Due Date: May 12, 2016
Weight Gain: Somewhere between zero and 1.6 pounds gained. I am suddenly reminded of how little I like the quick and capricious changes of the second trimester.
Symptoms: Some nausea but mostly just a lot of tiredness and feeling kind of icky.
What’s different this time: In some ways, this seems to be going faster in a way that the second and third pregnancy did not. Probably because we are just way too busy this semester. Also, I have not yet seen a doctor. That’s a first (and not my fault).
Cravings/Aversions: I am still stuck on the blue cheese/lettuce/crouton combo. Plains yogurt sounds good, as does steak and chicken. Water is still not something I can drink most of the time and suddenly I don’t like grapefruit juice either. No pizza or Italian or Mexican food. Sweets and carbs and stuff are still out, which is a shame, since I made a brownie peanut butter cheesecake for tonight that sounds absolutely disgusting.
Sleep: I take Unisom, therefore I sleep.
I am loving: The fact that I get to have my first prenatal visit this Friday. Yes, first. At 15 weeks 2 days. Unless it gets cancelled the day of, as happened last time. You should not cancel on pregnant women, makes ’em cranky.
I am grateful for: The fact that Clint and I celebrate our ninth wedding anniversary today. If you’d told me nine years ago that today I would be living in Colorado while my husband teaches and that I would be 15 weeks pregnant with our fourth child I may have run screaming into the night. Or laughed at you.
I miss: Being productive and sucking in my stomach.
Milestones: I’m at a week divisible by 5, which always feels like a milestone. Also, I have reached the dubious milestone of having my rear and my belly sticking out exactly the same. Normally I am a fan of symmetry but pregnancy looks way better when the belly overshadows everything else.
Best moment this week: I can’t think of anything monumental. It may have been the morning I weighed myself and was still at pre-pregnancy weight or it may have been when I got people time on Friday or it may have been when I made this for dinner while my children ate leftover pizza.
I am stressing over: I don’t feel particularly stressed, although my class that ends December 12 feels like it is constantly hanging over my head. Next up, dissecting a fetal pig on our kitchen table.
Movement: Maybe? I can’t tell and I am not sitting down long enough ever to try to figure it out. Except I am sitting down and I think it has hiccups!!!!
It’s a: I don’t know! I sort of want another girl though.
Exercise: 31 miles last week.
Diet: I can’t get enough gouda and blue cheese. Still preferring salty stuff over sweet. I am just eating what will taste okay.
Exercise goal for the upcoming week: 30+ miles with hopefully at 10 mile long run.
Blast from the Past – Nine Years ago Today: