Gained Lost: I lost 2.2 pounds again (this is probably the same 2.x pounds being gained and lost every week. Maybe water?). I’m down 5 pounds from when I found out I was pregnant. I am visibly losing body mass on my arms, legs, and waist, but I have a belly and got another visit from the boob fairy. I don’t know what to do at this point. I eat when I’m hungry (except at night when I’m in bed. The only thing I love more than food is sleep). I think Kari is trying to help me out considering the package full of cream cheese brownies I got in her bake sale.
Inches Gained (Waist): Umm, my waist is way too high for this to be useful. I’m going to start measuring at my belly button so it’s easier to know where to measure. I’ll let you know next week.
Nonsensical item baby is supposedly the size of: a peach (still) and a lemon. BTW, I totally agree that these objects are never very close in size. I just report the “facts”!
Pregnancy Symptoms I’m supposed to expect according to TheBump.com:
- As you emerge from the nasties of the first trimester, you’re probably getting your energy back.–I would be were it not for this horrendous sinus infection
- You’re probably feeling some aches and pains, as your muscles and ligaments stretch to accomodate your growing baby.–Yes. Someone posted that it is bullshit to say you have a backache this early because can you just imagine at 36 weeks? Yes, asshat, I can. I’m having back spasms almost daily, but I’ll just will them away because you told me I’m crazy. I hate everyone (not you guys).
- Hungry! Once the queasies of the first trimester subside, you might find your appetite on overdrive.–Kind of? Maybe sometimes, but not like totally nuts. It looks like I ate one too many tacos, but I haven’t actually had any tacos.
- You might notice your hair getting thicker and shinier, one of the (few) attractive side-effects of pregnancy.–Nope, hair is still falling out like crazy, although it looks ok. I think the lack of hair dye is good for it, but I’m still freaked out about what color it might turn out to be.
I’ve also still got the leukhorrea, dry skin, runny nose (well, I do have a sinus infection), back and neck pain, pink toothbrush, and round ligament aches. Also, the constipation, while never gone definitely got a little worse again this week.
According to theBump.com, baby’s kidneys are also fully functional this week. That means it’s peeing inside me and then drinking its pee. The miracle of life is 800 kinds of disgusting. But, on of the classic definitions of something that is alive includes a way to release waste, so there ya go. BTW, I really only included this for Kara.
So, we are really trucking right along on this whole pregnancy thing. At this point, I’m setting goals. Number one is to make it to 20 weeks without losing my mind. This felt impossible until I realized a different goal (finish collecting data for the dissertation on 12/23) was actually well past the 20 week mark. While the data goal feels relatively close (I ordered the remaining
animals supplies yesterday), the pregnancy one feels far away. That’s dumb.
Also, I got a lecture today from my coworker. He’s a doctor in Brazil who is visiting for a year to learn about research and medicine in the US. He said “pregnancy is not a disease. You are not sick.” And you know what, he’s totally right. I am not sick (well, I am sick, but that’s the sinus infection). I am pregnant and we can discuss odds of various ailments for days, but either I’ll get them or I won’t and worrying now won’t help. I needed to hear that. Because honestly, worrying is getting me absolutely no where.
In other news, I can now feel my uterus bump laying on my back. Before it disappeared when I wasn’t standing. Interestingly, I can only feel it on the left side, though. Whatever, I’ve convinced myself that I’m going to feel the baby move soon because it’s a little more compact. And by soon, I mean something weird was going on last night, but maybe I just needed to fart.
So on Friday I will publish the comprehensive results of my gender old wives tales study. I may have talked my way in to an early gender ultrasound in the next couple weeks, so stay tuned! I’ve been thinking pink for weeks, but suddenly today I can’t stop saying he.
What’s new for you all this week? Anyone else make out like a bandit in the bake sale?
And I’m sorry, but I am so far behind on blog commenting I may never dig my way out. Between husband’s new job and my illness I have been struggling to keep up. Please know I’m still reading (which I can do at work) even if it takes me weeks to comment.