I have had good days and bad days this past week, more good than bad looking back, but man were those bad days bad! I fight slight nausea pretty much throughout the day, but have found ways to calm that. I have A LOT of food aversions. There are not many foods I think of that can make it's way into my mouth without gagging. I found I cannot do yogurt. Eggs make me want to vomit. Chicken made at home? Forget it. Seems to be okay from a restaurant though.. strange. Crackers and cheese put me over the edge. I can't really stomach the thought of anything Mexican, which if you know me, you know I'm pretty distraught over. What have I been loving? I can't get enough apples (or any fruit really, but especially golden delicious apples)! Apple Jacks and a piece of toast every morning. Saltines. Ginger Ale. Sometimes I like a good grilled cheese sammy, but lunch is hard for me. Any form of potato I'm loving (except fries.. those not so much most of the time.. although yesterday I enjoyed them). I used to love broccoli, but now I can't eat it. I am loving edemame though!
I'm ready for a nap every day between 2 and 2:30, never fails. Very few days out of the week do I actually get to take advantage of that though, but when I do... heavenly.
I went dress shopping yesterday with a couple that we've become great friends with. Thank God she was with me because I would have had a mental breakdown. I know by looking at me, no one can tell I am pregnant, but boy do I feel it! In every single inch of my bloated, expanding body. I did not feel good in anything I tried on, except the very last one I tried on that Jess (yes, I've managed to befriend yet another Jessica) pulled off the rack.. that I would have never ever in a millions years picked out. Which also happened to be on sale. Which allowed me to get the most amazing pair of boots ever. Which were originally $110 and I got for $34 with tax. Holla. I'm pretty positive that no boys read this, if there are, I'm sorry... but hello boobs! They wouldn't fit into any of said dresses. If I went big enough to accommodate those puppies, it looked ridiculous every where else on my body. Even the winner needs a little something under to accommodate, but it works perfectly.
Enough about me... here's what our little alien will be up to this week:
- You are still growing up a storm this week, even more so than last. You measure about 1/2 inch in length and you're about the size of a large raspberry.
- You are looking more and more human these days (I'll have to stop calling you an alien I guess), as in your lips, nose, eyelids, legs, and back are continuing to take shape.
- Apparently, you are moving around like crazy in there... wailing around your legs and arms. I cannot wait to actually feel that!
This Friday I go for a group appointment with the nurse. She;ll tell me all about the due date, birthing options, etc. I don't really know what to expect at this one. All I know is that when I leave there, I'll know the date that I'll finally meet with the doctor and hear this little heartbeat. CANNOT WAIT.