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Pregnancy Update: Excerpt from  Kristine Lilly's Online Journal

 

It's time again for my pregnancy update.  As I sit here typing, my baby has decided to set up house on the right side of my belly below my rib cage and it isn't so comfortable.  All I hope is that baby Heavey is comfortable if I am going through this discomfort.

 

I am just passed 32 weeks; 2 months and counting. It is really hard to believe.  A lot of people have been asking me if it is going by slow or fast. I have to say the first 3 months was really slow, the second trimester was fast and now this last part has been slow and fast at the same time. I think because I am getting so close, I'm like holy cow, the baby is really coming.

 

The little one is really active and it feels amazing when she/he moves around. I had Dave put his hand on my belly and this time the baby was moving and he was like wow! I said this is what it is always like. I have yet to see a hand or elbow poke through my belly like people say but I am waiting patiently for that to happen. 

 

I have cut back a lot on my workouts. I have settled for walking on the treadmill with incline to get somewhat of a work out. If I am not doing that I am just walking my dog for 30 or 4o minutes in the morning. I'm at a point where working out isn't so fun because it's not really a work out to me, so I don't mind going for the long walks with Scrib. I'm definitely taking advantage of this down time and letting my body be.

 

Sleeping has been one thing that hasn't been so great. It actually has become quite annoying, not sleeping. I go to the bathroom every 2 hours.  The doctors say only sleep on my left side and that gets old after awhile. I so want to sleep on my belly but that won't happen and I just flop over to my back for a little bit because I go crazy on one side. My right side gets some time but when I wake up I realize that I shouldn't be sleeping on it so I flop back over. Meanwhile my husband is sleeping nice and soundly on his back happy as can be!  I guess this is what pregnancy does for you, it prepares you for the arrival of the baby, in which sleep isn't an option.  Should all be very interesting.

 

I'm starting to get swollen and that isn't so fun either.  I guess I shouldn't complain seeing my pregnancy has been great so far.  Instead of looking at it as complaining, I will just share the changes in my life and body. My wedding rings are starting to get a bit tight, my shoes are a bit more snug and of course my clothes, well thanks to my friend Tish, all her maternity clothes have come in quite handy. It's funny when I try to put on a pair of my normal clothes and how they are so tight.

 

My appetite has been pretty good. I am still eating my fruit and ice cream for dessert. I have to eat smaller meals because the room in my belly is getting limited. I am craving a good old fashion sandwich with roast beef or turkey. I'm not suppose to eat cold cuts because there is something in there not good for the baby.  So I can't wait till the baby is born to have my sandwich. Other than that, food is my friend and I am enjoying my appetite.

 

I have done some work with Stonyfield farm and they have a new yogurt called Yo Mommy! It is really good and it is good for women who are pregnant or nursing. If you go to this link you can learn about the yogurt and hear a live video of me talking about being pregnant: http://www.yobabyyogurt.com/index.cfm. It has been great to work with Stonyfield Farm again, they are a great company and have great products that are good for you. 

 

I thought by the time that I finished this journal that the baby might have moved over a bit, but no it is still on my right side. My belly looks a little deformed right now.  Maybe when I get to bed and lay on my left side the baby will move over a bit and give my right rib a break. This little baby is growing and every day brings me closer and closer to meeting him/her and I can't wait.

 

Always Believe,

Kristine Lilly

 

Keep up with Kristine Lilly's journal at http://kristinelilly13.com/kristine/journals/index.php?&id=110

 

Or Sign up for the Kristine Lilly Soccer Academy at http://kristinelilly13.com/kl-soccer-academy/index.php

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Pregnancy Update: 26 Weeks and Counting! (Excerpt from  Kristine Lilly's Online Journal)

 

Little movements and a bigger belly is the big news these days. The little one inside is growing and so is my belly--it's officially in the way. I have to bend down on one knee to tie my shoe. I also feel my belly when I work out. It's not so much that I can't work out but that I have extra weight to carry with me. However, with all these changes, I feel the life inside me and that is something special.

 

I always wondered why pregnant women touch their bellies so much and now I get it. First off, it's a place to rest your hands, which is convenient, but more importantly to feel the life that is growing inside you. I have had Dave put his hand on my belly but most of the time the little one doesn't continue to kick. He did feel the movement one time and I think it freaked him out and helped him realize that there really is a baby in there. I think for the guys it is tough because they don't go through all the changes. They only experience what we say and how we act. Maybe that's enough for them.

 

I am still doing my workouts and some days I feel like it, some I don't. The fact that I have a choice not to some days has been really nice. I haven't increased anything I'm doing, I'm just maintaining. It is nice to go up to the gym and get a little sweat, but not too much sweating, because I am not exerting myself too much--nothing like I am used to. It is more for my psyche than anything else really. Plus I get up there and see some of my friends and that is nice.

 

As for cravings and other senses, I haven't really experienced anything. The fact that I love a bowl of ice cream is pretty much right up there with what I did before I was pregnant, so I wouldn't say that is a craving. I have pretty much cut soda out of my diet. I have one every so often, so that is a good thing, however, I do crave a big Diet Coke with lots of ice. I eat more frequently and have lots of healthy snacks throughout the day. For the most part I have had a good experience so far and look forward to the weeks ahead.

 

Pregnancy for me has been an adjustment, but for the most part it has been great! I love the fact that I have a little one inside of me and that soon it will enter the world. It is so amazing and I know when I have it, my world will be turned upside down and it will be the greatest thing. So for now, I am enjoying each step and taking it all in and making sure I am doing everything I can to feel good.

 

Take care,

Kristine Lilly

 

Keep up with Kristine Lilly's journal at http://kristinelilly13.com/kristine/journals/index.php?&id=110

 

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Back in 2004 the LA Marathon presented a challenge that involved giving women a head start in an attempt to make the final stretch to the finish more competitive, and therefore, more interesting.

 

On Sunday, March 2 Russian Tatiana Aryasova capitalized on that offer, crossing the finish line before any of the men and winning the $100,000 prize for doing so.

 

William Burke's (race co-founder and president) reaction? Accoriding to the LA Times he said,

 

"You can't keep those women down, you can't get them back in the kitchen."

 

Was he joking? Maybe he meant it to be a compliment. Apparently he didn't crack a smile or indicate in any way that he intended the comment to be friendly. So how do you react to someone like this? Someone that has been on the athletic scene for more than 20 years? He has most definitely seen women excel and even kick some butt.

 

If he thinks women belong in the kitchen, why then would he create an incentive to keep them out there. it almost feels like it was his way of taunting the women who participate--like it has been his little joke to see who would chase the carrot.

 

Who knows what motivated Tatiana. Was she after the prize, did she want to prove a point or did she just want to run well?

 

Maybe one of the reasons a marathon finish is not that exciting is because there just aren't that many people, men or women, that can keep up with the elites. An exciting finish comes from the history and passion of the individuals racing and the fans watching--not from staging a setting where the women are battling the men in the final yards to satisfy the fancy of a race president that has become bored.

 

I think we should ignore people like Burke and just keep doing what we're doing. He is the one that looks like a fool and no matter what, whether they mean to or not, women will continue to break barriers, exceed expectations, prove naysayers wrong and slowly peck away at chauvinistic doubts.

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On Sunday December 16, 2007 Kikkan Randallfrom Anchorage, Alaskabecame the first U.S. woman and the second American to win a World Cup cross country skiing race. 

 

 

Get a glimpse inside Randall's head as the race progressed, and watch her kick butt here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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