I’m sitting here at 21 weeks trying to figure out if I have gas or if it is baby boy dancing in my belly. Looking back at my journal entries, I am happy to be feeling normal again. I have my motivation and appetite back, and I am able to exercise again. Working hard everyday to grow baby boy!
March 7, 2018
Today, I am officially “6 weeks” pregnant, but I want to tell you about week 5. Prior to this week, I was feeling completely normal. Then came the “nothing really tastes good” and “I can’t figure out how to pack for lunch” syndrome. I habitually have a salad each day I am at work. I include vegetables in nearly all of my meals. This week, I had Mcdonald’s sausage burrito’s twice for breakfast and realized that morning sickness is not limited to the morning. Salads are not my friend. I am literally nauseous before and after every meal, even though eating makes it better, I think. My stomach is constantly feeling hungry. I’m worried about staying hydrated because I usually drink tons of water, and the water at home isn’t tasting good. Bottled water is not tasting good. I made my husband go out to Sonic to get me and iced water with lemon, but that was gross too. I am stressed about all the sugar I am consuming from the ginger ale. The carbonation was helping, but now it isn’t. We have a case of La Croix that I immediately went out to buy, but that makes me sick too. Yes, I have already thrown up several times, and no, it doesn’t really feel better afterwards.
I did take a spin class this week, and I am trying to distract myself with walks and exercising in hopes that it will make me feel normal again. I think emotionally, I am having a hard time coming to terms that this is okay, because I am used to feeling good, and right now, I feel sick.
Still loving you, Baby Tsai. Just not loving the nausea. Oh, and I cut my hair this week! 13 inches gone for donation!