Well, the last two weeks have been busy for me, hence the hiatus from blogging. I have been out of town the past three weekends, all for family events. Thankfully, there is a 3-week break until our next trip – allowing for some much-needed downtime on the weekends.
Anyway, since my last post, there have been some changes, which I’m slowly getting used to.
- nausea – Yes, I’m finally getting those pregnancy symptoms, and it’s not too fun. My stomach hurts after every meal, no matter what or when I eat. At first pretzels and gum helped, but now I just have to sit through it. I’ve read that the growing fetus cramps all the space, affecting digestive processes. I can attest that this is true!
- headaches – Another not-so-fun symptom. I’m thinking this also has to do with staying hydrated, so I’m trying to drink more water instead of just popping Tylenol. But I can only deal with a pounding head for so long.
- clothes – Virtually none of my clothes fit properly. I cannot zip up a dress that fit fine two weeks ago! Talk about a quick change! It’s not so much a growing belly, but a growing chest… I’ll just leave it at that 🙂
- self-image – Related to clothes not fitting and physical changes, I’m having to adjust to seeing my body in a new way. I am blessed to have a life growing inside of me, which means that there are some aspects of my appearance that I just don’t have control over anymore. I’m slowly embracing this fact and all the changes I see in the mirror. But I can’t promise that I won’t whine over it a little more…
Anyone have any clever ways of how to deal with all these changes??