How far along: 16 Weeks
Baby is the size of a: Avocado. Can I tell you something hysterical about this. Two people have asked me what size it is. When I’ve told them, they’ve asked what sort of avocado I mean. I know it’s super ethnocentric, but generally, I feel that the apps are referring to like general Hass, non-organic avocado.
Due date: Sept 3rd, 2016
Total weight gain: I’m thinking just over that 5-7lb range. Generally, I have stayed off the scale, but have been great about food. Lots of green things. Lots and lots of soluble fiber. And lots of snacking.
Sleep: Sleep is great. Again, I am getting up in the early morning, now when it’s still dark to go to the bathroom.
Best moment this week: I went to DC to see some friends over the weekend. Started great, ended somewhat disastrously. More on that later. But I love DC, and I really hope that we can move up here in the next few years.
Food cravings: I had a really bad-for-you breakfast on Friday. An egg and cheese biscuit and hash browns as I was leaving for DC. It was delicious, but as soon as I ate it, I was like k, I’m done with that.
Food aversions: Still red meat. Not sure that will change.
Symptoms: I’m actually still struggling with the headaches and some fatigue. When I was driving up here on Friday, I actually had to call Austin and pull over for a little while because I was afraid that I was going to fall asleep driving. I got word last week from my new ob that I’m actually suffering from some issues with my thyroid and I started medication for that at the end of of last week. I also am going to see my nutritionist who I started seeing even before I got pregnant for some words of wisdom on this. When I wasn’t pregnant, I’d simply rely heavily on more espresso, but when you’re growing an avocado, you have to find healthier ways to cope.
Looking forward to: Being productive this week. I’m hoping for a little less fatigue and less falling into bed at the end of the night and more maybe doing things that aren’t crossed of the to-do list at the end of the day.
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