this past weekend i officially entered the third trimester. i keep telling people this, like i should deserve some recognition or something, but i guess i'm just excited to reach the last "big" milestone of pregnancy. i'd been looking forward to this because now i feel like we're getting close to actually having the baby, but so far the 3rd just feels a lot like the 1st.
this morning i had to sit down while blow-drying my hair. that is a habit i adopted back when i was in my 24/7 nausea phase, which usually was followed by sitting down next to our hallway mirror to gag down some cereal and put on my makeup before crawling out the door to work. mornings were hard during the 1st tri, and my usual activities seemed to wear me out. i even had to sit down in the shower a few times because it was just so. much. work. around week 15 my energy levels started picking back up and -- miracle of miracles! -- i could actually stand up again while putting on my mascara!
sadly, not anymore. this morning it was back to sitting down. i've also spent a great deal of time trying not to throw up over the past few days, which is odd because i thought THAT WAS OVER.
let's be clear: i have not actually thrown up during this pregnancy. i chalk this up to a strong stomach and a severe aversion to said activity [it's been years since i actually got sick...maybe i've trained myself away from it?]. b likes to tell people this, usually coupled with an air of "so she's never really gotten that sick while pregnant." WRONG. this could not be more wrong. just because i'm not physically barfing doesn't mean i don't want to, or that i don't feel just as awful. nausea is no fun, my friends. and now it's back with a vengeance. along with headaches and going to bed before 10 p.m. every night.
i guess the only big difference i've got going on between now and the 1st tri is that i have a giant stomach and can feel / see the little guy moving around all day long. that is definitely my favorite part of being pregnant. so i guess i can hang in there for the 11 weeks i have left. :)
oh, and just fyi, i woke up to 3 inches of snow this morning. did you think spring was here? nope, it's not.