Week 8 : Changes

Posted by on Aug 27, 2012 in Bump Blog | 0 comments

Week 8 : Changes

Apart from the bewilderment of choosing an Obstetrician, there are the changes in my body!

When I first found out I was with baby, I was feeling fairly ‘blah’ with my body.  Even as much as I was making a concerted effort to choose healthy options, it didn’t seem to make a difference.  That is, until I found out that I was with baby.  It made a lot more sense.

For us women, the thing most of us are concerned with is our physical appearance.  Especially being a yoga teacher, I felt I ‘had to’ look the part.  I think for the most part, I was, but now being with baby, there’s no way to move the ‘fat’ feeling, as my body begins to get ready to board another being.  It did ‘help’ that I lost my appetite!  In a time when I thought I would be eating more, my desire for food contracted.  I have heard of friends saying that they ‘lose’ weight in their first trimester due to morning sickness and / or nausea, and not being able to keep anything down.

I have also begun to notice my hair seems thinner!  My face is breaking out!  I itch all over my body, as though there are ants swarming all over!  I have aches, so much so that I have trouble getting a comfortable sleeping position (and I normally ease into sleep effortlessly)!  I am generally feeling ill at ease in my body :(.

What happened to my ‘glow’?!  What happened to my ‘excitement’?!  I feel like a black sheep of pregnancy :(.

On the plus side, gratefully, so far, no morning sickness.  Actually, apart from ‘feeling’ fat (or more bloated), I think I’m healthier than ever!  I’m eating less, and what I am eating, I’m wishing for healthy options, and I seem to have booted my coffee habit, which I had been trying to do so for a while.  I’ve just lost the desire for coffee – it tastes disgusting, and certainly, there has been no alcohol (but this is fine – by some Drs and not by some (!) – if you fancy some).

As for the choice of delivery options – Obstetricians, hospitals – I’ve opted to take my time, and unmask what truly is the span of my options.  I’ll decide when I’m ready!  In the same vein, I’ve also decided stuff with the ‘dos’ & ‘don’ts’!  Well, at least, the majority of them.  I’ve noticed my body is telling me what is right for ME, even when I wasn’t aware, so I’m paying more attention to what baby is telling me!  More on this in a later blog.

My saving graces have still been the Bach Herbal Remedies, continuing to teach, and exercising.

Having said all of the above, I am grateful to be with baby.  Especially being at a point in the pregnancy where people don’t normally communicate their news, I feel like I’m carrying a cherished secret … and I am :).


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