Feeling: I think a terrible headache once a week is a new thing, but I’ll take it over morning sickness! Other than that I’m feeling good. I had my first weird moment where I feel asleep on the couch and snuggled up to the back to find there was some discomfort that kept waking me up. Apparently there’s enough of a bump now and little guy has an opinion about being squished!
Oh my aching back ligaments this week, luckily there are so many awesome resources online and I’m thinking it’s time to start seeing a chiropractor and maybe get a massage too.
Fitness: Arizona is having one of the worst allergy seasons on record, and it is making it so hard to breath during my outdoor runs. I’m trying to enjoy those while I can before it gets too hot, but I’m having to stop and walk a few blocks here and there to blow my nose and catch my breath. It’s so weird, but if I can run up until 6 months along I’m going to be happy. Two more months body- we can do this! I did have a little boy walking to elementary school catch up to me walking for a minute on Monday, and decide he wanted to chat this stranger’s ear off. He filled me in on the content of his metal lunchbox, why he thinks pixie sticks should be called Wonka sticks, and why his latest injury was okay (it didn’t hurt his kicking leg for kickball). It was darling and made me think of the walks I’ll take with my own son someday hearing all about the important things in his little world. This kid couldn’t be older than a second grader, and I’m thankful for the reminder that little boys can love chatting it up too- even with strange women in running gear!
Craving: I was thinking half way through this week how I hadn’t had any and this kid is letting me make more of my own eating decisions, but then an overwhelming craving for vanilla soft serve ice cream came along, and it’s stuck around! I’ve also wanted a lot of granola and milk this week.
My sister-in-law snuck us in for an ultrasound at 15.5 weeks for an early peek at the gender- we had a pretty good idea from the last ultrasound with the doctor three weeks ago, but we wanted to be certain. She confirmed all our hopes and dreams- Whiting Baby #1 is a BOY! We are so thrilled! I wrote a post all about why I think I’m more suited to be a boy mom, and I can’t help but feel overwhelmed and grateful that I get to be!