Starting at the first moments of week 5, I’m beginning to feel a little bit of nausea. I don’t feel like I’m going to throw up – it’s more like a churning in my stomach that comes and goes. Definitely feels a bit like a hangover! I first noticed it on our last day in Jamaica. This day was also full of travel, so it was hard to tell if it was just stale airplane air that was making my stomach fizzy. But I wonder if it is the beginning of morning sickness tip-toeing in.
The rest of the week the nausea is here and there. I put a box of saltines in my cart at the grocery store on Sunday and they have come in handy twice already. What is it about those wonderful buttery crackers that makes sickness subside!? I really could eat sleeve after sleeve. But they aren’t the most natural food on the earth, so I try to stop at 10 or so. Also enjoyed this week was my first taste of mac and cheese!!
I also had a craving for popcorn but after eating half a bag of it burned, almost threw up out of grossness.
A funny thing that happened this week occurred while I was washing an exterior window of my house. All of a sudden I was eating dill in my mind. No so much a juicy dill pickle, but the dried herb. I could almost taste it! This totally caught me by surprise, so I doubt it was my mind trying to be pregnant. There must be something in dill that women need! But you know, ice cream and pizza have sounded soooo good to me all week too! Satisfied both cravings at once on Friday!
The worst moment of the week was when we had leftover lentil soup for dinner [ugh, I can barely stand to type this!]. The soup just never appealed to me, but for the sake of hunger and not wanting to change dinner plans, I ate it. Going down, it was fine, but afterwards, something about those gingered, coriander, garlicky lentils continues to haunt me. I felt nauseous for the rest of the evening, and when I woke up the next morning it was still there. Even accidentally looking at my blog post from that dinner brought it back on strong. I think it was the spices I used more than the lentils themselves, but no more lentils please!
I’m definitely taking it easier with my workouts, although in a dose of warm weather I did go on an excellent run. I ran a 3 mile loop (which felt like a lot) and then ran another 2 to the hospital to pick up Karen in her car from a small procedure. Those last 2 miles did leave me wishing them over, but energy wise, I felt good. I’ve also lightened my weights quite a bit in Body Pump – mostly on squats and back, which are the ones I feel use more of the lower body. Triceps – give ‘em a hard workout any day!
Despite the burst of warm weather, I’m finding I’m cold all the time this week! Cooking in my down coat:
I did have a little bit of brown spotting in the middle of this week. It is ALWAYS scary to see this, but its color and Caitlin’s reassurance that she experienced the same thing and her doctor said it was normal, plus my reading on the topic that so long as it’s not red and heavy, it is very normal gave me a small piece of mind. It was gone in 24 hours and I was very relieved.
Perhaps me snacking on crackers was a hint in this post?
What I could eat more of? Ground beef! Can’t get enough.