Baby C: weeks 13-22

I probably should have been better with keeping track of this pregnancy, even for the sake of having my thoughts to look back on, but I’ve been so preoccupied with other preparations that I haven’t really been writing. In other words, I’ve been obsessively rearranging my apartment again!!

Anyway, I’m FIVE MONTHS as of yesterday…so here’s an update.Baby C weeks 13-22

Pregnancy Symptoms: A lot of the nausea went away when I started my second trimester.  Everyone says these few months are the ones where you feel “human,” but I’m not so sure.  If a walking, talking tired zombie is human then I guess so.  I was hoping the exhaustion would go away, but it hasn’t.  I guess it’s normal, and I still consider myself fortunate that I really only have your typical pregnancy symptoms of tiredness and the occasional body aches.  My knees were been killing me from the changes in circulation, but acupuncture has really, really helped!

I go through my checklist of symptoms daily on my app (I use Glow), and for the most part, I’ve been free of cramps, sickness,shortness of breath, the excess saliva, etc.  I guess I’m pretty lucky.

Weight: I started putting some weight back on and am roughly up six pounds from my pre-baby weight.

Cravings/Aversions: Carbs are still my fave, but some of my stomach issues have resurfaced so I’ve been watching what I eat.  They think everything could be related to some sort of hypoglycemic episode, but they can’t visit that possibility until after the baby comes. For now, I try to supplement with a lot of protein and fruit to keep my meals balanced.

I don’t really think I’ve had cravings per se, but I definitely no longer love veggies like I used to and I can’t stand chicken.  Normal, but if you know how I ate pre-pregnancy, you’d wonder if I were a whole new person.

Exercise: I had to give up a lot of exercising and teaching yoga for now due to a pre-pregnancy issue that could cause complications (I’ll talk more about it in another post).  I still stretch at home and try to walk, but all low impact.

Looking Forward To: Relaxing before I never ever will again. I’m very fortunate to have such an amazing hubby who let’s me sleep in, helps around the house, and let’s me just rest. He’s going to be such an amazing dad and I am really, really looking forward to seeing him with our baby. I also look forward to hubby feeling him move more, since right now it’s still so faint.

Purchases/Projects: We’ve spent a lot of time going through things in our apartment to de-clutter, rearrange, and create a space for our little boy. We also have new kitchen floors and some more functional shelving.

Other Thoughts: I’m not showing much for 5 months, but I definitely feel pregnant.  There are so many things that I didn’t think I’d feel before I saw, but also a lot that hasn’t happened that I was expecting.  We still have 4 months to go, so we’ll see. I’m throwing together a post on some unexpected pregnancy thoughts that will eventually go up!

And, obviously, we constantly think about what it’ll be like when he’s really  here.  What he’ll look like, how it will feel to hold him, how much our lives will change, how we’ll balance everything, you know.  It can get overwhelming, but for now I am so grateful he is healthy, growing at a normal rate, and that I have the love and support of my husband and family.

 

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