When people ask me how the pregnancy is going, I have started to tell them the truth:Â That Iâ€™m exhausted and miserable.Â I have never felt soul-crushing exhaustion like I have this pregnancy.Â I thought it was bad in the first trimester â€“ it feels two times as bad now!Â I know that youâ€™re â€œsupposeâ€ to be all like, â€œPregnancy is glorious! Yay! Arenâ€™t I GLOWING?!â€ but Iâ€™m not glowing.Â Iâ€™m drooling because Iâ€™m falling asleep at the dinner table.
Hereâ€™s what has helped me:Â Coffee.Â Exercise (energy begets energy, right?).Â Thomas the Tank Engine.Â Andâ€¦ well, thatâ€™s about it.
Hereâ€™s yesterdayâ€™s completely sleep-deprived breakfast:
Eggs and toast and, a bit later, a big smoothie.
I hit the gym and did a 900 yard swim workout. I planned to do 1000 but couldnâ€™t finish it up.
Hereâ€™s the workout:
Warm-Up: 200 Yards
50 Fast, 50 Slow, 50 Kick, 50 Fast
Repeat 50â€™s set two more times.
Cool-Down: 200 Yards
The Husband was working from home yesterday, and I got to take a GLORIOUS NAP.Â When I woke up, I had this awesome salad waiting for me:
Afternoon snacks included some breaded baked tofu and almonds.Â Henry didnâ€™t want to eat his cinnamon toasty with his dinner, so I â€œtook one for the teamâ€ and finished it for him.
For dinner, I was super lucky â€“ the Husband was back in the kitchen!Â He made this meal.Â The potatoes were the BEST.Â Plus â€“> more tofu, parsnips with mustard, and greens.
Raise your hand if you want to take a nap right now!