This week the baby and I traveled out of the country! We swam in a pirate’s cave together and snorkeled with schools of fish. We’re in JAMAICA!!! Other than horribly painful breasts and a few twinges here and there, I’m feeling really great. Energy is good – swimming in the ocean is fun!
Matt and I are eating well.
We’ve been discussing the science of pregnancy quite a bit, as both of us are science nerds and it seems for the time being we prefer to talk about placentas and hormones over nursery colors or names Matt has been so sweet to me all week – I think he’s really starting to imagine the tiny baby growing inside as his future child. He’s started putting his hand on my stomach when we fall asleep <3
I read A Panic Free Pregnancy on the plane and at the resort. Great book! It really helped me sort through the wives’ tales and research to collect my thoughts. As a result, I avoided the hot tubs all week except for putting my feet and legs in a few times I also drank about dozen different virgin drinks, although I had a few sips of Matt’s to taste and felt OK with that.
Dr. Broder feels very strongly that women should be as active as they feel comfortable during pregnancy (after all, our ancestors might have had to run from tigers and their babies survived or we wouldn’t be here!). Last week I felt like my normal exercises were too much, but since I’m feeling so good this week I’ve added workouts back. I went for two (very short) runs on the jogging track, took a spin class, did a lifting routine and lots of walks. It feels really good to be active again! I’m definitely working out at a lower intensity – even when I run. Something deep inside of me (the baby, perhaps!?) just feels nervous about getting that out-of-breath-dripping-in-sweet feeling I used to love. My runs have probably decreased to 9-9:30 minute miles and anything that involves too much shaking is out of the question. But sweating again and doing more than just walking felt really really good.
Matt and I have been sleeping 9-10 hours a night. I have no idea if this is pregnancy related or if we’re both just in vacation mode, but I rarely sleep more than 8.5, so I’m going to assume this is pregnancy! All I can say is that I feel well rested and not too fatigued. Unless you count going to bed at 9:30 as fatigue!
I never knew virgin drinks could be so good! It is a little sad having to say no to the wine, the Red Stripe and the hundreds of mixed drinks people around me are sipping. But on the bright side, I felt great every morning and have avoided headaches and hangovers. And it is fun to tell people we were expecting – even though saying I was 4.5 weeks along was a little embarrassing.
I didn’t take any 4/5 week photos, but luckily I was in my suit all week! So I’ll let these count –
Not much of a bump yet
Did you notice this blog comment in response to this photo:
“There must be a Great Harvest bun in the oven because you are glowing”
HOW DID SHE KNOW!?!