Due Date: July 2, 2011. 22 weeks to go!
Weight Gain: +7.5 lbs. I managed to put on an additional 2 pounds in the days between my last post and my midwife appointment last Friday. The insane rate of weight gain is both baffling and irritating to me and I was hoping to avoid gaining too much weight again this pregnancy. [Edited to add: I have no issue with gaining 7.5 lbs so far. I do have concerns about gaining over 6 lbs in under two weeks, though! I fear the trajectory that I might be on...] I do think I identified one factor - I dramatically cut back on nursing recently. As in, I reduced it from over 45 minutes spent nursing each day to only 5 minutes. And therein lays a potential too-fast weight gain problem. So I am dietitian-ing myself this week and set three goals: keep food records, limit caloric beverages to 1-2 per week (no more long-neck grapefruit Izze's at night for me...woe), and really enjoy one dessert each day. Really enjoy are the operative words for that last one - the goal is to pass on snacking on little bits of treats during the day and save up my dessert allotment for something I really want and can take the time to enjoy. I will also be mindful of that dessert portion size and portion sizes in general. Boom! I charged myself $60 for the 30 minute consultation.
Symptoms: Feeling really good aside from little gripes that come up here and there (rhinitis, headaches, backpain).
What's different this time: I keep forgetting about the pregnancy now that I feel fine. I won't remember until I go to bend all the way over and have a uterus in the way. And then it's a little weird. Ha.
Cravings/Aversions: I WANT MORE DIET COKE AND I CAN'T HAVE IT.
Sleep: Pretty good last week.
I am loving:The fact that I am following through on my organization goals for 2011. Husband thinks it's extreme nesting. Whatever it is, it is bringing me (and Husband, too) such a sense of peace and contentment when we are at home. (I'm sorry I said "peace and contentment", but they were the best words to describe it.)
I miss: Having a metabolism slightly slower than the speed of light while I was breastfeeding frequently (or really, I miss living in the land of endless dessert & treats).
I am looking forward to: FRIDAY, FRIDAY, FRIDAY! A.k.a. the day we get to see the baby on the ultrasound. I think that will really make me feel more connected to Baby 2.0.
I'm spazzing about: The weight thing a little.
Best moment this week: I need to keep this in mind during the week because I never remember anything big when it comes time to fill this out. I'll just say that last week was an overall pretty good week.
Milestones: Weight worries. SUPER!
Movement: Yes. I'm looking forward to stronger and more regular movement.
It's a...: I'll let you all know very soon.
Exercise: I get an 80% for my goal last week as I completed 4 workouts (run/walk, two fast walks, prenatal yoga), but I'm going to cut myself slack on not getting 100% as I had a couple bad headache days where I opted to rest instead. I am feeling much more in the swing of things with activity and anticipate that motivation should not be much of a problem in the near-ish future.
Diet: Fine, but need to cut back on portion sizes and also the "extras" like Izze drinks and such. I did not meet my diet coke/coke zero goal as I managed to find all sorts of opportunities to have one. Very tricky, Laura. Must keep working on it.
Goals for the upcoming week: Going to do the same as last week: workout 5 times and limit diet coke to two/week.