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WEEK 7 | MONTH TWO | BABY BLUEBERRY
FRIDAY APRIL 29TH
I managed to gain back the two pounds I'd lost early on, plus 0.2 pounds. So really I've gained 0.2 pounds. Amazing, since I've eaten quite a bit. I'm still trying to eat as healthy as my nauseated stomach will allow, but sometimes I have to listen to it and eat a bowl of noodles. I'm glad I am liking fruit still! Meat, not so much. I can't really stand to think about any kind at the moment, but usually once i start to eat certain types, I'm ok. Its afterwards that i feel worse. I know it will fade.
SATURDAY APRIL 30TH
Another photo has been taken! Go belly go! Actually, if i compare this week's photo to the two previous weeks, not much has changed. I can tell when i put on clothes that they don't fit the same and I've given up jeans already. They're not worth it...i don't want the pressure on my abdomen, the lines on my skin, or to have to walk around with them unbuttoned. Its much easier to just wear stretchies. I keep it fashionable or course, but also comfortable.
I still am hiding it at work but at home and in public I can just let it out. They can wonder whether I'm pregnant or not, or simply wonder how far along. I don't mind out in the world. I'm just hoping I don't grow too quickly as to make it impossible to hid it from those at work. Lose clothing must be used carefully because that can make me look bigger and people know I don't normally wear loose clothing. I'm trying to draw attention away, not attract it. But for now, while i'm at home, I don't have to care!
We realized last night that our refrigerator stopped refrigerating stuff! It was up to 50 degrees and had likely been that high on Friday . Nearly everything inside was ruined, except for the produce. So today we went fridge shopping. Not something we thought we'd be doing today. But our fridge was 44 years old, so its not like its dying young. Its had a good run. Only problem is we can't get it delivered until Tuesday. Time to be resourceful!!
My dad texted me today, asked me if I'd like to run the 5K him and my sister will be running in a few weeks. We are planning to go up and visit, which will be the time i tell them. But since they don't know I had to say "yeah that might be fun!". Its been hard to not tell them, but Mike and I want to get more in the clear and I like telling them in person. :) Its gonna be a hard wait.
SUNDAY MAY 1ST
Its hard to not have a fridge! Especially while feeling nauseous and subsequently very food-picky. "I'll have a bowl of cereal. Oh that's right, no milk. I'll have string cheese! Crap. I can have a peanut butter sandwich cause the bread isn't refrigerated!...but both the jam and almond butter are--UGH! Oooo mac&cheese! My go-to! Wait...that needs both milk and butter, both of which are kept IN THE FRIDGE!!" Thank goodness uncooked eggs don't have to kept cold. Some people leave eggs on the counter! I think my grandma has done that actually. So i guess its eggs for breakfast, popcorn for lunch, and a quick trip to Lunds for dinner.
Our errand running brought us to a Mongolian grill, so I had a hearty meal. I was full. Then we simply had to stop at Cold Stone right after...there's always room for Cold Stone. It was right next door! How can i resist that! Actually, I'm surprised i wanted any since i haven't wanted too may sweets lately. It hit the spot. I got a nice sized amount of cake batter and dark chocolate ice creams, chocolate sauce and chocolate shavings in a chocolate coated sprinkled waffle cone bowl. Mmmmm. Perfection. I'm sure baby was dancing.
MONDAY MAY 2ND
So far my stomach has not been happy with me today. I think its because i didn't start off with a good breakfast. I didn't eat until i got to work at 7:00 and by then i'd already been awake for nearly 2 hours. The rest of the day was spent trying to slowly and strategically catch up. When I wait (usually not by choice) I tend to feel sick before I eat and sicker still after I finish. Its a weird cycle. I feel full and hungry at the same time because my insides are starting to put more pressure on my stomach but i'm still metabolizing things quickly.
TUESDAY MAY 3RD
Hello pregnancy! Today it's been quite apparent that I'm pregnant based on the nausea. I've had a little trouble keeping up with the sickness. Either i don't eat enough, i eat too much, i wait too long to eat, i eat too soon, or i simply eat the wrong food. Right now its a losing battle. But I know i'll get through it. This is my fifth time dealing with "morning" sickness (Poppy didn't give me any before I lost her, lovely girl). Notice "morning" in quotations. Calling it morning sickness isn't accurate. I had a tiny bit in the morning, then i ate, then i had it again, then i ate, it went away, then it just stuck around. I call it the all-day-off-and-on-fluctuating sickness. Much more telling. It won't last.
WEDNESDAY MAY 4TH
Last night my nausea was awful! My stomach felt very full and yet i could still feel hunger pangs. I was uncomfortable, but i survived it. I'm wondering what tonight will be like. We got a new fridge and i was able to stock it last night and bring more food with me to work today, but at 10:30am I've already scarfed down half of my stock. I might have to get some lunch. I hope Mike isn't upset that i keep doing that. But i've been needing more food and i often don't always like what i've brought once the nausea sets in. Sometimes i have to look elsewhere. Today I've done ok. I've been able to eat my Greek yogurt, avocado (a whole on mind you) and granola cereal with milk. I think its time to eat yet again...little Baby Blueberry is hungry!