taken 2 days ago
After my pregnancy complaining post from a few weeks ago, I think I'm finally experiencing what all of my weekly updates refer to as the "glorious 2nd trimester." Not that I feel awesome and fabulous every day, but mostly I can eat "normally" and I can still exercise the same (except laying in prone position--that doesn't last very long, but at least that's easily modified by all-fours exercises).
Speaking of "normal" eating, I qualify that with I can't believe how many packages of Ramen Noodles I've eaten in the past few months! Holy Smokes. I crave that stuff for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. I've also eaten more saltine crackers in the past few months than I probably did in the past ten years or so.
I've also allowed a few more fast foods into my diet, but honestly I still regret that gross Whopper meal from Burger King (great reminder why I never go there--yuck!) and the super disappointing KFC meal. What happened to you delicious fried chicken? Thankfully Arby's Roast Beef sandwiches are still appetizing. Subway and Jimmy Johns are still sometimes crave-worthy. And bean burritos from Del Taco were surprisingly delicious even during my first trimester.
Anyway, I don't mean to gloat, but unlike the first trimester where I felt like I could check off each and every possible symptom of pregnancy, now I'm wondering if I'll be able to continue to avoid: heartburn, stretch marks, varicose veins, cholasma, swelling, foot growth, oily skin, various intestinal discomforts, etc. Perhaps I still have some fun things to look forward to, but for now, I will enjoy the days when I'm not congested or have a headache and can make it through the night without having to go to the bathroom (some days/nights are better than others). Now if only I can remember not to get up too fast from the couch, maybe then I can avoid the dizzies.
I'm not sure why I'm surprisingly positive in this post--maybe I'm still beaming over the thought of having a little girl, or I'm much more content because I enjoy cooking and baking again--because this week I've been battling a cold which has not been fun, but at at least it didn't hit me as hard as it did Hylan. Thank you prenatal vitamins!
Now it's time to pack on some more pounds because I'm a bit behind in that department (+ 6.5 lbs). Luckily, Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up! Yummy, yum, yum, yum.
Oh yeah, and I've been giving these sweet morsels away to my students and I have yet to indulge myself. What the heck? I'm weird. Time for a S'more, don't ya think?