Saturday, April 24, 2010
Pounds gained: 30
Symptoms: fatigue, nausea for the first trimester, heartburn, braxton hicks contractions, weak hip flexor muscles, and sciatica.
Crazy Meltdowns: 2 (that I can re-call)
Cravings: None really. However, I ate a lot of raisins. I went through a few boxes. I have never eaten raisins to that extent before in my life.
Inexplicable crying incidences: 0. (Not to be confused with the crazy meltdowns.) For some reason, I did not fall into the crying pregnant woman stereotype.
I had someone tell me during my pregnancy that I would miss being pregnant. I thought she was certifiably insane and wondered why she wasn't locked up. And honestly, for the first four weeks postpartum, I was very glad not to be pregnant. Oh, how wonderful it was not to have a belly! How great to sleep in whatever position I wanted and be comfortable (o.k.---well whatever position I wanted until the boobies got to big. That kind of sucks.) However, the other day as I was putting together the pregnancy progression photo, I did feel a twinge of nostalgia. I kind of missed the belly and feeling Baby F. move around inside there. This feeling could have been exasperated by fatigue and the fact that I was feeling like a shut-in--unable to move too far from the couch, let alone the house. In any case, I sent out a mental apology to the woman I had so easily classified as crazy.
That being said, it is nice to actually see Baby F.'s features and becoming acquainted with his personality. I am also glad that he is growing exponentially outside my body instead versus inside.