13 weeks has flown by! Likely because I spent most of it in San Diego with my mind on Great Harvest instead of the ticking clock. I used to wake up each morning and study my stomach, feel around for my uterus and see if anything had happened overnight. These days I feel like I’m getting used to the fact that I have a permanent curve to my thick midsection that doesn’t really go back in!
I’ve had so many opportunities to overeat this month, and I’ve taken advantage of all of them. Every night at Convention I went to bed stuffed and uncomfortably full. This is not a side effect of pregnancy – this is a side effect of overeating!
It’s still hard to gauge how much of my thickness is related to my rising uterus and how much is just poor diet for 3 months. I’m sure it’s a combination, and I feel my best in the mornings. I’m hoping when I get back to Cville that now that my appetite is somewhat back to normal I’ll be able to get back into a real food + healthy groove.
Pushin’ it out and suckin’ it in
Despite all the overeating, I don’t seem to have gained a totally unreasonable amount of weight, so it’s no reason to get upset. Just a reason to be a bit more mindful of what is really hunger that needs satisfying with good food and what is just me being a foodie who loves to eat.
I have cut back on my medicine cocktail to once a day in the morning. This seems to be working fine, and my taste for most foods is nearly back to normal. I skipped the dose altogether for the second time during convention and found the familiar feeling of gagginess in the back of my throat. This is how I described it on KERF –
I also didn’t take my morning sickness medicine and felt fine all day until dinnertime when foods just started seeming gaggy again. So weird how it comes on. I wasn’t really nauseous and didn’t have trouble eating, but some foods I just didn’t want to swallow. Chewing would have been fine – it was the swallowing that was off. The point of sickness was almost like a pressure point in my throat that didn’t want to be pushed by certain foods. That’s the best way I can describe it!
So for now, I’m going to go one more week with my medicines. I’ve taken them for so long that there’s no use suffering if I know how to prevent it.