Tuesday, April 29, 2008

We've got a heartbeat....

Had my first prenatal appointment today. Heard peanut's heartbeat. Nice and strong. Made my day! My due date is now estimated to be Dec 4th. So I'm roughly 8 weeks, 4 days.

My midwife and I talked lot about my previous pregnancies and births. I talked with her about my weight gains and then eventual weight loss after Amelia. She seemed to think I can easily gain 30-35 lbs and limit it to that. That encouraged me. I guess there's something in me that thinks if you gained 50 + lbs with each pregnancy that you're just genetically predisposed to gain it again with each one. I weighed in at 145 lbs. I told her I was 140 when I peed on that stick so that means I gained 5 lbs. She said that's okay-first trimester usually renders junk food which she understand. She said she'd consider my "start weight" at 145. My "rules" are to eat protein with every meal. Include lots of fresh fruits and veggies. No processed junk. And only water or milk as my beverage. No liquids with calories. Does that mean I can still get my decaf mocha?????? I think so....

I did 30 mins on the elliptical yesterday. I showed up at the YMCA for what I thought was the Body Sculpting class at 4:30. It ended up being a belly dancing class. The Body Sculpt was at 5:30pm. I was not up for belly dancing so I headed to the gym and hopped on the machine. Worked my inner thighs like mad! Today I have high hopes of going to Total Body. I need some cardio/strength mix.


Kim said...

You may remeber me from Camtu and WW boards (Kim/ MGK's mom)
I lost 60 pounds after my pregnancy's (2) and then 20 more and then got pregnant at goal I was so nervous to gain. I just had the baby 4/4 and I gained 34 pounds! My other two pregnancies I had gained 63 and 50.
I worked out up until 36 weeks and I got sciatica it was terrible. I am now 17 pounds from goal 3 weeks ppd. (a relief tow where I had always been)
You can do it!

Jen Gordon said...

I do remember you! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your story. I really need to hear from women that have done this and been successful.

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