Hello again. Time for my 17 and 18 weeks pregnant blog post update! I’m really enjoying doing these pregnancy diaies andt they will be fun to read back on.
I’m still hating water and can only drink fizzy drinks. Water still just sits in my stomach and makes me feel blah. I can sometimes drink a small amount of water and it feels good at the time but when I’m done, my belly hates me. It still smells and tastes disgusting.
Something else that has been bothering me – my hips and legs have been hurting at night. Apparently this is due to a hormone called relaxin which relaxes all your tendons and joints to make childbirth easier, a side effect of this is joint paint. I’m fine during the day it just seems to be at night, even if. I sleep with my legs wrapped around my maternity pillow I still get it.
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17 weeks today! Baby is side of a baby 🦔! . Did one of my WODs today, 4 rounds for time and it took 20:37. Not sure if I can improve my time as I get bigger! It was: 2 mins spin 20 6kg air squats 10 6kg snatch each side 20 straddle box step overs . I then did my 25 mins cardio on the bike and as you can see from my heart rate I took it steady. I spent most of it crying as I was watching pregnancy updates on YouTube as this is just what I do now. It’s better than a few weeks ago I guess when I would be watching them in the bath, crying while eating ice lollies and apples. Pregnancy has made me a mess. . Woop for @fitness_chef_pt tshirt 💃🏼
Sickness wise I’ve been a bit better. I still feel sick most of the time but I’ve had a few hours here and there where I’ve not felt any nausea at all. It’s such a treat! But then I also have times when it is intense but it lasts for hours rather than days. The heat seems to make it worse also so I took the hot days off working out to sit in front of the fan.
I’ve also been suffering from acid reflux. I had a few days where it was quite bad, especially at night when I laid down. I’ve been taking Gavison before bed which seems to help. It’s really uncomfortable and isn’t something I’ve suffered with before. Luckily it’s on and off so hopefully, it stays that way.
Now for the fun parts – I think I’ve felt kicks and movement. At first, I wasn’t sure. It was like little bubbles along my knicker line, about 2 inches to the left side (from my belly button). I kept feeling it every so often and then one day I felt a bit of a woosh like maybe it turned around or something?
I was still doubtful because it was very faint and I’ve had a lot of digestion issues so there’s a lot going on in that general area. I can’t wait to feel something more definite though as it’s really reassuring to feel movement and I’m still doubting it!
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18 weeks! . I pray this is the last week of nausea and smell aversions. I would really like to go into my kitchen and hallway without gipping please. Thanksssss. . Had a PT session and did a push session. Arms are dead now and I will probably ache tomorrow! That’s the second week of my current program kicked off! . Also got my new maternity leggings from @reebokwomenuk 🤰🏼I now have two pairs which I hope will be enough to get me through the next few months.
Workouts are going well, there are times I feel a bit sick but I’m able to work through it. Still staying on track with my program and getting cardio in! I’ve gained a lot of weight while I’ve been sick and eating crap (more than ‘normal pregnancy weight’) so now I’m trying to get a grip of what I’m eating and eat healthier foods!
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