Maybe this is the boring band wagon “hey what’s going on with me at [x] weeks”…but I can’t help myself…maybe just palm it off to the hormones. I’ve been milking them as an excuse..and plan to do so for the next 24+ weeks.
This is me 13 weeks
To be honest, I’m just hungry and thirsty all the time. I find that I can’t eat as much, but I have to eat more often. I LOVE spicy things. I have been eating bread every single day, and all of my IBS symptoms are gone. I’m loving salty/fatty things. I WAS that girl who was eating hot chips/fries with vinegar and chicken salt, at the mall on a wooden bench..at 10:30am. Go me. I’ve also had really WEIRD food cravings for things I ate growing up (cream of mushroom soup with white rice, chicken fried steaks, Spaghettios). I haven’t made or bought any of them, but I have fleeting cravings. There was a week, about week 8, where all I ate was tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwhiches.
Body Image/Food Stuff
Man, when I first found out I was prego..I FREAKED OUT. I actually binged for about a week, then I stopped because I just accepted that I had to eat when I was hungry. More importantly that I was going to have a body that was going to change. I will write more about this, because I have been brewing blog post for the past 8 weeks. It’s been a huge and beautiful mental shift. Calorie counting apps are gone. I’m done. I just listen to what I want. I eat what I crave, for the most part. I avoided donuts all day yesterday. I’m feeling ok with my body. I’m not ‘eating for two’, but I’m eating when I’m hungry. If I don’t, I wake up at 2am and have to eat something.
To be honest, the first 12 weeks are a bit of tired blur. I mean, like try to peel your eye lids off of your eye-balls kinda tired. I haven’t done much of anything. However, I have been going on nightly 30-40 minutes walks and that’s about all I can handle. I’m happy with that. I’m feeling more energetic and am contemplating getting a gym membership so I can do the treadmill, some easy gym classes and circuit training when it gets super hot during the summer.
Well, we got through the 12 week scan this week. I found it very stressful. It’s the scan for Downs and two other chromosomal disorders. I thought about it a lot..and I have my opinions about the test..and I don’t feel like opening the can of worms as to whether you abort or not abort based upon these and other tests. However, I told Andrew I wasn’t going to abort. All of my bloods and ultrasound came back with flying colours, so I shall just keep on keepin’ on.
I’m growing a human being. Geeze! It’s amazing when you see eyes, fingers, toes, legs, bladders, stomachs, a spine, brain, heart pumping etc. AMAZING. Then I cry. Every single time I see the little one and/or hear it’s heartbeat. Oh, it’s heartbeat is 152.
Well, that’s my little weekly update. I’m in a good spot. In fact I’m 8 weeks binge free. A true blessing.