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May 2K13 DDC September Chat Thread

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Thread Starter 

I figured we need one of these.

 

I didn't do anything today. I'm tired and having crazy dreams about everything.  Wish i had more to offer to start a chat, but I'm sleepy and unmotivated today!

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I was actually feeling pretty good today. I didn't have very much nausea, just a slight touch of it here and there. It honestly has me worried, though. I want to be nauseous to know that my baby is growing, but I don't want to complain about it being easy-ish right now. I have been eating much healthier, a lot more protein, so that could be why as well. Still, has me a bit anxious.

 

I hope you start feeling better soon, but it's a good thing you took some time to rest today. It sounds like your body needed it!

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Thread Starter 

Thanks! I just found a box of my daughter's baby things, just a few beautiful WAHM diapers (First Class Baby, for the hyenas), a WAHM FCB diaper bag I deisgned custom for my SIL, and some clothing and a pouch sling I made, and packaged it with some CPFs and wool covers just handed down from my bff along with her baby hammock and ultimate baby sling for when we move and it was nice to have a box to write "Baby" on for the move! phew, run on sentence!  She also gave me a lovely nursing pillow! So despite a 10 year gap, looks like this little one has some choice goods already smile.gif  Anyway, my point was, I finally did something productive, haha!

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Yay for productivity!! I am 4 weeks and 2 days..so I am still feeling not too bad in the nausea department. If it's like my other pregnancies, I have about a week to a week in a half before I start feeling the all day nausea. So, I am trying to enjoy these remaining days, and plan on making some freezer meals to help when I just don't feel like cooking!!  

 

I had started the couch to 5k program, and had just finished it. I was actually thinking about training for a half-marathon before I got the bfp. Well, that obviously isn't going to happen for awhile now..but I do hope I can keep running for awhile. Any other runners out there? I also have a pregnancy yoga video and pilates video I hope to incorporate during this pregnancy.  I usually lose all my pregnancy weight before the next baby..but this time I am holding onto an extra 7lbs or so..so I am hoping I don't gain much during this first trimester. 

 

I hope everyone has a great day:)

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Yay for productivity!! I am 4 weeks and 2 days..so I am still feeling not too bad in the nausea department. If it's like my other pregnancies, I have about a week to a week in a half before I start feeling the all day nausea. So, I am trying to enjoy these remaining days, and plan on making some freezer meals to help when I just don't feel like cooking!!  

 

I had started the couch to 5k program, and had just finished it. I was actually thinking about training for a half-marathon before I got the bfp. Well, that obviously isn't going to happen for awhile now..but I do hope I can keep running for awhile. Any other runners out there? I also have a pregnancy yoga video and pilates video I hope to incorporate during this pregnancy.  I usually lose all my pregnancy weight before the next baby..but this time I am holding onto an extra 7lbs or so..so I am hoping I don't gain much during this first trimester. 

 

I hope everyone has a great day:)

I think you're fine to keep running as long as you feel good doing it and aren't in training mode or anything. I'm also doing yoga and pilates, I even went to Zumba yesterday (I've been doing it for a year and a half now, so I'm planning to continue as long as I can). I actually weigh more now than I did when I was about 2 or 3 weeks postpartum, but I think it was the breastfeeding that made me lose below my pre-pregnancy weight. Now I'm hoping to use that to my advantage once this baby comes, and get the weight off for good!

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I had just been thinking last night that we needed a chat thread.

 

We're in full party mode here. Its DS2's 1st birthday today and we're having the party tomorrow. The nausea and fatigue both kicked in on Wednesday, so that has been fun. On top of that DS1 is in the middle of early potty learning and still peeing everywhere AND DS2 is trying to start walking. All this bending over while nauseous is killing me right now and I live every day waiting for DH to get home and take over with the boys. Not that I would swap it, as I know its a good thing. Fortunately the nausea doesn't start until lunch time, so I have the mornings to get food prep done and dinner cooked.

 

My best cure so far for nausea is watermellon. I discovered it just at the end of the 1st trimester with DS1, and its worked for temporary relief ever since. Also eating lots of protein every couple of hours help turn it down a notch too.

 

Got to go the boys have just woke up.

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Originally Posted by kikaaaso View Post

 

I had started the couch to 5k program, and had just finished it. I was actually thinking about training for a half-marathon before I got the bfp. Well, that obviously isn't going to happen for awhile now..but I do hope I can keep running for awhile. Any other runners out there? I also have a pregnancy yoga video and pilates video I hope to incorporate during this pregnancy.  I usually lose all my pregnancy weight before the next baby..but this time I am holding onto an extra 7lbs or so..so I am hoping I don't gain much during this first trimester. 

 

I have an extra 7 lbs or so as well, thanks to a couple vacations right before we got that BFP. innocent.gif I've started going for a 30-minute walk (with some hills) every morning, and I can already tell it's making a difference. My weight has gone down about a pound, and by the end of the day I don't feel nearly as bloated.

 

I feel like all 7 lbs are on my belly, though. Looks a bit like a bowl of jelly. eyesroll.gif Are there safe ways to tone your tummy while preggers?

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Actually, yes! There is a book called Maternal Fitness that helps you do just that. I'm getting a copy from the library so I can start soon!

 

Here's a link:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/maternal-fitness-julie-tupler/1111974933?ean=9780684802954

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amyknits1076, thanks for that book recommendation! I ordered it yesterday. Can't wait to get started!

 

What are you up to today? I'm enjoying the (relatively) cooler weather here this morning. It's been in the 100s all summer, and this weekend should mark the end of 100-degree highs! The high today is supposed to be 92. love.gif

 

This afternoon, I have a pedicure appointment. Cashing in on a Mother's Day gift a little late. smile.gif

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My husband is a personal trainer and says you can do all traditional ab exercises until you're in your second trimester....at which point the uterus may create too much pressure on the vena cava - leading to light headedness in some women. I'm light headed most of the time anyhow, so should I just skip ab exercises altogether? lol.gif

 

 

Today, I'm heading to my son's first soccer game in a bit, then heading to my mom's house to help host a baby shower. I'm feeling very emotional today - struggling to be happy. I have had brown spotting for 4 days now. Along with the small sac measurement and lower hcg numbers, I just feel like I have no place being excited for my potential baby. Waiting until Monday for my second hcg draw is going to be torturous. I just want to know how I should feel - thrilled to be pregnant or devestated because I'm losing this little one?

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Originally Posted by kikaaaso View Post

 

I had started the couch to 5k program, and had just finished it. I was actually thinking about training for a half-marathon before I got the bfp. Well, that obviously isn't going to happen for awhile now..but I do hope I can keep running for awhile. Any other runners out there? I also have a pregnancy yoga video and pilates video I hope to incorporate during this pregnancy.  I usually lose all my pregnancy weight before the next baby..but this time I am holding onto an extra 7lbs or so..so I am hoping I don't gain much during this first trimester. 

 

 

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Originally Posted by amyknits1076 View Post

I think you're fine to keep running as long as you feel good doing it and aren't in training mode or anything. I'm also doing yoga and pilates, I even went to Zumba yesterday (I've been doing it for a year and a half now, so I'm planning to continue as long as I can). I actually weigh more now than I did when I was about 2 or 3 weeks postpartum, but I think it was the breastfeeding that made me lose below my pre-pregnancy weight. Now I'm hoping to use that to my advantage once this baby comes, and get the weight off for good!

 

I'm not a runner, but I do cardio and weights several times a week.  With DS, the only thing I cut out on fairly early on was spin classes because my heart rate got crazy high.  Otherwise, I kept lifting weights and doing cardio up until about 36 or 37 weeks when I was just to darn tired and switched to walking.  As long as you are healthy you should be able to keep on doing what you're doing until it isn't comfortable anymore, then modify.  For example, running with the extra weight and loose joints of pregnancy can be hard on your body, but you could switch to swimming or eliptical training or even a stair mill to keep up your fitness level.

 

I'm hoping to stay committed to the gym this time around as well.  Cardio was the one sure fire cure for morning sickness for me.  If I felt like crap, half an hour on the eliptical did the trick!  I also gained about 10 lbs over the summer, as DS cut back on nursing and as I enjoyed more beer and wine than I otherwise would knowing I'd be pregnant right away and having to forgo those things for at least a year!  But, I weight about the same as when I got PG with DS so I'm trying not to stress too much.  I'm a healthy weight, just not my nice skinny breastfeeding weight!

post #12 of 124
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amyknits1076, thanks for that book recommendation! I ordered it yesterday. Can't wait to get started!

 

What are you up to today? I'm enjoying the (relatively) cooler weather here this morning. It's been in the 100s all summer, and this weekend should mark the end of 100-degree highs! The high today is supposed to be 92. love.gif

 

This afternoon, I have a pedicure appointment. Cashing in on a Mother's Day gift a little late. smile.gif

Yay! I'm glad you'll be doing it. I am excited to start it but feeling a bit unmotivated, I'm sure that will pass as I get into it. But starting out can be tough!

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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

 

 

I'm not a runner, but I do cardio and weights several times a week.  With DS, the only thing I cut out on fairly early on was spin classes because my heart rate got crazy high.  Otherwise, I kept lifting weights and doing cardio up until about 36 or 37 weeks when I was just to darn tired and switched to walking.  As long as you are healthy you should be able to keep on doing what you're doing until it isn't comfortable anymore, then modify.  For example, running with the extra weight and loose joints of pregnancy can be hard on your body, but you could switch to swimming or eliptical training or even a stair mill to keep up your fitness level.

 

I'm hoping to stay committed to the gym this time around as well.  Cardio was the one sure fire cure for morning sickness for me.  If I felt like crap, half an hour on the eliptical did the trick!  I also gained about 10 lbs over the summer, as DS cut back on nursing and as I enjoyed more beer and wine than I otherwise would knowing I'd be pregnant right away and having to forgo those things for at least a year!  But, I weight about the same as when I got PG with DS so I'm trying not to stress too much.  I'm a healthy weight, just not my nice skinny breastfeeding weight!

You know it's after my runs right now that I really feel great..so I agree that it may be very helpful to feeling at least a bit better during this first trimester. I have always loved exercising..although I must admit, the first trimester it's hard to stay motivated when you feel so tired and nauseous..but I am going to try. Maybe we can all help motivate each other!! Maybe we should do a weekly fitness accountability thread or something?

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You know it's after my runs right now that I really feel great..so I agree that it may be very helpful to feeling at least a bit better during this first trimester. I have always loved exercising..although I must admit, the first trimester it's hard to stay motivated when you feel so tired and nauseous..but I am going to try. Maybe we can all help motivate each other!! Maybe we should do a weekly fitness accountability thread or something?

I think that's a great idea! I need some motivation!!

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Originally Posted by kikaaaso View Post

You know it's after my runs right now that I really feel great..so I agree that it may be very helpful to feeling at least a bit better during this first trimester. I have always loved exercising..although I must admit, the first trimester it's hard to stay motivated when you feel so tired and nauseous..but I am going to try. Maybe we can all help motivate each other!! Maybe we should do a weekly fitness accountability thread or something?

Yes, please!!

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Today, I'm heading to my son's first soccer game in a bit, then heading to my mom's house to help host a baby shower. I'm feeling very emotional today - struggling to be happy. I have had brown spotting for 4 days now. Along with the small sac measurement and lower hcg numbers, I just feel like I have no place being excited for my potential baby. Waiting until Monday for my second hcg draw is going to be torturous. I just want to know how I should feel - thrilled to be pregnant or devestated because I'm losing this little one?

 

Oh, mama. hug.gif That in-between time is such a struggle. I am thinking happy, healthy thoughts for you. Please post as soon as you hear back with your Monday results.

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Thinking of you, SweetMama (((Hugs))). 

 

Ok, then we should definitely start an accountability exercise thread. I will start this weeks, but anyone can start one if I fail to get on here to start the next weeks..or if anyone wants to be more creative than me with it, then please go right ahead (I will not be offended in the least :) ).

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I'll start posting my workouts and join in the accountability thread as soon as this spotting stops and I feel more comfortable going back into my routine. For now, laying low to be safe. BUT - I'll be swimming laps hopefully twice a week and joining a group circuit class at the gym twice a week. :)

 

What's the pregnancy workout plan for everyone else?

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I'm going to keep doing Zumba a few times a week like I have been, energy and nausea permitting... I also do yoga on mondays and fridays so I will continue that, and I'll keep doing some pilates videos I recently purchased. They're very light and I can tell I'm getting toned when I do them. I am also going to try to walk for at least 20 minutes every day. I'm hoping with eating better and doing my exercises that I will be able to avoide pre-eclampsia this time around!

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I'm walking at least 1.5 miles each morning ... well, I have been for the last 4 mornings, at least. redface.gif Yesterday was a 3-mile hike, and that kicked my butt!

 

I'm going to try swimming a couple times a week too.

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