August 29, 2010

Momma's Monday Check-in: 8/40

Note: McFatty Mondays is no longer!! Instead, I will be posting Momma's Monday Check-in. Join me as I eat and exercise my way through the next 32 weeks.

Due Date: April 8, 2011

Total weight gain: 1
Morning Sickness: Is at its worst in the evening, which is driving me nuts.
Cravings: Last week was bizarre, and this week I only want to eat clean food! Spicy is out, cheese, eggs, and tomatoes are still in.
Sleep: I wake many nights around 3:30am and stay up until 5:30/6:00am, which really makes the daytime tough.
I can't live without: My Snoogle pillow, even though I'm still tossing and turning.
I miss: Exercise!
I am looking forward to: I know it's a little early but I'm trying to figure out what we're going to dress up as a family for Halloween. Any ideas?
Aha Moment: My new first trimester mantra: "I'm not out of shape, I'm just pregnant."
Milestones: Seeing Little Sears (and a beating heart) on Ultrasound!
Best moment this week: Getting a surprise sneak peak at our little embryo

Exercise: I more or less gave myself permission to take a break this week, and I have to remind myself to think long term. After five days of little more than couch lounging I slept well Friday night, and woke up with a strong desire to go running. So I did. Three miles later I felt great and I think the important thing at this stage is to take advantage of the moments when I do feel like exercising, and cut myself some slack when I'm too tired or nauseated to put forth the effort. There are only a few weeks left of the first trimester blahs, and after that I'll be back to my routine with plenty of time for working on pregnancy fitness.

Diet: The good thing about having a "bad" week is that the icky feeling that lingers is usually all the motivation I need to refocus. This week I'm getting back to whole foods and structured meals and snacks--not 24 hour buffet.

Goal's for the upcoming week: Take advantage of the mornings when I typically feel good--runs, walks, gym time, I don't care what the activity. And if it works out that I'm in the mood for breaking a sweat in the evening as well, all the better.

Belly Shot:
Movement: none
Gender: unknown
Labor Signs: none


  1. The evening was always my worst time of day in all my pregnancies. Glad to see all is going well.

  2. The evening was the WORST. I used to lay on the couch & welcome death.

    But I'm so impressed at you running - I did the same thing. If I felt like working out, I did. If I didn't, then I didn't beat myself up about it. Growing a human is tough work!

  3. I love your blog! I am a sucker for pregnancy recaps and I love how you are doing it. My husband and I are trying right now, so I cannot wait until I am right there with you (minus the morning sickness, or night sickness in your case!). And thanks for commenting on my blog today. I love meeting new bloggers. I will be following along from now on!

  4. Oh shoot, I just realized I know you already! We were both Bake and Bloggers - sorry about that!!!


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