I wanted to pop in and share a bit about my pregnancy…even though I have been neglecting to do so on my blog and I’m already 18 weeks along. I don’t plan on doing updates often, but as it’s a huge part of my life right now I thought I’d let you all know what’s going on. This first update will just be an introduction based off of questions I’ve pulled from the internet to provide a brief look into my first few months.
I found out when I was about 5 weeks along. I tend to have longer cycles and my husband and I had been trying for a baby for many, many months so I took a test as soon as I was sure I had missed my period.
Bloating! My stomach and breasts felt like they immediately grew!
I was in disbelief! After nearly 8 months of trying I was skeptical as to whether this was really happening. But I was thrilled and so relieved!
June 6, 2017 (But my son came late and I won’t be at all surprised if this baby does too.)
We find out in January! I have a strong feeling that we’re having a girl, but I could be totally wrong.
Yes, very faintly (starting at 15 weeks).
Weeks 6-16: Sick, sick, sick! And tired! I’ve had a lot more nausea this time around. On top of that I’ve been having minor stomach pain (where my stomach just feels “off” and very tender) and I also have had a nasty sinus infection/cold since Thanksgiving. I have trouble staying up past 8:30 and take naps a couple times a week.
Week 17 -now: I feel much better! Sinus infection is gone although I recently caught a cold (thanks to my son) and I have more energy than before. I still take frequent naps, but have been staying up a little later (like 9/9:30).
Sleeping better than the last few months, but still not great. I’ve been sleeping in until 6/6:30 but often wake up feeling tired and un-rested.
No cravings. Early in pregnancy I ate more carbohydrates in the form of fruit and gluten free crackers. I found they settle my stomach best. My food aversions haven’t been anything significant. When I was feeling nauseous I couldn’t eat many vegetables and meat sometimes sounded great, whereas other times I couldn’t stand it. But since feeling more “normal” my diet has gone back to pretty much the same as it was pre-pregnancy.
I have crazy mood swings. I can get angry and/or cry really easily – which is definitely not normal. Sometimes I feel like a horrible mother because I get mad at my 2 year old son easily.
Fortunately, I rarely feel sick in the mornings so my workout routine has been the same as far as how often I workout. My son and I go to the gym in the mornings Monday-Friday. (He loves playing in the child watch area.) The intensity of my workouts has dropped immensely. I no longer run or do any interval training as it just doesn’t feel right (for me) during pregnancy – besides my goal is to move and remain active, not keep a certain body shape. I usually hop on the elliptical (I love listening to podcasts while I workout) or walk on the treadmill. I also lift weights but less frequently than before and they are lighter.
My belly is way bigger than it was last time! Which is very common. Since about 8 weeks along I’ve been living in leggings and loose tops. My bump is finally looking more like a baby bump than weight gain and I can tell people are starting to notice that I’m pregnant. Speaking of weight, I have no idea how much I have gained since I do not weight myself – I try not to focus on numbers but just being healthy. I look forward to finding out the gender of our baby this next week!
If you have any questions for me please ask away! Thanks for reading 🙂