How is everyone feeling so far?
I know I'm towards the end of the January, and I'm starting to feel a little better. Bloating has gone down a bunch and this morning I was down to 182 lbs. I think that is only about 2 lbs over what I was pre-pregnancy...only an estimate though as I don't know how much I weighed before. I think at some point in the last few months I weighed myself and was around 178lbs so I guess I'm not doing bad.
The only thing that's bothering me right now, is my mouth. My mouth is watering constantly (causing a little nausea) and I have the most horrible taste ever that won't go away! Everyone says it's supposed to be metallic, but that's not what I've got. I have a taste almost like I haven't brushed my teeth in days combined with the feeling that I've slept with my mouth open so it's like really bad morning breath/taste. I tried brushing my tongue but that didn't help. Chewing gum helps for a bit but I'm getting sick of chewing gum (my jaw actually hurts from chewing it so much). Eating also helps for a bit but it comes back within a few minutes of when I finish eating.
As for a belly, I've got a permanent little bump of fat that I can't suck in anymore. It's that wonderful bit of fat below the belly button but above the pubic bone. Before pregnancy I could hide it/suck it in/wear higher pants so it didn't show, but now it hurts if I try to bind it with clothing so I have to leave that area loose. It doesn't look like a baby belly and I know it's just all my insides being pushed upwards by my uterus, but not the uterus itself....