Tuesday, 29 January 2008
random notes from 14 weeks
• i had my first ultrasound two weeks ago... utterly mind blowing. i don't know what i was expecting, maybe just a bit of a blob on a screen but this was a full on baby, kicking, moving, proportional, fingers, little feet, the whole bit. and only 7cm tall at the time. amazing. amazing. so clichéd but i couldn't stop the tears running from the corners of my eyes.
• my body temperature seems to have increased dramatically. i, the one who is perpetually chilled, always reaching for a cardigan, turning the air conditioner off at work, now find myself blinking and unaware when people around me mention that they are cold. the down side of this is, of course, that the hot days feel REALLY hot and i find myself having to have quite cool showers, even when i want them a bit warmer, otherwise i start to feel like i might pass out. having things go a bit dark with a head full of conditioner and a body covered in suds, then facing a shaky recovery sitting on the bath mat at 8am, is quite alarming and something i'm trying to avoid happening again.
• craving bread, toast... my body doesn't like bread... it causes problems, which is a problem 'cause some days there is nothing else i want but plain old toast and butter, then subway for lunch and falafel wraps for dinner. too much bread.
• still tired. still tired. bedtime might forever be 9:30pm.