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Early pregnancy
Mommy love
granthamtia
When I found out I was pregnant with Thayana - and even before that - I began to eat whatever I wanted. I gained five to ten pounds just within the two months surrounding conception. I didn't care because I was already 20 pounds below what I was when Tariah was conceived, so I wouldn't gain that much right?

I think my final pregnancy weight before Thayana was born was within five pounds of where I was at when Riah was born. I don't want to gain 40 pounds! I started at about 140, and I am still within three pounds of that, but it's driving me nuts that I already feel I can't control my appetite. I want to eat ALL THE TIME. And I'm only five weeks along! Right now, cheese and peanut butter seem to be the cravings, and I have huge packages of havarti and pepper jack in the fridge in addition to low-fat string cheese, jalapeno cheddar bagels, and chocolate peanut butter balls. BAD idea! I'm trying to be careful, but when my body only wants one thing, it's hard to not give in. I only need about 300 extra calories per day right now, so that's about 28 points. I'm thinking that would be the best way to look at it - stay within that number. Or stay close, at least. :-)

My only other symptoms are that I am becoming increasingly tired, I pee all the time, and sneeze constantly. At work, I rush to the bathroom two to three times in the couple hours that I am there. Can't wait to see what happens in the next week - NOT! I know that next week brings on the nausea. Yay. I am worried because my wedding season becomes heavy again in October, but I will be in my second trimester at that point. So perhaps the fatigue and nausea will lessen at that point, and I will make it through. But getting all my work done in the next couple of weeks? I have no idea how I will do it. I have two weddings, two small sessions, and an album that have to be finished in the next three weeks. Yikes.

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