It is amazing to me how different each pregnancy can be. Today I went in for my 14 week apt and everything looked great. That felt so good to hear after the last 3 1/2 week wait that we had to go through thinking something might be severely wrong with the baby. The baby sounded great and everything looked really good. My doctor was asking me about how I was feeling and it was strange telling her that other than being exhausted (which is to be expected being pregnant with a toddler at home) I have felt great. With my last pregnancy I felt horrible for 3/4 of it. The other surprise today was that I have only gained 3 lbs since my first apt. While I had gained a little before getting pregnant 3 lbs is pretty amazing. With my last pregnancy at this point i had gained at least 15. I'm convinced that my new lifestyle has a lot to do with why this pregnancy is going so well. Taking supplements that feed my body all the core nutrition that it needs allows me not to have major cravings and not to eat like I'm eating for 2. While I do indulge occasionally I have had great control over what I eat and I am able to feed my body nutrient rich foods instead of empty calories. I have also started to do Zumba at home. It is a lot of fun and a good way to get myself up an moving. I have noticed a huge difference in how I feel and my energy level since I started. It still takes a lot of willpower to lace up my shoes and push play, but usually after drinking a Spark I feel amazing and working out is a lot easier.
I am incredibly exicted to track this pregnancy and compare it to my last one before I began to actually take care of my body.
I hope everyone has a great day.