This little munchkin is getting bigger and bigger & I just can't wait to find out what it is! When I did the Old Wive's Tales tests to determine baby gender the results were in favor of girl, but who really knows! I am hoping our doctor will let us find out at 16 weeks, but if not our 20 week ultrasound is scheduled for the first week in December.
I know, I know I need to start taking pictures of my "bump" to document this process, but so far it's non-existent so it doesn't seem like much fun. Maybe I'll post one next week as a "before."
Stats so far:
Weight Gain: -2 lbs
Stretch Marks: 0
Symptoms: Lack of appetite
Cravings: Mexican Food
Missing: Sugar Free Redbull
Exercise: Cardio 4 times a week, some free weights
So far so good. While weight loss has not been my goal, I have lost 2 pounds in the first trimester. I have had ZERO morning sickness (thankfully) so I attribute the weight loss to my consistency with cardio. I usually do around 30-45 minutes on the elliptical between 4 &5 times a week. The use of free weights has definitely slowed for me, but as I enter the second trimester I plan to keep that going.
In regards to my diet, I haven't been very strict because I haven't had much of an appetite. So I will eat whenever I am hungry & typically whatever I am craving. If it is something unhealthy, I do limit the amount I eat (ex. ice cream), but I still will definitely let myself eat it.
This next trimester I definitely expect to see some weight come on. I just hope I can keep it a more gradual process to avoid stretch marks. Wish me luck!