After the tremendous growth that went on the last few weeks, this week felt uneventful in the land of pregnancy. I have a feeling these next few weeks are going to drag as I wait for my ultrasound at 19 weeks. I’m going to have to find a lot of things to keep me extra busy.
How I’m Feeling
Can you hear that? I think it’s angels singing. It seems I’m into that lovely part of pregnancy where you are over the initial yuckiness, but still not so big that you get exhausted just trying to get out of a chair. I’m loving how I’m feeling!
The nausea has almost completely disappeared. It’s kind of like leftovers you leave in the back of the fridge. You mostly forget they are there, but every once in a while you get a glimpse and remember, oh yeah, you’re still around. I can handle a few waves of nausea, though, compared to how I felt before.
My energy level is much, much better. I wouldn’t say I’m as energetic as my non-pregnant self, but I feel much less tired than I did during my first trimester and a few weeks into my second.
Even though I’m not as exhausted as I was, I’m not sleeping well. I wake up to go to the bathroom and have trouble falling back asleep. Getting comfortable when you are pregnant is tricky. I often wake up in the morning not as refreshed as I should feel. I’m hoping that I get to enjoy some good sleep soon because I know it only gets worse in the third trimester.
Exercising Baby Steps
You probably noticed I’m wearing workout clothes for this week’s photos. I’m finally starting to get into a groove with exercising again. While I’m not doing anything vigorous, it feels amazing to just be doing something. I’ve been doing light strength training and walking. During one walk I felt so good I almost busted into a run, but changed my mind because I didn’t want to ruin how good I was feeling. I’ve also found some fun pregnancy workout videos on YouTube that I’ve tried. I may look into ordering a few pregnancy DVDs–any recommendations?
What’s Going on with my Body
While there are a lot of changes going on inside, I didn’t notice any big changes on the outside this week. I grew so much in the last few weeks, it had to slow down sometime.
I’m waiting anxiously to feel movement from Baby Bean, but haven’t yet. At least I don’t think so. There have been a few flutters, but nothing that I was certain was the baby. I can’t wait to feel those little kicks! It’s reassuring and I remember feeling so connected to Meghan when I felt her moving inside me. It’s by far my favorite part of pregnancy. With Meghan I had to wait until 20 weeks to feel anything, but I’m hoping this time it will be sooner.
Tim is my photographer for these pregnancy photo shoots. For this one he started acting silly, saying work with me, work with me here, and I complied. So I included the few shots of me pretending to be a model. I thought you might need a good laugh heading into your weekend! 🙂