The bump– It’s getting rounder. My stomach is quite flat first thing in the morning and then much larger after I eat and throughout the day.
Gender– Neal thinks we’re having a girl while I think we’re having a boy. We’ll see in 2 months!
Movement– None yet
Maternity clothes– My baby bump isn’t big enough to wear maternity pants, but I’ve found some pants I’m comfortable in and am really enjoying looser fitting tops. I’ve found most of my new clothes at Old Navy and Lane Bryant, though I’m trying to buy minimal winter clothes. I have a feeling I’ll live in dresses all spring and summer.
Food cravings– Last week I actually had a hard time deciding what to eat. I didn’t have any specific cravings and a lot of foods just didn’t sound good. Here are last Wednesday’s eats for example:
- Breakfast- 2 eggs, bagel thin with cream cheese, and blackberries
- Snack- Fage 2% cherry Greek yogurt
- Lunch- Smart Ones Sante Fe Style Rice and Beans, baby carrots, and hummus
- Snack- Cheese stick and a pear
- Dinner- Whole Foods chicken and beef kabobs with a side of brown rice (mixed with green onions and teriyaki sauce)
- LOTS and lots of water throughout the day
Anything making me sick or queasy?– Nothing I can pin point. Still dealing with heartburn.
Workouts– I’ve been feeling great and just joined a new gym! I’m excited to try out more of their classes.
- Sunday, February 23 – 60 min spin class
- Monday, February 24– 30 min elliptical
- Tuesday, February 25– 45 min spin class
- Wednesday, February 26– Walk with Theodore
- Thursday, February 27– 30 min elliptical
- Friday, February 28– Walk with Theodore
- Saturday, March 1– 30 min elliptical and weight lifting
- Sunday, March 2– 30 min elliptical and weight lifting
Sleep– I’m still falling asleep between 8:30PM and 9PM. Some days I fall asleep on the couch and other days I head on up to bed. I did push myself on Thursday to watch Scandal but I don’t think I’ll do that again. Amen for DVR!
Pregnancy Brain– Oh man! This baby took over my brain about 6 weeks ago. I can’t tell y’all how many times I look for something that ends up being in my hands.
Missing anything– I actually really miss sushi! I know I can have vegetable rolls, but I do miss raw fish!
Happy or moody– Overall I’m happy but it was an emotional week.
Thoughts and feelings– Week 13 was an emotional one! So far this pregnancy, I’ve really struggled to connect with the fact that I’m pregnant. As it’s my first, everything is new and I have no idea what things should look or feel like. When I first visited the doctor back at 6 weeks I was a little overwhelmed by how much they talk about miscarriage and the benefits of genetic testing. From the start, I felt like I was set up to worry every single day. I still can’t go to the bathroom without praying to see no blood. As I can’t feel the baby yet, it’s hard to know whether or not the baby is ok, making this past week’s NT sonogram really important for us.
I was extremely nervous going into the NT sonogram on Thursday. One, because I wanted to see the baby dancing in my belly and two, because I wanted to be prepared for what they may find. Thankfully the baby was hip hop dancing, which was such a relief for us, but it also made the sonogram difficult for the tech. Overall, things looked good and the doctor said to keep doing what I’m doing.
At this point, I’m still weighing myself once a week and watching my weight on the scale at the doctors office. We’ve all agreed that if I start to get discouraged or obsessed with my weight, I will stop weighing myself at home and the doctor will do blind weigh-ins. I’ve gained about 5 pounds as of the 13 week mark, which I’m happy with. I wasn’t sick through my first trimester, so I didn’t expect to lose or maintain.
The other thing that made last week emotional was all the criticism. Getting nasty e-mails or notes about my weight loss is one thing, but people taking the time to write things about my pregnancy and changes to the blog because of my pregnancy is another thing. Here’s a little secret for everyone… while I blog and share a lot of things on Coffee Cake and Cardio, you don’t know everything about me. It’s just amazing the judgement people come to based on various blog posts. I’ll tell y’all right now, I eat a variety of foods (whole foods and processed foods) and I’ve gotten the OK from my doctor to maintain my pre-pregnancy workouts, so I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing. While I’m extremely happy for the variety of lifestyles people chose to live, I do not appreciate people judging me for the way I choose to live mine. This blog is a place to share my life and experiences, not to become what others think I should be in order to be viewed as healthy and successful.
Coffee Cake and Cardio will naturally be a little different for the next 7 months because I’m not focused on weight loss and reaching various fitness goals, clearly. Things may be a little boring at the moment but it’s a direct reflection of how my life has been these past few months, boring. Neal and I have a lot of things planned these next 7 months and I look forward to sharing my life throughout this process. After the baby is born though, I really look forward to losing the weight I’ve gained and continuing to work towards my long term goals.
Aside from my emotions, week 13 was a good one! I ate well, I got some great workouts in, and I slept a LOT! I’m looking forward to closing out my first trimester this week!
Looking forward to– My trip to Texas this week! I am overjoyed to visit my best friend Stephanie and my amazing family.
In case you missed them, here are my pregnancy updates so far: