chiromama--I don't think that's ridiculous if you're adding in exercise...some days you might want less, some more. You need lots more protein (IMO) when pregnant anyway and if you're exercising, that need will only go up. You may feel fuller longer if you stick with high protein and high fat (good healthy fats not snacky/processed food fats) and keep the carbs lower (though don't discount them for picking your blood sugar up quickly if you overdo it).
20+5 here and just got back from a lovely vacation. I actually felt normal for a few days and went snorkeling for a couple hours, twice!! I haven't exactly been exercising much (or at all, ahem) during or right before this pregnancy, but I sure felt great to get more movement in on vacation! I did feel completely wiped out the following day each time but good to go afterward. I thought it would be so difficult finding things to eat (gluten free while traveling is so hard) but managed to get a good amount of protein/veg in (which I otherwise have NOT been craving). We were joking about how much it would cost for me to stay on vacation until the baby is born since she apparently likes it so much!!!
Just before vacation I was able to hear the heartbeat with our fetalscope for the first time and I got a good count with it while on vacation--yay! We were traveling with my parents and my mom was SO excited to hear the baby's heartbeat, I was glad to be able to share that with her. Lalazap--I also notice movement when I use my fetalscope--I don't even think I'm pressing in so much but it's funny how many times I feel her roll by or kick/poke me at the exact spot I press into. Other than that, I'm not feeling any outside movement but there are times I do feel pretty pronounced movement from inside...a particularly memorable ?foot in my bladder while descending in an airplane wasn't so pleasant. Nothing like the sudden urge that something is forcing urine out without my consent while I can't do anything about it--eek!
flavorful--hope you get good news about your homebirth coverage soon! We haven't even started that process but need to because I think our insurance will cover our homebirth (well, I guess I expect them to say no just for fun but the way I read the policy, it should be covered and hopefully we'll get it on appeal).
Since it's been cool here, I made sure to try on all my warm-weather vacation clothes RIGHT before we left and select things that still fit and felt good. No need for maternity stuff yet. Three days later, I couldn't fit into the capris I had brought with me and ended up re-wearing my 1 skirt and 1 dress 3 times each...not sure how that happened! Now it feels SOOOO good to just relax into some maternity pants here at home. Hoping to hit my favorite consignment store this week cause I only saved 3 pairs of warmer pants from last pg and I doubt any will last the whole time. I have GOT to get a profile pic soon--arg!!