Photo: workout at 6 weeks pregnant at ANCHOR / crossfit. yoga. lifestyle.
Online diary of my pregnancy: originally written June 17, 2017
I decided to keep an online diary of my pregnancy around week 8.
Jordan and I knew that we wanted to start trying for a baby soon after our wedding on NYE december 31, 2016. I found out on June 2nd that I was pregnant. I immediately download the baby centre app that tracks your pregnancy and gives you a food comparison. I am currently carrying a lentil!
The reality of what's to come in ~8 months hasn't sunk in yet. I'm hosting a big party on Saturday and somehow have to avoid people noticing I'm not drinking. Jordan's on it with some pre-made non-alcoholic mimosas, though :)
First steps after finding out I was pregnant --
The first appointment I made after my positive pregnancy test was with my naturopath.
I then applied online for a midwife.
I also booked in for a chiropractic adjustment and let my Chiro know I would be seeing her monthly (or maybe more thoughout my pregnancy).
How I'm feeling --
Slightly more hungry, very tired and thirsty all the time. Also trying to be extremely in tune with my body as I navigate my day to day life which typically includes coaching the 6am and 8:30am crossfit class, seeing patients from 9:30-11, a noon workout and then seeing patients 3-7pm (as well as managing my online business).
I'm starting to think about what the future looks like with a child, and how our life will adapt. I'm hoping that Jordan will cover my maternity leave at Align, and that I can find someone for my patients at ANCHOR.
Advice I received --
- keep things to a light sweat (medical doctor)
- start supplementing (naturopathic doctor)
- stop resting your laptop on your stomach! (sister)
- stop the caffeine (on to decaf!)
Changes I've made --
- listen to my body, kept doing things I normally do, didn't push into any PRs or new skills
- took more breaks in my workouts
- was way more conscious of my hydration level
- took the following supplements each day
- prenatal, coQ10, fish oil, nacetyl, vitamin C, vitamin D
- got a lot more sleep
- stopped resting my laptop on my stomach
How I'm eating //
I already had myself at maintenance level macros, and I tacked on an extra 150. I'm tracking because I want to make sure this is the absolutely best my nutrition has ever been.
I'm super bloated, gassy and constipated. Feeling some odd pinch sensations bilaterally for the first time, just inside of where my hip flexors would be.
Still feeling pretty much normal though and not too many people know!
- Dr. Alli
Dr. Alli Cain Team
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