Yup. I'm wearin' em.
I've gained a grand total of two pounds, which I think is probably OK for being almost 9 weeks along. I'm actually surprised it's not more, given that I've been famished all the time and I haven't been working out. I can't really do much about the former, but I have to admit I'm pretty ticked at myself about the latter. After spending the better part of the last year and a half working out regularly and getting into the best shape I've ever been in, I've been letting it all go to hell since June. First we had our big sewer backup, which effectively destroyed the downstairs area where I do all my workouts. Then we were gone for most of July (to Prague and then Vancouver), and since we've been back I just haven't gotten into the groove.
I'm really just full of excuses. I didn't want to restart my high-intensity interval and weight training, figuring it would probably be too intense for pregnancy. But I waffled on buying any pregnancy workouts out of fear that I'd jinx the whole thing. I finally forced myself to just pick one off iTunes, and I've done it exactly once. I went into it with gusto, not realizing that two months off is a lot longer than it seems. I hurt for days afterwards, and haven't done it since. Add to that the fact that my nausea tends to act up in the late afternoon/after work/before dinner (which is exactly when I do my workouts) and it's just a recipe for laziness.
So I shouldn't have been shocked when I went to put on a pair of skinny corduroys the other day, only to be faced with some pretty serious discomfort and muffin top. (Yeah, ok, the thighs were kind of tight too, so obviously this isn't just a belly issue.) Lucky for me, I hadn't yet ditched/donated most of the pants that I was wearing before I went on my health kick, so a few of them are starting to make it back into the rotation.
Otherwise, I'm actually pretty stoked because tomorrow my sis, her husband and my adorable almost-5-year-old niece are coming to Toronto for a week! My niece hasn't been here since my wedding when she was 2, so this will be the first time that we'll be able to do fun kid activities like the zoo and the beach. I don't know who's more excited, me or her! It'll also be a nice way to kill some time between now and our NT scan/first OB appointment, which isn't until the second week of September. Feels like a lifetime until then!