Well this last week has been good. I am in 2nd trimester territory. I am almost 15 weeks. I must tell you, I am feeling good!! Reasons why this trimester is better:
1 – I can sleep through the night
2 – Don’t have to pee quite as much
3 – Things smell normal again. (The weird smell thing is bizarre! I felt sick walking next to the tire department at Costco. Coffee smelled awful and I had to stay away from the deli in any grocery store!)
4 – I am getting a cute baby bump
5 – The overpowering fatigue is now gone and I have great energy levels! (No 15 minute nappy poo every 3 hours to make it through the day!)
Current cons I am experiencing:
1 – Slight cramping. Nothing unusual though!
That’s right! Only one con! I feel good.
I have been getting in about an hour or more of exercise about 5 days a week. This week I plan on doing 6. Next week 7. I want to just do something every day. I am doing pretty low impact stuff – nothing too crazy that I need to really recover from and I keep it pretty rotated with variety. Things I have been doing for exercise.
1 – Walking. Working on doing at least 3 miles at a time, which takes me a little under an hour. I do this about 4-5 day a week
2 – Swimming. I only swim about 30 minutes at a time. I have been doing this 3 days a week, but I am working on slowly increasing it to 4-5
3 – Strength training 2 days a week. Need to keep my muscles strong
4 – Dance class for 2 hours on Saturday. Last year I did the zombie dance of thriller for Halloween! I am going to do it again this year.
5 – Hoping to start prenatal yoga for 2 hours a week next week.
All in all, I have a pretty strong mix going on here. I BELIEVE! If anyone has any suggestions of things I should look into that worked well for them during pregnancy, please let me know!
For food, I am excited that I am pretty much back to eating normally. I have been tracking food to make sure my intake isn’t too high. I also can eat almost everything again. During the first trimester, you are a little limited because so many things taste and smell awful. My diet was pretty poor. The only things that settled well were high carb food. I had some trouble with protein and surprisingly a lot of veggies.
Now I seem to be doing muchhhh better and I look forward to actually eating a little more nutritionally sound.
Finally, the Snoopy belly is starting to come in nicely! 🙂