It is a balmy SIX degrees out, people. The high is supposed to be 25. The good news: tomorrow it is SUPPOSED to warm up to 41 and even in the 10-day forecast, it says a hopeful 60 degrees next Tuesday. How wimpy have I become? In Marquette MI where I spent eight long cold years, the temperature is currently -1 and the highs for the 10-day include nothing over 38 with rain/snow mix for like 6 of the 10 days. UGH. Yo, I am glad I live here and not there!
The reason I mention the lengthily weather forecast is that last night I had my first "hot flash" of this pregnancy. I am really basically over morning sickness which was minimal this time. Kevin commented that I was much more 'sensitive' last time - see also the posts from the previous two days. I was sick this time as well, do not get me wrong. Many a meal went in the trash and I ate my fair share of cheese and crackers for breakfast, lunch & dinner. I also did not attempt what I did last time which was to give up actual coffee and I gave up right away on the prenatal vitamin opting for the regular multivitamin. I might test the waters on the prenatal vitamin this weekend to see how it goes.
It seems I have moved on to what I have begun to think of as phase II of my development. I hate trimesters. They drive me batty - I am bad at math and they confuse me and grrr, trimester is an annoying word to me. SO I am in phase II of baby development. Last night I finished reading an actual book - a roar from the crowd - and dragged myself off to bed to watch the end of Project Runway. Suddenly a flush appeared. I was HOT. My face felt like I made an inappropriate comment in mixed company or like someone had slapped me silly. I drank some cold water, NOTHING. HOT. And than one of those throbbing ear pulse (ANNOYING) beating headaches rapidly ensured. And I was HOT. I got ready for bed and laid down. OMG, it was probably minus something last night outside and I laid there in my short sleeved shirt and pajama pants without any covers with the pulsing brain throbbing beat in my ears SWEATING. GAH.
Hot turned into I cannot sleep. I was up at 1:11a and basically tossed and turned for the rest of the night. I contemplated getting up and starting the new book I just bought. I thought about going down to Google stupid topics on the computer. I peed, A LOT. I slept a little. I also decided but did not take action that I needed to get my Snoogle out of storage to sleep with. I could not get comfortable. I do not look "pregnant" yet but I can tell I am getting thicker in the middle and there is some discomfort in my back just like the first time. I woke up unrested but surprising in a good mood so that's a good thing. I just forgot how soon this being up all night while pregnant thing began.
In other news, I purchased the BellaBand online yesterday as well as two new pregnancy related books that I have been dying to get. I hope the BellaBand lives up the hype. I am hoping to get some new pants this weekend or next so I have some clothes to wear. I would like to avoid real maternity wear for a little while longer!
I am excited for the books I bought but I think I need to visit the library this weekend to find some of the others I would like to get - they are in the same vein. This buying pregnancy books thing is expensive but I feel like I will get good use of this book and this book for both kiddos over the next few years! I wished I had been more savvy and found these the first time around!