Pregnancy Blog 2: Eight Weeks Along

Just hitting the morning sickness phase.  This time around, I seem to have a nasty aversion to everything in the onion family, especially chives.  It kind of stinks because I have all of these beautiful herbs coming up in my garden and no interest in using them at all.  No headaches with the morning sickness this time.  I have to credit the yoga.  I’ve been practicing much more in the first trimester than I did the last time…

I’m sure a lot of that had to do with everything being so new last time.  I was trying to listen to my body and my body said I was tired all of the time.  In the mornings, I’d feel the worst, so I’d skip the 9 am class and try to nap instead or take a walk.  All that did for me, I think, was stew all of the progesterone in my system.  I was exhausted all of the time and only able to make it through 2-3 classes per week.

With this pregnancy, I feel crappy in the mornings still, but I have childcare, so I can’t afford to miss class regardless of how I feel.  And I always feel better after class.  This pregnancy, I’ve been able to take 5-6 classes a week.  My diet is much more expanded this time, too.  I’m not turned off by all vegetables, so I’m still eating pretty well.  Pretty well.

It’s definitely harder still to teach.  I don’t feel like I need to sit down all of the time like I did in the first trimester with Bella, but I just don’t have as much breath to talk the whole ninety minutes.  I find myself taking little pauses to take a deeeep inhale to keep rattling on.  Sometimes I just don’t feel like I have the wind to sing after class.

Other than that, feeling good, feeling healthy, if a little slower than usual.  We met with the midwives at the Coastal Family Birthing Center this week.  It’s a BEAUTIFUL spot.  Out in Stratham, next to a horse farm, big, open, comfortable.  I’m excited (if all goes well) to be not delivering in a hospital this time.  Each room has a double bed, too, so Jaylon and I can get in bed together with the new peanut comfortably.

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