Friday, January 15, 2016
Pregnancy #2: 12 Weeks Update
Happy Friday! I’m back with my first pregnancy #2 update! Let’s get to it.
(I wrote this post on December 29, 2015)
Total Weight Gain: At my appointment just before Christmas I was up 5 pounds…
My Body: It’s a changing! I stopped breastfeeding Sage about six months ago and my body found its happy weight afterwards. I had gotten quite slim while breastfeeding so I put a few pounds back on when that journey came to an end. I do think my body is changing faster this time around. It took a long while for my middle to look any different with my first pregnancy, but just last night my husband told me he could see my baby belly.
Clothes: I’ve been in maternity pants since 10 weeks. It just wasn’t worth feeling uncomfortable in my regular pants. Luckily I had a stack waiting for me in my closet from the last round. I did order a few new tops from Target though. This time around my work is casual dress so that makes things a lot easier.
Cravings: Grains, greens and tofu! I want it for every meal. Hoping for a huge meal of sesame tofu with kale, sweet potato and brown rice for dinner tonight. Considering all I wanted was carbs for like two months, this is a pleasant change. Also, I used to love a chocolate shake (packed with super foods) every morning for breakfast, but I haven’t been able to stomach a shake for a few months now. I’m hoping to start drinking them again soon because it’s great nutrition and would be a nice change here and there from my sprouted wheat bagel with Tofutti.
Sleep: I am tired all the time. I’m pretty much ready for bed as soon as I wake up. I’m typically asleep by 9PM and up in the morning between 5-7AM. Mostly depends on when Mr. Sage wakes up and whether it’s a workday or the weekend. I would say fatigue is my biggest symptom at this point. Can I take a nap right now?
Best Moment(s): It was such a wonderful holiday season! We told our families a few days before Christmas the news and that was really fun for us. We put Sage in a shirt that says “being promoted to big brother” and it was comical seeing how long it took people to read his shirt. My husband and I got a good laugh.
Goals: Now that my nausea isn’t nearly as bad, I want to eat more fruits and veggies. I’m back to craving all the good stuff so that should make it easier. Also, I want to spend all my free time with Sage and my husband. Workdays are long and when I get home I just want to cherish that time with my family (the reason I haven’t made much of an appearance here in the last year). I’d like to start doing some light workouts. I was going strong with PiYo before I got pregnant, but that went out the window when my nausea hit. A very big goal is to clean out the spare bedroom that will become the baby’s room. It is currently our junk room filled with clothes, books, paperwork…just a mess. We have got a project on our hands and I definitely want it done in the second trimester.
Other: For some reason I keep thinking this baby is a girl. I’m not sure why, but “baby girl” is how I often refer to him/her in my mind. I will be delighted either way, but it’s funny how this time around I have such a strong feeling about it.
Have a fabulous weekend!