Week 12 has brought it’s fair share of highs and lows. We had a fun 12 week ultrasound on 12/12/12, and it was fun to see Baby Tress. He was soooooo laid back during the ultrasound that I had to drink a juicy juice box to get him moving. The sugar did the trick, and he did plenty of somersaults to keep the tech happy.
I have been very sick this week — both with all day morning sickness and a nasty sinus infection and cough. I took one day off from work, but that wasn’t quite enough to get me back to a healthy state. In fact, the cold is holding on, and I’m still not feeling up to par. I did a TV appearance with Emma, and was still pretty sick, so that made things a bit harder.
Here is a breakdown of my workouts this week:
- Day 1: Rest — I took this day off from work and laid low all day. In reality, I could barely make it out of bed and slept for a total of 4 hours during the day
- Day 2: 2 hours of cardio machines, plyos, and strength training with clients
- Day 3: 3 mile run outside
- Day 4: 3 hours of cardio machines, plyos, and strength training with clients
- Day 5: 3 mile run outside and ab workout
- Day 6: 2 hours of cardio machines, plyos, and running with clients
- Day 7: 1 hour of cardio machines with a client, and 3 mile run outside
One thing that I am absolutely shocked by is — I can already feel Baby Tress moving. A LOT! The first time I felt movement was when I was sick in bed last week. I was lying still and had just eaten a popsicle and felt some distinct flutter kicks. I have felt the kicks a few times since, and last night felt kicks for a couple of minutes before I fell asleep. Crazy! I can tell this is one active little guy.
This has been a hard week of eating. We’ve had multiple Christmas parties, and baked a LOT for our coworkers over the weekend. Today I was given baked goods by all of my coworkers, and another coworker brought in donuts. AND I am going out to eat on a double date tonight. Yikes. Talk about tough. I will be so glad to get through the next few weeks and into a more normal eating routine after January 1. My strategy has been small portion sizes, but it’s still difficult when there are pastries everywhere I turn. And anyone who knows me is familiar with the fact that I LOVE donuts. Donuts are my vice.
I honestly still don’t think I’m “showing” in the morning but, I definitely look pregnant by the end of the day after all the baked goods. I am staying steady at about 2 pounds gained this pregnancy. However, this week I realized, I started this pregnancy a few pounds heavier than my pregnancy with Emma. I was underweight when I got pregnant with her — largely in part due to an extremely bad employment situation and loss of 5 lbs due to stress caused by poor leadership and job conflicts. Before I delivered Emma, I determined to try to stay at a healthy BMI post pregnancy. I maintained my post pregnancy goal weight, and have added two pounds since I got pregnant. Seems like I’m on track for healthy weight gain this pregnancy.
3 thoughts on “12 Week Update: Already Feeling the Baby Move?”
Someone in my community group felt her baby kicking before she started showing. She’s quite tiny! Her pregnancy is moving along fine… so it must be normal!
Also… try using a Neti Pot for your cold! I too have been battling a wicked cold with tons of sinus problems for a week. Last night I used a Neti Pot and I now feel like a new person! Neti Pots rock!
I thought I was feeling things that early and it was usually just gas. Now that I am 18 weeks I can definitely tell a difference! I have yet to gain a pound which concerned me but my OBGYN said it’s okay since I am so active and healthy; I should be gaining soon! FINALLY starting to get a tiny bump!
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