I’m starting to feel good in this pregnancy for the first time! Up until now it’s been all-day morning sickness, extreme exhaustion, and just a general feeling of BLAH. (In my last pregnancy post I shared all of my misery…) Now I’ve hit the 16-week mark and am feeling better. YAY!
I didn’t want my memories of my entire second pregnancy to be negative, especially when I keep hearing about how happy other pregnant moms are.
I want to share in that happiness! I want to feel good, too! After all, I’m having a baby, a joyful and momentous time in my life – I want to feel joyful about it!
The only thing dampening my mood right now is that I’ve gained more than I’m happy with. Seriously, I’ve been really sick but I couldn’t stop eating! I was picky about what I ate but being sick didn’t stop me from being hungry. I didn’t throw up, either – it all stayed inside me. Healthier for the baby, but I’ve “grown” a bit more than I wanted to. I must not be quite over the edge though because I can still fit in some of my pre-pregnancy pants. But still, I’ve gained in more than just my tummy.
I think what really put the weight on was how much fast food I was eating since I was too tired to cook.
I can keep things more balanced now, and keep my prenatal vitamins down, too – so I think I’m on a healthier track for the rest of my pregnancy. That makes me feel good about myself… at least I have the energy to try to have a healthy pregnancy now!
I’ve also had more energy for exercise and have been walking and working out with my Wii Fit and EA Sports Active More Workouts almost every day. I feel a lot better after I work out so I know it’s a good thing. And I’ve been staying accountable with the Wii Mommies on the forum (they have weekly check-in posts that you can update every day with your progress – it’s great for staying accountable!).
If you are or have been pregnant, did you feel better in your second trimester?