Tuesday, August 4, 2009

11 weeks, 9 more pounds

I started feeling better- more energy, could eat more things- on our trip to Portland. I still got the afternoon crankies. But I am ready to get back to an exercise routine. Started walking briskly around the Lake.

I saw the nurse practioner today. The little rascal was kicking on the ultrasound and everything is looking great. Fast heartbeat. Still wasn't able to hear it, but could see it. Got an earful about healthy eating and calcium. I do not get enough calcium and I know that is bad- so I have to make some adjustments. I just don't like milk.

I can't believe how many prenatal tests they can run. I am doing the chromosomal blood work and NT ultrasound screening to detects for Down and Trisomy. But today they gave me a list of 3 other genetic tests they can do. When asked when the NP thought and should I do them, they can't give an opinion, they can just give information. It's all relatively simply- just go and give the blood work. And knowing if there is going to be a problem, is important to me. But still.

The bummer for me was getting on the scale. I had gained 9 pounds. That is not normal for the first trimester. And I'm not even done with the first trimester. I bet vacation food and eating out for a week didn't help much. The NP was not concerned, but I think this gaining weight is going to be a hard thing to deal with.

1 comment:

  1. I wouldn't worry too much about the weight. It makes sense that you would gain a little extra on vacation - and you haven't been getting your regular exercise. If you're like I was - you'll drop the weight very fast after the baby comes - I think I weighed 108 just a little while after George was born. Nursing is the key!