Weeks 22 and 23 were the week of Christmas and were grate and also a little awful. After getting over the stomach virus that hit me week 21 I came down with a head cold. I was so sick and tired and fed-up with feeling sick and tired. I spent most of Christmas day fighting a migraine while trying to enjoy my time with family. Before it sounds like I was having too much of a pity party (maybe I was a little) I was really grateful to have Cory around most of the week to help with Cannon and allow me to rest as much as possible. It’s weird being pregnant and having it take so long to get over viruses.
Baby is now the size of:Sleep: Sleep is actually going really well. Later in my pregnancy with Cannon I had a really hard time sleeping but I can’t remember when that started. I am enjoying as much sleep as I can while it lasts. I tried to sleep as much as possible to see if I could kick this stupid cold.
Maternity clothes / preferred attire: I am at about 40 percent regular clothes and 60 percent maternity clothes. This belly feels like it is getting huge…where am I going to put 17 more weeks?!?
Symptoms: Some heartburn, some round ligament pain and lots of little baby kicks.
Cravings, aversions and favorite foods: Craving lots of bland easy foods while I am still trying to completely recover from being sick. Oh and lots of Christmas cookies.
Exercise: Not much beyond hikes and family walks.
Mood: Honestly pretty grumpy, being sick for so long and feeling to sick and tired to really enjoy the holidays. Things are starting to look better now.
Missing: Champagne on New Years Eve, staying up past 9pm, breathing like a normal human and running. We used to have a tradition of running a half marathon on New Years day as a fun way to kick off the year. That tradition hasn’t happened since 2015 and seems so long ago! In 2016 I was pregnant with Cannon, 2017 I wasn’t feeling up to 13.1 miles (Cory and I did enjoy 8 miles on Boulder trails)
and this year I am not up to running more than 3 miles. I have high hopes for 2019 but we will see how recovery goes.
Best moments: Spending Christmas with my family, Cannon loves his Grandparents and Uncle so much. Having little ones really makes holidays that much more magical.
Worst moments: Feeling so terrible that I had to nap through part of Christmas day.
Buying: Double stroller (WHAT?!?)
Dreaming About: Next Christmas when we will have two little ones to shower with love.