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WEEK 12 | MONTH THREE | BABY LIME
FRIDAY JUNE 3RD
Today was a nice day. I got to be home with my family and enjoy their company after a long week..that was only 4 days long. Why is it the shorter weeks feel longer after a 3-day weekend? My sickness stayed at bay but returned on and off throughout the afternoon. It worsened by the time i got home. I was hoping it was over since its been getting less and less severe over the past few days. I haven't needed to eat constantly, but if I don't stay consistent i will start to feel queasy again.
I'm sure the decreasing sickness resulted in my weight staying the same for the past few weeks. I'm not worried, I know my body well, which is why i chart. I've learned how my body responds to pregnancy and i don't have to worry when there's a fluctuation in weight. I seem to follow the same pattern. I start even-keeled, then i drop drastically as my metabolism goes into baby-baking mode. Then i come back up as the sickness increases because i have to eat literally all the time to prevent pukage. So despite feeling like i have the stomach flu, i eat like a pig to control it. Naturally, I gain during that time. But as soon as it starts to fade away i don't eat as much. I'm not trying to eat less, the immediate need just goes away so i don't think about it as much.
So there you have it, my first-trimester analysis. And its happened each time, so i've come to expect it this go-around. Once i get further in, I'll start to see the dots going up steadily...until poof--baby!
SATURDAY JUNE 4TH
I failed to mention that the ball has dropped at work, officially! Cat is out of the bag! An announcement was put in an internal newsletter, 10 days sooner than i was told. Which I'm super happy about cause hiding my watermelon tummy was becoming burdensome, and i don't want to see anything about this pregnancy as a burden! Its good to be free, at least at work. It's not out to the world yet because Mike is waiting for a good time to tell his family. And our kids don't know yet...soon. I think we're in a safe enough place now to tell Landon and Kiley.
SUNDAY JUNE 5TH
We went to the beach today! Hello summer! Ok, so not officially, but it was certainly nice enough. It was weird for me to wear my bikini because i'm not sure i'm big enough to look obviously pregnant when looking just at my skin. I look significantly more pregnant when i'm fully clothed. Its possible people were either wondering or not noticing. I chose the latter and didn't care. A few times i laid on my back so enjoy the sun and Mike said i didn't even look pregnant when i laid that way. My stomach just sinks to my spine. Pleasant. ;)
I didn't feel too sick today, more so right before going to the beach because i hadn't eaten for many hours. I felt a little off later on too. Seems to be hitting me consistently at night now. Not sure why, but I'll just deal with it like I have been since week six. Its all worth it, and really not that bad. I know plenty of women that have had much worse nausea so i'm thankful for my kinder level.
MONDAY JUNE 6TH
Today i've been feeling more sick than I have been lately. I'm not sure why, other than maybe not eating enough overall. Gimme some food!
WEDNESDAY JUNE 6TH
Super exhausted today. Ugh. Sometimes it feels like pregnancy hit me with an overdose of melatonin. I can't count how many times i did the head bob, nearly hitting my keyboard. I feel like its uncontrollable. I did step away a few times and sit alone just to close my eyes for 5 minutes. It helps for a little while but eventually the punch in the face returns. It might help if I start getting more sleep at night. Maybe.
THURSDAY JUNE 9TH
Had to have sushi again today. In the beginning, from 4-6 weeks, i was craving tacos. I could've had them every day. There, suddenly, i didn't want them anymore. If i was faced with them I'd eat them and love them as always, but i didn't seek them out anymore. Lately, its been sushi. That started roughly around 8 weeks, a few into the nausea stage. I didn't have it every day, or even very often, but every time i saw it i had to buy it. Or if i the thought came in my mind I needed to find some that day or it would haunt me until I did. That trend has continued. I saw some at the store yesterday but already had a salad in my hands and didn't want to spend on more. But I went back to that store today, specifically for sushi. And there is was, like a beacon. And it tasted like heaven in a seaweed roll. I have to space it out a bit because I only want the veggie kind, and those are hard to come by. They've been worth the wait. I'm thankful for sushi cravings instead of something much less healthy!