Japan · Life · Pregnancy

8 weeks 2 days…

No doctor’s appointment this week.  I’ll start at the hospital a week from today with a whole shitload of blood tests.  Yay?

Anyway, I went to work at Company H yesterday for the last time until mid-March.  It was exhausting.  I have to tell them about the pregnancy, but I don’t know when is a good time.  I want to wait until after 12 weeks, but I don’t know if I can do that and legally leave my job from April.  I thought I had to give two month’s notice, but I don’t think I did that at my last job.  I’ll still have freelance work which will provide me with pocket money (or taxi money these days).  Fortunately, freelance tops out at 2 hours a day (as opposed to 5 at Company H).  And my freelance work has decreased a bit because Gurio has been getting freelance work done through another company.  Normally I’d be annoyed, but it’s nice to not have to work every day (especially because I’m preggo).  One of my clients asked me if I could work weekends, because suddenly weekdays have become too busy.  I told her no.  I don’t work on weekends.  Maybe it’s okay for Mamoru but not for me.  Plus, with freelance I have the luxury of deciding my own schedule.

In other news I’ve started to feel a bit better.  Nausea comes in waves (forcing me to sit down immediately like this morning) rather than it being an all day event.  I am eating more, but I still have aversions (to foods but smells are really bothering me these days).  I still basically only want to eat fruit all day.  This weird baby.  I got a flu shot on Sunday (better late than never I guess) and the flu has mostly left the building.  I still have a slight cough but it lessens day by day.  It is, however, particularly horrible if I have to go outside (increased coughing spurned by cold weather).  It’s still arctic out there, and I am so over winter like 5 weeks ago.  Yesterday, of course, it was about 32°F (0°C) with a wind chill that made it feel like it was in the 20s (below zero C).  This is unacceptable.  Winter needs to GTFO.  Today the weather is much the same with a high of 36°F (2°C).  What the actual fuck?  How do people even live through winter?  Fortunately, the arctic chill has made a perfectly good excuse as to why my coworkers have seen me on the train and not coming by bicycle.  I cannot wait for this awful season to be over.

In other pregnancy news my belly is massive.  Some women have said it could be bloat, but I told Mamoru I am terrified that I’m going to be a whale (and be subsequently shamed by Japanese doctors).  They have already mentioned that the baby is measuring big.  I’m hoping there’s a twin in there who’s just so shy that he hides whenever the ultrasound comes poking around.  It’s probably not the case though.  Anyway, I put the maximum recommended weight gain for my BMI into my Fitbit and I’m going to try to stay with that range.  I don’t know if I can do it but I’m going to try my best.  Fortunately, being on a low carb diet for so long taught me how to eat better, and I generally have no desire to eat bread or rice any more and I know how to pack on the protein which is important for preggos.

That’s all for this princess today.  I have a busy day of lying in bed watching TV planned and it’s past noon, so I really need to get started on that.  I hope you’re well and staying warm.

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