It still amazes me that there is a human growing inside of me. When you first get pregnant it takes a while for it to sink in and it is amazing to me how one being that I have not even met yet means so much to me. I am so attached already that I can not imagine what it will be like when I actually get to see him.
I realize now how important staying in shape is and how important it is to eat right. I hope that all of your pregnancies are going well and these articles have helped. Since the last time I wrote I have found out that I am having a boy and I am thrilled.
I grew up with all girls so it will definitely be something different! My first trimester was so slow for me but the second was so fast. I am now 27 weeks pregnant and just beginning my third trimester. I will outline what I have been doing and how you need to adapt to your ever changing body.
Exercise wise I have been doing the same lifting plan as the first article. I still go light so there has been no problems for me there. Cardio has gotten a little harder for me and I have had to change my routine up a little. I used to do 45 minutes at a time and now I have cut it back to 30 minutes at a time.
With the 30 minutes I do one more day so I can still get some good cardio in. Remember your joints and ligaments are very loose now so injury can come a lot more easily. Just remember to take it slow and make sure you can carry on a conversation throughout your whole session.
Supplement wise I am still the same also. The fish oil is the most important right now so if you have not been taking that I would get some right away.
It can really help the baby sleep through the night and improve his smarts! Calcium is being drained from you at a fast rate now so make sure you do not skimp on your calcium pills.
Your body can only absorb 500mg at a time so you will need to split up your doses. Your morning sickness should be over by now and so there is no excuse not to take your pre natals. If you have a problem with them making you sick try and split them up. I take one in the morning and the other one at night!
Weight gain can come more rapidly now and foods can be stored as fat a lot easier. I feel like it is all being stored as fat. =)
Just make sure you eat a balanced meal and eat small meals often. One thing that can help is by taking a little bit of protein with each meal. It helps digestion and that is so slow right now anything helps. Since digestion is so slow, heartburn can be a real problem.
Drinking lots of water can help this and TUMS is also okay to take. One thing that I like to do is get the ones with calcium so that way I make sure to get all the calcium I need!
This last leg of the pregnancy can really bring you down so you will want to do everything you can to make yourself feel better. The baby, I know mine like it, may use your ribs as punching bag and seem to sit on your bladder 24/7.
Your fatigue comes back now and so can morning sickness a little. Also the dreaded varicose veins can come in - YUCK! But exercise is the number one thing to prevent this. Exercise, diet and eating right can make this not so bad.
Note: This is part two, click here for part one!