I have discussed some of the more annoying aspects of pregnancy, such as the nausea and fatigue. There are also good symptoms to this pregnancy.
First, I am eating so much healthier and drinking all of the recommended daily water. The healthy habits I am forming are not by choice, but by force of a nauseous belly. I don't care. I needed a nice kick in the pants to get me on a healthy path. That is not to say that I won't start craving fatty stuff in the second trimester, but I will at least be in the habit of reaching for fruits and veggies.
Second, the upside to all of the fatigue is that I fall asleep even quicker than I used to. I used to fall asleep in no time, now I am asleep before even I know it. And the sleep is that good, deep sleep. I may require an extra nap in the afternoon eve so, but my solid nights of sleep have been very nice.
Another side effect is that, while my belly has not yet started to grow to a noticeable size, I actually have obtained some glorious weight in my chest area. I am not very well endowed in that region usually, so that is kind of nice. There are a couple of tops that I fill out a lot better now. :)
Right now I am also enjoying longer and stronger nails. My hair is also growing faster. I think that is a definite plus too, since my nails usually break horribly and my hair grows very slowly. I would like to let my hair grow long through this process. We'll see how long I can leave it alone.
The good Juju is probably the best part of this journey. As I have said before, he support has been overwhelming. It is so neat to have someone just look at me and reaffirm that I am doing a wonderful thing. I joke and tell them that it feels more tiring than wonderful, but it does mean a lot. This is especially true when I am feeling particularly awful. It just serves to remind me why I am doing this.
I have a date with my husband tonight, so I had better get dressed. I just wanted to take a few minutes to discuss the positive aspects of this pregnancy. Other than the fact that I don't have to bring two newborns home when it is all over. :)