I cannot believe I am in week 16 of pregnancy. Every morning I wake up, and I’m so grateful to be pregnant, to have had no complications to date other than the vanished twin. It honestly just feels like a miracle to me every single day that I am pregnant. Fingers crossed that things will continue to progress smoothly.
A few things I’ve noticed about myself since getting pregnant:
*Stretch marks around both hips
*Rapidly growing nails and hair
*Sensitivity to and sometimes total disgust of certain fish smells, both raw and cooked
*Near immediate bloating when drinking some carbonated drinks, like kombucha
*Sensitive and increasingly heavy-feeling breasts (which are obviously growing)
Food cravings to date:
*Matzo ball soup, egg salad, bagels (this must be the inner converted Jew in me since I’ve lived in New York for 13 years now)
*Rice noodles, especially the flat ones… or really noodles of all types; beef chow fun/gan chao niu he especially
*BREAD, especially sourdough — the Bourke Street Bakery special for Father’s Day, the bacon, garlic confit, and sage sourdough REALLY hit the spot
*GRAPEFRUIT — this is probably the most refreshing fruit I’ve had during pregnancy, the one where my mouth literally waters every time I have a bite. Interestingly enough, it’s been far more satisfying to eat a grapefruit anytime this period vs. a mango, which is supposed to be my favorite fruit… I feel like I’ve almost cheated on mangoes with just this feeling.