Written week of Dec 21, 2014.
Week 8 was a super exciting week! Not only did we have our first OB GYN appointment, but we also got to break the news to the families. It was a real treat seeing the excitement on their faces! Though I’m still sleeping a lot, I started to feel a bit more normal too.
First Doc Appt: Everything happened so fast! Both David and I were very nervous/anxious and wanted to make sure all was okay. Once we were finally ushered in for the ultrasound, they quickly had me strip down, put the device you-know-where, and there baby was! It was kind of surreal. There was a little munchkin that looked like a bean with a little flutter (the heartbeat) inside me. David got teary-eyed for about the third time that month. The doctor was pretty happy that we could easily locate the heartbeat and everything looked good. From what I had read this is a good sign at 8 weeks and it relieved the anxiety I had. And proved there really IS something in there! We cracked up that they labeled the little bean (blob) “BABY”.
Symptoms: Fatigue is a little better and I am starting to feel normal again. I even did my first morning (aka before-work) workout in quite awhile. But I still took a nap on the days I didn’t work, since I was off work a lot for the Christmas holidays. David must be having some pregnancy sympathy since he was napping too! Yes, that’s me napping under a pillow during all the noise that was going on at Christmas time.
Cravings: Strawberry cream cheese & bagels (thanks David for the grocery run) and burgers have been good (not together!). My hunger has been insane lately. Even after pizza with family at Grimaldi’s, I woke up at 2 AM and needed a bowl of cereal with milk. Mmmm, cereal and milk. Eggs are good too – lots of eggs. Fave breakfast of the week was steel cut oats & berries and a big glass of milk. All the berries!
Aversions: sadly, dark chocolate still. Hummus, spinach or anything super spicy does not seem appealing either.
Workouts: I did okay this week, but was a little less than motivated since the weather was cold and we were with family for the holidays. But I still managed something each day plus a rest day – I ran a couple times, swam once and did strength/core. I’m looking forward to getting my motivation back [hopefully] and being more active un upcoming weeks!