October 29, 2010
8 week update
I can’t believe I am officially 2 months pregnant (!), or that I’m going to write a blog like all those “confident” pregnant women…but I’m going to give it a shot. I’m a day late (we were 8 wks yesterday), but I think I might like to have a record of how I’m feeling from month to month. I don’t think I’m willing to start posting belly shots yet (actually haven’t even taken one yet 😉 ) but maybe next time.
How am I feeling? Pretty good lately! Now that I’ve stopped fighting the carbs, and as long as I eat something every 3 hours or so, the nausea seems to have disappeared. I’m still having some food aversions, but more in terms of just not being tempted by food, rather than actually feeling nauseous at the sight of it. I’m still super tired – in fact, had to pull over on the way home from work yesterday and take a nap – but my cold is finally getting better and I feel much more energized. More than anything though, I think I’m starting to accept and enjoy the fact that I’m actually pregnant!
Weight gain? -6! I’ve actually lost weight since our IVF cycle (about 8 lbs) but have gained 2 back in the past few days. And I am actually kind of starting to show! I know that it’s probably mostly bloating, but I definitely have a little lower pooch going on.
Cravings? CARBS, and popsicles. I’ve kind of lost my major craving for mashed potatoes – sorry Spud! – and now I’m all about bagels, toast, crackers, etc. I’m sneaking in protein (cashew butter) and dairy (cream cheese, and chocolate milk) and I’m also really enjoying apples right now.
Aversions? Yogurt – which I really miss – vegetables, and meats. I force myself to have half a portion of animal protein and some vegetables with each dinner, but I definitely don’t want them.
Umm…? Okay, so I guess I don’t really know what else I’m supposed to include in these updates! Suggestions?? 😉