11 weeks along
Saturday, January 04, 2014
I've been feeling pretty good this week. My nausea seems to be subsiding. Some days I have more energy than others. I really can't complain about the nausea and fatigue. I really only had around 3-4 weeks of it. I think I'm starting to feel like regular me again. This morning I had enough energy to try a quick workout. I found one on Babyfit.com that uses a stability ball (I love my stability ball!), and was very excited. It was quite disappointing. It was only two exercises, and neither did anything that challenged me. So I popped in one of my cardio dance DVDs and did that as well. I feel better after that. It's good to work up a sweat after sitting around doing nothing for so long.
My middle daughter bought me a pedometer for Christmas, which is quite nice. Well, it will be after I figure out how to use it. I don't know what I'm doing, but somehow I keep resetting it. I only read through the instructions once, and I must have been tired at the time because I just wasn't getting it.
My tummy is starting to pop out now! At Christmas I could wear almost all of my clothes, but a week later I wore a pair of pants with a stretchy waistband, and they were uncomfortably tight. Granted, the elastic in this waistband is pretty firm- it doesn't have a lot of give to it. I loved this particular pair of pants because that waistband is a wide one, and it did a pretty good job of containing the remaining jiggly mass I had around my middle. Not anymore :-) Now I'm at the stage where my belly is poking out a little, displaying all the chubbiness I hadn't worked off yet that I used to be able to suck in and do a reasonable job of hiding. Now I just look fat. I want a shirt that says "baby" with an arrow pointing to my tummy, lol.
I'm kind of wondering if I might be having twins. I have been sooooo tired. I don't remember being this tired with my other babies. But, as my sweet husband reminds me, I'm 11 years older this time around. At one point I told him that I hoped it's twins because I can't imagine going through all of this again with a toddler. (We definitely want at least one more baby after this one, since our current youngest will be turning 18 when this one is 7. I would spoil the kid rotten for sure if he/she was my only one left for that long! Plus, I can't imagine him or her not having a sibling to hang out with. How lonely!) The other reason is that when I feel my tummy, it feels like my uterus is up a lot higher than it should be. Maybe it just feels that way because it's squishing other things out of place above it. At any rate, I'll be glad to go to the doctor and know for sure.
I'm really enjoying this pregnancy. I can't believe how blessed I am to be able to do this again.