I’m going to start doing a weekly “bumpdate” every Tuesday. I’ve been reading lots of other people’s bumpdates, so I’ve used a lot of the basic templates but modified it a bit for my own needs. 🙂
Date: June 10, 2014
How far along: 8 weeks today!
The belly size: No baby bump yet of course, but my stomach does look a bit rounder and bigger. I already had some flab left over there that I just never lost, so that’s some of it, but I am also feeling bloated!
The baby size: About half an inch, or the size of a raspberry or kidney bean!
Weight gain: About 4 pounds… ugh! This is because I ate at a calorie deficit for over 2 years and obviously can’t eat at a deficit anymore which my body is not used to. Also, I have not been able to exercise much due to fatigue, nausea, and directions from the doctor to stop running for the time being after last week’s scare.
Symptoms/how I’m feeling: Tired all the time! Nausea also kicked in last week which isn’t fun. Also, TMI, but I had some pregnancy “poo” problems kick in last week… not fun.
Sleep: My sleep is okay, but it’s never been good, even before the pregnancy. My newest problem is waking up very early and not being able to fall back asleep.
Eating: Hated chicken for a few weeks, but I’m slowly working it back into my diet. Working on eating foods that are high in fiber and healthier to help with the poo problem. So far so good, and with some prune juice and a Fiber One brownie every morning plus the addition of more fruits and veggies, my problem has been a-okay! I also had to cut back on the cheese which makes me sad, but what can you do? Lol. We went to a health food restaurant this weekend specifically for hummus and lentil soup which definitely helped and were both delicious!
Exercising: I didn’t exercise at all last week after our scare, but I am trying to slowly work a bit of exercise back in, even though I can’t run for the time being. Today, I walked for 10 minutes outside. It’s a start! Can’t believe I ran a half-marathon less than a year ago… lol. I know that after the baby is born, I can get my fitness level back up.
Clothes: Pants are getting a bit snug, so I may need to find some stretchy type of work pants soon. On the weekends, I live in sweatpants, but let’s face it, I’ve always lived in sweatpants on my days off, even before I was pregnant.
Missing: Running! Also, dairy products (though I am starting to work a little bit back into my diet). I also gave up Diet Coke and artificial sweeteners, but I am managing okay. And last but not least, missing my migraine meds. My migraines are crazy bad right now and all I can take is Tylenol which really doesn’t cut it. Honestly though, I’ll give up anything I have to in order to make sure our baby is healthy.
Best moment: Seeing the baby and its heartbeat for the first time, even though it was under scary circumstances.
Looking forward to: Getting to be a bit active again and taking it day by day. Every day that the baby stays healthy is a good day after last week’s terror!