Week 14

This week I officially begin my second trimester. Emily reminded me of this when shortly after she woke up she looked at me with a huge grin and said "momma I can see that the baby is getting bigger". Her joy helps me to overlook the other meaning to her comment...that I am showing at an alarming rate. The good news is that a few weeks ago at my monthly visit I was overjoyed to find out that in the entire month I had only gained a 1/2 pound. I was worried by the way my work clothes were no longer fitting at all that my gain would be much greater. While some moms look forward to a free for all eating experience during pregnancy that is not the case for me. The threat of diabetes is on the horizon so I try to limit my weight gain (early on at least) and make good food choices. Summer has been a huge help to this as the amount of melon, berries, tomatoes, and cucumbers that I (with Emily trailing shortly behind) have consumed has been astonishing.

I have had very little to no nausea to complain about which is surprising compared to my first two pregnancies. No food cravings either. Sometimes when I am just hungry I wonder if I called it a craving if I could get Bret to run out and get it anyway (like for an evening Dairy Queen run).

I am not one of those people that thinks that being pregnant is the best thing ever but I don't have much to complain about. My grandmother once said that pregnancy suits me. By the time it is all over I will be the first to admit that the end is rather uncomfortable. The beginning can be hard to get through the day when everything makes you ill and you could sleep for days and still be exhausted. If I had to pick one thing that I disliked about being pregnant it is the lack of ability to be comfortable especially at night. I sleep on my stomach and no matter how hard I try sleeping on my side is just not the same. Waking up in the middle of the night can be frustrating too.

It's a strange thing when people ask you all the time how you feel. I don't blame them as I do it all the time too. Truthfully I feel fine..maybe even better than fine. I hope that the next 26 weeks goes by as quickly as the past 14.

1 comment:

~Kristen~ said...

Congrats on your pregnancy!!! Stopping by from SITS to say hi! :-)