Hey guys! I’m back with another pregnancy update: Week 9. This week I want to discuss weight gain and exercise as part of this post since its something I’ve been struggling quite a bit in the past few weeks.
Week 9 details
How far along: 9 weeks and 4 days
Baby’s Size: A grape (almost 1 inch long from head to bottom)
Weight Gained: No idea since I haven’t weighed myself and I’m pretty content with that. I’m planning on only weighing in at doctor’s appointments, but if I do weigh myself at home I’ll let you know where I’m at.
Stretch Marks: None.
Symptoms: Pretty much the same as last week. Bloated all the time, constipation, tired and frequent bathroom trips (about 2-3 times at night). Thankfully, I haven’t had much nausea this week except for a bit on Monday morning.
Food Cravings: Coffee frappuccinos from Juan Valdez (the Colombian Starbucks), Cereal (I’ve been having cereal everyday for breakfast and as a bedtime snack), milkshakes and fruit.
Food Aversions: Hot drinks and Starbucks (still haven’t been there and mind you I have one across the street!)
Movement: None yet.
Gender: No idea.
Maternity Clothes: This week I decided to pull out some of my old maternity jeans since my regular ones are feeling a little tight around my midsection. My maternity pants are all from Gap and I love them! They’re still a little loose on me, but I prefer being comfortable.
Belly Button in or out: In
Wedding rings: On
Next prenatal appointment: October 1st – a little less than 3 weeks away
Two very important things that have been on my mind lately regarding pregnancy have been weight gain and exercise. As I mentioned in my previous update, as of last week I had already gained 3 pounds and I was only 8.5 weeks along. This was pretty hard on me since I didn’t put any weight on until the 3rd month with Maia. At the same time, the doctor told me I should try and watch my food intake since this weight gain was probably due to overeating and not pregnancy related since the baby is still so tiny. I haven’t been really watching what I eat, but I’ve promised to start being more mindful in order to feel better about myself. (Note: I’m just going to try to cut back on indulgences, and not restrict my calories by any means. My baby’s health is of utmost importance.)
As far as exercise goes, I’ve been a little frustrated with this since I haven’t really felt like myself the past couple of weeks (I know- I’m pregnant!). I’ve still been able to get a couple of workouts in, but I haven’t been running as much as I would’ve liked. Before finding out I was pregnant, I was in great running shape and training for my 5th marathon- the San Francisco marathon in October, but now I won’t be running in it anymore. I’ve run two raced since I found out I was pregnant, a half marathon a week and a half ago at 8 weeks pregnant and did pretty well- 1h 46 min, and a small 7k race which I placed 2nd, but both raced felt so much harder than they normally would. It’s not going to be easy, but I know I have to change my mentality and start training for two instead of trying to improve my fitness level. I just hope I can continue running (at least a little) throughout my whole pregnancy.
A pic of Rob, Maia and I at the race on Saturday.
Sorry about the rant, but these have been two issues I’ve been dealing with and just wanted to get them off my chest.
I hope you have a great day!