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WEEK 13 | MONTH THREE | BABY PEAPOD
FRIDAY JUNE 10
[Said in a whisper] so far today there's been no sign of sickness (!!!!!!). Shhhhh...don't tell anyone, i don't want to jinx it. I feel full, like i've eaten an entire watermelon, but my stomach isn't turning over. The nausea has been easing up over the past few weeks, but just won't seem to completely disappear. I'm really hoping its on its way out. I can deal with the nausea and I know i'm lucky to have it comparatively less severe than some I know. I just know things are even more enjoyable if I don't have to worry about feeling crappy.
SATURDAY JUNE 11
Mike's family finally knows! He wanted to wait until we were able to tell his mom in person and until we were more into the "safe zone". They were all very happy and surprised to find out we're having a third child. We expressed openly in the recent past that we would likely be done, that two was perfect for us. But we also mentioned that we weren't preventing and that we were accepting of whatever happened. It's a relief to have it all out to our families. Next...the "world". Ok, so Facebook isn't the world, but in terms of those I know, its everyone. That will make the news officially public...tomorrow. Much too late in the evening now, because we want to tell Landon first and post his reaction as the reveal. I can't wait!
MONDAY JUNE 13
Silly nausea came back today, uninvited. I think it had to do with lack of sleep. I was in bed at a decent time for once but ironically didn't sleep well. I was up a lot for no apparent reason. Wasn't tossing or turning or peeing, just couldn't stay asleep. I don't even remember dreaming. On my break at work i chose to rest for awhile. It helped but didn't erase the issue. By the time I got home today i felt a little better. I didn't have to spend the evening on the couch while the kids played. I could play WITH them. That's how i can indicate improvement.
I was able to eat a salad! That was another indicator that my nausea is going away. I can't base it on the severity of my stomach aches or the feeling i get when i haven't eaten in awhile. I've learned that my mind creates nausea, whether out of habit or fear of still getting sick. If the empty feeling develops, I no longer just feel hungry. I feel slightly sick. Whether real or not, I still feel it. So naturally that can't be used as a gauge of my symptom progress. I use more tangible indicators, like whether i have to lay on the couch vs play with the kids or clean or really do anything other than lay on the couch eating cereal.
Which leads me to the other indicator...what i can/not eat. If I'm stuck eating cereal (which i love), then i know i'm feeling it, i know there still are underlying aversions to certain foods, even if i think I'm good. If i am craving a salald and able to eat it, I know things must be better. I had a full salad today, too...spinach, tomato (aversion earlier on for sure), cucumber, chicken, almonds, and oil and vinegar. And i loved it! And i didn't feel sick afterwards.
TUESDAY JUNE 14
Felt great this morning! Only needed a single bowl of cereal and was able to not eat immediately upon arrival! Now i'm not referring to hunger, i'm referring to the NEED to eat in order to keep from getting sick. I started to feel slightly hungry after a fe hours and ate some black berries. They were amazing! I felt sick around lunchtime, though, and probably because i held off too long before eating again. If i wait too long i feel the nausea and the aversions. Not sure if the nausea real or created by my mind, but the aversions are real regardless.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 15
Last night i was in a little bit of pain. I'm not gonna give any TMI warning because this is a pregnancy journal and by entering its realm you assume responsibility for what you read. Ok, so that was kind of a warning. Take it or leave it. Onward...I haven't been able to go to the bathroom. Well, that's not true. I go to the bathroom, I can get there just fine. And i can pee like a race horse with ease. It's the other stuff i'm having issue with. This isn't the first time. I have this problem in my nonpregnant life but i've found ways of improving it greatly in the past few years. But all bets are off when i'm pregnant. I think it stems from the nausea, not being able to eat what i normally would eat. Its a big adjustment for my body and its not food that agrees with my system down there.
I still feel the pain today but not as much as last night. If nothing changes in the next day I'll be on the phone with my midwife asking for the best and safest solution. I'd like to take magnesium. I think i'm already low anyway based on deficiency symptoms i've read about. And i've heard from fellow preggers that it can really help with that. I'd rather not do pills. I've done pills in the past and feel they worked a little but not enough, and i like going as natural as i can. Hopefully i can start adding more exercise into my daily routine again...the sickness is really fading but now i'm having to change habits that i've developed over the past few months. Eating only cereal and milk, eating constantly, eating late, lying around all evening, vegging on my breaks at work. These are things i do while nauseated. But now its time to get my pregnant butt in gear, start feeling like ME again now that the sickness isn't there to debilitate me any longer.