I think we are supposed to be slightly warmer than usual while pregnant but for those of us recovering the pregnancy is putting a LOT of additional stress on an already not robust system so I’m not surprised that expected warmth isn’t manifesting as it “should.”
I started my diet recovery right at the same time I got pregnant and now, 7 months later, I’m just beginning to see 98.6’s pop up on my thermometer (after eating, not first thing yet still).
The first 6 months was really a struggle to get the fluid intake balanced and high enough to keep me hydrated enough that I didn’t get the “drink more water” schpiel at every prenatal appointment without flooring my temperatures and energy levels. This last month I figured out my magic answer: I can drink all the whole milk I want without any drop in temperature or increased frequency of urination. It’s nothing short of miraculous to be 32 weeks pregnant and NOT have to pee all the time! I’m drinking about 1/2 to 3/4 a gallon a day with some herbal tea and juice as well.
I have had a hard time figuring out what to eat though, my food preferences have changed drastically with this pregnancy and I’m still trying to figure out what it is that I even WANT to eat with so many of my old staples so entirely unappealing. Some days I eat 6 meals (I call them my Hobbit days it’s fun eating elevensies :D ) and others it’s a struggle to figure out what to eat for three.
Something else that I’ve realized when I monitored my temps frequently throughout the day last week is that my routine housework was tanking my temps, I’d feel warmer in the hands and feet but my actual temp was down 1-2 degrees lower than before starting. Since then I’ve just been setting a timer to limit myself to 10-15 minutes at a time depending on strenuousness of the task I was going to do and It’s made a huge difference, since then is when I’ve been seeing my 98.6. And my three year old is loving the extra time I’m spending playing on the floor with him. :)
Hopefully you can glean a little something that might help you in my ramblings. Best wishes for a healthy pregnancy and baby!