How Iâ€™m Feeling:Â Despite some allergies and sinus headaches, Iâ€™ve felt pretty good this week. Â I think the nausea is winding down quite a bit as are the sugar cravings and I feel the need to eat healthy food now too (even though unhealthy food still sounds good, but when doesnâ€™t it?). Â I felt a little crampy on Wednesday at school, so I decided to take a prenatal vitamin because I didnâ€™t have any magnesium with me. Â Well about 2 hours later, I was projectile vomiting in the bathroom about 10 times. Â I felt just fine after that though. Â I donâ€™t think that was related to pregnancy; that was related to the fact that prenatal vitamins are one of the worst things about pregnancy. Â I find myself having to pee all the time and if I hold it for a even a little bit, my stomach hurts bad after I go. Â Toward the end of the week, my back has felt a little bit stiff when I wake up in the mornings, but thatâ€™s from a bunch of different factors such as how Iâ€™m sleeping, having to pee and being in bed for too many hours because Iâ€™m still sleepy. Â I also have random times where it feels like Iâ€™m having period cramps, but my doctor tells me thatâ€™s normal throughout the entire pregnancy. Â The olâ€™ pregnancy constipation is in full swing too, which isnâ€™t fun, but oatmeal usually does the trick.
Doctorâ€™s Appointment: Â We didnâ€™t have a doctorâ€™s appointment per say, but we did go to a place called Stork Vision for a gender revealing ultrasound and found out immediately itâ€™s a boy!! Â We have a monthly appointment next week.
What Iâ€™m Eating:Â Iâ€™m still eating just about anything. When David cooks stir fried veggies on the stove, I still canâ€™t eat that, but thatâ€™s about my only aversion. Â I REALLY want a turkey, avocado and cream cheese sandwich, but Iâ€™m not supposed to have deli meats… I donâ€™t know what to think about this. Â I might have to cave in a have one. Â I also had an iced chai tea latte this week from Starbucks. Â I ordered a tall size and dumped some out so there wouldnâ€™t be too much caffeine. Â I was sitting in class later in the morning and had a few cramps, so I probably wonâ€™t be consuming too much chai tea. Â David brought me home a chocolate donut this week from work and that tasted like gold. Â I am LOVING frosting lately… Yeah, we gotta kick that ASAP. Â I think today Iâ€™m going to make my old standby salad with romaine, chickpeas, kidney beans, corn, avocado and homemade honey mustard dressing. Â I need more veggies! Â I have been eating either pancakes or oatmeal everyday for breakfast, which helps with the constipation.
Exercise:Â Iâ€™m still walking nearly everyday and I love it. Â One day last week, it had rained in the morning and then stopped right before I was going out to walk. Â I leashed Otis up and we started down the street and he hated the wet ground on his feet and pulled me to let him go home. Â I took him home and went by myself and it seemed like the longest walk in history. Â Itâ€™s definitely more fun when you have someone to go with! Â Because I donâ€™t want the back pain to get out of control, Iâ€™m going to start stretching a ton more and doing planks. Â Iâ€™m still working on getting more body weight exercises in. Â I do them some days, but I could definitely use more now that Iâ€™m feeling better. Â When we move to Denver in a month, Iâ€™m also going to do some yoga.