Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I've known I am pregnant for a couple weeks now. I've been waiting to make an official blog post until I had doctor's confirmation. Something about getting that "positive" from them was really important to me.
I had my first pregnancy appointment yesterday. I had my lapband emptied at one (protocol for my clinic in case of vomiting), went over my diabetes in another, and saw a nutritionist to go over a diabetic pregnancy diet again. Since it's been 5 years since I was pregnant last, this is all very new again.
Things are going pretty smooth right now. I'm no more tired than I am usually and am *knock on wood* not feeling sick or nauseous. So far, just my breasts feel super tender to the touch and feel "heavier" than normal. I feel like they need support 24 hours a day if that makes sense. I had to explain to Cadence that she had to be gentle on me. She was running at me to hug me and smacking me around in the process (to put it lightly) and it was almost excruciating.
Exercise has had to take on a new method lately. I had been running but with being so sore up top, that just couldn't happen anymore. I've taken to the elliptical which is a lot less impact. I still feel a bit sore when I start going but it gets easier and I do about 30 minutes, three times a week. I also do a strength training session once a week for 30 minutes. I've grown to really like the elliptical. In the beginning, I begged to get off after 10 minutes. Then I did 20 and eventually worked my way up to 30. I do remember the days when I couldn't do 5 minutes on that thing.
No changed in my clothes or really in my weight yet. Totally normal and, man, would I ever be in trouble if I started gaining weight already!!! :)
I'm 6 weeks and 1 day today, btw. In the future this will be abbreviated as 6w1d. I should be getting an ultrasound in the next month or so to determine a more exact due date but for now based on my last menstrual period, my due date is November 1.
I'll be back with new news as it happens!! :)