We are actually 16.5 weeks now, but who’s counting?
Here’s a quick update on how Baby Ingle is trucking along!
I’ve felt pretty good this week, knock on wood. I still get a little nauseous if my stomach gets empty or close to empty, so I’m trying to keep food around at all times! I can tell my energy is coming back little by little as well, since things have been easier in the afternoons at work and I’ve been taking much longer walks at night. Such a relief! We took a long walk Tuesday night, and a short and sweet walk last night, just to move around a little bit. Tuesday night, Truckee only made it 1.8 miles before I dropped her off at the house and got her (and I) some water. Then I headed back out alone and walked another mile. It was SO hot, and combined with our hilly neighborhood, I was actually pretty tired when I got in!
As far as cravings and aversions go, still mostly the same. Craving mexican food, pizza, and all the carbs, and still not wanting anything to do with vegetables, specifically anything green. I’m going to need that to change soon! I’ve also had a few more cravings for something sweet like fro-yo, and a few times recently I’ve wanted chicken and mashed potatoes. I’m currently loving iced tea as well, but not sweet tea, which is a total reversal for me. Tea has been so refreshing lately, and makes for a good change up from drinking water 24/7. So far it’s the only real caffeine I’ve had this entire pregnancy, so I’m still being cautious about only having one glass at a time, even though I’d gladly drink the entire pitcher! Oh! Side note – Adam let me have a few sips of his Dr.Pepper the other night and oh. my. goodness. Sweet nectar of the gods. Such a tease.
My first round of maternity clothes were purchased, and I ordered just a few basic tee’s and tanks from old navy, a pair of jeans (still need to try them on!), and a pair of denim shorts from Target. It’s a start, and a lot of my normal clothes are still fitting for the most part, with the help of a Belly Band my sister in law mailed me! Talk about a lifesaver! That thing is pure genius and makes me regular jeans WAY more comfortable!
I think that about wraps it up! This week hasn’t been a major update week, and I don’t feel like there was too too much growth either. I think right now my main struggle honestly is eating enough calories throughout the day, especially the “extra” ones I’m supposed to be consuming. Even though I’m hungry all the time, my stomach still will only let me eat small portions at a time, otherwise it just makes me feel sick. So, this weekend’s and next week’s goal is to space my meals out throughout the day, and try to eat 5 or 6 smaller meals, instead of trying to eat just a bigger lunch or dinner. We’ll see how it goes! I imagine once I pass the 20 week mark and baby REALLY starts growing, my appetite will come back full force!
Thanks for following along!
If you are one of the 948573 bloggers that are also currently pregnant, how’s it going?! If not, are you racing this weekend? It’s like prime 5K season here!