn off all the Fair food? Baby must've filled up. I was actually hungry, super hungry, by the time i woke up. But no time to eat just yet. We had some place to be! I grabbed a plum. I've become a little obsessed with those little purply-red fruits.
We had Subway for lunch today. I know I'm not supposed to have deli meat, but I very rarely do so my chances of contracting listeria are quite low. Plus, I always request a double toasting. My turkey sandwich was quite hot! They forgot my tomatoes, however. I wasn't too thrilled about that. But its what we get for going through the drive-thru.
TUESDAY AUGUST 30
I've been doing three inversions each day hoping to keep things loose for Baby so s/he'll turn head down at some point. I'm trying not to worry too much about it, as I know its common for babies to be breech until 30 weeks, but I also know that my alignment has a lot to do with the positioning. Inversions, posture, walking and exercises can help keep my pelvic area aligned and help Baby turn when the time is right. So from now on I'll be doing inversions to help ensure Baby will turn as the birthing day get closer. They can become comfortable in whatever position they are in if they simply stay there so i want to make sure Baby's moving around.
Inversions have to be done very carefully, slowly and for a short time. I put my knees up on a chair and gradually lower myself down to the floor, placing my hands on a pillow. I wait until i feel I can lower my head and touch my chin to my chest. Taking three deep breaths I count to 30, then raise my self up even more slowly. Blood rushes to my head very quickly so I have to make sure i take my time. I've read they get easier.
THURSDAY AUGUST 31
Still doing inversions. Three a day. I was a little dizzy throughout the day on Tuesday but today and yesterday I felt much better.I've been getting more headaches lately. Either I'm not getting enough sleep, not keeping hydrated, or my hormones are just jumping around. Or...it might be all those things! I can't take most medications while pregnant, and i typically don't when I'm not, so I've been finding ways to manage the headaches. Some of them turned to migraines, which is awful, but if I can rest my eyes throughout the day, drink lots, eat good foods and SLEEP I can keep things under control.