This is a combination blog post + a video update. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant with baby number 3! If you missed our pregnancy announcement you can watch the video HERE.
We had two ultrasounds done during the first trimester. The first was because I didn’t actually believe I was pregnant and needed to see a baby growing inside of me and the second was to measure and test for down syndrome and any other potential developmental concerns. Both ultrasounds looked great.
On a side note, I have several fibroids that are also being monitored during these ultrasounds. So far they haven’t caused any issue for the baby and I am praying that they don’t get any bigger.
During the first trimester I gained 10 pounds.
Watch the video below for details on what types of workouts I am doing. I have been going to the gym 4 days a week for the majority of this pregnancy. Some weeks I only make it 3 times and other weeks I am able to make it 5. My workouts range between 45 minutes to an hour.
I cover this topic in the video also. The first trimester and still currently I have dealt with all day morning sickness :(. I also discuss how I am handling my varicose veins.
Food Aversions & Cravings
Food in general just didn’t sound super awesome. Most days I was drinking a Vega Nutritional Shake just to up my calories and adding bananas, almond butter, and avocado. Before pregnancy I was easily consuming 2200 calories a day and during the first trimester I was lucky to get 1800 in each day.
The only thing that sounded good was a crunchy shrimp sushi roll from Whole Foods. Currently this sounds disgusting but a few weeks ago this was the only thing I could eat without gagging.
Pregnancy Related Purchases
This baby was such a shock to us. After Josh had his vasectomy I cleaned house and my closet and donated and sold all baby/maternity/nursing items. So far we haven’t bought any baby related items. Thankfully the nursery is all ready to go thanks to having completed our home inspection to foster infants. Crib, dresser, and rocker are all setup and we just need a few smaller items that can be bought over the next several months.
I did order a few new to me items from thredUp. thredUp is an online store that allows you to sell and purchase gently used and like new clothes/accessories. If you would like to try thredUp you can use my referral link to get $10 off your first order. I didn’t go crazy so I just bought 3 tops, 1 romper, 2 dresses, and 2 pairs of jeans. All of this was under $100 for a decent maternity wardrobe. Based off my other two pregnancies I lived in my workout pants and leggings which is why I am not planning on buying any more maternity clothes.
Like this pregnancy is going super fast and November will be here before I know it. I am really trying to enjoy this pregnancy and all the little flutters and kicks I am feeling because this should be the last time I am pregnant.
Quick Pregnancy Update & First Trimester Recap Video
I shot this quick video update and go into more details on my pregnancy symptoms and also workouts. If there was something I didn’t cover let me know. My plan is to do another update at the end of my second trimester.