Where we last left off, I was sad and miserable because I wasn’t eating like I should have been.
Last week capped it off with pregnancy hell. Since the first trimester wasn’t terrible, I thought the second trimester would be wonderful and rainbows and flowers and I would have ALL the energy in the world! Or so, this is what I had been told.
I essentially spent last Tuesday-Thursday either on the couch or in bed. My nausea was out of control, I was dizzy and lightheaded, my stomach was hurting, my head was spinning and just as much as walking up the stairs left me winded. Maybe I just needed some rest, maybe our baby boy was having a growth spurt, but this mama was NOT feelin’ it. My appetite was also gone, so while I ate some vegetables, I added in some crackers and called it good.
Thursday night was when my bod started to pull it together (thank goodness)! Friday was much better than the rest of the week. I still took it pretty slow, but was feeling a lot better. So much better that I was craving coffee again! Before I got pregnant, I was a one-large coffee per day kinda gal. Scooter’s Coffee is my jam and I visited my trusty baristas every morning. At about 8 weeks (I don’t exactly remember), I couldn’t even think about coffee let alone drink it. However, week 18 was the magic week! I’m not back to drinking plain, normal coffee again (I can’t have all the caffeine…boo) so I am currently enjoying half-caf(feinated) iced Americanos with a bit of skim milk. This is seriously the best pick-me-up for the mornings, especially when I am dragging. Coffee + friends = m’jam
This past weekend was my husband and I’s wedding anniversary (our first one)! Boy oh boy, did we celebrate. I’m not going to divulge everything we ate because that would be a tad embarrassing, but we certainly indulged. On Saturday night we went to Fogo de Chao for dinner. I had been wanting to go there for over a year and a half and we finally did it! Mygosh the food was so good and we left entirely too full. We went and caught a movie followed by a stop to get ice cream which is a very rare craving for me! Sunday was our actual anniversary and we enjoyed brunch and an afternoon at the city market picking up all of the vegetables we would be eating this week because we needed a serious detox!
My eating has been spot on this week and I am happily including eggs back into my daily diet. I couldn’t even touch them the first trimester which made me sad because they are soooo healthy for you. I am eating them every morning for the protein in my breakfast. My lunches are mainly vegetables. The other day I was pretending that my mashed cauliflower was mashed potatoes…a girl can dream! I haven’t been wanting meat too much, I am mainly getting my protein from almonds, eggs, Greek yogurt and peanut butter. Dinner always has a meat component because I have a manly husband who must always have something more than vegetables. Last night we had turkey tacos and tomorrow night is buffalo chicken salads…mmm!
On Monday at the gym, I am almost certain I finally felt our little man move around! I was on the elliptical and it felt like there was a ball rolling around in my lower abdomen, it was so cool but also hilarious to me!
Feeling–HEADACHES. Every day like woah baby. Not loving them. Also very tired, I start yawning around 8:30pm and can barely keep my eyes open past 9:30pm.
Changes–our dog will not leave my side. For anything. She is always somewhere that she can keep me within eyeshot, even if I go to the bathroom or take a shower. I have a feeling she will be a very good big sister to her little bro! She is also confused by this baby stuff we keep bringing into the house.
Highlight– haven’t gained any weight since my doctor’s appointment! I’m still eating plenty, just making healthier choices. My stomach is also growing and I am thinking that I might eventually start to look pregnant.
Until the next update!