So, today was a pretty good day. (Aside from the fact that I was nauseous all day long. OMG come on second trimester where are you?)
We had our NT scan!
The NT scan is an optional first trimester ultrasound plus bloodwork that helps determine your risk of Down’s Syndrome and Trisomy 18, among other things. We opted to do this because we’re of the opinion that forewarned is forearmed—if Lumpy had any health issues at all, we’d want to make sure the best healthcare would be in place immediately after his or her birth.
Honestly, this was the coolest thing ever. It actually looked…baby-shaped, as opposed to a gingerbread man. The place we went was really nice and had a special screen where we could both see what was going on. Lumpy was kicking, and stretching, and waving his or her hands in the air. (As Tim said, “he’s waving his fists because he’s mad about the Mizzou game!”) The craziest thing, I think, was that when I laughed, the baby would kick off the bottom of my ute and bounce a little bit. Ba. Nanas.
(Also excellent? Getting promoted to abdominal, on the belly ultrasounds instead of the far less pleasant other kind.)
Today was also momentous because…
Now that I’m knocking on second trimester’s door, and I have three good ultrasounds under my belt (literally), and the bleeding scare is over, and the nausea is slightly more tolerable, I headed back to CrossFit tonight! I miss my usual morning class, but mornings are still rough around here. My goal is to go 3X/week for the time being.
I definitely felt rusty tonight, but I made it through at a nice, easy pace.
- Push-up progression (5 each of wide, narrow, regular, planche, staggered push-ups)
- 3 rounds of 10 pull-ups (with green band) and supermans (modified, on my knees instead of the belly)
- 4 minute squat tabata
I finished the WOD a hair under 8 minutes, doing it Rxed at 35 pounds, and taking care to keep my heart rate at a manageable level. There is a veritable baby boom going on at our box now (6 pregnant women!), and modifications are common and encouraged. I’m sure I’ll be sore tomorrow, but right now I’m riding the endorphin high for the first time in awhile.
(Unfortunately, I have NO appetite today, so dinner is buttered noodles. And a pickle.)
What was the highlight of your day today?