Thursday, November 17, 2011
I'm in the 3T. That's the third trimester for those who don't speak pregnancy message board lingo. It's the home stretch. Only about 12 more weeks to go. Well for me it will be closer to 13 but let's not get lost in the details.
This pregnancy has been great. Just like my last one. I'm very lucky to have easy pregnancies. Despite being overweight to begin with, my health has been perfect and I passed my glucose challenge with flying colors. No gestational diabetes for me.
I have put on about 20 pounds which isn't awful. More than I would have liked but less than I had gained at this point last time around. I'm trying not to stress about the weight gain so much because a lot of it is out of my control. I can control what I eat and whether I exercise but when you are pregnant, 3500 calories does not necessarily equal 1 pound. Don't ask me to explain it but things are just different when you are pregnant.
Delicious pumpkin flavored goodies may be partly to blame.
I have been walking when the weather and schedule permit and do the occasional pre-natal yoga video. I really need to step it up because I want to give myself the best possible chance for a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) and I have been doing everything necessary to make that happen.
I really don't want to deal with the recovery from a Cesarean again. I want to be physically able to resume exercise as soon as possible even if schedule-wise I can't make it happen as soon as I would like. I really miss running but it just isn't realistic for me right now. Walking is about as good as it gets.
I'm really enjoying this pregnancy but I am also really looking forward to the end. Meeting my little boy. And returning to weight loss and exercise. I am going to 40 in 15 months- I want to be a total 40 y/o MILF.
I hope all my SparkFriends are making progress and meeting goals. I'm going to check on you all right now.