Sunday, May 20, 2012
Pregnancy Weeks 13-16
F ya second trimester! I love you! Things have been going really well in the land of pregnancy. I feel like I have entered that happy time some pregnant women love. For one I am actually looking pregnant. I feel like people are no longer looking at me and asking themselves "Is she fat or is she pregnant?". Secondly, I feel really good with the exception of a few aches and pains from my expanding belly and hips. The biggest symptom I am having in hunger! I am always hungry. It has been interesting to say the least. I have been counting calories and watching what I put in my mouth since I was 16 so letting go of that is actually liberating. I have been very careful to make sure it is not all the cookies and brownies that I have been craving. I try to save those for the end of the day as a treat to myself and the babe. The strangest craving for me has been meat. Before I was pregnant I was only eating chicken and fish a few times a week. Now I want red meat every day. I am just going with it. To me it just means my body needs protein. I'll take the red meat back out when I am not pregnant. Over the past week I have been feeling the babe move. It is a strange feeling and I was skeptical at first but really I don't know what else it could be. It almost feels like flutters or something poking at your insides. I am excited for Bradley to start feeling the baby kick from the outside. He has been the best partner in this I could have asked for. He talks to my belly, makes me snacks, and is so forgiving of my up and down moods. He also likes to tell everyone that I am pregnant. It is so fun to see him so excited. I am still thinking girl but now I am only 80% sure. There is just this inkling in the back that it is a boy. We find out next month so as long as it is not a dinosaur we are good.