Thursday, December 17, 2009

6 month checkup....

Today was my 6 month doctors appointment and it went very well. The appointment was like others where they begin with checking the heartbeat with the Doppler. Well as usual our little angel was kicking up a storm! They were having a hard time getting a reading as she was moving so much, this lasted SO LONG! She would not stay still. Then they found a steady reading to get her heart rate recorded and she started kicking the Doppler! LOL The nurse would press down and she would kick back! Needless to say her reflexes and movements are great! I do think she will come out running! I better start shopping for a little pair of Nike's and a Just Do It T-shirt!

My uterus is measuring perfectly and they are keeping the due date as of now for April 8th. So only 112 days so go!!! I am officially 6 months pregnant today! My weight is also going well. This morning I weighed in and I was SOOO happy to see a total gain of 13.8 lbs! Which was a bit lower than my goal! I have really been watching my sodium levels and increasing my fiber and it seems to be helping.

My doctor gave me the biggest compliment when we were talking about weight gain and all my walking. He said I should teach a class to pregnant ladies on how to have a healthy pregnancy! WOW! I was so honored! He complimented me on my motivation and said to stay the course and keep doing the same thing I have been doing. I may need to lower my miles from week to week depending on how I feel but, I can continue walking as much as I am able to.

This week is an easy one for sure as my energy has been off. I am wondering if I was fighting off a bug or something. Regardless, my miles are FAR off track for this week but I will come back next week swinging I promise! I do not want to get sick for our weekend getaway we have planned for our 10th wedding anniversary. I need to just watch my foods this weekend while we are away and not go crazy! Treats are fine, great in fact but I have to watch my portions and just remember my little princess needs good nutrition....with a few treats here and there for our anniversary!

My next appointment is January 14th, when I will be 28 weeks/7 months. My goal is to weigh in and show a gain of 16.5 - 17 pounds at 7 months.

8 comments:

NicoleB said...

Hi!

I found your blog randomly and after reading your about me section I have to admit I am now totally hooked. I have been struggling with my weight my whole life and when I got married 2 years ago I actually had a fear of getting pregnant because I didn't want to have a high risk pregnancy. I just started changing my life to lose some weight and am so hoping that I can get to my goal. I can't even tell you how much less stressed I will be about getting pregnant (and probably even WANT to at that point). I hope this all makes sense. Anyway, just reading this post inspired me so much. So thanks!

Leigh said...

GREAT JOB!! keep it up woman!

Tricia said...

Congrats!

Cami Checketts said...

You're doing so great! Thanks for being such an inspiration,
Cami

Jennifer Harrison said...

Jen! Great update - I came over to check on you and your pregnancy! SO glad all is moving along nicely!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS! xo

B said...

Hi Jen

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TX Runner Mom said...

You're doing great Jen! Keep up the great work!

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