I am continually asked how I am feeling. I have said it all along that my pregnancy has been super easy. I hardly had any nausea and have been living as normal as possible, just with a few restrictions and a bigger belly. However, with the weather as hot as it’s been lately, I have not been feeling my best being outside on my feet all day long.
I really have never had a problem with heat; in fact, I prefer it over the cold winter. I suffer from Reynaud’s Syndrome, which makes my fingers + toes go numb in cold weather. Not exactly a comfortable experience from December to February. Although I do get hot in the summer, I am more than happy to sweat my cute little butt off.
Hot weather in pregnancy is a complete different story. I sweat, but not nearly as much as I used to. If I start to get too hot, I feel extremely light headed and have to sit down. The first time I figured this out was actually Easter morning. I was singing with my church choir in a hot robe, in a hot church, with really hot spot light on us. We were standing to sing a song with the orchestra and about halfway through I started to feel really dizzy. As much as I wanted to continue standing with the rest of the choir, I figured it was probably better for me to sit than to pass out on top of a bunch of people.
With it being so nice outside, we have been taking our PE classes outside, which means sun, heat, and humidity… and of course, no place to sit. I have been spending a lot of time in the shade and when I get a chance, sitting on the blacktop. I have a feeling it’s going to be a rough summer – and a pretty difficult fall once school starts back up again. But, I’ll be talking more about summer plans tomorrow…
Week 20 Milestones
Matt told me a week or two ago how he was a little jealous of the fact that I could feel our baby girl moving every once in awhile. I never thought he would actually be jealous of pregnancy, but I do understand being jealous of the bonding experience I get before the baby arrives.
But, all that changed, at least a little, last night. We were laying in bed watching TV and the baby started giving me a couple good kicks. I grabbed Matt’s hand and put in on my belly. Sure enough, she did it again – and he felt it! I think I’m more excited he could feel it than he is! It just solidifies that I actually AM feeling her rolling around in me… it is the coolest experience ever! I smile ear-to-ear every time I feel a little thump in my belly.
Thank goodness my job requires me to wear workout clothes, otherwise I’d need a whole new wardrobe a lot earlier. I do need to start looking for some maternity shorts though… I don’t think my jeans will cut it this summer.
Here’s hoping the second half of pregnancy goes as well as the first!
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