That's right I am preggers, knocked up, bun in the oven, expecting a wonderful miracle of life that is growing so much everyday inside of me! WOW, I have been waiting to write about it FOR WEEKS, but I knew that I should wait until I was a little farther along and I went to the doctors to see how my "little love bug" is doing. Joe and I went to the doctors today and everything is going great. We even got to see the baby and they gave us a picture to take home. It is still very early but we couldn't be more excited and happy!! I have been eluding to this in my previous posts but you my dear follower and readers had no clue. When I was writing about being soo freaking tired and just wanting to sleep the weekend away this was why. When I was writing about how upset I was at people driving erratically and my resulting road rage, this is why.
But now I can turn this blog into my own personal PREGNANCY BLOG! To all my male followers if you are squeamish at subject matters such as vagina's, discharge, boob pain, placenta, or any pregnancy or childbirth related topics, well, you have been warned. Now I can unleash all the experiences that I have been having for the last couple of months. And let me tell you it has not been fun or pretty! Today was fun because I got to see my little angel in there, but it came along with being poked, proded, squeezed and drained of 3 tubes of blood. And for someone who is nauseous ALL the time, this is tough to get thorough.
Here is some of what is going on:
BIONIC WOMAN STRENGTH SENSE OF SMELL! I feel like I can smell scents that are 50 miles away. This can be a good thing if its delicious food making its way closer to my mouth, but it can be VERY BAD if its stinky like rotting trash or someone's old, nasty perfume or cigarette smoke. UGH, I wish I had a dial and I could turn the sense of smell down a few notches when I am in certain situations. I feel like the Bionic Woman - remember when she could hear things that were miles and miles away? Well I don't remember if she had an incredible sense of smell but I certainly do! They could hire a bunch of crazy pregnant women to hunt down criminals, cause blood hounds ain't got nothing on me right now!
WAVES OF NAUSEA They coined the term "morning sickness" related to pregnancy but it doesn't just come in the morning but rather sticks around all day. I am hoping that I get a break from this when I get to my 2nd trimester, but for now its feeling pretty "green" all day. I am eating Saltine crackers like there is no tomorrow. They help, the constant water drinking helps, but its still there. I have had dizzy spells and those are scary too because you don't want to fall down at all during this time. I am so proud to report that I have not actually tossed my cookies once yet! I have heard horror stories about other women who I know who threw up almost everyday of their ENTIRE pregnancy. I don't think I could take that. I credit my wonderful pre-natal vitamin which I got because I read the many reviews of women who said it helped them conceive and to keep nausea at bay. Its New Chapter Perfect Pre-natal and I highly recommend it. Although, I do have to take separate Calcium and DHA supplements.
FATIGUE, SLEEPINESS, AND DOWNRIGHT EXHAUSTION
A friend of mine said that it takes the same amount of energy every day to grow a human being as it does to climb a mountain. Well I can attest that I am so freaking tired from the time I get up to the time I go to bed. If I didn't have a full time job, I would probably be taking 2-3 hour naps everyday. I am almost too tired right now to be typing this blog post. I recently purchased a "Boppy" pregnancy pillow and I am so happy that I did. Not only are you always tired but you can't seem to get comfortable and you have indigestion and gas, its a mess. PLUS, you have to get up about every 2 hours during the night to pee. So then you are even more tired from having your sleep constantly interrupted.
GAS, FARTS, BURPS and MORE GAS I already have digestive issues as you know since I have written about them before, but now I have CONSTANT gas. I belch and burp repeatedly in the morning when I haven't even had one sip of water or morsel of food. There are sounds that come from my abdominal region that I didn't know were possible. Plus, sometimes the gas just keeps coming and you have to let it go and then comes the horrendous smell which does not bode well with the constant nausea!! It is also accompanied by constipation so I try to take fiber all the time to keep things flowing, because you don't want to strain cause that leads to the hemmoroids! EEEK!
VERY SORE BOOBIES I knew that I would have sore boobs, but WOW this is really bad and they are growing bigger, they are already too big to begin with and now they could get a few cup sizes bigger!! This is going to be a huge struggle for me. I honestly don't know what I am going to do as far as getting bras that will fit and be comfortable. I have done plenty of research already but I live in constant fear that I will be knitting my own very soon. If anyone has advice about good places to big very large bras I would really appreciate it.
But seriously, Joe and I have been blessed and we are so happy and excited and we honestly can't believe it ourselves!! YAY BABY!!!!