Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Baby Deux - 9 Weeks
Week 9! Even though we still have 31 looooooooong weeks left, I feel like this pregnancy is actually going by faster than when I was pregnant with W. It may help that a) my husband isn't going to be gone the whole time b) I didn't just move here so I have friends and thus have stuff to do and c) I have a toddler to chase around all day.
I'm actually feeling a little bit better this week! Despite W not sleeping well at all (he's waking up 2+ times a night and is a pain to get to go back to sleep) I'm not quite as exhausted. I'm still having random waves of nausea but they come and go much quicker than they did last week. And, I was actually able to get my butt out and go for a run! All of this, along with the fact that my pregnancy acne is showing up already, really makes me think I'm closer to 10 weeks than 9, but we won't know until our first ultrasound on July 3rd.
Before I got pregnant, I was working out six times a week. It was a complete habit, and I was happy with how my body looked. Then the exhaustion kicked in and I could barely carry W upstairs to change his diaper, never mind go work out. Now that I'm starting to feel better I really want to focus on staying fit. When I was pregnant with W I ended up gaining almost 60 pounds; that's completely unnecessary, unhealthy (it probably contributed to my severe gestational hypertension), and it was a pain in the ass to lose the weight. I ended up losing all but like 2 pounds of it, but it took me a year. I do not want to go through that again.
So, I'm going to try and workout at least three times a week for the remainder of the first trimester. Hopefully I'll feel good enough for the majority of the second trimester to kick that up to 5 times a week, and then when I get huge and miserable I'll go back down to three. Sunday I went for a run, yesterday I went for a walk (but I don't consider that "exercise" although it's better than nothing) and today I plan to go to the small gym at the community center on base (it has a "kid's room" that W can play in) after W wakes up from his nap. Then maybe after that I'll work on his swimming (aka work on him not freaking out as soon as he gets in the pool, haha) since the pool is right there.
Did you maintain your exercise routine during your pregnancy?