Week 17 – Is my weight gain enough?

July 29, 2013

I’ve noticed that my belly has been developed dramatically in the last week (week16). It gets easier to feel full when I have small meals. But my weight has not been changed in the last two month. I think maybe I should eat more!

Week 16 – Bad Allergies

July 18, 2013

I am allergic to some pollens, mainly grass, weeds and birch trees. It has been very hot and dry since early June. My allergy symptoms have been bad, including big sneeze, running and itch nose and even sore throat, especially after I went to my garden. My garden is located in a farm where there are plenty of grass and weeds. I checked the pollen forecast everyday. The pollen reports have been medium to high in the last two months (June and July). I consulted a couple of OBs and pharmacists – they told me that most allergic pills are Class B medication, meaning it’s not 100% safe for the baby,  especially in the first trimester. So I tried not to take any medication, unless it was really necessary. I have not really enjoyed the nice summer weather – I try not to go to any parks. My regular exercise is going out for a walk in the neighborhood.  It has not rained for almost two months – I am looking forward to  raining days so that I can breath!

Week 15 – Starting Prenatal Yoga

July 14, 2013

I kind of feel like I need more exercise – may be prenatal yoga? I Googled local prenatal yoga class but it didn’t come up with too many options. I guess it’s summer and most people would prefer outdoor activities.

There is a yoga center which is close to where we live. I were there to try it out tonight. First time is free – so it wasn’t too bad. They have nice yoga room. Most pregnant women in the class (about 10, I think) are in their final stage of pregnancy. A couple of them are due in a few weeks. It looks like I am the one who is at the earliest stage. The instructor is fine. I think I will come back. It’s always good to do yoga.