So here I sit, 16 weeks pregnant. Hot damn! Still seems crazy to me. Thank you all for your congrats!
I think I’m going to post weekly (or maybe bi-weekly) updates about my pregnancy journey on here. If this is boring to any of you lovely readers (and I totally understand if it is because a few years ago weekly pregnancy updates would’ve made me want to shoot myself in the head), I promise I won’t be offended if you skip them.
So here goes:
How I’m feeling
So. Effing. Tired. Despite having insomnia this entire pregnancy, I was not really tired my first trimester. Now? Forget about it. I can barely keep my eyes open. I thought the second trimester was supposed to be a time of blissful energy and pregnancy glow? Not so much. The nausea, however, is gone (hooray) and I am joyfully back to eating wasabi peas and siracha sauce. Strangely, though, I have very little appetite. I think that’s because I’ve been making sure to eat every two to three hours, which leads me to another symptom: dizziness. I almost passed out in my work cafeteria last week and ended up stumbling to a table and sitting there with my head down for five minutes. The place was packed and my office is way to cool for school, so I got some interesting looks. It was pretty hilarious, actually. But anyway, after that incident, I decided not to let my blood sugar get low ever again. The other two new symptoms are round ligament pain and shortness of breath. Pretty much walking anywhere makes makes me winded. And climbing the stairs? Whew!
How I look
Excuse the piss-poor photo quality, but here you can see I have the ever-so-slightest of bumps. Yay!
So I guess I should, like, start planning or something?
Until now I’ve been taking this pregnancy strictly day by day. It was really the only way I could deal with the anxiety. But now I’m thinking that it’s time to start looking ahead. There’s going to be a baby in my house in six months, so I should probably start planning for its arrival, right? Here’s where I want to ask for help from you guys. Please recommend any good pregnancy products I might need, products to get for baby, things I should start doing now (looking into daycares?), and ways I can prepare for baby that I might not be thinking about. I don’t know, just anything you think might be helpful for me to think about in the next few months! Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
I did break down and buy some maternity pants recently, and last week I bought my first item for baby–a set of two Phillies pacifiers! Both of these things made me feel like I was taking a step away from anxiety and a step towards joy.