So I got this idea from a couple of bloggers, but found the questions on Bridget's blog. Long before I was pregnant these were the only types of pregnancy posts I actually read so I thought why not? Actually I also read birth stories, but I have since stopped reading those because YIKES. Nothing gives me more anxiety than reading a birth story, no matter how euphoric the experience.
I won't go crazy and do these updates every week, but I figured every once in awhile it might be a nice little update for everyone/myself and family.
Cravings: SUGAR. This has started to finally dwindle down a bit, but sugar has been my main craving. I have never been a big sugar person. I love me some salt. Pregnant Megan wants all of the sugar though. My friend finally stepped in and was like, no more sugar Megan because you will crash and burn in a bad way. I cut it out and she was right, I had a total sugar meltdown around week 11. I try and curb the craving with lots of fruit and more protein, but I still eat a chocolate pudding snack or some ice cream every once in awhile. Tastes so good when it hits my lips.
Weight Gain: This feels awkward? 7 lbs so far, which I think is on track considering my height and weight pre pregnancy. Who knows. Well google and doctors know i guess.
Comments: "Oh you really popped!" "You are showing early, I'm surprised!" "I think it's a boy"- everyone "You'll never look pregnant. People will think you stole the baby after you give birth" - my boss.
Fears: Everything. jk. Kinda. Getting sick again like I was a couple weeks ago. Something being wrong with the baby at our 20 week ultrasound. Bleeding (I am O neg blood type and had a bit of a scare around week 9 so it's always sort of a worry).
General mood: I think I am balancing out a bit and don't feel so crazy. I have some anxiety (more on that later this week) and am slightly more sensitive than usual (so a lot sensitive) but other than that I think my mood has been MUCH better than it was during the sick weeks from hell where only despair reigned.
Sleep: Finally sleeping through the night. Insomnia was nutty for awhile there and I would wake up between the hours of 1-2am and couldn't go back to sleep until the hours of 4-6am. This lasted WEEKS. I would text my east coast friends so they would feel bad for me. But seriously, it was the most awful thing in the world. I still stir a bit around 2am but it's not nearly as bad.
Things I was surprised by: Boobs. How fast they grew and how much they hurt. EVERYONE warned me, and I was like, oh gals, no big deal, I can handle some tenderness i am so brave, and then weeks 7-12 hit and I was like holy hell batman someone is trying to cut off my boobs.
Things I am most looking forward to: Forgetting what the 1st trimester of pregnancy was like, because I am still a little traumatized.
What I think is really cool and crazy: That Stephen and I MADE something and it is growing inside of me and that my body just knows what to do. It is cool and crazy but also slightly terrifying.
Food Aversions: cold grated cheese and corn. The grated cheese has been since the very beginning. Melted, sliced, chunks, FINE. Grated? gag. I don't even know guys. Also some things I ate during the first trimester. Ginger, food from Urban Cafe, the smell of Lavender...except cheetos and cheeseburgers. I can still eat those. surprise surprise.
Maternity Clothes: Not yet! But I am ready to get some maternity jeans and leggings for sure because things are getting a little.bit.snug.
Gender: TBD in February! We are not finding out!
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