Don’t get me wrong, I am tired, but once it stopped being extremely humid and hot, I began to feel better. Even coworkers have noticed that I am not walking around the office as slowly as before. It’s nice to not feel as exhausted as I did this summer. Here are some other things I have noticed this month:
Nausea: This is the not so fun side! I am getting nauseous again and that is very upsetting. I was hoping I was over that after the first trimester. I still have not thrown up but it is still not a great feeling. It doesn’t occur all day, it just comes out of nowhere and mainly at night.
Skin/Physical changes: I found that I have gotten a few small moles on the top of my back. This has never happened to me before and I don’t have many moles to begin with so this one was strange for me. Also, I am breaking out on my cheeks this time. My nose appears bigger to me but that could just be me thinking that. I mentioned before that I did not get the Linea Negra this time, well that has changed. It showed up a few weeks ago but it is not as dark as last time.
Carpel tunnel: This has to be the most annoying one for me. I am on a computer all day and the joints in my fingers just ache all day. They feel tight and I am constantly opening and closing my hands to try to loosen them up.
Swollen ankles: My ankles are swollen and I haven’t worn heels very often this pregnancy which is very unusual for me. The good news is I have become used to walking flat footed now. Since I was always in heels, I would always get cramps right away if I wore flats.
Baby movement: My appetite is not as big as I was expecting it to be and I have gained 22 pounds to date. My belly is tight and I can see the baby move from one side to the other. It is so interesting to watch since I didn’t feel this much last time. I can actually feel a body part poking out at me. I am loving it and I am always trying to get Chloè to feel my belly so she can enjoy it too. She is still not quite sure of everything going on though.
I can’t believe that this little girl will be here in a month or so. I’m excited and nervous. I remember how exhausted I was in those first few weeks and I am trying to get myself ready for that again. Currently I am going through all of our closets and reorganizing and redecorating. There is still so much to do. I still need to pack my hospital bag! I know it will all be completed but there just seems like a never ending list of things to get accomplished!
Thank you for reading,