Well this week has been fairly uneventful. I’ve had very low energy for the most part, probably because I won’t be starting my high protein diet until grocery day (Monday) and I got a headache on Thursday which is still going strong….more than 48 hours later.
How far along: 23 weeks,4 days
Weight gained:0 pounds. That is my morning weight. I’ve had no appetite and lots of nausea during this headache but I seem to have a three to four pound increase in water weight throughout the day. Each morning it’s the same though. I’m not obsessively weighing myself but this week I felt sick and wasn’t eating much and worried a few times. How much does a gallon of water weigh? I don’t know but I drink at least that much each day.
Baby Size: 12 inches long and over a pound! He’s a strong little sucker. He stretches out quite often and it is a very weird sensation….his head pushing hard on my left side and feet just above my right hip bone. He did this during the sonogram and I thought it looked funny but the bigger he gets the more I notice it. Avery didn’t do that at all.
Cravings: None what so ever. I haven’t felt good at all so food doesn’t exactly sound good. I’ve eaten weird things like pickles on bread with ranch because nothing else sounded good, not because I craved it.
Aversions: Meat…I honestly don’t think this has anything to do with pregnancy. I just don’t like meat. haha. Coffee has become a problem again.
Physical: I have had a pretty rough week with nausea, headache and lack of sleep due to soreness. I’m really hoping that changing my diet again will improve how I’m doing.
Emotional: Definitely have felt a few moments of mild despair related to my long headache and raising a toddler at the same time. I just don’t want to be a bad mom when I feel completely out of commission.
At the same time, this past week or so I have found myself more in-tune with my pregnancy which is welcome because of how disconnected I’ve been in comparison to Avery’s.
I am feeling this boy constantly. He’s kicking and spinning, giving me heartburn!
He’s riding higher than Avery did….notice how the bump pops up over my belly button? Avery was all low but Eli rides a bit higher which explains the earlier heartburn. I didn’t get any heartburn with Avery until around week 30. Very interesting!
These are the subtle differences between my pregnancies. Very similar otherwise.
So that’s the update for this week. I’m still suffering from a headache and nausea. I was nearly incapacitated the entire morning but went to run errands alone for a bit and felt much better afterwards with some sun exposure and distraction. Hopefully this headache goes away soon!