Monday, July 7, 2014

A little catching up

This first trimester and part of the second trimester has flown by so fast!  I have been exceptionally busy at work.  I have wanted to post an update on how things for a while now.  I am 19 weeks tomorrow.  19 weeks! That is almost half way.  Again, did I mention about time going by fast! 

The first trimester was rough.  I was sick a lot.  I would get sick mostly in the evenings between 6:00PM and 8:00PM.  Not that I want to get sick but I am glad it was mostly in the evenings so I wasn’t throwing up at work.  I was only sick a few times with Ava and this little bundle of joy made up for it.  Ava now pretends to throw up now.  It is priceless.   I am still getting sick once every couple of weeks.  Direct sunlight affects me so I have stayed in the shade as much as possible when we are outside.  

So far I have only gained 4lbs from my starting weight at 164lbs.  However, due to the morning sickness I lost 4lbs making overall weight gain about 8lbs.  I am not doing anything special.  I haven’t been hungry with this pregnancy like I was with Ava.  I had gained 40lbs with Ava.  My goal with my pregnancy with Ava was not to weigh more than Ben.  I wasn’t completely successful but I managed to stay with 5lbs of Ben.  For this pregnancy, my goal is to not weight more than 200lbs.  I feel like I am on track but I do need to start moving my body more. 

I have been giving a lot of thought on whether I wanted to try Hypnobabies.  I have read blogs that used it and loved it.  I thought I wanted to next time around and now I am not so sure.  My birthing plan with Ava was ‘go with the flow’ and to make it to 4-5cm without drugs (I succeeded).  I didn’t want to be stressed about things not going according to plan so I opted out of a well-defined plan.  I want to continue that with this birth.  I figure that the Hypnobabies program couldn’t hurt the ‘go with the flow’ plan.  If anything, I see it making it easier.  I have not purchased Hypnobabies self-study program and for some reason I keep second guessing myself on making the purchase.  


  1. Oof, I hear ya on the nausea and throwing up - no fun at all. Stella used to laugh at me when I was gagging b/c she thought it was a funny noise. :\ I also lost a few pounds in the beginning and was only up a few by where you're at. Your body will make up for it the 2nd half. :)

    You obviously know my thoughts on HB, but I totally 100% recommend it. If you want to have pain meds at a certain point, that is TOTALLY your prerogative. That being said, the only time I wanted meds with either delivery was during transition (a common time I guess - when you get to this "i can't do this" phase b/c your body is SO close suddenly). The HB also really helped me with my calmness and confidence going into everything. I vote you buy it and try it - you can always resell it on eBay afterwards for nearly full value!

  2. Just wanted to say "Hi!!!!" and "OMG YOU'RE HALFWAY!!!" and "YAAAAAYYYYY!!!!" xoxoxo