When I was a teenager my cousin gave me a Miss Piggy magnet that read:
Never eat more than you can lift.
I found offense to that then until I realized it was absolutely hilarious. I wish I still had that magnet.
At 15 weeks pregnant my appetite is coming back in full force. I am still nauseous a lot, but I’m not getting sick and it is more an all day hungover nausea type feeling. I know many of you know exactly the feeling I’m talking about… the nausea from that gin and tonic at 1 AM you didn’t really need followed by the 3 slices of pizza you didn’t really need followed by the memories of what actually happened last night and omg-did-I-really-do-that thoughts. That’s what it feels like. Random.
I’m not sure if I’m eating a lot or if I just get full really fast now. Also, I am eating a lot of foods (well food products) that I haven’t eaten in years. I’m ashamed to admit a couple of them to you, but in time I will, I promise. Both of those facts make me feel like I’m eating so much and so horribly, but I’m really not. I mean, I even had melon on my ride home yesterday!
I spent the weekend in RI and it was so nice to show off my bump to my friends and family. I think I popped somewhere in the last week because now I look pregnant, not just fat. At least my friends promised that I look pregnant and not fat and I believe my friends.. at least the ones who haven’t had babies yet (see video for more).
For the first time in weeks I put on makeup and a nice outfit for my friend’s shower. I actually felt pretty which is nice, and I was inspired to make a little video update. I’ve been avoiding doing it because I felt like I had dark circles under my eyes for weeks and no desire to put on some blush. Times are changing though!
Random Facts of the Week:
Overall weight gained: ~2 lbs
Weight gained from a weekend of indulgence in RI: not sure yet, but it could be a good 0.5 lbs
Crying fests: 2 the day I posted my last update, a few on the ride home from RI yesterday
Things I’ve panicked about in the last week: breastfeeding, having cankles, making room for a baby in our guest room, finding a good stretch mark lotion, having my phone die on the ride home from RI, picking boys’ names, finalizing a few girls’ names, eating too much, not eating enough, not getting enough calcium, getting too much calcium… shall I go on?
Food cravings: mozzarella sticks (never got my fix)… and that’s really it right now. Bizarre.
Amount of exercise: I’m going walking tonight, Kindle in tow!
Maternity clothes: 2, 1 dress for $19.99 from Motherhood Maternity to last me through the last of the cold weather, 1 dress for $99.99 from Pea in the Pod that I should be able to wear for at least 3 months
Pants that fit: 2, both leggings
Clothing pieces in my closet that don’t fit or look ridiculous: ummm, everything but about 5 things.
Strangers who rubbed my belly without my consent: 1, an older lady at the airport who was gushing over how cute I look. I didn’t mind the pat since it was accompanied by such sweet compliments, especially since I was feeling like a slob.
Do you have any pregnancy questions for me? I’ll try to be as open as possible and will answer them in next week’s post.