Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Babyfying This Body

This pregnancy is causing me to relearn eating and fitness habits, and I ain't liking it!

The workout changes aren't so bad. Dr. Giddy (a definite misnomer) told me to nix all the ab/core workouts and weight lifting anything over 10 lbs. Ok. Fine. That buys me about 15 minutes each day. I can deal.

But the eating. Shit. That has been the major ass pain. Granted, when a pregnant woman is eating for two, she should not literally "eat for two." Rather, she should be ingesting an extra 300-500 calories a day. That's not a lot, really. But for me, I'm just having a hella time with regular food intake. Including the extra calories seems a task requiring herculean efforts (and a strong stomach).

There have been no puke parties, but I'm definitely doing this strange love/hate tango with food. I'll want to eat, then after a few bites I get the sudden urge to leave the table and lie down from the perceived lead ball I just put in my belly. I'll raid Bobzilla's ice cream, but then put the pint back in the freezer before my tongue turns cold.

Consequently, I've gained zero weight. In fact, I lost about 5 pounds the first trimester. The baby bump is getting bigger and the milk jugs are swelling. This baby is being FED. Unfortunately, I'm kinda wasting away here. Now, there have been some days where I could actually eat like a food pervert. For instance, Bobzilla and I did our annual trip to Geneva-On-The-Lake. I ate greasy carnival fries, a cheeseburger, a DOUGHNUT, and some tacos. Yet, I lost almost a pound the following day. So friggin' surreal.

My doc said this is normal and not to worry and that I'll start putting on weight now that I'm in the second trimester. Really, I should be lucky, since friends have had hellish morning sickness that makes my experience pale by comparison. But do they have freaky dreams about giving birth to cats and breastfeeding them? Maybe I should just switch my prenatal vitamins.


  1. Dreams about cats? Wonder what that means. (Let's don't look it up.)

    You get to have doughnuts when you're pregnant? I may need to rethink this thing. I didn't know about the doughnuts, which makes the Craiglist ad I just saw for a surrogate for $25k a little more attractive. Cash and doughnuts....hmmmm

  2. I must have missed a post... I had no idea you were expecting! CONGRATS!!! :) Glad all is well except for the weird dreams! lol :)

  3. "Milk Jugs" and "Puke Parties"...love it.

  4. ahh!! you make me laugh :-)
    Ive got one child, he's now 18...all my life I struggled with my poundage (being only 5ft tall never helped!), and when I found out I was expecting I EXPECTED to really gain! When it was all said and done at my last dr. appt Id gained just 15 lbs.
    The way you describe feeling about food is just how I felt. Id order a footlong sub, ravenous and SURE I could eat at least one if not two...and a few bites in Id feel as if I just ate Thanksgiving dinner and was literally about to burst. It was all very bizarre. But I was fine, baby was fine!! You're taking good care of yourself, and obviously are in great shape. relax :-)

  5. I love how you write. You crack me up.
    Congrats on surviving your first trimester sans morning sickness. I haven't been pregnant myself before, but from all of my friends going through it that's quite the coup!

  6. Going from losing and then maintaining your weight, to now trying to eat and gain has got to be so strange. Sounds like the few bites you manage could be anything since you aren't eating that much...bring on all the temptations!