|(Non-maternity summer dress from Loft)|
In terms of symptoms, I feel great for the most part. My only real complaint is sleep, but that's been a constant since the first trimester. I wake up several times throughout the night and am usually up and ready to go by 6 am. It's really frustrating and I try to take little cat naps whenever I can on the weekend, but during the day I feel like a zombie. A girlfriend over the summer wrote me to ask if everything was okay because I seemed worn out and had an overall lack of energy. At that point, I wasn't telling anyone I was pregnant, so I just tried to blame it on a busy toddler and Z traveling a lot for work, but in reality, it was the not sleeping thing. I really hope that as this pregnancy continues, I'm able to get some rest and finally sleep through the night.
Other than being really tired, I feel great during the day. No food aversions, no back pain, and no nausea. Thank God.
Another big thing that I've been trying to do and have actually been pretty bad at lately is exercise. I have weeks where I go to the gym 3-4 times a week for a Zumba, yoga or pilates class, but recently, I just can't find the time. I try to squeeze in 20 minute walks here and there, but I really want and need to do a better job at staying active.
The one thing that I'm really looking forward to is feeling the babe move. I haven't yet and I keep touching my belly throughout the day hoping that I'll feel something. I would love to have that reassurance that everything is alright and that baby is doing just fine. Really hoping this happens within the next week or two.