My next appointment is less than a week away and I can’t wait. I want to hear our baby’s heartbeat and see how I’m progressing. I’m slightly showing. I swear when I’m laying down on my back that I can feel a little bulge on my lower stomach region. There is a tiny bump when I’m wearing a tight shirt. I have been rocking over-sized sweaters and dresses to work. And I’m definitely no longer wearing my pencil skirts to work. I did wear a few of my normal work pants last week and they fit, but I just didn’t feel comfortable in them. I’m living in leggings.
I definitely feel my energy returning. I’m still tired by 9PM at night, but getting up at 6:30AM isn’t too bad. Once I’m up, I feel like I have plenty of energy to get through the day. And I told my husband I had my first Chipotle craving yesterday. I haven’t craved Chipotle in weeks and the thought of a burrito actually sounded really good again. We are a Chipotle family, so this is thrilling. I’m making a point to try to eat more fruits and veggies now too. In the beginning, I felt like I was consuming all cereal, bagels, toast, crackers, etc., but now food is sounding pretty fantastic all around.
I still haven’t run though! I can honestly say that’s because of the weather. We seem to accumulate another couple of inches of snow each day and running conditions are just not safe. I wear my clunky winter boots out with the dogs when we walk, but sneakers would get drenched in this weather. Maybe clearer weather is on the way though and I can get in a run soon.
My skin has cleared up a bit too. Still some acne on the forehead, but at this point I’m just going to embrace it. I can handle it just fine. My hair seemed extra shiny today too. Not sure if that’s from pregnancy though.
I still gets the aches on my lower abdomen here and there. Nothing really painful though. Just a friendly reminder that my midsection is growing to accommodate the little one growing inside me.