Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Preggo Probs

This post is going to be like first world problems, but for pregnant women. Specifically pregnant Sarah problems and  I'll call them "preggo probs"  (thanks for the name Bijal!) in an effort to seem hip and cool when I'm so not.

I have a set of 24 stairs (I count stairs in my head whenever I use them. This is totally normal.) to go up to get to my desk. Before pregnancy, I'd bounce up these stairs no problem, and be able to carry on a conversation while doing so.  Now? I sound like a blown horse by the time I get to the top and yet somehow I can manage to do an entire hour long Zumba class without sounding that way.

No idea how that works but screw stairs. Seriously. I hate them right now.

Mysterious Craving of Mystery
I briefly mentioned this in my four month pregnancy post, but I felt that this needed a more in depth description. The cycle of mysterious craving of mystery goes like this:

Get home from work, starving but not quite ravening. Open fridge, stare at contents. Be generally disgusted by thought of eating any of the refrigerator inhabitants. Open freezer, stare at contents, continue to be disgusted by thought of eating anything. Repeat process with pantry. Give up, go upstairs and flop dramatically onto the love seat in the office, bemoaning the lack of food in the house. Go through list of dinners that I could make with Eric, proclaiming I want none of them. Wander back downstairs 20 minutes later, find something marginally palatable but generally unsatisfying.

Side Sleeping
My pregnancy research indicates that sleeping on your left side is best for the baby because it maximizes blood flow to the Peanut. Great. Okay. From personal experience, I know that I hate sleeping on my side and especially my left side.  (Very) Early on, I purchased a Snoogle Mini from Amazon to help with hip alignment. It's pretty snuggly and it fits me fairly well. It's not making me overheat yet, but that might change the more pregnant I get. 

Despite all that, sometimes I just can't get comfortable on my left side and so I have to flip over in bed. Normally this is not a big to do. With a pregnancy pillow? It's on par with a Broadway production. First one must extricate the hooked pillow part from between ones thighs, then decide whether to go over the body or under the body with the whole pillow. I have found that neither method stops me from puffing up the covers to the dismay of my bed companion. I only anticipate this becoming even more difficult. I may have to just be rolled over by said bed companion.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Growing Peanut: 4 months

I think I'm going to stick with monthly Peanut updates because week to week gets tedious. And I know none of you care what fruit the baby is supposed to resemble now. P.S. BabyCenter, you could actually pick something accurate instead of saying it's the size of an avocado and 3.5oz. No avocado that size is 3.5 oz.  And I would know since I love avocados. I wrote a whole post dedicated to them and all that jazz.

And honestly, I'm not finding enough change on a weekly time frame that warrants me spending precious time writing the post. Sleeping is more important than blogging. Now, without further ado, let us get onto my most favoritest of favorite (I'm not sure if that's dripping with enough sarcasm, you'll have to tell me) part of this post: the selfie!
Teeny tiny little bump @ 16w4d
I was going to start a chart of body statistics but eh, whatever.  Right now I'm at the top end (oops?) of my weight range (144.8) but I'm not concerned. I'm sure it'll even out in the end. It's not like I'm going crazy and stuffing my face full of food.

I had my second prenatal appointment exactly a week ago and it went well. So well, in fact, that I don't have much to say about it. Peanut's got a good strong heartbeat which the nurse found right away and all my lab results from the first appointment were normal. My next appointment will consist of the anatomy ultrasound and a regular appointment. If Peanut cooperates, we'll be able to find out whether Peanut is a he or a she. If you want to guess the sex, you can leave a comment down below. There's no prize for getting it right though!

Body Changes
In the first trimester update, I mentioned my nausea had mostly left and that still stands. Occasionally, I'll have a day where my body just decides to be nauseated and it's exhausting but it's so infrequent that I don't mind it as much. My most frequent (and strangest symptom) right now is a complete lack of appetite. I'll have days where I'm not nauseous but no food appeals to me even though physically I feel hungry. I'm a slave to the mysterious craving of mystery that I would really like to stop being so damn mysterious. It's bizarre and frustrating at times and it's totally the reason behind why I'm not stuffing my face full of food.