Monday, March 22, 2010

26 weeks 1 day

6 days to go and I will officially be in the 3rd trimester! WooHoo!!

Have really noticed that I have slowed down this week. I went to the gym yesterday and could just walk at 5km/hour on the treadmill. I did 20 mins and still managed to get an average hr of 130bpm... then went on the crosstrainer which was alot more comfortable for me and even did 10 mins on the stepper as well. Will be swimming Tues, Wed and Thursday nights this week I think as I didn't go to the gym for a swim last week at all as I was travelling for work. Actually, the travelling really sucked the energy out of me as well last week. I was EXHAUSTED after a 1.5 hour flight from Brisbane back to Sydney on Thursday Evening. I'm not going to stop travelling until 14th May for work... and that seems like aaaaaaaaages away. I've got at least 2 more trips to melbourne and 1 more trip to Brisbane before then...

Can't wait to finish work. I finish up on 4th June which is 11 weeks away. Seems like such a long time to wait.. lucky there are a few public holidays in there!

The band is behaving itself and providing a good level of restriction. Still getting a moderate amount of heartburn which is settled with a mylanta chewable tablet. Can eat bread, but not too much. I made hamburgers last night for dinner and had a wholemeal roll, but ended off taking off the top of the roll and using the cheese as the other piece of "bread", and then ended up leaving half the bottom of the roll and just eating the meat, salad and cheese separately.

Am currently at 102.8kg. So have put on 800g in 2 weeks. I attribute that to my Yum Cha experience where I ate like I wasn't banded and the fact that I hadn't done much exercise at all last week. So this week I'm taking salad wraps to work, loads of fruit and small portions for dinner... and of course... exercise!

So I've put on 7.8kg since the start of the pregnancy. So I am still at the normal weight gain for pregnancy and my doc isn't worried, but I still HATE seeing the number on the scales go up... it freaks me out! The third tri is when most of the weight gain goes on too... *eek*

Ah well, enough obsessing.

Happy monday everyone!

LBG xx

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

25 weeks 2 days

Only 1 week and 5 days to go until I'm in the 3rd (and final) trimester. How exciting! This week my weight has remained stable at 102kg. Started at around 95kg in September and put on the majority of my weight when I was in the first trimester and over christmas - when I wasn't watching the scales AND was eating crap (cos that's all I felt like). But no more! I'm making a real big effort to watch the scales and to keep the weight gain to an absolute minimum. I definitely don't need a fill at the moment (although Sunday's Yum Cha experience was a whole other story!). So the update on the weight gain front is pretty good at the moment and I'm happy with the progress. If I can stay under 105kg then I will be lighter after I give birth than before I got pregnant, which would be awesome and a great starting point for my weight loss to begin.

My band was acting so crazy over the weekend. Sunday I went out for Yum Cha with my sister and, as if by magic, I felt like I could eat like a normal person. There was ZERO... and I mean ZERO restriction. I felt FULL, like that deep stomach gut hurting full afterwards, and haven't felt that way since before the band. Yet yesterday I could barely eat 2 bites of lasagne before I was full.

Baby is doing great. Giving me some wonderful strong kicks, at regular times throughout the day. He loves it when I have a double espresso coffee mid morning :) He's quiet through the afternoon and perks up again after dinner and just before bed. I love lying in bed with my hubby and have him feeling and watching my belly move. He gets such a kick out of feeling our little one move and kick inside of me. I love watching my husband's face light up everytime he feels something. We're definitely bonding over the experience, and preparing to become parents. My husband has grown this amazing attitude of protectiveness and is totally acting like the man of the family, standing up to older brothers and demands of other relatives to put me and our childs needs first. It's so lovely to feel protected like I do.

Anyway... that's it from me..until next time. Hope you are all well in blog land!

LBG xx

Thursday, March 11, 2010

24 weeks 4 days

I know, it’s been a while. Things are great with bubs and I. I’m now in my 25th week and just starting to loose a little bit of energy. That spark I had early in the 2nd trimester has definitely started to fade a little as I get nearer to the 3rd trimester. Can’t believe I’ll actually be in the 3rd trimester in a little under 3 weeks!

I have had a wonderful time over the last few weeks just getting to feel my baby move more and more. He has definite periods of activity and sleeping and they are pretty much the same every day. Some days he’ll be more active than others. On Monday he threw a massive party and did some crazy somersaults. Now his head is up near my ribs and he’s River Dancing on my bladder and cervix – causing a few jumps from me when he decides to get going. I hope he flips again so his head is down low cos I enjoyed feeling him kick higher up, and also hubby could feel him more.

I had my ob appointment yesterday and have registered another 1kg gain in 4 weeks. My ob is happy with my weight gain so far, and is glad that I continue to swim and walk. My heartburn continues also, and is worse after some foods so I've been taking Mylanta for the really bad episodes, but at least I haven't had night reflux or anything. Hope that doesn't start happening!

12 more weeks of work left and it couldn't come soon enough. I am tired all the time, due to lack of good quality sleep but I'm coping OK at the moment.Don't know how I'm going to be when I'm 34 weeks pregnant though!

Thanks for reading. I'll trying to post more often, promise!

LBG xx