As you can see from the title, heartburn is my newly emerged pregnancy symptom of the week. It's not bad yet, and it doesn't last more than a few minutes so far. Hopefully it won't get too much worse. The strange thing is, I can't figure out anything that triggers it. I might get it when I'm hungry, or after I've eaten, and it doesn't depend on what type of food I have just eaten either.
We ended up spending five nights at my in-laws, what a long week! It was nice not having to cook for several days (except for a few little things I cooked for Svara), but it was really nice getting back home as well. I actually managed to do quite a bit of paper quilling while I was there. It felt good getting some creating done and not being too tired to do it. One of my nieces, who is 9 years old, came over every afternoon to play with Svara, which she of course enjoyed! We will probably be going again to their place in a few weeks when Naren goes on his yearly fishing trip. It'll be a bit more difficult for me, since Naren won't be there to take me out of the house in the evenings. It is a small house and can get quite "cooped up" feeling. Also I sometimes get tired of listening to Indian tv shows in the background. But oh well, I figure it's better to be staying with them when Naren is gone just in CASE something happens and I need to go to the doctor. Better safe than sorry. And hopefully I'll get a lot more paper quilling done!
I definitely have an increase in energy this week, which is great. Still not up to pre-pregnancy levels, but compared to the first trimester I'm feeling great! I'm back to washing most of the dishes; I'm sure Naren will again take that over when I get bigger and my tummy feels uncomfortable against the sink.
My hunger is definitely still on the rise. I eat like every hour or two. I can't eat a lot at once, so maybe that's why I have to eat so often. We went out to eat at three restaurants this week, which is a record. It was nice, though. When we were at my in-laws' house Naren and I went out to eat by ourselves one evening, a mini date. We went to a vegetarian Chinese restaurant. Then when we came back here we were so tired from traveling that we went out for pizza one night. Then a couple days ago we went out to a North Indian restaurant. Indian restaurants are extremely prevalent here, but it's almost all South Indian food. Some of the more "fancy" Indian restaurants serve more North Indian food. I was really craving some paneer dishes, so it was off to a North Indian restaurant! We found out they have a branch right by the hospital that we go to, so now I know what I will be sending Naren to get me after I give birth haha!
I think nesting is starting to kick in a bit here and there as well. This morning I was planning on making some homemade veggie burgers and buns for supper tonight. But when I stepped into the kitchen I just couldn't stand the state of my kitchen floor. I tried sweeping, but that didn't do much. I tried mopping, but again it wasn't enough. So I got down on my hands and knees and scrubbed the whole kitchen floor! It looks great, but then I was too tired to make veggie burgers and buns… poor Naren will come home to no dinner ready tonight. I did cook a pumpkin and make some pumpkin ice cream and garlic pumpkin buns, but I don't think those qualify as dinner. Maybe some quick spaghetti and sauce from a jar can go with the homemade buns and salad. That's about all the energy I have left for today. Oh shoot, I forgot about the sink full of dishes from all the pumpkin cooking. I better get to work . . .