Due Date: July 2, 2011. 26 weeks to go!
Symptoms: Better than last week, but still dealing with morning/all-day sickness. Some days are better than others. Really, really REALLLLLLY ready to be done puking. Checked on Preggy Blonde and I was still feeling blegh at this time with Bella, so I guess it's to be expected. Mantra: Should get better soon, Should get better soon, Should get better soon. I'm also dealing with an epic cold (or possibly a new cold/old cold hybrid), which makes things harder. Other than that I'm doing pretty good.
What's different this time: STILL not really wearing my maternity clothes and I was 100% wearing them at this point last time. Of course, I work at home now, versus needing to look professional. That certainly makes a difference. Also different? I weigh about 15 lbs less than I did at this point in my last pregnancy. I probably need smaller maternity clothes that would fit for exactly 3 weeks, but that certainly isn't going to happen when I have beautiful ass-crack exposing sweat pants to wear. Husband is a lucky man.
Cravings/Aversions: I'm lumping these two together now that both have calmed down. Nothing stands out this week.
Sleep: Still struggling to get accustomed to sleeping on my side again. Would anyone out there recommend the Snoogle pregnancy pillow? Looks beastly, but maybe it would be worth it?
I am loving: Still on an organization kick and I was thrilled to get a bunch done over the long weekend.
I miss: Champagne. I wanted a drink last weekend on New Year's Eve as a reward for all our hard work around the house, but I had to settle for a San Pellegrino Limonata. woo, it fizzes (note purposeful lower case usage to show my feeeeeelings).
I am looking forward to: Feeling better and normal FINALLY.
I'm spazzing about: Still feeling pukey and sick. GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Also mildly concerned I'm teaching Bella bulimia-like behaviors as I witnessed her opening her little potty and heaving into it this week.
Best moment this week: Hearing the heartbeat at the midwife appointment.
Milestones: I started sobbing inappropriately, which made Husband (and me) laugh. We were going to watch Extreme Makeover:Home Edition on Sunday because I had heard it was filmed in Fargo/Moorhead where I grew up. I got about 5 seconds into the show (quite literally) and I was already sobbing. Yes, that show induces tears, but within 5 seconds? Not so much. I was simply overcome with the thought of how touching it was all going to be. Husband wasn't going to let me continue to watch it, but I promised I would calm down. And I was able to get my sobbing down to a respectable tears-running-down-my-face-the-whole-time level. Ah, hormones.
Movement: Yes, feeling it regularly.
It's a...: Surprise for now.
Exercise: Got a couple treadmill walks in (easy 3.5 mph w/low incline as I get back into it), which was still less than I was hoping for, but decent considering I had a couple rough days feeling really sick with my cold/nausea. I spoke with the midwife about running again when I feel better and she said it would be fine since I ran regularly before getting getting on the vomit comet. I think I might do the couch-to-5K workout to get back to my previous level. Seems weird to start that while pregnant, but I feel comfortable with it. I'm also itching to do some Zumba-like workouts. Might get a DVD on Netflix and attempt to do it with Bella.
Diet: OK, but I could do better with my vegetables. I think this will be easier once I'm cooking regularly and the evening nausea is done.
Goals for the upcoming week: Work out 4 times, get 'household binder' put together for increased organization
Uh...don't mind the VPL going on. Also kindly ignore my face. Is semi-beastly with a side of haggard.