I like the description of a plum or lime better…I’m not really sure what that thing even is!
My Symptoms: Hallelujah!! I seriously feel like a DIFFERENT person this week!! I guess week 11 was my magic turning point. Not only has my nausea gone away (except for one night of week 11 that I thought I was going to puke), but my pants fit again! The only thing I’m dealing with now is total exhaustion, but adding back in that one Spark a day (that’s the Science/Medical advisory board’s allowance for expecting moms) has seriously CHANGED my life. Mean it. I am SO MUCH more productive and have even been back in the gym this week. OH, and I started eating veggies again! I wait till around 3:00 to take it….I wish I could have 2 because I kinda drag until I drink my Spark.
However, that whole patience thing has yet to make a comeback. I’m still easily annoyed….mostly when it comes to repeating myself. And hearing other people complain. So the two symptoms that seem to be affecting me the most are fatigue and moodiness. Please, do not complain to me or even in my presence right now…
Weight: Same…About 4-5 lbs.
Gender: Who knows!?! We still have a little while to make a decision whether or not we want to find out. I’ve heard great reasons from both sides, so I guess we’ll just make a decision as we get closer. My gut (which is usually spot on) isn’t giving me ANYTHING right now!! I have no feeling one way or the other….what do you think? Boy or girl??
Maternity Clothes: My clothes fit SO much better! Not sure if it’s from being able to squeeze in a few more workouts; eating a little bit healthier; or just from the bloating going away, but it’s nice to be more comfy in my clothes.
Sleep: I just need to go to bed earlier. I have been SO BUSY at work (actually, just busy with life in general again) that I have to stay up later than I would like to get everything accomplished. I usually go to bed around 11 or 11:30…..yikes! I am falling asleep better now though.
Cravings: I’ve moved on….from Cheez-Its, to Olive Garden salad dressing, to waffles & Apple butter, to…S’MORES!!! I make them over our as stove. YUM! Actually, I would REALLY love to have one RIGHT now!
What I miss: Shrimp. Peel n eat shrimp is one of my favorite foods, and I just don’t want to take any chances with it…
Work Outs: Yippeeee!!! Feels SO good to be back in the gym! I am just doing little mini workouts, but it’s better than nothing. Mostly walking/light jogging and some squats and pushups/upper body.
Best Pregnancy Moment This Week: Gold Rush!! I look forward to Gold Rush every year! It’s always fun seeing old friends….and I stinkin’ LOVE the lemonade and bbq sandwiches at Gold Rush! Ha! (I really need to start taking some pictures, huh??)
Questions/Concerns: I’m wondering if I can have green tea. I really miss drinking it every day. And I wanna know if I can do abs on the ball. I’ve ready not to do any exercises on your back, but I think that’s later on? The only other thing is I get a slight 2-3 second cramp in my abdomen when I stand up too fast (from either lying down or sitting for a prolonged period). I would LOVE to go to the chiropractor or to get a massage soon too….my lower back (left side) is a little tender in one spot. I’ve tried the foam roller a few times and that seems to help some. It’s probably from sleeping weird.
Goals for next week: Go to bed earlier!!
Thoughts: I still don’t necessarily “feel” pregnant, but I do think about it a lot. I love to talk to everyone about their experiences with pregnancy I can’t believe I am almost out of the first trimester!!!!