I’m on the last day of my 34th week of pregnancy. And I’m happy to see the days ticking away!
This week can be characterized in one word: EXHAUSTION
I have had little to no motivation to do anything, but of course my calendar was pretty full most days. So the days I had little to nothing to do, that’s exactly what I did: little to nothing! Which makes me feel lazy, but I keep reminding myself that my body needs this rest right now.
Exhaustion and Fatigue. I find myself napping a little less than I used to, but I still just want to lie on the couch all day long!
A bit of nausea. I think this is related to my stomach getting even more squished though. I find if I eat too much (which is more than a sandwich), I get nauseated. And if I’m not hungry but craving something – if I give in and eat, I regret it!
Thirst – I’ve been pretty thirsty lately – but it has been warmer in NC this past week, so I’m guessing that is playing a big part in my thirst.
Hot Flashes – I’ve always, always been the cold one! But now I’m sweating like a pig if the temperature outside is above 50. Everyone in Charlotte seemed to love the high 60s we’ve had this past week. But not me!!
Ever since my glucose test, I’ve been craving sweets: blueberry muffins, cake (though I haven’t given in to that one yet), chocolate chip cookies and brownies. As the weather was warmer – I really wanted a brownie sundae, but I didn’t give in. It’s February and I feel it’s wrong to buy ice cream in February.
Other strong cravings: Orange Juice and Doritos (not together though!)
Aversions: I still don’t really like just a plain piece of chicken placed in front of me, but I begrudgingly eat it. It has paid off though as my iron levels have been excellent!
Sleep: Not bad. I wake up a few times a night to go to the bathroom and a few more times to switch sides I’m sleeping on, but not too many nights where I can’t fall asleep. I read for at least 30 minutes before turning in which really helps.
Feeling: Over pregnancy! I feel a little guilty saying it but I’m so ready to have my body back! I want to be able to sleep in any position I want to, eat or drink whatever I want to, take some ibuprofen when I have a headache. These are such tiny little things in the grand scheme of things, I know, and the payoff is definitely worth what I’m giving up, but it’s still what I’m feeling.