So, I’ve decided that I better start combining my weekly pregnancy update posts or I am never going to get caught up to the present week! Beginning on the next update post, I am going to start sharing my weeks two at a time. The goal is to share week 9, 10 & 11, and 12 & 13 during this week and to share 15 & 16 and 17 & 18 next week. Then, the following week I will be all caught up. Whooh! I guess that’s what happens when you don’t share your pregnancy announcement until later down the road. I will be back tomorrow with an Easter weekend recap, but for now here is my pregnancy post for Week 9:
Not much of a bump happening yet!
This week has been quite a whirlwind! Work was crazy busy and Tim was in Atlanta for most of it on business, so needless to say I have been taking advantage of being alone and napping as much as possible after work. Thankfully, I have a long weekend ahead to look forward to with President’s Day being on Monday. I am also excited to spend Valentine’s Day weekend with my love! We have plans for a fancy dinner Saturday (02/14) night so it should be a great time.
My pregnancy symptoms actually relinquished a bit this week, so it was nice to feel a little more normal as week 9 began. The nausea relaxed a little and I had more energy from Sunday-Wednesday afternoon, but by Wednesday evening I was exhausted and in bed by 8:00pm. Thursday was the first time I really felt nauseous that week, but it was weird since it didn’t start until lunch time when before I had been struggling with nausea from the time I woke up until lunch time.
This week my face really began breaking out like crazy. I had some trouble with blemishes as a teenager, but haven’t had many issues since I was about 20 years old. The blemishes seem to be on my cheeks and cheekbones, which is really strange because if I ever had trouble it would be along my T-Zone or on my chin. I am trying to just go with it and remind myself that my hormones are changing like crazy. I am still cleansing and moisturizing as I’ve always done so I am hoping it all just kind of balances out on its own.
I am still having certain food aversions, but they seem to be less intense this week. I was even able to add my beloved oat bran back into my breakfast rotation (for a day – better than nothing) so I am sure my body was happy to have a little healthy break from the pop tarts and bagels I’ve been eating lately!
- Pasta with marinara sauce and garlic bread
- Italian Dressing on Romaine Lettuce (I am still not quite ready for mixed, leafy greens)
- Anything with tomatoes (Tomato Juice, Marinara sauce (see above), Minestrone Soup)
- Buttered Bread
- Parmesan Cheese (Does anyone else think I should just go to Italy for the rest of the first trimester??)
- Gummy Candy
- Coffee, Hot Water and Hot Tea (the usual’s)
- Yogurt and Milk
- Fruit… Every fruit just seems to taste so sour to me 🙁
- Ice Cream (I know…)
- Peanut Butter