First off, thanks to everyone for your wonderful support on my last blog when I shared my joyful news! I am just thrilled to have the support and encouragement of such wonderful people!
I am about to hit the 9 week mark of my pregnancy and I already feel a lot better. In fact, sometimes I get nervous at the fact of feeling so good, but then a wave of tired usually reminds this former insomniac that everything is alright. I actually had to stop researching every little thing because it just flat out scared me to my core everytime I would read anything. Surprisingly, I haven't had too much morning sickness at all, and if you look that up on the internet, there are many tales of woe about how you are doomed to miscarriage if you aren't throwing up all day long. So, I keep my research confined to my doctor, a few reputable books, and close trustworthy friends.
As far as health is concerned, I am really trying to maintain every bit of what I had going for me before becoming pregnant. I joined sparkpeople's sister website, babyfit.com, which has been helpful, although most of my activity is still mostly here. When I get a sweets craving, I try to reach for the fruit. Surprisingly, however, my sweet tooth has decreased A LOT! This has been a blessing for me because sweets are ALWAYS my weakness. I haven't craved a lot of breads either...in fact, in the first few weeks, I wouldn't touch bread! HA! I had about one week where I couldn't face meat in any form. I'm still having difficulty finding veggies attractive, but my understanding is that it's ok. The advice I received about this is that between prenatal vitamins and fruits, if I can't stomach the veggies, it's fine for now. And the good news is, drinking water is no chore! I drink so much of it out of need AND want, I hardly fear dehydration at all!
In a 24 hour day, I typically consume around 96 oz!
Exercise is still sporadic. I have had such a huge lack of energy, hitting the gym is definitely not high on my priority list. Plus, I had about two weeks of "bedrest," so to speak, due to some unexplainable issues. Each time I would think I was back on track, another issue would arise. It's frustrating in many ways to go from being a complete health nut avid exerciser to a body that hurts, can't take too much physical exertion, and doesn't want to eat! But, I know the outcome of having a child will make this temporary time SOOOOO worth it!
Anyway, just wanted to give a quick update to let y'all know I'm staying accountable! I'm not going to use this pregnancy as an excuse to pig out on double portions of everything unhealthy!!!
I also know that after this baby is born, I still have weight that needs to be lost from before pregnancy...and I seriously don't want to add any more to that than will already be there.
Hope y'all have a sparktacular Monday!!!