11.3 : The Nutrition Appointment

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credit: le coil
Our car has been in the shop for almost a week now, which prompted my dad to ask me to reschedule my appointment today, but I refused. I'm so obsessed with going to the doctor now. I always want to make sure I'm doing the right thing and that Baby is fine. Determined not to miss the appointment, I had my dad pick me up from work and drop me off a whole hour and a half hours early while I waited for my husband since I had no car. It gave me time to catch up with my mom over the phone, so I didn't mind.
This appointment was to go over what I should and shouldn't be eating as well as a weigh in. I've only gained 2 pounds so far which is great. 2-4 lbs of weight gain is normal during your 1st trimester and then 1/2 pound weekly gain for the rest of the time.
I was told that I'm on the right track as far as eating, but I do need to incorporate more fruits and veggies - besides that I'm good. I was doing Weight Watchers prior to finding out I was pregnant, so I've been eating the same things just in slightly bigger portions:
  • whole wheat
  • low fat dairy
  • lean meats
  • staying away from fried foods
  • lots of water
The things I'm forbidden to eat aren't foods that I normally consume anyway, so that list wasn't a big deal.
I'm still getting used to the fact that there's a person in my tummy. Strange. I saw the cutest baby girl in the doctors office today. I couldn't help to imagine playing with my own child the way this mother played with hers. For some reason, whenever I imagine my Baby, I always imagine it to be a boy that has my features - I have no feeling about it being a girl for some reason. In the end, I'll be happy with whatever gender God blesses with me with, but I'll be shocked if it's a girl.
I also can't believe these are the final days of my first trimester - where is time going?