I’m over a week late in getting this up – I blame it on the holidays!
Most of you probably don’t know me well, but I am normally a happy, pretty easy-going person. This week my hormones took over and I was the pregnant kind of crazy. For two days I couldn’t say two nice things to my husband (Sorry J!!), every tiny situation I blew into a huge situation. No one could do anything right, everyone was an idiot and if it wasn’t on my time schedule I was mad. I get I’m not painting myself in the most lovely picture – but this week I was far from lovely!
I could feel bubbles boiling and I knew I was being rude but I couldn’t stop myself! After two days of this I was driving myself crazy and decided on the daily mantra of “I am bigger than my hormones”. I choose to be happy! As simple as that sounds, it worked and my hormones climbed back into their tiny hole and I went about my day normal, content, happy Caroline.
On other news…
Josh started reading Baby books that I had picked up from the Library. It’s funny to me the more informed you are on different issues, the more of a voice you feel you have. I am so grateful that J cares enough to read the books and wants to be involved, but suddenly he started suggesting I cut back on my sugar intake, asks about my iron intake and asks how much protein i’m getting! All stuff I have been very aware of up until now, but it’s funny having J watch what I eat so carefully and start making comments. I guess it is good to have a second set of eyes and motivation during this whole process – what do you think?
… All I’m saying is don’t take away my dessert 🙂
Our week ended with a (very) quick trip to Dallas. We had originally planned on making it a fun road trip to Dallas for a wedding, and then drive on to Austin and spend a few nights. With the ice storms and bad weather… and 15 hour drive ahead of us we chickened out, and ended up buying flights 2 days before the wedding. This meant 1. we had really early flights at 8 am and 2. my pregnant self, who has gotten use to 10 hours of sleep a night, was not happy with the 5 hours each night we got.
I spent Friday and Saturday with a headache that I couldn’t shake. That has been the one consistent symptom – headaches.
Size of Baby E: Naval Orange
Best moment of the week: Although our trip to Dallas was quick, we got to spend time with my uncle and aunt and favorite second cousin for a few days, in addition to see my good friend get married looking absolutely stunning in her dress! The trip was definitely worth it!
Obsessions/Cravings? This week i’ve been obsessed with feeling my stomach. I don’t yet have a true baby bump that the world can see, but I can tell its starting to push out and it amazes me to feel as it grows.
What I’m most looking forward to this week: My Birthday! I like birthdays – I believe in birthday weeks instead of just days. Mine tends to get lost in the Christmas Crazy, our week is filled with christmas parties and such – but I do what I can 🙂
What I miss the most: I still don’t feel my energy has fully recovered. I still crash usually by 9 pm – gone are the late night movies.
Symptoms: I seem to be developing insomnia a bit – at least a mini case. My sleep is incredibly restless and im having a hard time going to sleep, or if I wake up during the night going back to sleep.