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We have some exciting news to share with all of you; this is not a healthy living post but its good news that we are excited to share. A few months ago we wrote about our engagement and apparently we like doing everything at once around here because not only are we getting married, we are also expecting our first child together. So actually our family is growing to 4; although Elias spends most of his year in Toronto going to university, we are excited to be four on holidays and vacations. We are already looking forward to having Elias come home and babysit….JUST KIDDING ELIAS.
My little brother will be the regular babysitter; he just doesn’t know that yet.
We are beyond thrilled to bring a little healthy baby into this world and love him or her forever and ever and ever and ever.
Rest assured we will continue to post healthy living post on this page; Healthyhfx isn’t turning into baby central, just a first little post about how pregnancy has been going.
I’m currently 21 weeks along. So far I’ve been very lucky, I felt really good in my first trimester and other than a few nauseous moments and a bit of cramping I had a great first trimester.
First trimester weight gain: 2lbs
My second trimester has been a breeze, any energy that was lost during the first 12 weeks has come back and my fussy food moments have gone away. During the first trimester I found myself being extremely picky with food, from one meal to the next I had no idea what I was going to feel like eating, I had a serious aversion to meat which is not good when living with a meat loving protein king, I got allot of my protein from eggs and cottage cheese.
One of the biggest adjustments I’ve had to make has been changing my workouts to make them less strenuous. I really enjoy my intense workouts and now I’m finding myself getting out of breath much easier, and my muscles just don’t seem to be able to do what they used to be able too. Busting out 100 squats or 25 push ups used to be no problem, but this little nugget just doesn’t let me do that anymore. I’m still going to the gym regularly and teaching spin class but my running has turned into a run/walk program or a lower impact cardio machine like the elliptical, and I’m continuing to do resistance training however I’m keeping my weight lighter. …I really miss my intense workouts.
During this last week I’ve found myself starting to get forgetful and being really clumsy, apparently this is something I can look forward too during pregnancy, I’ve heard it may get worst. However all these things are so minor I really can’t complain, my pregnancy has been amazing so far.
Weight gain so far: 8lbs
We are very happy to share this news with all of you and I welcome any helpful advice or suggestions from any parents out there. I need all the help I can get.