Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Paleo Pregnancy - Week 13


Week 13!!! Helloooo second trimester. And boy howdy I can see a difference.

It's like night and day better. I was only mildly nauseous once or twice this week and my energy levels are returning. I wouldn't say they're back to normal, but I don't know if they ever truly are during pregnancy.

With my returned energy I've been looking around my house and realizing that my husband, bless him for trying, is not the greatest housekeeper. So, I've been doing laundry with a vengeance and otherwise trying to make this place look presentable before Christmas. This may be the first time in the history of ever that I'm actually enjoying housework...OK, it's more that I'm thankful I have the energy.

I don't know what I'd do this pregnancy without friends.
All of my clothes are too small now. I'm in maternity clothes full time. I am SO THANKFUL for my friend Amy. She sent me a huge box of the most amazing maternity clothes I've ever seen! Gap, Motherhood Maternity, A Pea in the Pod... It sounds silly, but they make me feel beautiful again. 

I finally took the time and made an appointment with a midwife. Yes, yes, I should have done that by now. But I just wasn't handling anything while I was so sick. Honestly, I'd been dreading it a bit. I've no idea why really. Now that I've set the appointment I'm excited. It's just an interview appointment to see if we gel. What questions should I ask her?

I even managed eggs!
My food has been much better. I've been logging in my Fitbook Mama2b and it's been very enlightening. Tracking always tells me so much that I'm not paying attention to. For instance, I noticed I was not eating enough vegetables. Also, I think my calories are a bit high. Baby steps.

Workouts aren't as consistent as I'd like, but I'm being gentle with myself as my energy returns. There is just so much calling out for my attention right now. My house, my kids, my blog/online stuff... I did manage a couple of workouts, one being an interval run on the treadmill. It felt great, but slow. It's amazing what an extra 15 pounds feels like on a run!

This is my first time working out during pregnancy. My question for you guys (if you're currently pregnant and working out or did workout during your pregnancy) is this:

Did you feel like your recovery time took longer?