Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Here's to Health and All That Change

Okay, it has been over a month since my last post and I figure it is time to continue the documentation.  Right now I am at 19 weeks and growing.  I am no longer feeling nauseous, or experiencing heartburn and my energy levels are MUCH better than they were those first few months.  Hurray for that!  What am I feeling?  I am still feeling fairly exhausted, experiencing frequent headaches and generally unmotivated. Ack!  I felt like something needed to be done, so I went to an acupuncturist.  That was a new experience for me.  At a certain point during the session, laying on the table with a bunch of tiny needles stuck in various points of my body,  I began to wonder what the heck I had gotten myself into, doubting it was doing anything. Then came a bunch of anxiety and pent-up yuckiness.  At that point I felt like I should get up and run out of her office but decided to breathe through it instead and you know what happened?  Relief flooded my body and I could begin to feel things flow as they should.  At the end of my session I felt like I could float away.  Eventually I came back into my body and felt better in balance with myself.  My headache was gone and I feel as though my energy level is growing.  I have another session next week with her as she continues to work on getting my energy levels back to normal.

I started to feel lil baby taps a couple weeks ago!  They are slowly growing in strength and are being felt more frequently.  Brings comfort to my mama brain that everything is progressing in a healthy fashion.  Speaking of mama brain, seems that all that blood flowing brings on this serious amnesia at moments.  I will be talking to someone and completely forget words that I know existed in my vocabulary before.  I'm really bad with remembering names, forgetting what I was saying and what I was doing.

On the productive side of things, I have the crib and changing table setup, and super soft bamboo shag rug in the nursery.  Now the research begins on a crib mattress.  I'm trying to be very conscious on what I am putting in our home these days.  The "Healthy Child Healthy World" by Christopher Gavigan has been a resourceful book in helping me make informed choices.  There are so many toxins that you can easily bring into your home that can cause health problems down the road.  Unfortunately it seems the safe stuff costs so much more.  I guess you do what you can and know that you are saving money in the long run to prevent against future healthcare bills.  You can also save some money if you make your own cleaning products, breastfeed, use cloth diapers and make your own baby food.  Those are all healthier choices for the bebe.

Hopefully in a couple of days I will take some more pictures and post for all to see my growing belly.  For now, I feel like I have rambled enough.