I've realized I must have a fairly selective memory. The last week or two I figured I must feel worse than I did when I was pregnant with L. I looked back through the pregnancy journal I kept then and realized it's very possible I felt worse then. But it's hard to say. Some of my symptoms are the same and some are not.
The plus side: I haven't thrown up yet this pregnancy. All my efforts to regularly choke down protein seem be helping.
Unfortunately, the protein drinks that helped me so much when I was pregnant with L. make me gag. Consequently, I've been sticking to almonds, eggs, cheese, cottage cheese, avocado, watermelon (obviously not protein but it makes me feel better), chicken tacos, and salt and pepper Kettle chips. While I craved eggs in the early weeks, I'm barely choking them down now. But they make me feel better. So it goes.
I'm anxiously awaiting the day when I wake up and food tastes good again.
And I'm trying to look at the bright side: First, I'm pregnant! Yay! I really want to be pregnant and I know this phase will pass. Second, my belly is growing. Three, I love when L talks about the baby in my belly. She says she has a baby in her belly too.
Random pregnancy symptoms I could do without: nausea (obviously), headaches (and feeling like my blood is rushing in my ears like I stood up too fast), and gagging on my toothbrush.
And nursing while pregnant has been an adventure so far. But that deserves a whole post of it's own...
This post is part of Seasonal Celebration Sunday.