Feeling huge and ugly

September 4, 2009 at 8:41 am (Uncategorized)

It’s finally starting to warm up a little. I love spring! Although it’s not very sunny right now. Spring always makes me want to ride my horse and this year I can’t do it! Well, I could but I don’t want to run the risk of something going wrong and me coming off and hurting the baby. I’m so excited about the ultrasound on Monday. We aren’t going to find out the sex but it’ll be amazing to see the baby in such detail.

This Sunday is Father’s Day and I’ve bought Zane a Father to Be card and I’m going to buy a doppler too (one of those things that you put on your tummy to hear the baby’s heartbeat).

I’m going on the exercise bike today gosh darnit. I weighed myself yesterday and I have gained 5kg since I found out I’m pregnant. That’s 11 pounds. Eeeek. I have to slow down the weight gain somehow. I realise that not all of that is fat, well, my boobs are, but still. I haven’t exactly been counting the calories 😦

Speaking of my boobs, I never realised how awkward it would be having E cups. They get in the way so much more. I like to sleep on my tummy and I find myself waking up to move my boobs out of the way, otherwise I lie on them and it hurts. Who knows how women with bigger ones cope? Zane rolls over in bed and I get a mammogram. Ouch!

Haven’t bought any more baby stuff. I’m trying to hold off until we buy own own place so we won’t have to move things twice.

Anyway, just a quick dull update. Anyone got any tips for me to lose weight while PG? It’s probably not possible.

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August 27, 2009 at 6:52 pm (Uncategorized)

I’m sorry. I’ve neglected you. I’m a bad blogger. A  terrible person. I hang my head in shame. I grovel at your feet. Do you forgive me? Well you’d better cos I’m sick of grovelling already.

So it’s been a couple of months. I’m now 17 weeks pregnant. Into the second trimester. Over the nausea and most of the unpleasantness. Huzzah! And we saw the baby! In a quick scan. Whom we have nicknamed Piglet. Piglet is now about 17cm long. And I can feel him/her moving a bit. Not much, and usually only when I’m lying still in bed. My boobs are sore still. I’ve gone up two cup sizes. If they get any bigger I’ll have to buy a wheelbarrow to push them around in.

I’ve put on lots of weight 😦 My diet is atrocious. I’ve basically done zero exercise since becoming preggers. And despite Zane’s constant nagging I don’t eat much fruit or veg. Basically my diet is 99% carbs and fat. Oh the shame! I’m a terrible mother already. But I am trying harder now. And I don’t drink or smoke or take drugs! That’s a plus right? I walk 20mins a day to and from the car and when I’m feeling energised enough (which admittedly is rare) I try to do 10-15 mins on the exercise bike. And I am forcing myself to eat some fruit and veg. Don’t crucify me!

I am starting to show but being a larger lady I basically just look fatter. I can’t wait until I’m obviously pregnant. Then I will feel better about myself.

Nothing much else to say except yes I’m still around and everything is fine. Hopefully by keeping this blog I will be more motivated to eat better and exercise a little!

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Get me a bucket

June 15, 2009 at 11:59 am (Uncategorized)

Bloating, gas, constipation, constant peeing, tiredness…meet nausea. I’m sure you’ll all get along fine.

6 weeks hit and so did the morning sickness. All day sickness rather.

Oh I’ll have to finish this post later, I’m too darn ill.

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Up and down

June 11, 2009 at 7:22 am (Uncategorized)

Brrrrrr. It’s freezing! -3 degrees last night. There’s snow on the mountains. I can’t wait until we buy our own house with proper heating instead a single reverse cycle air conditioner and an electric oil heater.

I appear to have gained weight. Not sure how. I haven’t been eating anything I shouldn’t and I’ve been keeping up the exercise. Maybe it’s something to do with pregnancy. Not sure how you can keep track off weight when you start to put on baby related weight. Oh well, maybe I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing and ignore the scales.

My job interview yesterday went very well. I should know the result next week. I will probably not be entitled to paid maternity leave though. But we’ll see what happens.

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Time to update my stats

June 8, 2009 at 11:32 am (Uncategorized)

Even though I haven’t exercised in a few days I have been eating very well and the scales have rewarded me with a loss of .8kg! I have now lost 2.8kg which is just over 6 pounds! Yay! I will do a DVD this afternoon though.

In pregnancy news, we bought a pram today! Can you tell we’re excited? It’s a second hand pram with lots of features. So cool! And fits into the boot of my tiny hatchback! I will need to practise steering it though so I don’t run bubs into walls and things hehe.

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June 5, 2009 at 5:21 pm (Uncategorized)

I have a job interview on Wednesday! I know I know, I am just about to start a new job. But the job I am starting is only a 3 month contract and the interview is for a permanent job, which I really need. Especially for mat leave purposes! But seriously, in these tough economic times it is really getting harder to get work, especially permanent work. So fingers crossed it goes well.

I spent today hanging out at home reading baby books. Yes I am obsessing already. My cold is in full swing; I went through a whole big box of tissues in less than 24 hours! Yuck.

My only exercise today has been to walk to the local shops for more tissues, which took me about 10 minutes for the round trip. But when this cold subsides I am determined to do my WATP 3 mile DVD with my new weights again.

Eating has been pretty good except for my farewell morning tea yesterday 😦 I went a bit nuts. There were DOUBLE COATED TIM-TAMS. Extra chocolate. Mmmmm. So I ate three tim-tams and far too many crackers with dip. I didn’t even think to limit myself. Oh well, I guess now that I can’t drink maybe the occasional food slip-up won’t be so bad.

In pregnancy news, Zane and I are going to do the hospital tour on Sunday. You can never be too prepared. People are already starting to guess. I’m so bad at keeping exciting news from my friends. Note to self: shut up about babies, pregnancy and children in general!

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Out cold

June 4, 2009 at 8:39 am (Uncategorized)

Lesson number one: being pregnant is expensive. I booked my first appointment with my obgyn yesterday. The consult fees I can stomach, but the “management fee”? I nearly fainted! There goes all our savings 😦

No exercise today as the charming sick woman who sits next to me managed to be successful in her plan to give me her illness. Now I get to spend my four day weekend in bed trying to get better for my new job next week. Not happy!!!

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Don’t stop moving baby

June 3, 2009 at 7:31 am (Uncategorized)

The doctor confirmed it yesterday. I am in the very early stages of pregnancy. Whoo!

Now, what does this mean for my exercise and healthy eating? I think it means it’s more important than ever that I get healthy. The doc said as long as I eat a low fat diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg, I should be fine. And I will keep exercising as long as I can, which should be until around the third trimester. If that means switching walking for swimming later on, I’ll do it.

And in awesome weight loss news, I’ve lost 2kg (4.4 pounds)! The scales finally moved! Although I’m sure in a few weeks I’ll be gaining weight from the pregnancy. Hopefully I’ll lose body fat and gain muscle tone in the meantime… I can dream!

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It’s still sinking in

June 2, 2009 at 7:02 am (Uncategorized)

I haven’t been able to sleep all night. I got up early and did another home pregnancy test (different brand this time) and it is positive too! So that makes it seem more real. We’ve already told my parents, Zane’s parents, my two closest friends and Zane’s brother and best mate. A lot of people but we’re just so excited! We won’t be telling anyone else for weeks though. Our parents are thrilled, Mum’s wanting to be a grandmother for a while now hehe.

I’m going to keep up with my exercise but perhaps tone it down a little, what do you think? Maybe stick to gentler forms like walking?

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And just like that…

June 1, 2009 at 12:07 pm (Uncategorized)

My life changes in an instant. This morning I realised I was overdue for my monthly visitor and bought a pregnancy test just in case. I did it at work (yes I’m incredibly impatient) and… it’s positive! I can’t believe it. Obviously I’m going to get it confirmed by my doctor but… wow. That was quick! And seemingly easy. We weren’t even trying! Maybe Zane has strong swimmers. Anyway… YAY!!! We’re both over the moon! But it’s still sinking in. I only did the test an hour ago!!!

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