How Iâ€™m Feeling:Every week keeps on getting better now. Â When I wake up, I have some slight stiffness that goes away within a couple minutes of getting up. Â Itâ€™s nothing bad at all… very minor. Â Iâ€™ve gotten a little bit more heartburn, but Iâ€™m sure it has to do with what Iâ€™m eating (dairy or wheat). Â I have had issues with heartburn since I was a little girl, so this is nothing too new for me. Â I rarely feel nauseous. Â I will dry heave if something grosses me out, but the all-day nausea is gone! Â We traveled to Denver this weekend for David to run the Â½ marathon there and do some stuff for the house. Â I was sad that I was unable to run, but it was fun to watch him (and there was some semi-relief that I got to sip Starbucks while he ran 13 miles), but overall I do really miss racing and running events. Â I can hardly wait to get back to it:) I am definitely in maternity clothes now. Â I tried the belly band and I hated it. Â First of all, my hips have also gotten wider, so itâ€™s not just my stomach that has grown. Â I hope the hip growth is over, but who knows. Â My old jeans and pants just donâ€™t feel comfortable at all. Â Secondly, with the belly band, I feel like I have so many contraptions going on under my clothes that I canâ€™t move. Â I feel like I must sit still so nothing moves. Â Maternity pants are a God send. Â I found some jeans at target that donâ€™t have a panel really, they just have a small elastic waist that doesnâ€™t feel suffocating either. Â I could wear those pants 24 hours a day, which is saying alot because Iâ€™m not a jeans fan anyways. Â I rarely think they feel comfortable. Â Iâ€™ve found a few tighter fitting maternity shirts that are long and actually accentuate the bump instead of making me feel like a deflated balloon or a tent. Â Target is great for maternity clothes. Â Iâ€™ve also noticed that Iâ€™ve been a little hormonal this week. Little things have set me off. Â I think itâ€™s due to moving soon, buying a house, trying to study for a board, being pregnant, and tying loose ends up at school. Â Iâ€™m feeling a little bit overwhelmed and I feel like people are asking me stuff all day everyday. Â AHHHH. Â Iâ€™m hoping that in the next few weeks things ease up and weâ€™ll be good too. Â Overall I am feeling much happier about being pregnant. Â I can see the bump, I know thereâ€™s a baby in there and I donâ€™t feel like I have the flu everyday. I have been getting headaches quite a few days of the week. Â Drinking tons of water seems to help a little bit, but not completely. Â They arenâ€™t so bad that I need to take Tylenol (or rather Iâ€™m able to lay down if I need to), but they are quite annoying and Iâ€™m ready for them to go away.
I had one unfortunate situation of puking. Â I came home from the doctor and felt fine, ate my salad and it tasted fine and then the minute I finished… projectile vomiting ensued. Â Iâ€™m hoping this is the last vomit session!
Doctorâ€™s Appointment: Â No appointment this week, but next week.
What Iâ€™m Eating:I made my old standby salad this week and ate it for a couple days actually. Â It has garbanzo beans, kidney beans, romaine, corn, croutons and avocado and then I make a honey mustard dressing. Â David and I used to eat this for lunch nearly every day and then we stopped and now I think I might be back to it. Â It feels much better eating this than craving french fries non-stop like the 1st trimester. Â I got back on Chobani greek yogurt. Â I donâ€™t really want to eat that because I know how terrible dairy is for me, but it tastes like gold right now and I know there are worse things, but Iâ€™m going to try to limit it to every few days. Â A weird craving that I have it a chicken sandwich with avocado. Â I used to like this, but it was never at the very top of my list, but lately every time we have been in a restaurant thatâ€™s what I want. Â I really want a turkey sandwich, but pregnant women arenâ€™t supposed to have deli meat, so I have avoided. Â I think I could eat a turkey sandwich for every meal these days. Â Iâ€™m happy that Iâ€™m wanting some healthier food now instead of fast food:)
Exercise:No new news here… just walking all the time. Â At school, we do Tai Chi just once a week, but Iâ€™m starting to enjoy doing that, so I would like to continue that too. Â Itâ€™s just hard to do without a teacher in the beginning of learning it. Only 5 more weeks until we move to Denver. Â I couldnâ€™t be happier to get there as itâ€™s always hard to leave there and my mom.