Week 18: Feeling Strangely Normal

I feel strangely… normal, today. No bloating. My belly is not showing as much as it did a few days ago (bloating probably contributed to how big my belly looks day by day). Nausea hasn’t been happening for a while now, which is fantastic. My lower back pains definitely gone, for now. I actually feel almost, not pregnant! Is there something wrong??
Deep down I know I’m just having a good, pain-free day and I am thankful for this. After all, they say the 2nd trimester is the best time for the pregnancy and we are supposed to feel the happiest and the liveliest. I suppose that equates to feeling “normal”. Every woman also goes through pregnancy differently and there is no concrete symptom that every woman should face at any stage of the pregnancy… so if I feel like I am showing less today, that’s probably because I’ve been showing more other days because I was bloated! I am not a skinny person, so naturally I don’t expect to really show until much later.
Here are some basic stats so far:
  • Baby Movements? None
  • Cravings? Nothing out of the ordinary. Although I do find eating veggies extremely difficult as I do not find them tasty / appealing AT ALL. In saying that, I seem to prefer leafy greens e.g. bok choy and salad greens over more solid “colorful” veggies e.g. carrot, capsicum, etc. I also have a nasty craving for unhealthy food – deep fried goodness. As I said, nothing out of the ordinary – I have always liked fried foods and looks like I’m not the least bit turned off by greasy goodness just because I’m pregnant. Occasionally I feel like having something sweet e.g. cake / desserts a lot more than usual. I also have a strange want for watermelons. And I seem to like eating pasta more than I did before. But basically, nothing unusual!
  • Physical Activity? I have been very, very naughty and not exercising enough. I should walk more often and maybe take up swimming. Or a Pilates class. Anything. Something. Need to work on this, argh!!
  • Energy Levels? Not much energy at all. I find grocery shopping tiring, and pushing the trolley and carrying bags of groceries usually results in a sore back. I also find vacuuming / mopping tedious. I take afternoon naps whenever I can (on weekends). I find it extremely difficult to get out of bed in time every morning…
  • Sleeping Patterns? I have officially switched sides with hubby due to the recommended sleeping on the left side is better for the bub, bla bla bla. So now I have gotten used to sleeping on the left side of the bed and I get good night sleeps so far which is great 🙂
Well that was a boring post… :p

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