Dare I say that my morning sickness has backed off by about 10%? I had 3 mornings this week that I was able to get out of bed without the assistance of zofran to quell the nausea. I made it partway through the day before feeling really awful. It’s progress!! 🙂 

I also have been able to stomach more than a few bites at a time the last few days. This is evidenced by my 1lb gain. I’m still not able to drink much at a time and mostly I can’t drink plain water. I have at least 1 cup of iced Morning Wellness tea per day. Powerade is now completely off the menu, in fact, I can hardly even talk about it. 🤢 I still stick to mostly bland and carby foods but lastnight I ate a small salad and it actually went over quite well! I have been eating a lot of sautéed veggies and especially zucchini. Soft veggies with butter seem to go over better than raw stuff. Potatoes and rice and popcorn are safe. Stuff like chili sounds good but doesn’t hit my stomach well. 

I keep forgetting to mention that I have been a very faithful coffee drinker every morning for quite some time, until this pregnancy. Around 4-5 weeks, coffee became unpalatable. Usually if I skip my morning coffee, I get a massive headache that is only relieved by caffeine. So I anticipated I’d have a bad week of headaches from quitting my morning coffee. But they never came! I guess my body knew it didn’t need/want caffeine right now. I’m pretty thankful for that! 

I don’t feel as tired this week as I was previously. I notice that I’m waking up earlier and making it through the day without feeling like I need a nap. It’s also nice that I’ve been able to increase my activity level a bit. I really want to get back to exercising but I’m anxious to have another ultrasound first to see if the sch is going away yet. I have no idea when my dr will do one though. They can’t even get me in for my first ob appointment until mid-feb and I doubt that will include an ultrasound. So I’m kind of just flying solo for now. 😂 Every few days when I want some reassurance, I pull out the doppler. I’ve used it far less this pregnancy than any of my previous pregnancies. I think it is mostly thanks to how incredibly busy I am and how fast time flies now that I have so many small people to fill my day with. 

I wish I was better at taking belly pics this time! I just realized today that it was already time for an update again and I wanted to take a pic for it. But unfortunately our pipes froze last night with the terrible cold we have currently in our state and I can’t take a shower! I look a mess. Anyone who knows me well knows that I take a shower every single day/morning without fail and I absolutely do not go anywhere without my shower. Therefore, no picture today. 🤣 A few days ago my belly was looking absolutely ridiculously huge. I was so very very uncomfortably bloated. Today it has went back to looking about the same as last week. I bought a pair of maternity jeggings and hopefully I’ll be able to find a pair of jeans at the outlet my friend told me about. My jeans are working with the belly band but it just feels gross. I hate that pressure feeling on my belly. My shirts are still fine for now. Mostly I just want warm weather to get here so I can wear maxi dresses!! ❤️❤️❤️ And so I can go outside! 

Dear God, I’m so very thankful for the nausea not being as intense this week. Please continue to watch over the baby and keep it healthy and safe. Guide us safely though this pregnancy. In Jesus’name, amen.