I actually just read all 13 pages! Whew. Lots of thoughts about lots of posts but I read it over 2 days so many of my thoughts are lost.
I'm about 8wks pregnant with my third child. This was a big unexpected surprise for us. I had hoped to make some changes for better health. I don't care so much about loosing weight as I do about being healthy. I'm hoping I can still do some of these changes even though I'm pregnant but the 1st trimester is a hard time for me to make diet changes because of nausea and cravings. I sometimes have to go with the flow and eat what I can.
The last few days the nausea has been much relieved so I can eat a big more normally. One day last week dh forced me to get food on my way to work. I ended up eating 1.5 chicken strips, a coke, and then later that night a frappucino from the coffee place next to work. It was horrible but all I could keep down.
Of course now that the nausea is better I'm worried!
Luckily my mw doesn't care about size at all. It never came up and she doesn't weigh you at appointments either. I had an OB (and c-section) with dc1 and think I started around 210, I gained around 20lbs. She was okay with that but kept warning me to not gain more. It was quite annoying because I was eating healthy.
Last time I think I started around the same weight, maybe a bit more and gained 20 again. I always loose it in the first 2 weeks though.
Its not something that really concerns me. I don't think that weight is the problem but the things that one might due that made them overweight.
That is if you are at least moderately active and eat a healthy diet (ie not low fat but natural foods like veggies, milk, meat, and a little big of grains and sugar) and you still weigh the same then your chances of health problems are no more than those of a person that has the same lifestyle but weighs 100lbs less.
Now I just need to get myself more motivated to do all the things I want to do!
Originally Posted by avasmomleigh
Where do you find nursing bras? last time I had some that just didn't fit, I think they only ran to 36 D or 38D at target, so those are the ones that I got. they were uncomfortable! I don't want to/can't spend a fortune on them, but I do want some that fit this time. Any ideas? Thanks!
Lane Bryant is where I'll be ordering my bras. The website has Goddess bras in my size (40J!). There aren't many sizes left but lots of big cup sizes http://lanebryant.charmingshoppes.com/pagebuilder/lane_bryant_product_page?item=1069046&pagesize=3
Also, yesterday I was at Sears and found 5 nice maternity shirts and one pair of cords for $55. Oddly enough though I got 3x in the shirts and XL in the pants and in every other brand I wear 18/20 top and bottom, if anything I'd wear 20 pants! So if you have a big bum try the 2x and 3x pants at Sears!
Granted the 2x shirts fit but I didn't think they'd last the whole preg because my belly is where I carry my weight.
When not preg though I wear Spanx and it holds it all and I think I look nicely hourglass! I'll be going back in them after the babe is born I think.