Baby's size: Kumquat (other sites say prune).
Next appointment: May 4.
Total weight gain: 6 lbs. So, up another 3 lbs. from last week. I honestly don't understand, because I've been even MORE conscious of what I'm eating. And I've been less hungry, too. Really hoping this turns out to be "Agony is on too many artificial hormones and so is packing on the water" weight.
Exercise: I am off restrictions! But Dr. Smiles was clear about me being "intelligent" about what I do, so I'm still not lifting anything over 10 lbs., and if I'm carrying anything I won't take the stairs at work (but will if I'm not carrying stuff). I just want to get out of the first trimester and then I can think about adding in some walking.
Sleep: I've been averaging about 8.5 hours a night. Pre-pregnancy, I was a solid 7 a night girl. There was one night I wanted to go to bed at like 8:30, but was afraid I'd get up in the middle of the night and mess up my whole schedule. In other words, I'm flipping TIRED.
Food cravings: Milk. I know that's technically a beverage and not a food, but I've been drinking at least one glass of milk a day.
Food aversions: None this week, though I've definitely not been eating salty/crunchy stuff like I typically do. Just haven't wanted it.
Symptoms: Pretty much the same. Barely any nausea, intermittent heartburn, vivid dreams. My boobs swing wildly from hurting so badly I want to cry to nothing at all, when I can mush them in my hand and don't feel a thing. I'm getting used to not having typical preggo symptoms.
What I'm loving: My anxiety level, which has been remarkably lower lately. I still get anxious the night before an ultrasound, but for the most part, I've been able to feel a little more normal.
What I'm not loving: The scale. I saw Quirky yesterday and we talked a lot about body image issues and food issues and weight issues. Her point was that if I'm eating mostly healthfully but having a peanut butter cup here and there (her words, not mine, though I do love me some PB cups), then I shouldn't be panicky. She said, "If you're eating 40 peanut butter cups in one sitting, then you have a problem." So I am trying not to freak out, especially since I know my body is very sensitive to the hormones and if the placenta is starting to produce estrogen and I'm still on estrace 3x/day, that could totally pack on fake weight that will hopefully start to come off once I'm off the meds. (Can you tell I think about this stuff a LOT?)
What I'm looking forward to: Graduation! Monday is my last appointment at Posh Clinic, and even though I love Dr. Smiles and his staff, the hour-long drives up and back have been wearing on me. Also: Supposed to get the MaterniT21 test drawn on Monday (though OB forgot to put my DX codes on the lab order, so GRUMBLE).
Best moment this week: That delicious little wave Jellybean gave us on Monday. I can't stop thinking about it. It was just the cutest thing.