Friday, April 27, 2012
My Prego Progession
I wanted to take a minute and thank all of you for being apart of this pregnancy journey with me! I know some of you have followed the Honeybee for years and pregnancy may be a distant thought to some of you so I want to say thank you for still following and sharing in this amazing chapter in my life. I have tried to mix it up a bit and still include health, fashion and lifestyle posts but being that this was such a huge part of my life I had to share! So thank you all for your patience. I promise it will not completely turn into a mommy blog but I will continue to share certain parts of it!
Being my first pregnancy I wasn't sure what to expect but knew I wanted it to be a fit and healthy one! It is possible but making consistent healthy choices is key! My goal was to gain a healthy pregnancy weight (which based on my pre pregnancy weight was between 25-35 lbs). I ended up gaining a total of 29lbs and felt great all the way up until the end. I exercised regularly and made sure to stay on track as much as possible with my eating. I definitely indulged but did so in moderation. Here are some pictures from my pregnancy journey from start to finish...
(Im 8 weeks pregnant in this picture but basically looked the same at the start of my pregnancy)
A few days before I gave birth (39.5 WEEKS)
I still haven't started working out yet as i'm waiting for for my 6 week postpartum checkup to get the ok from my doctor. To be honest I really haven't felt the need to rush back to the gym either. I am just really enjoying this precious time with our little girl. I did lose 24 lbs within the first two weeks after giving birth though! I was not expecting it to drop off so quickly but think it had a lot to do with the constant breast-feeding (and I mean constant...my daughter is a little piglet). I am still 5 lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight but have a feeling that will stay with me until I stop nursing, and i'm totally fine with that. I definitely have a lot of toning to do and am also anxiously awaiting for that darn black line to disappear!
My eating has been extremely tricky because so many things (esp fruits and veggies) give my little one painful gas. I also need to make sure i'm taking in an adequate amount of calories to keep up my milk supply. Trying to juggle both of those aspects and still eat healthy has been a frustrating challenge but I know its totally worth it. I am eating a TON of healthy carbs (oatmeal, rice, ezekiel bread etc) and lean proteins (salmon, chicken, and turkey) but CANT WAIT to start eating all my veggies and fruits again (not to mention indulging in a glass of wine or two!).
Again thank you ladies so much for following this journey with us!You have showed so much love and support over the past 10 months and it has made this experience so much more special for little Ava and I ;)