Well, I can’t believe we are nearing the end of our first trimester… I already love this baby so much!! There have been so many times over the past year when I wondered if we would ever get this far. It still seems so surreal in many ways.
The nausea seems to be subsiding, and I’ve learned that I feel best if I eat small snacks throughout the day as opposed to large meals. The sleepiness still has not gone away, but walking in the middle of the day gives me that little boost I need to get through the rest of the work day, and then if I need to go to bed early at night I usually can. Unfortunately, INSOMNIA has been my friend these past few nights. I feel exhausted during the day, but the moment my head hits the pillow at night, I’m wide awake. So strange! I don’t mind it all that much, except that I know my body needs to rest.
I’ve done much better this week! And I’ve walked almost every day. I haven’t always walked a full hour each day (which is my goal), but I usually walk at least a couple miles, and sometimes even three or four. I feel my best when I walk at least three miles during the day. The weather has been terrible, so I’ve been walking on the treadmill, which is not nearly as enjoyable as walking outdoors.
What’s Baby up to These Days?
- Our baby’s chin and nose are becoming more defined.
- Our baby now has fingernails and toenails!
- Baby is nearly three inches long, and weighs about 4/5 of an ounce… about the size of a clementine.
Something I am not looking forward to is my perinatal appointment tomorrow morning. Even though I feel like Andrew, our baby, and I have undergone every test under the sun already, my new OB insists that I go to this perinatal group for some early screenings and tests. When he initially pushed the idea, I gave a feeble objection, but he somehow managed to coax me into scheduling the appointment. He’s my doctor and I know I need to trust him, since I don’t know much about doctor-ish things such as prenatal screenings. But I hate the thought of going. None of the tests are invasive, and none of them have potential to cause harm to the baby. I still think it’s silly and ridiculous, and I am a
total sucker for agreeing to the appointment.
On a happier and far less whiny note:
I am getting really excited about the prospect of picking out and ordering cloth diapers…. more on that tomorrow and throughout the rest of the week… I’ve been researching like a crazy person!