Happy Hump Day Bump Day!
It’s Wednesday, so I figured I could throw in a weekly pregnancy update since that is going to be such a consuming part of my life for the next seven months.
Not too much going on right now, other than my stomach is on revolt and I am tired. So tired all the time.
Baby size: Baby is the size of a raspberry right now at 8w3d.
Weight gain: I’ve put on about 3-4lbs since getting my positive test about three weeks or so ago. I’ve just sort of been bouncing the same few pounds around. It’s pretty much all bloat based on how distended my typically pretty flat midsection looks.
Rings: On. My rings are generally pretty secure around my finger as it is. I imagine with more weight gain, bloat, and summer heat this may very well change sooner rather than later.
Symptoms: Nausea. Oh the nausea. I’ve missed two half days of work at this point thanks to dry heaving, retching, and one round of late night vomiting. I should hear back today from my OB about whether or not they can call me in some Zofran without me having to come by for a weight check first. Aside from that I’m very tired and any day I’m not at work I easily get a 1-2+ hour nap in. Bloating, my boobs hurt, all that fun crap.
Food cravings: Bland carbs and fruit. Lots of pasta and bread type foods. I made a three pound bag of red potatoes into mashed potatoes just to have something precooked on hand at all times. I’m anxiously looking forward to my second trimester when I can hopefully eat like a regular human again. Also, watermelon seems to help soothe my tummy, so I need to buy a whole lot of that.
Food aversions: Meat and veggies. I’ve had chicken like two or three times in the last three weeks and veggies two or three times. That’s about it. I just can’t wrap my mind around these two food groups right now.
Exercise: Not much. I was hoping to get back in the gym and pool this week, but until I get my stomach situated I may have to continue holding out. We are doing the BASE Race again at the end of May, so at some point I need to get running again regardless of how my stomach feels. I haven’t run since Seneca7 and the longer I put it off the worse it’s going to feel.
Next appointment: May 11. This is the appointment where I have to give a urine sample, have a pap and culture, and give six vials of blood. SIX. I was advised to eat well before coming since that’s a ridiculous amount of blood to part with. We’ll also be getting another ultrasound and decide if we want any genetic testing done.
That’s all the major baby updates at this point. We’re completely “out” now, so that feels great. Rob and I are both pretty awful at keeping secrets, so it’s nice not to sit on this. I have no idea how I ever would at this point. Hopefully I can get at least one or two workouts in before the week is over. I did take Grizzy for a walk last night. My stomach grouched a little, but it wasn’t terrible. If I can really get my gut under control I am hoping and praying to be out on my bike this week. I’m only going to get a few more weeks on Finley, I’d like to take advantage while I can.
Mom readers, tell me about working out while pregnant. New territory for me!