Wednesday, October 22, 2008

17 weeks

136.5 lb ?? (my scale is going crazy. last thursday i was 135 then friday morning 139 then friday night 135 again... i might look into getting a new scale even though i know weight fluctuates throughout the day)

my lil' sis and her boyfriend came to visit last weekend. we had a great weekend being active--playing golf, doing the ropes course, boating at Beaver, and iceskating. i had the great idea during iceskating to see which couple could race to the opposite wall the fastest, and i didn't think about the logistics of the dare until i slammed into the wall full-force. i probably should be more careful with our little one.

i closed my eyes for dramatic effect. i really am a good mom and care very much about the safety of our child. however, after surviving ecuador and severe malnourishment and viruses, i'm sure he can handle a little iceskating blunder.

there were a couple of other pregnant moms on the sidelines of the iceskating rink. i talked to them for a little while, but as i skated around the rink, i could feel judgement palpating from their eyes. i know they thought about my irresponsibility as a pregnant mom risking injury on the iceskating rink. however, i think part of their judgement stemmed from a slight jealously of wishing they had enough energy to skate around the rink with child in belly. either way, i am trying to be as active as possible to stay in good shape throughout the pregnancy.

james and i have a book that we read daily that describes what is happening with the baby and mom that day. several times it has warned about gaining excess weight during pregnancy. i'm not too worried about it because i've never really had to watch what i eat and i want to make sure the baby is getting enough nutrients, but it is in the back of my mind. this entry is getting long. until next week, love you all!!


Kim said...

I have a feeling your baby is going to be a dare devil!

Sadie said...

Good for you!
I went jet skiing and tubing (on my belly) like two days after I found out I was pregnant. Obviously, Norah survived and is perfectly fine.
Pregnant women and their babies are much more sturdy than people think. You are a good mama Silvy.

Katie Baskins said...

I agree with everyone--it's okay to be a little daring when you're pregnant! We went to Atlantis in the Bahamas when I was in my second trimester and I rode lots of water rides and Caleb is just fine. I think it toughens them up. :) And thank you for the compliment--all I can say is, breastfeed breastfeed breastfeed! I'm still not back to my pre-baby weight, but that's okay. I already feel waaaaay better than I did during those last weeks of pregnancy! You look amazing, by the way, and you will shrink right back after the babe is born. Don't even worry about it!