Tuesday, December 7, 2010


In the past few weeks I have gone from super nauseous to not really feeling pregnant. Not that I'm complaining in any way, but things have changed. My stomach has settled pretty well, not throwing fits in between meals anymore. Which means I can finally get through the day without needing to run to the bathroom. Peeing has slowed down as well, just the occasional trip here and there. The morning wake up call is still going strong though.

Now having been in the sun for a few days and being prone to dry flaky skin, I expected some issues. However, my skin has never looked like this. This morning I woke up to scales basically peeling off my body. And I don't mean peeling sun burned skin, I'm talking big dry flakes. Gross, I know. This kid is literally sucking the moisture from my body, as if I had any to give up. No matter how much lotion or baby oil I rub on, a couple hours later, I'm back to flaking.

Exhaustion has been pretty calm. I no longer need afternoon naps. Although I sleep for about 10-12 hours a night. In bed by 9, up at 7 or 8. (Although I made an exception for the Pats last night.) No real food cravings yet, thank goodness. However I have felt the need for chips more often than usual. I'm praying that this child does not change my food habits. I'm hoping since they have been drastically altered for the last 8 months, it will keep the cravings at bay.

I feel like I am just starting to really accept the thought that I'm pregnant. Because I am still cautious knowing that things can change at a moments notice, I'm afraid to truly embrace it. I feel like I'm holding my breath which won't stop until probably January and the 12 week mark. But for now, I wait for reality to set in.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you are feeling better! Don't worry, your shock with soon be replaced with the reality that you are pregnant and it will be a fantastic feeling! But I understand your caution at this early stage. Great game last night, glad I stayed up too. : )