This is the bump making their presence at 15 weeks!!!!
To be honest I haven’t really craved any weird food stuff. I like my drinks really REALLY cold.
What I have been craving, and one that I can’t seem to tame, is listening to country music. I just can’t stop listening to country music…like old school Faith, Tim, Reba, Brooks n’ Dunn. Can’t get enough of it. I’m the crazy American blasting old school country music in Australia.
This has been a struggle for me to be honest. When I first had my six week check-up I went to the doctor. She got me on the scale and then she goes “at your weight you should only gain 7kg/15lbs”. I am NOT saying that her advice isn’t valid, because it is. I’m heavier then I ever wanted to be when I got prego….BUT it has really tested me own mental belief in myself. I have only have one or two episodes of soothing with food. I’m letting myself eat what I want. But it did my head in. I will write more about this later, because it’s an issue which I think far too much consumes women…and prego women as well.
I’m pushing past it.
I haven’t been fab with this. With my family visiting, getting married, and then touring my family around I haven’t really been that good. I also got really sick last weekend. I have a tense relationship with exercise and have to deal with it. I have re-instated with membership with FitnessGlo so that I can workout in the aircon during summer and avoid the flies which making going for walks here almost unbearable. I remember Caitlin putting up a goal of three days a week for exercise and that’s so something I can do. I have never really enjoyed the process of exercise, because it’s always been about loosing weight or punishment. This pregnancy has forced me to stop being so self-absorbed and realise it’s not just about me anymore. 🙂
Everyone being SOOOO excited for us. My boobs…they still hurt, but many alive it’s nice to have cleavage 🙂 We have made a decision about having a midwifery driven birth and we’ve hired a Doula. I’ll write more once I meet with them next week…we have major appointments in the next 1.5 weeks. It’s making it all real. Crazy real, but awesome real.
Getting to wear, above, maternity pants to work. SOOO much more comfortable.
Not cool…but I have a full on case of ‘pregnancy brain’….it’s impressive.
I also got a gift from a patient at work, how sweet, thanking me for taking such good care of her 🙂 She included hand knitted finger puppets. So sweet. I love them.
how did you include exercise into your pregnancy?
did you worry about weight gain?