Sunday, September 15, 2013

17 Weeks

This week we knocked another big item off the to-do list: replace Ryan's 2-door Civic with a 4-door car. After mulling it over for months - and with a sudden burst of intensity/stress right at the end -  we finally bought a new Honda Fit. And while the new car does technically replace Ryan's car, in actuality I ended up with the Fit and Ryan got my old Corolla - for the record, he did get first dibs on the new car, but I'm fine with his decision :)
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[Bye, Civic :( ]
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[Hello, Fit :) ]

Besides that, this week I also went away for a couple of days to work at a horse show. I was a bit of a mess, though, so I feel like I wasn't as useful as normal. I had some issues with nausea each morning after breakfast, but luckily was surrounded by some wonderful ladies who plied me with plenty of water, crackers, and pretzels. I also teared up during the speed events, which made no sense and was slightly embarrassing that I was about to cry over horses running around a couple of poles.

Sleep is still an elusive, frustrating exercise for me. I was looking forward to sleeping like a rock while I was at the show, but instead I woke up around 4:30am each day and then struggled to get back to sleep at all, so I came back more tired than when I left. I should also be getting out the pregnancy pillow sometime soon since I should probably stop sleeping on my back, but I can't bring myself to do it quite yet since that torture device doesn't help my sleep at all either.

On a happier note, I was taking a break at some point where I went up in the stands to watch a hunter under saddle class. As I was sitting there (aching to be able to ride/show again), the baby was kicking away, and I actually felt it kick from the outside too :)

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