Hey! How are you guys? I am stopping by to make a couple of updates about my pregnancy this week! I am feeling SO much better, my uterus has straightened out and that issue I spoke about last time is gone. Good stuff.
Here’s my bi-weekly upside down belly shot. It still disappears once I go up, but if you notice you can see it shifted a little under my ribs. Soon enough you will see it there! I am definitely showing right-side up, maybe I will take a shot of that for next time.
My Second Pregnancy: 16 Weeks
Fitness: Really grateful to still be working out as I did before I got pregnant, with encouragement from the doctors, and feeling good too. Sometimes I swear I forget I am pregnant! SO different from the overly cautious nature I had my last pregnancy. This is subject to change, but I am embracing everything my body is allowing me to do at this moment. I remember my first pregnancy, while I stayed active until the end, I had to slow down a lot….nothing too intense…got dizzy spells, low energy, I was also scared to lye on my back and lift heavy weights, things like that. Luckily that hasn’t happened to me yet.
Monday’s I have been doing PIT. This is crazy, but I love it. Totally my kind of workout.
Tuesday is either an off day (my only morning off to spend with Ella) or Weez and I go to the gym and I’ll try to catch a spin class
Wednesday is my own self yoga practice…many times I am playing with sequencing or handstands or just warming up and holding hip openers or something. Nothing crazy.
Thursday I take a HIIT/weight class at the gym,
Friday is 75 minute power yoga class
Saturday I go to the gym with Michael and Ella, I usually do my own HIIT workout…practicing flipping tires, burpees, plank rows, med ball slams, lunges, Bosu work, stuff like that.
Sunday: Power Yoga class, either a 60 minute or 75 depending on what time I can get there.
Sleep: It’s getting better! Finally! I am actually not waking up as much (this better not jinx me ) Energy level is good, but I do crash when I do too much house work in one day. Someone should help me with that
Cravings: I have had the hunger of a truck driver, but luckily I really do not want any crap foods. They aren’t even appealing to me right now. I feel I snack a ton though. Have been really into oranges and blackberries. Funny because I am not big on fruit in the cold weather.
Weight Gain: Up about 4.5 pounds I think. I originally wrote here expressing how this time I have not been able to embrace the weight gain as much. Last pregnancy I honestly looked forward to watching that scale go up. I knew it was a great sign, as I logically do now. I guess I am just human and am thinking too much ahead in this pregnancy, and need to embrace the present moment when this comes up, letting go of any unhealthy expectations. I am not happy with how I conveyed that message. What I originally meant was that I am not a fan of the scale, I do not have one in my bathroom, and was really surprised at how sensitive I was to it the past couple of weeks stepping on one at the doctor’s office (and hearing, when I asked if it was okay to gain so fast in a few short weeks that I have to just watch portions with my growing, crazy hunger it didn’t help things. Again, even though I logically know my body best and how I am fueling it, and how smart it is). I realize how silly I was, being I am pregnant and all. My point was it just goes to show how are entitled to how we feel, but need to express those feelings so we can move on from them. In my case writing down the absurdness helped it to sink in.
Mood: When I was pregnant with Weez, my husband described me as the nicest person in the world. He wanted me pregnant all of the time. I am definitely much moodier this time around. That progesterone is building up because I do haven’t been as calm and serine, and have been more impatient than usual. Trying to keep myself in check, reminding myself of all I am grateful for, but it is hard sometimes! It changes day to day though. I think it has less to do with my pregnancy and more to do with the fact that we have had the darkest, coldest, most miserable winter in a long time, and I need warm sunlight on my skin! Spring is in TWO days and it was 22 degrees yesterday. I bet I’ll be the happiest person ever once the weather breaks! The Vitamin D will give me the boost I need!
Baby Movement: YES!!!!!!!! I am AMAZED at this!!!! As soon as my uterus straightened out I swear I am feeling those kicks! They say the second time you feel it much sooner. I am not feeling butterflies or that “is it gas” feeling either– I am feeling little tiny kicks. It’s crazy. I had to lye on my stomach a lot when the doc was trying to get my uterus to flip, so I tried sleeping on my stomach, and right before I knew it actually did, I felt something in bed. Then, in yoga last week when I was in locust pose at the end of class and the baby was going crazy. Now just as I type I am feeling some kicks! I didn’t feel movement like this until way later in my pregnancy with Weez. This morning on my left side my uterus felt much harder, I thought maybe it was the little baby hanging there! I know he/she is not bigger than my palm right now, but it’s possible, right?
How’s Weezy Dealing? She’s super excited. She’s at the stage where what I have or feel or do, she does too. Mini me. So I’m not sure how to deal with the fact that she’s convinced that there’s a baby brother or sister in HER belly as well. Oh, and she has it all figured out for when the baby comes. Daddy is going to go sleep with the baby and take care of him/her, while she sleeps with mommy in mommy’s room and I take care of her. Oh no! I am trying to prep her to be mommy’s special helper!
Overall things are great. feeling fantastic this week, especially after all that was going in the first trimester and then the whole incarcerated uterus thing. Hopefully I have some more interesting things to report next time. Oh, I am loving the maternity clothes better than my regular clothes! Got some things at H & M. Why can’t I find cute things like this when I am not pregnant? I’ll post some pics next time of my fav new jeans.
Oh, and forgot to add my sister in law is having her baby tomorrow!!! Beyond excited!!! The Raiken family is growing!