Weight Gain:Â I gained 4 lbs. this week. Â EEEKK. Â I ate kinda crappy, but I didnâ€™t think it was this bad. Â Water weight maybe? Â I have now gained 10 lbs and I am up to 127.8 lbs.
How Iâ€™m Feeling:Â This week I had a weird occurrence on my walk on Tuesday. Â I was walking along talking to my mom and all of a sudden, I felt faint and weak. Â I made it home and felt that way the entire rest of the day. Â I was nervous, but knew it was a symptom that could happen. Â I felt like I didnâ€™t have enough blood, so I looked up iron deficiency and I think that was probably the case. Â My pre-natal vitamin only had 18 mg of iron and a pregnant woman is supposed to get 27-30 mg of iron each day. Â I know that food can add up the rest, but I donâ€™t think I was getting enough or something. Â I started a new prenatal vitamin, Rainbow Light, and itâ€™s excellent. Â There is three times more magnesium in this pill, more iron and also has a strain of probiotics in it. Â The best thing of all is that I only have to take 1 pill!
I have also had heart burn again this week. Â Bananas are big culprits, oatmeal sometimes, and sugary food. Â Perhaps I shouldnâ€™t eat these foods, but I just love them. Â If I ate lean meat with veggies for each meal, I wouldnâ€™t have heartburn most likely, but it hasnâ€™t gotten so bad yet. Â I can deal with it most of the time without taking anything. Â Itâ€™s just an annoyance.
I have to pee all the time!
I figured out how to sleep better finally! Â I sleep with one pillow between my knees, hugging one pillow at my chest and one under my head. Â I wake up MUCH less stiff than I used to. Â I also think Iâ€™m getting used to sleeping on my side and not tossing and turning so much anymore. Â My mom told me that she read on the internet that a woman that sleeps on her back is six times more likely to have a stillborn baby… on my side it is.
Still feeling lazy, but thatâ€™s nothing new and Iâ€™m not sure I can totally relate this to pregnancy. I finished clinic at school this week and I think Iâ€™m just burnt out slightly.
Doctorâ€™s Appointment: Â No appointment until Halloween when I get to meet my new midwives group in Denver. Â So excited:)
What Iâ€™m Eating: Everything again. I even mustered myself up for some steamed bell peppers and onions in a spaghetti squash casserole. Â I must say that food that doesnâ€™t taste good to me makes me feel nauseous, but thatâ€™s not that often. Â I also craved candy corn which gave me horrible heartburn and I knew it would!
Exercise: I have still been walking with Otis everyday and still loving it. Â On the weekends, David comes with us and itâ€™s even better. Â We walked 3 miles twice this week and I think thatâ€™s a great distance for us. Â Otis is just pissed about being stuck in the apartment lately. Â Weâ€™ve stopped going to the dog park because heâ€™s allergic to something there. Â Anyways, he needs to get out more, so itâ€™s perfect. Â I did a yoga video one day for a little bit and I think Iâ€™m going to incorporate yoga videos at home twice per week. Â I used to be so good at sticking with schedules, but not anymore. Â I feel tired after our walks now.
What I Miss: Nothing