We are 8.5 weeks pregnant today, and today also marks two full weeks of my sticking to the gluten-free challenge, so I thought I’d share a little update on how things are going!
I still feel remarkably better since cutting gluten out of my diet again.
I shared last week that my energy level seemed to have increased. Well, it has gone WAY downhill over the past week. All I want to do is sleep these days! I think I can attribute the constant sleepiness to pregnancy. Other things I’ve noticed are that my sense of smell seems much more keen than usual, I do have to go to the bathroom more often than normal, and I think I am slightly hungrier than normal… I’ve been eating apples like they are going out of style! I am also still having nightmares, but of course, I blame that on the Progesterone injections!
Since I have felt perpetually tired over the past week, it has been difficult for me to get my walking done, but I’ve managed to stay on track pretty well. I fell one day short of my six-days-per-week goal. Over the past couple weeks I am walking between 15 and 20 miles each week. I would like to increase that a little as soon as I can shake this sleepiness!
I complained last time I talked about exercising that, whereas my normal walking speed (on the treadmill) used to be around 4.5, since I resumed my walking after IVF, my speed has been much slower (3.0-3.5). I am happy to report that after a couple weeks back in the saddle, my walking speed is moving closer and closer to 4.5! Just taking a little time!
After talking to a friend at church on Sunday, I called to make an appointment with an OB-GYN… since I will “graduate” from Georgia Reproductive Specialists soon! The appointment is scheduled for Monday morning, December 2nd. I am so nervous to leave GRS!
Now let’s talk about the baby:
- Baby A is about the size of a raspberry… or a gummy bear if you prefer!
- He or she has finger, toe, elbow and knee joints that he or she can bend and wiggle.
- The little tail is almost gone!
What I am most looking forward to these days:
- Our next ultrasound… it is one week from today!