Farewell, first trimester! Thank you for not being too difficult or overstaying your welcome.
And yes, that is red-brown hair!! I went back to Richmond for a short weekend for my friend Lis’ baby shower. While we were together, she helped me dye my hair 1) because I really like this color, 2) I wanted a change, and 3) to surprise Hubby, who does like me in reddish hair. 🙂 Mission accomplished!
How far along? 13 weeks, 5 days
How big is Baby? Roughly 3 inches and 1 ounce; about the size of a pea pod.
Baby developments: He/She now has fingerprints! 🙂
Maternity clothes: I’m in the awkward in-between stage – too small for maternity clothes, but my regular jeans and T-shirts are getting a bit tight. I’ve discovered loose sweaters are my friends! Fortunately, I can still fit into all my normal workout clothes.
Movement: I’ve started feeling little flutters here and there, but only occasionally.
Food cravings: Salads! Thank goodness, I can finally eat my leafy veggies without having to hide them! 🙂 And a good cheeseburger with pickles.
Food aversions: Funny enough, pizza! I think I got pizza’d out last week, but that’s the last thing I want on my plate right now. I’m still not a huge fan of chicken, but I can tolerate small servings.
Sleep: It’s taken a lot longer than expected for me to recover from my early flight back from Virginia to Columbus last Sunday. Since then, I’ve run 3 miles and attended a Barre3 class – and am passed out in bed by 10pm! While this may seem late for the early birds reading this, for me to be asleep close to 10pm is a miracle – I’ve been unable to get to sleep before 11:30pm for at least the last 6 months!
Mood: I’m really trying to focus on waiting on the Lord for patience. The last two days up here in Ohio have been rainy and gloomy, which makes for a very depressed and low-patience Caty. Especially when Little Man decides to scream “No!” and “I don’t want to!” at everything I tell him to do. But, I’m trying to stay positive and use the boys’ nap time to breathe and recover!
What I miss the most: Being able to have a mid-afternoon caffeine pick-me-up!
What I’m looking forward to right now: A girl’s getaway with my Virginia BRF (best running friend) in November!
Total weight gain: Still right around 3-4 pounds. I’ll take that!
How do/did you handle fatigue when pregnant?