I spent the weekend with friends, which was really nice and I really enjoyed myself! It’s so nice to be around friends and just laugh and share stories. My socializing has slightly scaled down because most of the time I’d rather be lazy around the house, be a couch potato and mindlessly watch Netflix or scroll through social media. But mostly because my energy level isn’t quite the same. If I could, I’d sleep all day! 🙂 #truestory
I’ve been getting lots of sleep this week – napping after work for a couple hours or going to bed at 8pm! It’s been helping a lot with how my work day goes especially with a project deadline. Not that I had to stay late at work or anything but working long hours (+8 hours) just tires me out a lot.
Because I work in front of a computer, I really have to make an effort to get up off my chair and walk a couple rounds around the office throughout the day. Sometimes with a project deadline and trying to avoid staying too late/long in the office makes it challenging to remember to take that break. It’s a really bad idea for me to not go for my walk though coz my belly just gets so unbelievably uncomfortable, I get so stress, my body tenses and it’s hard to relax. I just get so frustrated with the discomfort that I have to really make the effort to try to relax and it just feels so impossible to do when you’re already feeling so many different things. I have pop up reminders set up on my computer for when I need to get up from my desk but a lot of times I just click snooze/ignore it when I have to get things done. I’ve already experienced a couple of uncomfortable, almost painful belly aches that I know I don’t want to experience another.
One of my good friends has generously donated her maternity pants to me last week and I started wearing them & O.M.G.!! I love them so very much! They are soo very comfortable! I didn’t realize I’ve been suffocating my legs like bratwurst sausages for a couple months! My poor legs didn’t know any better and they were suffering in lululemon tights/leggings. I don’t know why I forced myself to wear them when they started getting uncomfortable. I knew they weren’t meant for maternity wear but I thought they’d be good enough. I knew it worked for some women during their pregnancy but unfortunately I’m not one of them.
One of the best things this week is feeling the baby move! I’ve been feeling all sorts of fluttering for a couple weeks now but this week has been the most movements I’ve felt. It’s been doing all sorts of sommersaults, jumping jacks and boogeying in there! It’s like there’s a big party in my uterus! with the umbilical cord as a party streamer? =P It’s an amazing feeling! & I absolutely love it! I’ve noticed the most movements happen after I eat a granny smith apple & a caesar salad…. the salad one is a strange one. I wonder if the baby is telling me they’ll be a vegetarian in the future?? I’m very excited to feel the baby move more as they get bigger and the space starts to get a little tight each day/weeks to come.
I can’t believe we’re a week past the halfway mark & that’s it’s already March!!! Only a few more weeks til the 3rd trimester comes. I can remember looking at my calendar when the new year came and it felt like I still had a long way to go but now it’s starting to feel like it’s slowly creeping up. Wow! It’s amazing how time flies! In the next few weeks, I’m hoping to slowly get the baby’s room set up & by set up, I mean I need to organize and tidy some of the things that are in there right now. This isn’t really the fun part but it’s something that needs to get done before the fun part begins….