I'm a lot more delinquent with all kinds of things, actually, with this pregnancy:
EXERCISE: During my first, I did prenatal yoga, walked a lot, continued martial arts til 7.5 months, etc. With this one, I was hitting the gym pretty regularly til about 5 or 6 months, and now nothing. I am walking about 4 or 5 km 3-5 times a week, swimming 2-3 times a week, and chasing after a toddler, so maybe it's not too bad.
FOOD: With my first, a typical lunch might be: brown rice with grilled veg and tofu; yogurt, fruit, etc. Lunch today was a Wendy's Frosty and french fries. I don't even like these foods-and hadn't ever eaten at Wendy's, but felt I needed to know what a Frosty tasted like.
PERSONAL CARE: With my first, I made sure to rest, eat well, I stopped dyeing my hair, wouldn't go near anything artificial.
With this one, rest? huh? I got highlights (only once, and well into my 2nd tri, but still), and have been known to chew the odd piece of gum with aspartame. Ooh-and I naughtily had some sips of DH's raspberry beer the other day. Yum.
I keep making jokes about this one being the "spare", and then feeling guilty that I'm not giving this one the best as I did with E. Is this typical?
Oh, and if you can answer my real question about kegels-are oyu really doing them as religiously as you should be? Thanks!
I don't actually exercise for the purpose of exercising at all. I had a very hard time with nausea in the beginning and now at the end am having a hard time with apathy. This has still been my easiest pregnancy so far. I'm hoping that extends to the birth!
I have incompetent cervix and a cerclage (diagnosed after my first was a 34 weeker), so for my last pregnancy and this one I cannot exercise.
I have gotten highlights twice during this pregnancy.
I was very careful about what I ate with my first pregnancy. With my second and third - some days are good, some days are bad nutritionally (my second baby was certainly healthy). I put splenda in my coffee each morning, and I will drink a diet coke with aspartame in it.
Don't stress, mama - your baby will be fine
I also have had a few sips of wine here and there, and I JUST took a tylenol for a slight headache. BAD, I know.
And as for the Kegels, every time I hear the word, guilt sets in and I do a few but other than that, I never think about them.
This baby has stayed put 4 weeks longer than my first, though, so I must be doing something right.
Mary, Mama to 3 boys! 9/05 & 8/08 & 7/12
But, I think in some ways I've been more careful with this pregnancy than with my first. In my first pregnancy the baby was very abstract to me, like of course I knew there would be a baby at the end, but the pregnancy was more like something happening to me. This time I'm much more conscious that my child is inside me. I feel more bonded to her already than I did to DS in utero.
As for Kegels on my own without prompting - I was really good about doing them in the first trimester. I've done a few since then, but usually it's because I suddenly remembered to do them, like just now...I'm such a slack mom already
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Don't feel bad about not working out either... I did work out with my other 2 and I gained more weight than with this pregnancy. I guess it is because since I am not working out I don't get as hungry if I do. Three weeks ago I decided to start working out but I have only gone 3 times and use the stationary bike for only 20 minutes, nothing fancy.
I do have to admit that I been eating better with this pregnancy than with my others. I do a lot of raw foods throughout the day and eat organic, thing I didn't do with my other pregnancies. I rarely eat out too.
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I try to keep good food going in but other than that...basic getting up and around, chasing the toddler and just enjoying the moment.
You are doing fine momma! No you are doing GREAT! :
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