How I’m Feeling:Every week keeps on getting better now. When I wake up, I have some slight stiffness that goes away within a couple minutes of getting up. It’s nothing bad at all… very minor. I’ve gotten a little bit more heartburn, but I’m sure it has to do with what I’m eating (dairy or wheat). I have had issues with heartburn since I was a little girl, so this is nothing too new for me. I rarely feel nauseous. I will dry heave if something grosses me out, but the all-day nausea is gone! We traveled to Denver this weekend for David to run the ½ marathon there and do some stuff for the house. 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. I can hardly wait to get back to it:) I am definitely in maternity clothes now. I tried the belly band and I hated it. First of all, my hips have also gotten wider, so it’s not just my stomach that has grown. I hope the hip growth is over, but who knows. My old jeans and pants just don’t feel comfortable at all. Secondly, with the belly band, I feel like I have so many contraptions going on under my clothes that I can’t move. I feel like I must sit still so nothing moves. Maternity pants are a God send. I found some jeans at target that don’t have a panel really, they just have a small elastic waist that doesn’t feel suffocating either. I could wear those pants 24 hours a day, which is saying alot because I’m not a jeans fan anyways. I rarely think they feel comfortable. I’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. Target is great for maternity clothes. I’ve also noticed that I’ve been a little hormonal this week. Little things have set me off. I think it’s due to moving soon, buying a house, trying to study for a board, being pregnant, and tying loose ends up at school. I’m feeling a little bit overwhelmed and I feel like people are asking me stuff all day everyday. AHHHH. I’m hoping that in the next few weeks things ease up and we’ll be good too. Overall I am feeling much happier about being pregnant. I can see the bump, I know there’s a baby in there and I don’t feel like I have the flu everyday. I have been getting headaches quite a few days of the week. Drinking tons of water seems to help a little bit, but not completely. They aren’t so bad that I need to take Tylenol (or rather I’m able to lay down if I need to), but they are quite annoying and I’m ready for them to go away.
I had one unfortunate situation of puking. 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. I’m hoping this is the last vomit session!
Doctor’s Appointment: No appointment this week, but next week.
What I’m Eating:I made my old standby salad this week and ate it for a couple days actually. It has garbanzo beans, kidney beans, romaine, corn, croutons and avocado and then I make a honey mustard dressing. 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. It feels much better eating this than craving french fries non-stop like the 1st trimester. I got back on Chobani greek yogurt. I don’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 I’m going to try to limit it to every few days. A weird craving that I have it a chicken sandwich with avocado. 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 that’s what I want. I really want a turkey sandwich, but pregnant women aren’t supposed to have deli meat, so I have avoided. I think I could eat a turkey sandwich for every meal these days. I’m happy that I’m wanting some healthier food now instead of fast food:)
Exercise:No new news here… just walking all the time. At school, we do Tai Chi just once a week, but I’m starting to enjoy doing that, so I would like to continue that too. It’s just hard to do without a teacher in the beginning of learning it. Only 5 more weeks until we move to Denver. I couldn’t be happier to get there as it’s always hard to leave there and my mom.