The bummer is that I've been sick most of the week with a sore throat, stuffed up head, headache + tired combo that just continues to linger over the days.
This week I made homemade the easiest no-cook playdough ever for E and it actually turned out really well! E played with it for about 20 minutes straight and wanted to play with it again at lunch. He drove his tractor all over his playdough and then wanted to thoroughly wash it with the dish scrubber afterwards (he wanted to wash tractors like daddy!).
A toy tractor and homemade playdough brought nearly a solid hour of toddler entertainment!
With this pregnancy, I have been very sensitive to smells and have been getting headaches a lot (being sick probably didn't help either). After contemplating for quite a while, Leo and I finally decided to try essential oils. They came in the mail this week and the oils have helped so much for my headaches!
Peppermint in the diffuser was the most helpful for helping my cold and PanAway has been my favorite for topical use.
I was skeptical about using essential oils but now I'm thankful we got them! The house smells good and my headaches are relieved without taking any medication.
Pregnancy Week 14: Baby #2
Aversions: Whatever is for lunch or supper. Breakfast is always fine by me, but anything besides Chinese food for the other meals really turned my stomach. (I don't remember being this fickle with Baby #1!!!)
Eating: Nothing new here. I'm hungry and smaller meals plus snacking throughout the day is what works.
I'm Feeling: Exhausted. Being sick has left me feeling really worn down all week. Guess this is my body's way of saying "take it easy"!
Sleep: I'm ready to pass out by 9:00 pm most nights and wake up for a bathroom trip at least once a night. I remember the whole bathroom-trip-thing starting a lot later with my first pregnancy.
Physical Changes: Not much besides my growing belly and my not-so-great skin. My skin makes me feel like I'm a teenager again! Thank you, hormones.
Weight: Up 5 lbs. from pre-pregnancy weight.
My Prayer for Baby: "Lord, thank You for bringing us into the second trimester and for the miracle of growing this Baby. I pray that our children will display the fruit of the Spirit in their lives and that Leo and I will be role models of this fruit. Thank You for all of the developments Baby and E are going through this week and for the time we have together as a family. Continue to be with our Baby as he or she is developing and with E as he is continuing to develop in toddler-hood. Thank You, God, for the gift of these children and for the honor of being a mother! Amen."
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. GALATIANS 5:22-23Last Week's Workouts:
Monday: Upper body strength training with dumbbells and a 5-minute lower body circuit.
Tuesday: 3.1 miles on the treadmill, 9:40/mile average.
Wednesday: Sick but managed to fit in some upper-body strength training. Right ankle is sore :s
Thursday: 3 miles on the treadmill, 10:00/mile average. Feeling pretty rough still.
Friday: Intermediate pregnancy strength training x 3
Saturday: 4 miles outside with Leo and the dog at 10:06/mile. Icy and cool, but nice to be out!
Total Mileage: 10.1 miles
Thanksgiving Flashback: E was so excited to get hockey skates from Grandma and Grandpa for early Christmas! Now we just need to get out on the ice when it's above 20°F...
What is your favorite Chinese dish?
Have you used essential oils before?
Have you used essential oils before?
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