29 March 2014

So this is how Pregnancy Feels!

Written 2/28/2014:

I am 8 and half weeks pregnant and this is how I feel:

FAT and TIRED.

TIRED and FAT.

and sometimes I feel...

REALLY REALLY FAT and REALLY REALLY TIRED.

Don't get me wrong. I love that I am pregnant, but this constant state of bloat, nausea, and serious exhaustion is really not as glamorous as I thought it would be.

I already knew that morning sickness wasn't only in the morning and mine certainly isn't! In fact, my mornings are great. The hours from 3pm-sleepytime (anywhere between 8-9) are full of whining and curling up on the couch holding my belly, and even a little crying. You know when you have the stomach flu... those 5 minutes of agony right before you finally throw up?? Well, I experience that agony all afternoon/evening and NEVER get the relief of throwing up. Miserable. I even wake up in the middle of the night feeling like I am on a boat in the middle of a storm and it takes me a full hour to fall back asleep.

Oh and the fatness... I've only actually gained a little over 1 pound, but feel like I've gained 10. My pants don't fit and I have ALREADY bought maternity clothes. I'm a little nervous to wear them yet though, so it's all about leggings and yoga pants right now.

I officially went to work last week and by lunch time I had to unbutton my pants. I instantly felt better, but I had to keep pulling my shirt down so no one would notice. #embarrasing

The exhaustion?? Yeah, I fall asleep between 8 and 9 every night on the couch. I don't even know it's happening in enough time to move to the bed. One second I'm watching TV or reading blogs, the next thing you know I am asleep. I am a walking zombie all day at school. Six year olds are hyper and tiring all on their own. Add in an extended school day 730-330 and by 2pm I am yawning non-stop and my eyes are barely staying open and my kids are laughing at me.

I was so tired yesterday morning that I only shaved one leg. Not because I was so tired that I forgot to shave the other leg. No. It took all the energy out of me to pick up the razor and shave one.whole.leg from ankle to upper thigh. And believe me... both legs needed to be shaved. Maybe today I will shave the other one.

I also cannot look at or smell the following things without gagging:
hummus
salmon
any alcohol
chocolate
most vegetables - thankfully, I can still get down a salad with chicken and dressing on it

I've been loving:
fruit
edamame pods with sea salt
meatballs... until that time I ate too many meatballs - now we can add it to the "aversion" list
passion tea lemonade from Starbucks
pulled pork
gingerale
oyster crackers

Our first ultrasound appointment is coming up and I am SO excited. March 17th we finally get to see the little grape of a baby that is wrecking havoc inside my belly. Soon after that day is TRIMESTER TWO. The trimester that is supposed to be the best. My nausea is supposed to subside. I am supposed to get a wee bit more energy. I will start showing and not just look like a fatty. I can tell THE WORLD! Come on, trimester 2 - you are SO close!

We won't be able to find out the gender for another 9 weeks or so, but when I imagine our baby I see a baby girl. I secretly hope it is a boy though for a few reasons I will share soon enough, but either way we will be SO happy for a healthy, happy little peanut!

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A little belly update: (3/27/14)
Week 13: less tired, more belly, barely any food aversions!! Mostly just food cravings :)

3 comments:

  1. Okay "Jonesy" . . . I know what you are going to say, "Dolling, shut the H - E - Double Hockey up!!!" But, I am going to type it anyway . . . I think you are absolutely GLOWING :) Hang in there friend. I will be willing Trimester 2 to come just a little faster. Love you lots.

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  2. Oh yes! The smell of alcohol COMPLETELY made me want to vomit. Kyle could be drinking a glass of whiskey across the living room and it was like it was right under my nose! I'm praying the 2nd trimester brings energy and no more morning sickness. Mine lasted till about 18 weeks. Everyone is different! The only relief I got from throwing up was medicine. I had to have it. I was puking 3-4 times a day and I just couldn't function. My doctor put me on Diclegis. A new grade A medicine that was designed for pregnant women! Ask your doctor about it :)

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  3. lol. yes, you will feel fat and tired until about your 2nd trimester...lol.

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