Baby is now the size of:A head of lettuce and almost 2 pounds!
Sleep: Every night is a mystery, some are just fine while others I have insomnia. I am preparing myself for some long nights in the months ahead.
Maternity clothes / preferred attire: Still sitting at about 80/20. 80% maternity clothes and 20% regular. In workout wear I am still about 50/50 thanks to all the stretch. I also just want to wear comfortable clothes. I have given up on any kind of heels and usually can’t wait to crawl into my sweats at the end of the day.
Symptoms: I had a weird weekend that was an intense revisit to first trimester symptoms. I had all day nausea, food aversions, strong sense of smell, headaches and I felt exhausted. I don’t know if it was just some weird hormone surge or what, but it wasn’t fun. I also did my one hour glucose test this weekend. It is super unpleasant to take but I am very grateful that we have the technology to check on these conditions. I found out on Tuesday that my glucose test and iron level came back all looking good.
Cravings, aversions and favorite foods: Still struggling with some food aversions and I am definitely noticing that I can’t eat much at once. My stomach has little room so I have to eat small amounts at a time. I also easily get light headed and shaky. I need to now remember to pack snacks around for me and Cannon!
Exercise: Exercise is going so much better, and I have gotten myself into a better routine. Lots of time on the treadmill and elliptical. I miss being outside but it either been too cold or too windy to take Cannon out on most days.
Mood: My mood has been all over the place this last week. I was pretty grumpy about feeling so bad over the weekend. But there has been some really sad news about babies and people having trouble getting pregnant . It really put me in my place. I don’t care how fat I look, how sick I am, how I can’t race, or how much my feet hurt. I am so incredibly lucky to be carrying this little girl and to have Cannon to cuddle and sing to everyday. There really isn’t that much time left in this pregnancy, and while I don’t LOVE being pregnant I am trying to enjoy this moment and feel grateful.
Missing: Running outside, coffee, wine and tying my shoes without discomfort.
Best moments: Hearing that I passed the glucose test.
Worst moments: Hearing heartbreaking news about a friends baby.
Buying: Just a few little things here and there.
Dreaming About: Holding this little girl and seeing Cannon give her hugs and kisses.