Melany, I can't imagine what the air is like out where you are. I live in Seattle, and West Seattle at that, where we often get good breezes in from the west. But we still had a week when I didn't want to go outside or open the windows because the air was so smoky! I have a very mild asthma, so that makes smoky air worse, but still. It was *not* pleasant. So I sympathize with you, even though I know what you're going through must be so very much worse!
Spughy, I love the idea of having someone around who thinks "doing stuff with Mummy is AWESOME even if it's laundry." Is that really why we have kids? ;) (I wouldn't no myself, having not had one yet!)
nearlyelated, I hope you feel better soon, and that you get more time in the pool. I've heard from a lot of pregnant women that swimming feels great!
babytoes, how was the job fair? And good luck tomorrow - it will be good to clear the air!
jodie, the actual physical part of the yoga class was fantastic, and made my body feel great (sore, but great ), and I slept like a log that night. So it might be worth trying a DVD again. But I do also have to say that the community part of the class also probably made it that much better. The instructor/owner was super friendly, and has had two kids herself, so knows what being pregnant is like. And she very much intentionally makes the class a place for people to get to know each other better. So, for example, we all went around and introduced ourselves before we started (small class - 8 people), and as part of that she wanted us to check in and say how we were feeling, and if there was anything we might like to talk about to bring it up, because other people might have been wondering about the same thing, or also wanting to talk about something similar. So people talked about different things, and the woman who's been struggling with gestational diabetes was able to talk about it and get a lot of encouragement from everyone. It just felt very supportive, and like it was supporting not just our bodies and our minds but also our connections with other people. Which personally, I loved. But I have no idea how common that context is, since this is the only prenatal yoga class I've ever been to!
maydaymom, I have had the exact same problem with salads! I didn't really want vegetables much at all for the first 12 weeks, which was unfortunate because I normally love vegetables, and my husband and I are also signed up for a CSA. And of course it's salad greens season. He rallied with his salad intake, but we still had things go bad in the fridge, which isn't normally a problem. And now I'm starting to be more excited about vegetables in general again, but *still* not salads (fortunately, we're getting out of that season), and I still find myself more picky than usual. So we haven't signed up for a winter CSA share, but at least we have a year-round farmers market that we can still buy good food at, and it will be less likely to go bad. I hear you about the fruit too - I ate TONS of fruit when I wasn't eating many vegetables, and it still tastes so good! Oh, and on another note, I was really surprised at how easily I found maternity jeans. Normally I hate (with a passion) shopping for pants, because they never fit right. Apparently my booty is built more for maternity jeans, because the very first pair I tried on fit great. Good luck with your search!