As I wrote the above title I realize how much I am still in disbelief that I’m pregnant. Let alone 9 weeks pregnant. I wonder when I will no longer be in disbelief?
This past week wasn’t too much different than the week prior. My exhaustion has increased and so had my morning sickness. The exhaustion is now all consuming. Every day I wake up and want to go right back to sleep, have quick relief around 1pm and then by 2 or 3pm I need a serious nap…or to go back to sleep. I’m fighting it hard though. My morning sickness is now very different though. It lasts all day and is a steady queasy feeling that doesn’t subside even after being hungry. It has been two weeks since I last threw up though so I’m not complaining too much.
My cravings are amplified along with what I don’t want to eat. Red meat is a no go completely even the thought doesn’t settle well. Thing with vinegar in them taste terrible to me. My beloved pickles no longer appeal to me. I’m craving carbs much less now and in its place a major sugar craving has started! I’m talking drive me to get candy NOW kind of craving. No Bueno. My wife is not happy with my current diet.
My skin is getting really bad. The small amount of eczema I have on my arms is much more itchy now. I have terrible acne breakouts happening everyday and they are painful to boot. My back is the worst, I hate it so much! I’m itchy all over all the time even when I put lotion on, my tummy in particular, so assume a growth spurt is about to happen. No surprise there. Weirdly I’m getting razor burn every time I shave wether it’s a new razor or not. I don’t know how to remedy this and I’m not going to stop shaving just yet!
My hair is now not only thicker, which I like, but easily oily. My shampoo and conditioner I usually use now weighs down my hair like all I used was heavy conditioner. Is this normal? I use environmentally friendly sulfate free stuff, anyone have suggestions for something else? I cannot wait to recolor my hair in a week or two. My doc said I could start again after 10 weeks. Since I color it a deep red with a blonde chunk it’s looking really shabby right now.
The bump. This ones weird to me. Over the past week it’s gotten progressively more noticeable, so much so that maternity shirts work and none of my non maternity jeans fit anymore. Then suddenly yesterday it’s barely there. It’s just more blump than bump, less firm more squishy and full all over but not round at all. Even Kate noticed the difference, not sure what to think of it. Maybe I was just super bloated the past week?
My mom came to visit this past weekend and it was nice. She was her usual crazy mom self, but I enjoyed her company and her constant glee about her twin grand babies. She so excited she just beams, I think she has the glow I’m supposed to have lol. She kept touching my belly and looking at me and talking to them, telling me baby stories and planning future trips and such. It’s fun to see her so happy when for so long she’s been so depressed. I can’t wait to see my brother whenever I can next I’m assuming he will be the same judging from his phones calls and texts.
I’m looking forward to this being my last single digit week! Hoping it goes by just as fast as the past two. This coming Monday will be my first OB appointment and I have no idea what to expect besides an ultrasound. I’ll be 9 weeks 4 days then so the babies should resemble actual babies much more than they did before. I wonder that I’ll call them afterward, blobby and froggy can’t last long lol.
Time for advice….
How do I curb these terrible unhealthy cravings and get more nutritious foods into me? The hair cleansing issue? Ways to increase my energy and mental aloofness?
So my little ones are now either the size of Dates or a Wild Strawberries! And did you see how baby like the look now? Gosh that’s just beyond amazing to me!
I’m still fixing my chalkboard so I’ll have to post a bump photo later.