8 weeks 5 days:
This past week has been a bit of a whirlwind as far as emotions and over all symptoms go. In general, I feel like an awkward teenager – unable to control my thoughts, or body! Everyday is different. One day I will wake up nauseas and it won’t go away no matter what I do and the next day I will be constipated, bloated and exhausted. As soon as I feel like I have the ability to deal with one symptom, it changes! Jason too is having to adapt to my changing moods and symptoms, sometimes even hourly.
My emotions are all over the place too. This weekend we hosted an adventure camp, and it was so much fun, but it was my first time being around a lot of people and it was interesting observing myself among everyone. Sometimes I would be fine and having fun talking, and then other times I would want to crawl into a hole and just be by myself. This feeling would come on suddenly, which was also really strange. I also found myself being overly sensitive at certain times and had to put myself in check or walk away – fully knowing that it was hormones going crazy on me.
As far as weight gain goes, I have gained about 4 pounds (depending on when I weigh myself). I can’t tell if I am starting to show or not, but my lower belly region does feel harder than normal. And I don’t think it’s all the ab exercises I am doing! I still am doing my ab work – I have been hearing a lot of different opinions on the matter, but I am in the camp of if it feels good, do it, and if it doesn’t… stop. I feel pretty lucky to have a team of amazing PT’s around me offering me exercises for my “pushing” and good posture muscles. It’s all stuff that I have been working on for a while, but now more than ever is when I need to be toning my transverse abs everyday.
I’ve been having some big days outside, which feels good. Getting out biking, running, paddling, swimming and hiking are still my saving grace. I have also kept up on the acro training once a week which still all feels good as well. I hope to be able to do all of the things up until when this little seed pops out!
I did spot a little last night and this morning, but I have a Dr’s appointment tomorrow, and I’ve read that is pretty normal, so I am not fretting. I don’t have any energy for any of that these days!
What I am loving:
eggs (I get up in the early am and eat one or two eggs then go back to bed!)
Not liking so much:
the fact that I am slow in the thinking department
am tired, a lot of the day!