The weeks have flown by and dragged on at the same time. How is that even possible? I have a feeling that although this change will bring happiness, contentment and meaning to life, there will be a lot more work and exhaustion to go with it. So for now I work hard on enjoying life with just the two of us.
As far as changes to my body there are somethings I welcome and others I have nothing but negative thoughts. My growing bump seems to be comforting knowing that baby is progressing well. Some days however are less than stellar when I feel like I'm totally overweight and look like a bloated pile of dog $*&%. It helps to have a partner that tells you your beautiful because let's be honest who really cares what anybody else thinks about my body besides him?
I've noticed a few cravings such as root beer (strange coming from someone who rarely drinks soda), smore's, and mashed potatoes. Although I've always been a very firm believer in indulging in your cravings at all times as long as you don't over-indulge. I'm not sure about anyone else but I use small bowls like ramekin cups to portion out snacks and indulgences. Most of the time just a small amount is just as satisfying as a large amount.
When I do find the time to write about my pregnancy sometimes it's hard not to be negative about the (very real) downsides of carrying this little babe. That in itself makes me feel bad especially when there are others trying desperately to conceive. This weeks goal is to keep things positive and upbeat. Being grateful for what you do have is key and I don't think it hurts that I've started this week feeling great, more like myself. Hoping all you mamas and soon to be mamas out there are doing good and feeling good! I know this mama is!