Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pregnancy Week 32: Contractions? + Nutrition Update + My Birthday

Hey Guys,

Weekend Recap:

I hope you guys had a great weekend!! Mine was fabulous! I celebrated my 28th birthday which was by far one of the best. Chris threw me a surprise birthday party. My hubby is truly the best. I seriously had no idea. As soon as I walked in John's house everyone quitely screamed SURPRISE (b/c of Topher) then each person handed me a rose with warm hugs. I was so overwhelmed with love and joy. Then it kept getting better. I saw all the great food, decorations, and all the love that people poured out to make that day perfect for me and Chris. I was a reck that day because I cried my eyes out. Then on Monday (my actual b-day) I celebrated it my the NUMA ladies at the women Covenant Group. Jeni made delicious food and all the girls got me a gift card to a really fancy spa. I'm really going to make good use out of that after Topher get's here. I felt really loved this entire weekend. Thank you everyone for all your love, presents, and cakes. I won't forget it.

I prayed for a church and God provided a family!!
 Topher Update:

He's aprroximately 3.75lbs and 16.7 inches big. Topher's a lot more active so his movements are a lot bigger now. Sometimes I feel like I can see his body parts through my stomack when he kicks. It's really interesting.

Pregnancy Upate:

I'm currently on week 32, Day 3. I read on Babybump that Topher is gaining about 1/2 lb a week and i'm gaining approximately a one pound a week. I weighed myself 2 weeks ago and I weighed 110 lbs. I gained about 20 pounds so far. Based on the book Conception, Pregnancy & Birth I'm right on target with my weight gain. Also, I've been experiencing Braxton Hicks Contraction this week. They say you get them as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy but you won't really notice it unitl your mid-pregnancy if you feel it at all. You feel your stomach tensing up and then you feel like you have to pee. It's not painful so it's bareable. You can read more about it here.(What's Braxton Hicks contraction?)

Nutrition Update:

Week 31, Day 7

It's hard eating healthy during pregnancy because there's certain things you crave even when you know it's not good for you or your baby. My solution to that is just to have enough to satisfy your craving but don't finish the whole bag. Depriving yourself might lead to binging or stress which isn't any better so eat a little but remember that junk foods are empty calories. You may ask, so do I eat healthy all the time? Absoutely not but I do try. When you're hungry you tend to crave sweets or foods that'll satisfy you instantly so I keep healthy snacks at my desk, purse, car for those moments such as:

1) Almonds and nuts
2) Several Fruits ( I get them at a local farmers market because they only sell fruits that are in season)
3) Organic Meal Bars/ snack bars that's has vitamins and good nutrition. Make sure it's not just filled with sugar.
4) Mineral Water (It's extremely great for me and Topher)

I tend to eat not so healthy when I'm tired or really hungry. My weaknesses are pizza, french fries, and pastries. I crave those periodically. I do satisfy my hunger but I just don't eat it every day or every week.

Due to Dr. Miriam Stoppard more problems develop if you eat too little than if you eat too much. However, you do need to beware of truly excessive weight gain. Junk food, from chocolate bar to hamburger and fries, tends to be made up  mainly of fat and sugar, which are of little value to your growing baby, and your body converts it to maternal fat. Maternal fat is hard to lose after your baby. (source Book: Conception, Pregnancy & Birth).

Hope you guys all have a great week!!
Let me know if there's some other things you would like to know about pregnancy or myself.
I love hearing from you guys!!


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