Due Date: July 2, 2011. 27 weeks to go!
Symptoms: Last week was pretty rough for me as I had a cold that sent my morning sickness problems through the roof. On the positive side, Bella has a really fun new game where she requests to be lifted up to the kitchen sink so she can dry heave into it just like mama! So sweet. Ha. I did have moments of respite from the nausea so I consumed a good bit of holiday treats, so I am getting better. It's just slow going. Other symptoms include the usual fatigue and ability to smell anything mildly stinky in a 50-meter radius around me. I'm also now starting to have trouble sleeping because I am not a fan of sleeping on my side. Woe.
What's different this time: Nothing comes to mind this week. Pretty similar as last time in terms of still feeling yucky.
Cravings: Still think about Coke Zero/Diet Coke a lot. Ponder loading up Bella in the car and driving to McDonald's in the AM to get some Diet Coke in the drive through. Never actually do that though, as would require heaps of effort during a time of high-heave probability.
Aversions: Definitely disappearing. Hallelujah! I CHOSE to eat salad a few times this week and am back to eating spinach & lentil type things. Yay! Interestingly (but not surprisingly) a lot of the foods that I could tolerate during the super sick days are now aversions to me as they remind me of feeling like total crap (Wheat Thins, queso dip, and waffles to name a few).
Sleep: Sadly it's starting to get messed up, but thankfully I'm not dealing with insomnia (yet?). I think I might get a proper maternity pillow. We have a limp noodle sort of body pillow that we affectionately call Girlfriend, but Girlfriend just isn't doing it for me. Husband can have her. She's too weak for me.
I am loving: Organization, cleaning and decorating blogs. Maybe this is a nesting thing? Or a feeling more energetic thing? Or just being so sick of living in this too-small townhome thing? Current reads are My Happy House and Chez Larsson. Other recs?
I miss: Having a lot of free time. But that's not related to pregnancy. Although maybe it is. Now that I'm going to have two kids that means even less time to myself so I think I'm going through a little mourning period. I will have plenty of time come 2025 or so. (HALP!)
I am looking forward to: Second midwife appointment on Thursday and getting to hear the heartbeat. I long for the little whoosh-whoosh of reassurance. After that confirmation I'll make the FB announcement and it will feel nice to share the news. Also - looking forward to my sister having her baby very soon!
I'm spazzing about: Eh, nothing right now. Am feeling decidedly unspazzy.
Best moment this week: Seeing Bella LOVE her gigantic tiger that we bought her for Christmas. I was as excited for this Christmas as I was when I was a kid. I didn't realize how magical Christmas can be for the parents.
Milestones: Wearing maternity pants. And having them fall off and expose ass crack because they are too big.
Movement: Still feel it, but now I'm thinking I feel it less - although this is probably just because I'm actively trying to pay attention to it now. OK, maybe I am spazzing a little about something.
It's a...: Starting to get really excited to find out in early Feb. What's if it's a boy? That would be so exciting! And if it's a girl? That would be so exciting!
Exercise: Total Dudcakes McDuderson in the exercise department. One short walk on the treadmill and random dancing around the house with Bella. I'm not beating myself up too much about it though since we were all feeling pretty sick with colds. Feeling confident that I'll hop to it this week.
Diet: Oh, getting better all the time! WHEEEE! I actually made cheese fondue with a pear & pomegranate salad in a citrus vinaigrette for Christmas Eve and it tasted good. I haven't really cooked since them, but - hey - it's a start!
Goals for the upcoming week: (1) move it, move it a minimum of 3 times next week (2) get some organizing and cleaning done around this here joint
Belly Shot: (Will update the picture later tonight when I can have Husband take one)