Hello there readers new and old! I know I have been gone for quite some time now. Things have been crazy with this pregnancy, not so much in a good way. But just so you don’t worry. I am okay and so is baby lovingly named “The Fetus”.
So here is the pregnancy run down:
- Tomorrow I will be 15 weeks
- I have the okay to work out within restrictions
- The due date is April 15, 2013
- I have been sick as hell
- Pregnancy with Emma was all fun and games compared to this one
- This is considered a High Risk Pregnancy
The morning sickness (who am I kidding ALL DAY SICKNESS) has been getting a bit better. I am still sick as hell at night but I am getting some relief during the day. My appetite is coming back more and I am able to eat more healthy fare. It is not clean it yet, but it will be one of these days! After I got the okay to go back to being active I just was not up to it. No point in making me feel worse and making more stress for the baby.
Just recently I had a bacterial infection that is common and usually no big deal but in pregnancy can be bad ie: cause low birth weight, cause miscarriage or early birth. The doc put me on a killer antibiotic that made me so incredible sick and gave me terrible migraines. The antibiotics are done and finally leaving my system and I am feeling so much better. Of course I am now getting mystery fevers. So if it is not one thing it is another. I can still function with the fever bouts so I can totally handle this for now.
The pregnancy is considered high risk due to the fact that I have Reynaud’s phenomenon and Reoccurring Bell’s Palsy. Apparently there is a slight chance that it can affect The Fetus so I now have to see a specialist for all of my ultrasounds. I am not worried so much about that though just because my doctor is very positive that things will be fine and is assuring me that this is precautionary. My D vitamin levels are dangerously low so they have added a 50,000 unit vitamin D pill to my vitamin D regimen. So much D, it is kind of harsh on the stomach. Yay more things to make me feel like I am going to vomit! For the vomiting I have been on Zofran for quite some time now, but we upped the dosage to every 4 hours and that is making a world of difference. Now I just feel like I am going to puke but actually don’t. Not so comfortable for me but it is better that Fetus gets nutrients from what I consume. I really did not want to be drug dependent for the pregnancy. But, sometimes things just can’t go your way and you have to suck it up and put on your big girl panties for the greater good.
I put on 12 lbs so far with this pregnancy, most of it right away then I quit gaining. The doctor thinks that the quick gain was because I went from being very active to sedentary, food was not the issue, you have to keep food in to gain weight from it. She said once I get more active I may lose a little but to keep an eye on loss. She wants me to gain 35 lbs with this pregnancy.
So all in all things have been rough and I did not have anything fun, workout inspired or related, food related or anything that would be something other than me whining about how sick I was. So I choose not to spread my yuckyness all over WP. Things are starting to look up a bit and I hope it continues so I am back.
During the pregnancy I think that I should alter the blog name, Round to Ravishing doesn’t seem to work when I am getting round again! So I am brainstorming to figure out what to do about that. After The Fetus is born I will be back to Round to Ravishing!
Seeing Monday’s are the official start of a new gestational week I will do Belly Picture Mondays, starting tomorrow. I am definitely showing but still in that “cheeseburger” phase. You know the stage when you are getting bigger but it looks more like you have been splurging on cheeseburgers instead of growing a human inside you? Included in Belly Picture Monday’s I will give example of what size The Fetus is compared to everyday household items and a few quick facts. It should be fun!
Included in the blog will be updates on physical activity/workouts. No weigh or measure in’s though. You are all well aware that my weight will continue to go up as well as my circumference. As my diet improves you can look forward to more healthy food related posts and also information on physical activity during pregnancy. Of course there will still be my usually pointless ramblings too. Like The Zombie Dash this coming Saturday! Of course some Les Mills Pump too!
I really look forward to sharing the remainder of this experience with you all as well as reconnecting with my fellow bloggers! Have a great week and I will see you all tomorrow!!