How I’m Feeling:
I am now 17wks 1day along and things are SO much better. If you have been following my blog from the beginning, you’d know I had a hell of a time in the beginning. Morning sickness, nausea, exhaustion were just the beginning. I can gladly say that the morning sickness only comes in the morning when I have to brush my teeth and is tapered off when I eat breakfast. The exhaustion still lingers but I can actually go without a nap and survive the day. Last week I even survived a plane ride from Florida back to the UK with both kiddos! I know. I’m superwoman. I’m kidding, well mostly. Those flight attendants sure made me feel like superwoman that’s for darn sure.
This little one has been moving around for quite a while. I thought I felt movement at 12 weeks but thought there was NO WAY. But when it kept happening each day I knew it was the little one. Every time I eat he/she loves to squirm about. In the afternoon/evening when I lay down for a snooze is when this little one likes to let me know that he/she is there and I can’t even tell you how much joy it brings my heart.
The other night when the little one was moving about, I pushed down to feel the movement better and that little one gave me a swift kick/punch and I had an unbearable shooting pain. I’m assuming I shouldn’t do that again. Eek, it was scary. No more pushing Michelle. You’d think that would be common sense – apparently not for this lady. Geez.
I was 127lbs before I found out I was pregnant. At my 8 wk appt I was 129lbs. I got on the scale after I got back from our trip & I’m now 134lbs. So that makes my total weight gain at: 7lbs.
And for those of you who will like to give me some smart “a” comments – I DO EAT. I swear to you. I’m just not gaining like the last 2 pregnancies because I eat normal. I’m not “overeating”. I get my extra 300 calories by healthy food – not junk. (and that was meant to be said in the nicest way possible – i swear i’m not saying it in a snooty way)
Oh man – VEGGIES! It’s crazy, I know. But I am loving me some veggies with ranch dressing. One of the last nights in the states, I was at my in-laws house and saw a bag of frozen green beans and I HAD to have it. It was 9pm but I didn’t care. I was so disappointed when I opened the bag and it was frost bitten! Aaah!
This weekend, while watching some tv with the hubs, I busted out a frozen bag of mixed veggies for my snack. SO good.
This isn’t necessarily a “craving” as it is a necessity. I HAVE to have eggs for breakfast. If I don’t have eggs (scrambled or over-medium) I am either starving for the rest of the day or I get sick. I tried having cereal one morning and ended up having to take a zofran. SOOOO doesn’t make any sense. But that’s the way it is. I just think of all the protein I’m getting.
These haven’t been too bad, at least I don’t think so. Maybe ask my husband what he thinks. I have been having crying spells lately. 2 weeks ago while driving down the road, the song – Good Life by OneRepublic – came one and I started thinking of our little family and the little one that will be joining us. Thinking of all the things God has blessed us with – a roof over our head, beautiful boys, a sweet angel on the way, a great marriage, living in the UK and a happy happy life. Pretty much I lost it and had to call my hubs who was in the UK to tell him how silly I was.
Another crying episode – last night the hubs got home late from work and then remembered he had told a friend he’d go over. The kids hadn’t seen him all day and I just missed him. When he drove away I started to cry bc I just wanted to be with him. Poor guy had no clue.
So yup. I cry when I’m pregnant. It’s a curse.
Alas, I leave you with the song that brought me to tears a few weeks ago…..Happy Wednesday!