I miss good sleep. I feel like I haven’t had a decent sleep in months. I seem to have hit that delightful stage where I have to move every 5 minutes because I can’t get into a comfortable position. My bump is definitely there all the time now and it is interfering with my ability to get comfortable in bed!
As much as getting up during the night to feed and attend to a newborn will be hard, at least I’ll get to sleep on my stomach again. I miss sleeping on my stomach!
Over the weekend I kicked my husband out of the bed and banished him to the couch for breathing/snoring too loudly. In my defence, he woke me up when he came to bed and I spent 90 minutes trying to get back to sleep before kicking him out. And I was very polite about it so he couldn’t really be upset about it. Plus being pregnant is the ultimate trump card.
Otherwise, everything is travelling along relatively well in pregnancy land. I’m now 16 weeks and I am still waiting for that second trimester energy boost I keep hearing about, I am still tired to the bones most of the day. Going for even a short walk renders me exhausted and I need a little sit down to recover.
I will say that pregnancy thus far has been much harder than I expected. I knew about a lot of the symptoms and all that and did lots of reading before getting pregnant but I didn’t truly understand what it would feel like. It is amazing and so exciting to think that we’ll have a baby at the end of all this but the pregnancy bit itself (for me anyway) is hard!
Craving: chocolate and cookies, so bad but so good! And carbs. Lots of carbs. Potato chips and pasta mostly.
Eating: mostly really bland food still. I went through 2 weeks where I ate 2 minute noodles with grated cheese for dinner almost every night because it was what I wanted and didn’t make me feel sick. Not the best nutrition though!
Drinking: orange juice and water. I am drinking so much more water than I used to! Doesn’t help the constant bathroom trips!
Feeling: tired. Oh so tired. All of the time.
Dreaming: really vivid and weird things, most that I forget pretty quickly.
Loving: that I look properly pregnant now. I think I’ve pretty much passed that awkward ‘I just look kind of fat’ phase and now have a proper pregnant belly!
Over it: the discomfort. And I know it’s only going to get worse! Sitting at a desk everyday during the week isn’t very pregnant body friendly and my ribs are getting really sore already.
I don’t really know how often you all want to hear me going on about pregnancy related things, but I’ll just go with the flow for updates. Do you guys want weekly? Fortnightly? Monthly? None? Lots? Let me know!
When did your second trimester energy kick in? Give me some hope that it’s still coming!
Today I’m linking up with Essentially Jess for #IBOT (I blog on Tuesdays)