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No Excuses - Pregnancy Update #22

I've come to conclude I've had a very easy pregnancy so far. If you are a mother and you had a difficult pregnancy, I suggest you stop reading now.

I have no excuses for anything. So far (at 23 weeks) pregnancy has not made sick or tired, it has not made my skin crappy, my hair does not appear to be thicker, my nails don't appear to be any healthier, my feet have not been swelling nor have my fingers. I feel fine. I feel like I have no excuses for not being able to do anything, or go anywhere.

The worst parts so far are the random, right nostril nosebleeds, the 2am toss and turns which have since stopped, and more recently the headaches caused by seasonal allergies (which I don't blame on pregnancy, but the weather and climate.) I haven't quite figured out what is going on when I go to the gym, but some aerobic classes that require me to perform a "knee up" move feel funky. It's as if I can feel my uterus in my abdomen. Occassionally my back will hurt, it's usually when I decide to do laundry, garden, move stuff around in the garage, clean the house, cook and watch TV all in one day.

My boobs aren't bigger, my feet are not growing, my stomach doesn't itch. I have yet to crave any food I cannot live without. I can still comfortably sleep on my back and I don't think I have a super sense of smell.

If anything, I complain that I cannot "do things" because I am pregnant -- like go in a hot tub, try mountain (trail) bike riding with my husband, waterslides, rollercoasters, etc.  

I'm sure things will change and evolve as my pregnancy progresses, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed and knocking on wood that nothing major happens.



I went to a waterpark in NC while visiting my brother and I was 7 mos pregnant. I wouldn't recommend it, but you can do it. I even went down the "aggressive ones". ;)

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