So many of my friends have told me that I need to document my pregnancy... to keep a journal of some kind. I'm not sure how disciplined I will be in that little task but I sure can blog about a few things to make sure it is documented somewhere!
Lord knows I have to start with food. I love food. I've always thought that I would be a cow during my pregnancy because of how much I love food. Believe it or not, for much of my first trimester... I didn't feel like eating anything. Nothing sounded appealing.... even my beloved carbohydrates. I would cook dinner and eat very small portions.
I have a hard time cooking/looking at/ smelling raw meat. Even walking through the meat section of a grocery store can be unbearable. It makes me feel pukey.
Things I have craved:
Dairy Queen ice cream cones
Raspberry Jello (strange, I know)
Oatmeal Creme Pies
Arby's Roast Beef & Cheddar
Anything with red sauce... lasagna, pizza, spaghetti, etc.
Things I have NOT wanted:
Fries (this is slowly entering my diet again)
It's getting more and more difficult to sleep comfortably. I'm usually a stomach sleeper and that is becoming increasingly awkward. I also have to get up to pee in the middle of the night so that is a lovely interruption. I'm thinking of buying one of those pillows. (Did any of you use those? Did you like it?)
I first noticed a bump around 14 weeks. It's definitely growing. My sister Jaclyn saved some super cute maternity clothes for me and a few weeks ago she gave me a giant rubbermaid tub. Several pairs of jeans, super cute shirts... I feel so blessed! I also went to TJ Maxx and Marshall's and purchased several shirts that aren't necessarily "maternity" shirts but they will work. I finally stopped doing the rubberband thing to my jeans and am now wearing the elastic waistbands. Not gonna lie... they are pretty comfy!
So far I've only gained about 5lbs. Can't we keep it this way?!?
I've got some fierce acne going on right now. That is super fun.
Alright, I've got some documentation now. Whew, I feel better :)