This post should actually be titled " First Trimester" or "15 weeks" since I'm going to journal about my first trimester and the picture is me at 15 weeks, but whatever. I'm 16 weeks now and I feel like celebrating! I promised myself that since this is my LAST pregnancy, I was going to journal more about it and record lots of little details. Ahhhh...have I done that? NO! I am going to make up for it now. I had Casey take a picture of me last week (I'm a week bigger now) and I thought I would put together a little list of things that got me through my first trimester. Why I think I might want to remember this is beyond me, but you never know.
Some of my favorite foods: Taco Bell - Burrito Supreme and (crunchy) Taco Supreme. Sonic - Cherry Limeade. Chic-fil-A - Lemonade. McDonald's - (plain) Double Cheeseburger, Fries and a Hot fudge Sundae. Subway - Ham and Cheese on white. Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Fruit with dip, microwave Pretzels with Cheese Whiz and Mexican Coconut popsicles. Is any of that even healthy? The only thing that was, is the fruit and then I ruined it with the dip. Or the ham and cheese and then I ruined it with the white bread. Oh well. That was me trying to keep food down. I would go on a lunch run at least every other day, if not, every day. Eating lunch at home made me sick!
Things I did: At the beginning I took lots and lots of naps. Get the kids on the bus - take a nap. Get Drew down for an afternoon nap - take another nap. I was in bed by 8:30 every night. NOTHING got done, unless Casey did it, or I would do it and then be even more sick. I don't know how we survived. I'm just glad my husband and kids love me so much. Once I started to feel a little bit better, I got hooked on T.V. I'm not normally a T.V. watching person, besides 2 shows that I'm 100% dedicated to. But all of the sudden I LOVED watching T.V. I would get the kids to bed and unwind with T.V. every night. During the day fresh air always made me feel better, so Drew and I would sit outside in the backyard for hours and hang out. A couple times a week we would pack a lunch and meet Casey at a park right by his work and watch Drew feed the ducks.
Can I even begin to explain how glad I am those times are over!?! When I read back over it, it all sounds so pathetic! That was my life though. The lunch dates with Casey were fun, but that's about it!
Here I am at 15 weeks!
This week I started to feel the baby kick (16 weeks). Just a little and it's pretty random, but it's definitely different than gas bubbles. That has been fun. Now if I can just get my energy and zest for life back things will be fabulous! I have a huge list of things I want to tackle before the baby comes and I can feel my time slipping away. Grrrrr....that's one of the worst feelings - being unproductive. I will TRY to be patient though.
I get to find out what I'm having in 3 weeks! I'm going to try to get the voter up on my side bar tonight, so if you see it, put your vote in. Are we having a boy or a girl?????