This has been a roller-coaster of a week. I felt really great for the first few days, but then was hit with a massive case of the crankies (impatience, mostly) plus a sore throat and runny nose. I'm thinking some coconut chicken soup might be in order.
I've been trying to take as many sub and nanny jobs as I can these days since I wasn't working a whole lot in January and early February. (Hmm, I wonder how I got sick?) I've been giving myself at least one day a week to stay at home and rest/clean/write, but this week I used my free day to meet a friend in Ellicott City. I'm looking forward to taking it easy this weekend and maybe going on a date w/ Andy.
One of the weirdest things I'm experiencing is having long stretches of time where I don't want to eat. My nausea is much better these days, so I don't have to snack all the time. Since I was eating nonstop for a while there, maybe my body is just exhausted? I have to practically force myself to eat during the day, but a raging appetite strikes at night. I've found that if I don't eat something before going to bed then I wake up in the middle of the night feeling nauseous. Don't worry, though — I AM eating.
looking back on week 17...
best meal: baked sweet potato with butter, sour cream, salt and pepper. tastes just like sweet potato fries!
happy moments: spending a day with Laurel, napping after work with my pup and watching Andy talk to the baby
baby moments: I FELT THE BABY MOVE FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS WEEK! I had been sitting on the couch for a while when all of a sudden I felt a popping movement in my belly. It was so incredible! We hear the heartbeat again this afternoon. :)
read about week 16 here