Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Status Report - 182 Days to Go!

Officially in the 2nd trimester - Woo hoo! This weekend involved a cross-border shopping trip to get some winter gear to cover my ever-expanding ass & baby bump. I was doing so well up to Week 11, not gaining a single pound while eating well and growing said bump. Then all of a sudden, it started creeping up on me. I'm up 2.5 lbs as of this morning. Not life threatening, of course, I am pregnant after all and it's well within the range of normal.

However, I have decided it requires a scaling back on the non-essential nutrients, like M&Ms and dinner rolls. I have no interest in spending the first two years post-delivery working off baby weight. Oh, and I should probably consider dragging my ass back to the gym now that I'm not so exhausted that brushing my teeth is nap-inducing.

Next midwife's appointment is on Thursday, where we'll finally get to hear his/her heartbeat.


Susan said...

Only 2.5 lbs, that's really good!

Anonymous said...

Did you get a coat?

I have a big, grey, London Fog, men's down parka. It isn't pretty (not ugly but just not pretty), but it is warm. It is big on me and you are smaller than me so I should cover your expanding belly right up to the end. The arms will be long on you though.

If you want to borrow it for the winter, let me know. I have a lovely columbia jacket my darling husband bought for me a few years ago - so I don't wear the grey coat anymore.

The Host said...

Aww, thank you! But I did manage to find a coat - two of them, in fact. One for fall/spring and one for winter. They were only $50 each, so it wasn't a BIG outlay, but I'm not sure the winter one will be warm enough, so I'll keep yours in mind if it turns out it's not.