I still have heartburn all the time, but I did take less Tums this week, so it must be getting better.
I also need to drink more water. My pee started to get a little cloudy in the mornings and it sometimes burns (not sure if that’s yeast or my urinary system).
I felt emotional this week. I think with last week’s weight gain, it set my old crazy habits into a downward spiral. I knew before I got pregnant that weight gain would be an issue for myself; one that I would have to accept and become comfortable with. I’m sure most women feel this way. I worked really hard for the past few years to become comfortable in my own skin through exercising and addressing my eating habits. I no longer wanted to have the diet mentality and then go on binging sprees, so I read “Intuitive Eating” and really tried to apply those principles. It was a work in progress for years, but I really felt like I had accomplished it before I got pregnant. Now with pregnancy, I have eaten foods that I wouldn’t have been comfortable eating before (with lots of additives, sugar and fat) because they aren’t healthy (not only because of gaining weight). Once I saw the 4 lb. gain last week, I freaked out and started thinking that my view towards food had gone out the window and I was back to square one. Since being finished with school and clinic, being home more, and waiting to move to Denver, I have caught myself grazing much more throughout the day (even when I’m not hungry), which I’m sure is the cause of this. Anyways, I got really upset with myself for about 3 days. I feel flabby and have cellulite everywhere.
Our friends had their baby girl this past weekend, so we went to the hospital to see them. Instantly when I found out she went into labor, something clicked inside my brain and made me realize that there is an end result and that is a beautiful baby. It made me realize that this is all worth it and also so excited to meet Aiden (his name!). Towards the end of the week, all I could think about was how ready I am already! I still have 4 glorious months to go, but I did realize that it will be my time in the near future to go into labor and meet him. I am honestly so excited to go through labor now too!
Doctor’s Appointment: No appointment until Halloween when I get to meet my new midwives group in Denver. I spent the last 4 days (since our friend’s baby was born) researching everything baby (not that I wasn’t already). I’m excited to see Denver Rose Hospital and meet our midwife and doula.
What I’m Eating: Appetite is the same as last week. I am trying to eat healthier (especially since I realized how much weight in a weight I could gain).
Exercise: I have still been walking with Otis everyday and still loving it. We have been going 3 miles everyday and I’m loving the extra distance. We usually go for another shorter walk in the evenings with David to get Otis’ energy out before bed. I also did a strength training workout at home with some lunges, squats, pushups, tricep dips, calf raises and planks and my legs are still SORE 4 days later. It’s time to do that routine again!
What I Miss: Nothing.
I’m so excited to get the baby’s room set up in Denver and sign up for some classes at the hospital (like prenatal yoga) to get me ready for labor. I almost have the same excitement towards this as I did with my first marathon. I have always been one to want to push my body to extremes and an unmedicated birth is definitely one extreme. That’s not the only reason though. I also think it’s better for the baby, there is less risk of c-section, I’m scared of an epidural, and I really want to feel this process. I want to feel myself push and feel the baby coming out. Other people have done this and made it through, so I think I can too.