I'm ten weeks pregnant!
Preggy symptoms I'm experiencing: waves of nausea, on and off through-out the day - this has gotten better than earlier weeks, but still sometimes feel very queasy! I'm tired, very very tired, gosh. And then quite hormonal - very irritable, poor Mia, hubby and dog...
I'm terrified of gaining too much weight. I found a nice eating plan in the Your Pregnancy magazine last month, and am trying to incorporate the meal ideas from there. It's really balanced, including wholesome, healthy food from all the food groups, and importantly, enough, but healthy!
A typical day is something like this: Breakfast: one cup of oats, or poached egg on seeded bread, or 2 weetbix with a fruit. Snack: Provitas with cottage cheese. Lunch: Low GI or seeded toast with avo, and a yoghurt. Snack: Fruit or fruit smoothie. Dinner: Chicken/grilled fish/steak with small serving of brown rice, wholewheat pasta or baby potatoes, with unlimited veggies.
I really like the sound of that! Definitely going to try my best. And need to curb my love of chocolates, oh my goodness, how I love choccies...
Exercise-wise - I want to aim to go to the gym 4 times a week, and do 20 minutes of cardio (I prefer walking at this stage, but sometimes cycling or elliptical trainer) and then 15 - 30 minutes of weight training with the weight machines, or the circuit.
I don't manage 4 times a week very often lately - sometimes the tiredness gets to me, other times busy with other things, think have been averaging 2-3 times a week the last month, and definitely want to put a conscious effort in to exercise 4 times a week.
My fluid-intake is mostly good, as I drink lots of water and tea. However, weekends are not so good, as I tend to go for coffee and coke then, oops... Will make sure to reduce those choices!
I take Preg-Omega supplements, plus Caltrate-Plus every day. (OK, most days, probably remember 5 days out of 7!) and sometimes add some vitamin C or vitamin B if I feel I need the extra boost.
My skin is still breaking out lots, gosh, I forgot that this happened during previous pregnancy too! For now am treating it with extra exfoliation and soothing mask treatments.
I'm so scared of getting more stretch marks! With my previous pregnancy, it went so well, until literally the last week, week 38, I got a couple of stretch marks just below my bellybutton. Really don't want any more! At this stage I'm using Vaseline Intensive Rescue cream, mixed with Bio-Oil. However, will ask for a Christmas or birthday gift of the Mama Mio Tummy Butter - most divine preggy cream ever... with a bit of a pricetag to it, unfortunately.
I'm looking forward to a preggy bump (I'm convinced it's starting already, although I look more like a pie-thief at this stage!) and can't wait to feel lil baby's movements.
Exciting times ahead!