Sunday, September 4, 2011
Diet and Exercise: I managed 3 days on the treadmill this week, and would have done 4, but I had a really bad allergy attack one morning and ended up sleeping in instead of getting up and working out. 2 of those days I ran 2.5 miles and walked another mile, and the third I walked 2.5 miles on a really steep incline. We also did a lot of walking yesterday (Ethan Allen, the mall) so I feel pretty good, despite eating my body weight on Saturday night. Other than Saturday, I did pretty well eating healthy this week.
Not only the nightmares, but also some really bad allergies. As I mentioned above, I had an allergy attack early Friday morning that kept me up for about an hour blowing my nose. I've noticed they're much worse, much earlier than they were last season. I am taking Zyrtec, and I'd hate to know how I'd feel without it!
Today I was mentioning to Brian that this is the first week I've really felt like something different is going on in my abdomen. Before, the uterus was still small enough that it was all contained in there behind my pelvis; now it's starting to pop out a bit. I noticed on Monday that I'm no longer able to comfortably lean across to the passenger side of the car. I also definitely know my belly is there when I bend over or twist around to grab something. I've just become very much more aware that things are changing. I get pains in my abdomen more often, and it really feels like my intestines are shifting around. And they really don't like it! All of this is completely normal, I just didn't really expect to feel it for another couple of weeks.
On the plus side, my skin is really clearing up. Second trimester is when the placenta starts doing the lion's share of the pregnancy maintenance, so the hormones that I've been producing in my hypothalamus, anterior pituitary, and ovaries are winding down some. That clears up the raging acne I've had!