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Updates: Pregnancy, Weight, Exercise and Life in general.....

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Whew! I am glad to report that I am healthy and still plugging away at things but it has been hard! A lot more then I would have thought when started on this journey of pregnancy!

Pregnancy Updates:

Here's my little peanut at 11 weeks (I'm 16 weeks today!) We are having a little boy that we have named Andrew!

My first 3 months were rough! I have been (and still am on) medication for nausea and vomiting. I actually take more medicine/pills then when I wasn't pregnant! I have the nausea medicine (thank god for it!), heartburn pills, stool softener, some Tylenol for back pain and I was trying Unisom (but atlas I just do not sleep as well as I used to - regardless of medications or how tired I actually am).

Everything about my body and what I considered "normal" is a distance memory- its all so different now. I look and feel different. What I didn't expect was the constant worry about the most random things! And it's nonstop worry and concern- I'm sure it's normal.

In fact any symptom I have short of death seems to be "normal for pregnancy"!

We have had all the tests you could have by 16 weeks and everything has come back normal and I am so thankful and happy for that! It's odd but sometimes I actually forget that I am pregnant- I can't wait until I'm 7 or 8 months along and it's apparent there's a baby in here and I can readily hear a heartbeat with the little monitor a friend bought me!

Weight Update:

Here's a picture of me today. It's crazy but I am actually the same weight I was 16 weeks ago when I became pregnant. While scale shows the same number my stomach area is definitely different and I notice a little side bump (plus I feel like Dolly Pardon of late!). I actually lost 6 lbs in my first couple of months and have slowly been gaining it back. I was so sick and had horrible food aversions in the beginning.

It has all evened out though and I am looking forward to keeping up the healthy habits I have been sticking to- It helps that Andrew hates sweets (especially chocolate -if I eat even a little I'm in the bathroom) and he also loves fruits (sadly all I want are summer fruits at the moment-apples and kiwi fruits have become my good friends lately but I can not wait for some fresh, cold watermelon and ripe cherries!).

Exercise Update:

Basically spotty of late. I was so exhausted in the beginning and had issues needing a bathroom close at hand that I kind of just gave up on my exercise streak. Then I became lazy and had no motivation to even go outside for a walk (which was the bulk of what I was doing towards the end anyways).

Well that's just not acceptable and I am going back on a streak of at least 30 minutes a day. Today was Day 1 (I'm hoping to go longer than my last streak of 155 days total).

Day 1 of ?: 30 minutes on the elliptical (it was hard and I felt way out of shape!). I'm sure near the end of my pregnancy I will just be walking but for now I think the elliptical and swimming will be my main choices.

Life in general Update:

Is going great! I'm excited about what is to come and have been feeling much better lately. I hope to blogging more and keeping up on everyone's great start to the new year!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CHANCE0719 2/8/2013 5:43PM

    This gave me all kinds of warm fuzzies :) so glad to hear how you & Andrew are healthy and to see you looking so happy!

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SUGIRL06 1/15/2013 12:44PM

    OMG!!! I have been out of touch here on SP so I totally missed that YOU ARE PREGNANT!!! Congrats! Best of health during this special time!!!

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CARADAWN 1/14/2013 2:45PM

    Congrats! Sorry your first trimester was rought but you are out of that now and can move on to the wonderful 2nd. Great job on getting back into working out - it will really help with labor & delivery emoticon

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AIMEESINGS 1/14/2013 12:42PM

    Congrats! I had this whole thing planned out for when I got pregnant to keep exercising everyday. Whoah buddy did my body have a different idea. Even walking was incredibly painful for me in the beginning. Just figure out what works for you and focus on just eating healthy. I wish I had a pool around me so I could swim! My birthing class instructor suggests prenatal yoga too. Says its awesome for getting ready for labor. I love yoga so I'm trying to get in a better habit of doing it everyday. Mostly I just want to sleep though. Take care! Can't wait to see your bump in a couple of months!!

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CHRIMSONFYRE 1/13/2013 3:34PM

    Congrats on life and pregnancy and everything!

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CODEMAULER 1/13/2013 10:54AM

    That sounds awesome - go, YOU!! It's an exciting time, in spite of the symptoms and whatnot, so find ways to enjoy this.


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BALANCEDLIFE4ME 1/13/2013 9:39AM

    Congratulations! It's so great to see that you're doing so well emoticon

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REMEMBER2BME 1/13/2013 6:39AM

    Happy to get the update! You are definitely rocking this! WooHoo! keep up the great work!

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GRACEMCC45 1/12/2013 11:29PM

    Yay!! I was hoping to see an update from you! Glad things are going well - you will start feeling much better overall for your second trimester - I promise! I'll be 35 weeks tomorrow and still have more energy and less symptoms than I did in the first trimester!

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PAPER_WINGS18 1/12/2013 10:09PM

    So cute! :) Happy for you!! You are glowing!

Can't wait to read more updates from you about Andrew! :)

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NIELSENSLADY 1/12/2013 9:46PM

    Yay! Mommy glow!

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 1/12/2013 7:09PM

    Your joy radiates from your face! In the next month and a half, that little peanut is going to start kicking. When that happens, it will all become so real. People carry differently. I never had a pronounced baby tummy with either of my girls. I just looked fatter than usual. Every time they turn or squirm you're going to feel a little flutter in your heart. Congratulations!

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LINWINAGAIN 1/12/2013 7:05PM

    Congratulations! Glad all things are looking great for you and Andrew! Keep up the good work!

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