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.