PREGNANCY UPDATE: WEEK 17
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Last week was a tough week. Since I'm feeling better, I started being up on my feet more hours each day, and am paying for it with some intense lower right hip pain and a seriously grouchy mood. On the plus side, Evie is growing like a weed! She's now the size of a large pomegranate, and all those bits and pieces my body worked so hard to form in the first trimester are continuing to grow and mature.
WHAT I'M FEELING:
Angry, mostly. I hate that I can't do normal things I could pre-pregnancy, like clean my whole house in an afternoon, without my body going to shambles and paying for it for days, or brush my teeth without throwing up (how counter-productive is that?!). I'm trying to combat it by sitting in the moments where I feel Evelyn flutter and just enjoying the feel of her before she's too big to kick my ribs black and blue.
WHAT I'M CRAVING:
Nothing in particular, which is another source of grouchiness! I don't feel like eating at all, but still have to eat or I get sick. Okay, I do have these instantaneous, weird cravings for different fast foods, but I usually ignore them (but just usually. Sometimes, that one taco from Taco Bell is totally worth it).
WHAT I CAN'T STAND:
Just about everything right now! My boobs are too big. My jeans are too small. My headache that shows up every day at 1:30. Throwing up when I remove my retainer. Throwing up when I blow my nose. Throwing up when I brush my teeth. .... it goes on and on (see? seriously grouchy).
I am loving that I can work out again, but this bump of mine outgrew my workout pants! So I've upgraded to the comfiest pair of maternity Yoga leggings (truth time: I wear them IRL, too) and I found a pair of ankle-length skinny jeans that are maternity from Target that fit like a comfortable glove. I'm definitely crushing on them both right now.
LOOKING FORWARD TO:
My 20 week ultrasound! I know it's still quite a ways away, but I had so many complications during my first trimester that I saw Evie almost every other week for the first 14 weeks! I know she's there and growing (I can see and feel the evidence!) but I miss seeing her wiggle and stretch, and am seriously looking forward to seeing her again.