Sunday, November 11, 2012
Well...this pregnancy has definitely been different than my first. I can tell you one thing for certain, though - I am NEVER getting a flu shot again! I don't usually get them, I have a pretty good immune system as it is. I got one during my first pregnancy because of being a teacher, so I'm considered "high risk" for the flu, and got sick, didn't get one for the last 3 years, and got one this year because of my pregnancy, and I was sick for almost an ENTIRE week! I started feeling feverish and achy last Saturday, was up all night that night puking and was nauseated basically until Thursday night. Finally then I had a bit of an appetite and started feeling almost human. I didn't exercise at all this week. Of course it was the worst week EVER to get sick. Once a year we have an arts festival at our school that ends up raising a bunch of money for our department. That was Thursday night, so I was at school for 15 hours on Thursday. The prep work that goes into that night is overly exhausting, so I was definitely pretty done by the time the event was over.
Anyway, I'm human again. I have more of an appetite, still not for the things I'm supposed to eat per the dietician's recommendations but at least I'm eating. And I'm holding my weight steady, which I'm happy with at this point. I'm going back to the gym tomorrow morning. I cooked 2 meals this weekend! And I have leftovers that will last us at least through tomorrow. My husband has been awesomely supportive of everything - watching Max when I need breaks, making sure that I'm getting the sleep I need and the food baby is craving. He's generally a pretty supportive guy, but I think he's really excited about having another kid and the stage that Max is at right now is really helping.
So overall in life things are pretty good. Even though I'm not eating the foods I'm supposed to be eating I'm still not tracking - just trying to listen to my body. It's harder with this thing growing inside of me, but at least it's growing! I feel blessed in that department. My uterus is definitely stretching today, I feel like I've done about 50 crunches, but don't worry I haven't.