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.