The doctor actually gave us our first ultrasound (the next one won't be until 20 weeks).
This is crazy to me. I didn't see an ultrasound with David until the gender one at 16 weeks. So seeing a baby this early looks a little strange. But I assure you, everything is normal and growing as he/she should be.
With my first pregnancy I gained way too much weight. I used my pregnancy as an excuse to eat candy, cookies, & fast food whenever I wanted. I let myself eat seconds of everything. I ended up gaining around 45 pounds! With only 9 of those being the baby, that gave me A LOT to lose afterward.
If you are a healthy weight before pregnancy, you only need to gain between 25-35 pounds. Making sure you don't gain additional weight takes discipline and it means saying no to unhealthy foods most of the time no matter how badly you are craving them! And honestly, it only takes one bite to satisfy a craving. This is something I need to constantly remind myself, otherwise I may end up eating 10 cupcakes instead of just 1! lol
As you can see from the pic above, the idea of "eating for two" is really just a myth.
My game plan is to exercise regularly, and eat fairly healthy 85% of the time. I will let myself have a candy bar or a piece of cake occasionally, but it's all about moderation. What helps me, is if I make a batch of cookies, I will save a couple for me and then give the rest to either in-laws, neighbors, or friends. That way I kick the craving and don't have the rest of the batch tempting me everyday.
Stats so far:
Weight Gain: 0
Stretch Marks: 0
Cravings: Spicy foods
Missing: Hot tubs
Exercise: Cardio 4 times a week, some free weights
I plan to continue to document my stats as this pregnancy goes on & hopefully keep myself accountable.
Let me know your tips for staying on track during pregnancy in the comments below!