Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Week 13: Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Weight: 132 pounds
Symptoms: gas, bloating, indigestion, bleeding gums, acne (mainly on forehead), food aversions

Well, I didn’t vomit at all until week 12, and even that wasn’t attributed to morning sickness. At the very end of my first trimester, I came down with a nasty stomach virus. It started on Easter night, and it lasted for about 3 days. I had to take the whole week off from work to recuperate. To make matters worse, Joey was out of town for the worst part of it (he was helping his dad, who had knee-replacement surgery), and I couldn’t really take care of myself. I lost some weight, but I seem to have gained it back in a hurry!

So now I’m officially in my second trimester. I’m just starting to show a tiny bit. I’ve bought some maternity pants (too big, though), and some maternity shirts. Oh, and a Belly Band waist expander and a couple of Bella Bands.

Food aversions are still a problem, but I think the extreme sensitivity to smell is starting to ease up a bit. I’m really surprised I didn’t have one bout of real morning sickness at all. I did, however, have frighteningly bad diarrhea, so I wasn’t completely off the hook.

I just turned 35 two days ago. This will be the best year yet, I’m sure.