Nate noticed that I’m getting my mochi cheeks. Well, I take that as a good thing because I’ve finally been able to eat moderate meals and gain some weight. If there’s some goodness going to my cheeks then there definitely must be some goodness going to the baby. Here’s a picture of how I might look in another few months. Lol. #jeungbaby @n8past
There are quite a few things to complain about with pregnancy, but there are plenty of things to be excited for as well!
Man. I thought the energy level of just one human, that being myself, was tiring enough. Sometimes I’m just so tired of being two humans, not to mention that the baby gets first dibs on everything! Sleepy, zitty, hungry, nauseous, mentally distracted, constipated…while I’m sure God is a great engineer, this biological programming feels sucky. I hear that after birth you forget all the aches and complaints of pregnancy. I also heard that labor pains induce bodily chemicals which help you bond with the child. I’m sure this is all happening for a reason. Oh boy pregnancy, oh boy.
Mornings are rough. I lay curled up with my body pillow, waiting for the nausea and light headedness to calm down enough to get some food in me. It was getting better but recently it’s been getting worse, often not easing up until noon. The doctor said I am anemic so I am suppose to start taking iron pills and orange juice in the mornings, but orange juice makes me vomit. We’ll see how it goes! Boy is this a full-body journey.
After seeing the baby through the ultrasound, I can’t imagine anyone ever having an abortion. There’s a little heart beating at 160 beats per minute (which is visible as a flicker on the screen), a face, a brain, and all the vital organs are now there also! There is no way it is not a living creature. My friend volunteers at a pregnancy clinic and shared that 100% of the patients who receive an ultrasound choose to keep their baby. Amazing.
Apparently there are such things as growing pains in pregnancy. With the rate in which the abdomen expands with the growing uterus, I’m not surprised. However it totally sucks. Lol.
Nate tried to sit on the bed and was wondering what “all this stuff” was. I replied, “that’s what pregnant people do! We surround ourselves with food and stuff so we don’t have to get up to get it later.” I laughed and said I was nesting. Haha.