It’s official. My second trimester starts on Saturday the 15th. Glory-be!
It’s official. As long as I stay away from dairy I feel pretty good and the nausea is manageable. And on a side note
and a bit of a rant dairy is just bad all around. I don’t even know why I mess around with it, it causes me nothing but problems, and constipation. Ya. I said it.
I’ll be totally honest here. I’ve gained about 4 pounds since my last Dr.’s appointment (1 month ago) and my goal was to stay as close to my pre-pregnancy weight as possible. My staples since I have been having morning sickness is Ice cream and soda (you know the stuff I went almost 90 days without). The bubbles soothed my stomach, and I’m not sure what the ice cream was doing, but it sure did taste good going down.
One thing that I do owe is a big apology to anybody pregnant where I judged their eating. It was so easy for me to say what I would do if I was in your situation, but it’s another thing when you have to act on it.
With my first pregnancy I was lucky enough to have almost NO nausea. This pregnancy is really making up for that. When I started eating a plant-based diet I took on a very hippiesque outlook that I was going to feed myself only wonderful and nutrient dense food. I was going to create the smartest healthiest fetus in the world (there is some sarcasm in there I am not that naive). Cut to my first week of morning sickness and I had french fries probably 4 times in one week. Before that I don’t even remember the last time I had eaten french fries. Vegetables made me want to upchuck all over the kitchen counter, and the thought of cooking a meal (even a quick one) made me want to lay down for 12 hours at a time.
One positive thing that I have kept doing is going on my morning walks. I figured that the craving to eat good foods would slowly come back, but getting out of shape is not an option this go around.
Let me tell you one thing: It gets harder.
You know when you first start doing cardio and you feel like you are going to die, but you keep on doing it everyday and slowly but surely it starts to get better? That’s not the way it is when you are expecting. It gets harder.
Its official. My workout clothes constrict my stomach and I start to feel sick. My good old Under Armor compression shorts and capri’s are now cutting off my circulation and I can’t pour myself into them anymore. Don’t get me wrong they still fit (luckily, all of my clothes still fit), but my tummy doesn’t like having any added pressure.
I’ve been looking online for maternity clothes, and I’m finding that there is a lot of truth when they say the second pregnancy starts to show a lot earlier than your first. I can already feel a round ball in my stomach when I lay in my bed, and I don’t think I felt that till around the 5th month with Hanna.
Its official. I already feel like this pregnancy is going better than the first. I hate that all this sounds like complaining when really I am ecstatic and joyful at the very thought of my little one growing inside me. I got to hear the heartbeat for the first time yesterday and it was magical! I really do want to have a healthy pregnancy and I have made some decisions at this point, and I finally feel like I am ready to get back to healthy eating. Things that sounded horrible before now sound a lot more appealing and that is a great start!
I am so excited to share this experience with all you readers and I feel like I’m at a point where I could get back to regular blogging (finally)! I’ve been doing a lot of reading and I can’t wait to share some of the fun facts that I have found. Thanks for reading!
What is something that is official in your life right now?