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Update...Feeling Better

Monday, February 18, 2013

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! emoticon

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! emoticon 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! emoticon

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!!! emoticon 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. emoticon Hope y'all have a sparktacular Monday!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    1553 days ago
    Glad you are feeling better and doing all you can to make this a healthy pregnancy!

    1553 days ago
    Glad to hear you are feeling better! Sounds like you have a good plan in place--it is never easy, but I'd say your main goal is probably to stay as healthy as possible and keep your weight gain at a minimum if possible. Although, I shouldn't even say that , because that part of the pregnancy should not be a source of stress. This should be an enjoyable time for you and you have many other things to think about! Just drink your water, stay as fresh as possible (food-wise) and move as you can tolerate.
    Have a wonderful week!
    1555 days ago
    Wow, that's a lot of water and it's good for you too!!! I'm so glad you're feeling better! You'll have your ups and downs as the pregnancy progresses, but the promise of a little one outdoes all the discomfort you may feel now!!!
    1555 days ago
    Seriously, don't pay any attention to tales of no morning sickness leading to miscarraige. I never had ANY morning sickness, not a single day in any of my three pregnancies, and there was never any threat of miscarriage either. That just seems silly - what would one have to do with another?? They always said that you get sick a lot more if you're having a girl. Well, maybe that's true or not, all I know is that I never once got sick and I had three boys! :D Coincidence? Probably, ha! :D

    I'm glad you're feeling good. And drinking all that water! Your need for water really does explode during pregnancy. I remember in my third pregnancy bringing two 16-oz glasses of water to bed with me to drink all night long, and I had them all by morning! :D
    1555 days ago
    Glad you are feeling better....try the water...it is so good on the joints and helps with the achiness that will come when you start being big and feeling awkward in your own body...
    1555 days ago
    Glad to hear that you are feeling better! Congrats on your good news too- a baby is very wonderful news indeed :-) I think it's great that you don't have morning sickness! Lucky you! emoticon
    1555 days ago
    wow u have a good plan....have a healthy pregnancy...goodluck..just be happy thats what matters the most..
    1555 days ago
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