Although my muscles are taking a bit of time to recover their strength I feel very healthy.
I’m eating more fruit and raw vegetables than ever and my body isn’t much interested in processed foods and refined carbs.
I feel somehow this abstinence and rest period has cleansed my body and now I’m on a much healthier path than I was before.
I can tell my baby is growing faster now after my illness. My body is definitely making sure I provide all the nutrients it needs.
My belly has grown all of a sudden. Of course, I ate very little for a few weeks and the last couple of weeks I’m eating almost constantly. I’m very aware that most of the weight gain is going to Tres and my belly gets on the way much more than it ever did. I understand, of course, that each day it’s bigger but since my appetite is back my belly is growing faster than my realization of this fact making me miscalculate my size bending down, bending over, or trying to do things where I have to calculate my growing size.
I’ve tried to avoid scans as much as possible and a quick one on week 12 is the only test I’ve had done. However, after thinking about it for several days I’m going to have one, just to check Tres is all right after suffering such a debilitating illness.
I believe he is. I can feel him strong and healthy but I just want to know. Little do we know about this virus and how it affects pregnancy and I’m looking for some reassurance, especially when I intend to free birth, my baby.
I’m sleeping quite well at present. Some nights I get up for a quick wee as the space for my bladder to distend is getting more and more reduced. My body doesn’t waste a chance to get food in and most of the nights, although my intention is to quickly run to the toilet and come back to bed my body sends me downstairs to get some food in before I do that.
Bananas are becoming my best friends this pregnancy. They’re healthy and filling and help me go through the rest of the night until breakfast time.
As I’m also quite sleepy when I wake up to empty my bladder, sometimes I try to ignore my hunger and go back to bed as I believe my need for sleep is bigger than my need for food. Well, it is not. My belly will make it quite obvious which one of both physiological needs is more important to fulfill in each moment. I’ve surrendered to the fact that although I’m very sleepy and willing to run back to bed to carry on sleeping, the best thing to do when I wake up in the middle of the night is: toilet, banana, and back to sleep. I think I’ll take a banana to my bedside tonight to avoid the journey to the kitchen!