Monday, April 5, 2010

Doctor Appointment

My second prego doctor appointment was today. I always try to get the last appointment of the day (for anything) so I do not have to miss work (really hard as a teacher). My appointment was at 4:15.

First thing this morning I stood in my closet and pondered what to wear. Then I saw it. The shirt that best bud had with maternity clothes (which is so not a maternity shirt, although it is empire-waisted). I tried it on over the weekend and it is a bit tight. It zips up the side, but I did get it zipped. When I took it off, I saw it was a size 8. I have never worn a size 8!! Amazing how numbers can shock you sometimes (good and bad). I decided to wear this shirt so that when I stood on the scale and people oinked at me when they told me I gained 10 pounds in 4 weeks, I could still tell myself "hey, you are wearing the smallest size you have ever worn!"

All psychological. But if it makes me feel better I am for it. When I stepped on the scale, no one oinked. No matter what my weight has been in any doctor's office, no one has ever said anything to me. Except a nurse years ago took it twice and said "wow, you hide it well." When you are as big as I was, you take it as a compliment.

Here is the ironic part (for today at least). I bought a new pair of pants for work over the weekend and I bought a size 14 so I can wear them for the rest of the year (fingers crossed). They are roomy but I wore them today with the size 8 shirt. Talk about a pear shape!

The damage over the past 4 weeks? 4 pound gain. Add that to my 3 previous pounds and I am at a 7 pound gain total. Could be better, could be worse. Sometimes it feels like more. Especially because it is all in my flabby gut. But I am enjoying my food and she said we were healthy and the heartbeat sounded good so I feel happy about the visit.

We talked exercise and she said I should use the day of spotting as a guide - do less than that. Which, that was a pretty bad-ass day so I can tone it down a little. She also said the running is fine which is good because I started running with the dogs again this morning.

Good thing I can run. I made hubby and the dogs walk at the park on Saturday (they lagged behind a bit). When I saw a decrepit old man jogging, I was so jealous!! It took ever fiber of my being not to take off running. I felt like a slacker (and I am a bit competitive). After 2 miles I had to drop them at home and walk 2.5 more. I needed to burn calories to eat cake. I am serious about my food too.

Tonight I am going back to body attack. Now I will not feel too bad if I have a hard time sticking to some of the lower impact moves.

I am tired (as usual) but has been a good healthy day. Hubby just got back from the store so I have lots of healthy stuff to eat this week.

Now I must peel myself out of this shirt and get into some workout gear. Happy sweating!


BornSquishy said...

I think you're being too hard on yourself when it comes to the weight gain and toned down workouts.

I can't even begin to imagine how hard it is to allow yourself to gain weight after losing so much..... even if you know it's in both you and your baby's best interest. So please don't think I'm trying to lecture you...... I'm just trying to remind you to cut yourself some slack.

You're such a motivated person when it comes to healthy living, that I can't imagine it taking you a very long time to lose the baby weight when the time comes.

Have a great week!

Jenn said...

Man, I get tired just reading your posts! I don't know how you're doing all that exercise during the first trimester, but woman - you are a machine!!!
I've probably gained close to 13 pounds so far, ack!!! Now that my queasiness is going away, I'm hoping that I can cut back on all the extra carbs I've been eating and my weight gain will slow down...
Glad to hear you had a good appointment! I have mine on Thursday, and my first ultrasound on Friday, whoo-hoo!

CJ said...

Good to know the appointment went well! How's the baby bump coming? May be you could post your pics :)!

Cassie said...

Yeah weight gain could be worse. I am 9 weeks and have gained almost 20 pounds. So 4 sounds pretty nice. Wishing you luck :)

cmoursler said...

I think I gained 5 lbs for three months, 6 lbs for the second trimester and then 9 for the third trimester...
I was sick as a dog for the first three months and would throw up anything that wasn't related to the cracker.
Great job on the weight in are right on track.
Keep up all that healthy baby growing.

Miz said...

I do love the upbeat nature of your post and your doctor sounds like a wisewise woman.
listen to your body as it really does know what it needs these next 9 months and as weve all said before :) it isnt forever!

xo xo

Miss S. said...

Because you are taller, it's likely you are going to expand a bit more quickly & your baby may be bigger. I would try not to focus on your growing belly & more on keeping the rest of yourself fit. You've wanted this little person for a long time-wear your belly like a badge of honor!

Cassie said...

Thanks for your comments. I was wondering what kind of dvd's did you decide to get?