The Rain :: Let’s face it, we’re in the Pacific Northwest – it rains a lot. And guess what? I can finally say that I’m used to it. Hell. I think I even like it. Sure, it took me… 10 months… but the point is that I think I would rather adapt to my situation that continue to complain about it. In the process, I took in a true beauty for this place. No joke, when I heard rain falling on the roof I immediately went to the blinds and opened them up. My family might think I’m losing my mind but I can safely say that I would rather have rainy days and cooler temperatures than the humidity and heat of south Texas. Granted, I miss the crap out of Texas, and honestly it’s a little hard to put into words – the hill country, the state pride… blue bell ice cream… its just “Texas”. But, I do not miss the weather.
We were watching Storage Wars last night [the show is set in California] and I gagged every time they showed people dripping with sweat from the 104 degree heat. No thanks. You might not learn to ‘love’ the rain, but it just becomes a way of life around here – you don’t really let it stop you, but I promise it gets easier the more time you spend here. Running in it is a whole other animal though; and if you know me at all you know that I am not exactly the first one to lace up while its sprinkling out. This IS becoming easier – with every run in the rain, I know I can do it – its just a matter of getting out there.
Pregnancy Weirdness :: Speaking of running, I have decided to put it on hold until my doctor’s appointment tomorrow afternoon. The week has been quite busy, so I haven’t been able to get the running stroller out, and I have to wait until my husband gets home from work to run. Typically, this isn’t a big deal, but lately I’ve been having weird ‘feelings’. Around 5 pm my stomach will get hard [and stay hard], and feel extremely tight, with the occasional cramp in my right side. It feels similar to a side stitch, but more ‘cramp’ish. This sensation is hard to describe and also makes me a little nervous because I don’t remember feeling this way until my final month in Kara’s pregnancy. I have only have this ‘weirdness’ since about Saturday – it happens in the late afternoon, and sticks around until I go to bed. Very rarely I will also have cramps [like PMS cramping] so I have no idea what is going on.
As reassurance, Waylynn has been moving around extra and definitely letting me know everything is hunky dory on his end. I am *much* bigger at 25 weeks now than I was with our daughter, so for all I know this might just be my body telling me that its tired and to give it a rest. We’ll see. I am not necessarily worried about it, but I deem it worth mentioning to the doctor, and forgoing activity until then. Look for the update tomorrow!!
So that is that – hope everyone is having an amazing Tuesday