Darlene’s Prego Log – Week 13

I officially started my second trimester, but let’s give you the week 13 week. The baby’s fingerprints have formed, veins and organs are clearly visible, and the size of body has caught up to the head. The baby is now three inches long, size of a pea pod, and weighs about an ounce. This was the last week of the first trimester and my risk of miscarriage is now much lower.

This week my baby bump starting to show just a tad, but not too much. My abs are gone and don’t feel sexy anymore, haha. The last couple of weeks I was maintaining my weight with a little water weight fluctuation, but this week I officially gained two pounds. My cravings are still low and I don’t have much of an appetite, which means I don’t always eat everything on my plate. This makes me sad because I hate wasting food! I have to eat smaller portions just to finish my meal. No meals sounds appetizing to me and don’t really crave treats or dessert.

Vegan Pregnancy Week 13

My mood swings feel more stable then week 12, but I am stressing out now because of the wedding dress. I just want to fit into my wedding dress! Yes, I am a typical girl! I’m worried I won’t be able to fit. I didn’t find out I was pregnant until my first dress fitting, and at that time it fit perfect. This Friday is my last fitting, so I hope that I still fit and from there I can hold on this look for one more week. Like I said before…after December 11, I don’t care how fast my tummy grows!

Last week was our first Thanksgiving at home. We had Thanksgiving together last year in Louisiana, which was amazing, but this year felt special because we are engaged, getting married soon, and having a baby. A lot of new changes in one year and knowing next year we will be married and have a six-month old baby. WOW, that’s crazy to write! Overall it’s been nice to focus on getting married and leaving the next day. We are excited that our doctor is so supportive and helpful to get us ready for our journey. It definitely makes the traveling while pregnant less stressful (well, part of it, haha), because we are prepared with our paper work for the doctor visits in Thailand and Italy. The other pars is just to be careful on what we do on our trip to be healthy and safe.

Well, that’s a wrap of how my 13th week went. Below I shared a sample of my workout and meal plan for the week. Enjoy!

Vegan Pregnancy Week 13

Gym Routine Sample:

Everyday I bike ride to the gym, which is 1.2 miles one way, so I consider that as my warm up.

Day 1:

Superset 6 Sets
–  5 caterpillar walk with push-up
–  20 air squats

Superset 4 Sets
– 10 each leg front back lunges with bicep curls
– 10 each leg single leg hip lifts

– 10 each leg curtsy lunge to shoulder press
– 10 each leg single leg deadlift to reverse fly

Superset 6 Sets
– 5 dips
– 10 high plank scorpio climbers

20min Cardio: elliptical, variety setting

Stretch: hip flexors, calves, inner thighs, hamstring, pigeon glute stretch, spinal rotation

Day 2:

30min Cardio: pre core, performance setting

4×12 – wide grip lat pull downs
*30sec rest

4×12 – single leg curls
*No rest, just switched legs

Superset 4×12
– upright rows
– tricep rope extension

Superset 4×12
– deadlift cable row
– rope high row

Superset 4×12
– Band side squats
– Band kick backs

Stretch: hip flexors, calves, inner thighs, hamstring, pigeon glute stretch, spinal rotation

Meals for Week 13:

Morning: USANA brand prenatal vitamins, DHA, B12

Meal 1:
(Pre-Workout) 1/3 cup rolled oats, apples 6g raisins, 12g walnuts, cinnamon, 1/8 cup mixture of hemp seeds, flax meal, and chia seeds
(Post-Workout) 1/3 cup rolled oats, 1/2 banana, 6g peanut butter, cinnamon, 1/8 cup mixture of hemp seeds, flax meal, and chia seeds
*There are days I will eat 1/2 cup of oats or add a full banana depending how I feel after the workout.

Meal 2: Satsuma and GoMacro MacroBar

Meal 3: Spaghetti squash, cashew Alfredo sauce (email me for the recipe), with Tofurkey Italian sausage.

Meal 4: Rice cake, 18g peanut butter, and a small apple

Evening: USANA brand prenatal vitamins

Meal 5: Penang curry bowl. (The recipe for this is in my e-book “The Affordable Vegan Diet”)

Meal 6: Trail mix with raisin, sunflowers seeds, pumpkin seeds, and almonds.

Random food this week: Thanksgiving!!!! We made homemade cranberry sauce, cornbread, vegetables with potatoes, and Field Roast brand Celebration Roast. Saturday we had a double date, which was suppose to be camping, but we got rained out so we ended up eating homemade guacamole with blue corn tortilla chips, vegan deep dish pizza, vegan smores, and homemade vegan apple pie. On Sunday we got back back on track of eating healthy after a few days of indulgence.

Vegan Pregnancy Week 13

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