I missed the weekly update, so I’ll pretend I didn’t miss it and post an update anyway. The good news is that I’m starting to feel better. I’m not 100% but because I’m starting to feel better I have more energy and I’m motivated to do more (e.g., cleaned the house for the first time since the end of December). I also have been trying to be more social and my art class started. I’m enjoying this “freedom!”
Roo is now (last week) the size of a peach:
I’m kind of curious: do “they” mean that Roo is the length and width of a peach or literally the entire size of a peach with circumference too? I have to admit that if it is literally the size of a peach that it kind of freaks me out. How is that possible?! Because at 38 weeks than Roo is going to be the size of a pumpkin and I have no idea how a pumpkin is going to fit inside my petite body. Agh!
In my 13th week, I officially wore my first pair of maternity pants – a pair of skinny cords from Gap. They seriously were the MOST comfortable pair of pants that I’ve ever worn. I still wear my Bella Band because I can’t just wear those pants but the band is not as comfortable as maternity pants. Why don’t they make maternity pants for non-pregnant people? They are so comfortable and convenient – especially when you have to pee REALLY quickly. There are no zippers or buttons – just yank those pants down and go 🙂 I might have another “invention” styling designer maternity pants for the non-pregnant person (mens and womens). LOL!
I bought a pair of designer maternity jeans. I LOVE them but I’m having a very hard time justifying $200 for a pair of pants that I will only wear for the next six months. Ladies, who’ve done this is it worth the extra $$$ or should I just to suck it up and wear a pair of ill-fitting, non-designer jeans for the next six months? I love to look put together and the jeans that I got from the Gap are OK but don’t flatter my body as nicely as the designer pair that I bought. My mind says to return those jeans and spend the money on other things like baby goods (I could get a crib for $200, right?!). I can buy a pair of designer jeans after I give birth to pat myself on the back for a job well done!
The feedback on cloth diapering was so positive that I’m convinced that it is a path that we will take. I found a local cloth diapering store that offers classes for $20 a person. I’m going to attend and learn as much as I can and start to stock up! I’m so excited. Thank you all for your encouragement and feedback!
Symptoms: Slowly but surely the first trimester symptoms are lessening and going away but are being replaced by some new ones: constipation, insomnia (thanks for your tips)
Food aversions: Poultry and other meats remain high on the aversion list
Food cravings: A new one is candy – I was given a a Now and Later and for some reason I need to find more but no store sells them here – agh!
Mama’s physical changes: Nothing new but a more noticeable belly bump
Next milestone: OB appointment on February 21 (week 16); I can’t wait to feel Roo move inside me!