One week until the halfway point! Although you don’t find out your pregnant typically until at least 4 weeks so the second half will seem to last a little longer. But seriously – how has this pregnancy been moving so quickly? Maybe because I’m so busy chasing my other crazy baby… anyways, here it goes:
Feeling: So freaking tired. All the time. My energy level at any given time is in the negative numbers, it’s really terrible, and of course hard for anyone who hasn’t been here to understand. I just want to lay in bed all day, but I have a million things to do. I’m feeling good overall though besides random bouts of nausea and still some crippling headaches. The lower back pain that I felt before I even knew I was pregnant with Maddie Grace crept up on my the last week, but I’m thankful it held off until now!
Eating: My cravings seem to change on a daily basis. Last week I was really into cheeseburgers. Today I think I would barf if I ate a cheeseburger and all I want is chocolate. I’m still really into carbs though and having a hard time with anything healthy (stay away from me salad) and am big on bread.
Weight: I’ve gained a grand total of 9 pounds now. I feel like I must be gaining more than I should because I’ve been so bad about working out and eating healthy but according to a tracker I found online this is right in the range I should be in.
Workouts: Uhhhh… nonexistent? Just kidding, I just got back from the gym. But I’ve taken a long break from working out and when I do work out it’s pretty short and weak but I blame it on this serious lack of any energy. And the headaches I get. When I do workout I try to do short walks/runs around the neighborhood, spin classes, and some strength training. I’m hoping to start making it to some prenatal yoga classes and to the gym more often, we will see if it actually happens.
Comments: “Are you expecting?” has become more common, even though I tell myself in my head I’m not even showing yet so I guess I’m wrong. I always want to answer with “no” just to throw people off. Today I got a “wow I never would have known” when I told someone I was pregnant which pretty much made my day even though I have a feeling they were just being nice.
Nesting: This is a legit category to talk about, right? I posted this on Instagram this week but I’m seriously never into home decorating unless I’m pregnant. Then I get strong desires to redo my entire house, the only problem is I’m SO low on energy… oh and it’s expensive. I’ve started with our bedroom and I’m thrilled to announce that we finally bought a headboard after not having one the last two years! This one is from Wayfair where I found a great price and the pillows were on clearance at Homegoods. I hate being hot at night so I always just buy king sized blankets and use them in lieu of comforters, which is great because they cost a lot less than comforters, so I picked up this plain white one at Homegoods as well and it’s working out perfectly for us. Can’t wait to find more throw pillows and find another project to take on around the house. I can think of about 15 on the top of my head I would like to tackle but then I decide to lay down instead.
I’m thankful that Maddie Grace starts her little 1 year old class at preschool next week so two mornings a week I will have some time to rest, relax, and catch up on things. I don’t remember ever being this tired and low on energy when I was pregnant with Maddie Grace, and one of my pregnant friends was telling me how she has so much energy, can anyone relate to this pregnancy exhaustion or is it just me?