Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A Catalogue of Pregnancy Symptoms:
Morning sickness: Check – definitely have been having morning sickness from very early on and as with JBB, it is generally all day on and off. Some days are better than others though – today is a good day, thankfully!!
Weight gain – whilst not a symptom as such, it is really a result of the massive amounts of food that I’ve been eating. My biggest problem is that I have always thought that the cure for feeling sick is to eat (yes, sad I know) and unfortunately, I have been feeling sick a lot of the time so that has equated to eating a lot of the time. I try to eat as healthily as possible but I can’t say that I haven’t gone to the dark side (macca’s, fish and chips etc) occasionally. I am trying to reign myself in at the moment so that I don’t put on ridiculous amounts of weight during the pregnancy.
Bump – yes, you read right, 8 weeks and 3 days and there is already a bump. I am sure most of it has to do with the above eating pattern but underneath the big layer of fat, I can feel a genuine bump there. I am pretty embarrassed to be showing so early and of course no one from work knows, so I am hiding under massive baggy clothes.
Cramps – I am still getting cramps, some days are better than others and I (touch wood) have only had two of the very bad episodes in the last couple of weeks. Hopefully things are stretching nicely at present!
No clothes at the Inn – since I already have a bump and the cramps make it extremely uncomfortable to have ANY pressure on my stomach, I am struggling for clothes, even my fat pants don’t do the job. Yes, I have resorted to some maternity pants and on the weekend I had to buy some ‘harry high pants’ pants. Today, I made the mistake of wearing normal skirt with normal leggings – wrong!! I have been uncomfortable all day and the pressure on the stomach is very unpleasant.
Exhaustion – I am having trouble peeling myself from the couch at the moment. When I get home from work, it is a struggle to get dinner for all of us and get JBB into bed. The worst part is that I am also not sleeping well. I keep waking up at 2am (to go to the toilet and I check on JBB at this time too) and 4am (another toilet break and a check on JBB) and then I can’t get to sleep. I am very, very tired. This morning, I got up at 5:30am and went for a walk for half an hour so at least that was a little productive.
Frequent urination – check – yep, got this one too but I am also thirsty all the time and making sure that I am drinking heaps of water so this could be a result of that. I usually am able to sleep through the night without a toilet stop but at the moment I am on 2 a night.
That’s pretty much it – so I feel pretty crap but in the best way. It makes me very happy to do this catalogue, I hope that all this means that this pregnancy is going to stick around.