Feeling pregnant

22 Mar

One thing I remember reading often on the pregnancy boards when I was pregnant with Jade was “every pregnancy is different”.  I had a great pregnancy with Jade with very little nausea, fatigue, or pain.  I knew I was lucky and wondered if I could be lucky enough to have it so easy again.  At 5½ weeks, we’re still in the very early stages of this game, but I’m certainly feeling the effects.  One mom recently said to me that the thing that surprised her most when she got pregnant how physical it was.  Although things really aren’t that bad, in comparison to my first pregnancy, this one is totally kicking my ass.

I came home from work around 5:30 on Thursday evening and shoved a frozen pizza into the oven before flopping down on the couch.  I woke up 45 minutes later and thought, “Oh no!  The pizza!”  Fortunately, I’d put it in at a fairly low heat, so it was just perfectly done.  I wolfed down my share and went to bed, where I stayed until 12:30.  By then I was so hungry and wide awake, I had to get up to eat.  I was back in bed by 1:30 and stayed there until Jade came into my room looking for a hug at 9:30.  I’d slept for 15 hours since the day before, yet I still needed a nap in the afternoon.

I’m also edgier with this pregnancy.  I thought I’d gotten over the worst of the nervousness when I posted about it last week, but I went into almost total panic mode a few days ago when I thought there might have been a hint of maybe pink or something on the toilet paper.  I was at work, so I went back to my desk and put my head in my hands and tried not to hyperventilate.  I don’t tend to be a very anxious person, so I didn’t really know how to calm myself down, and Michael was out of town for the day, so I couldn’t get hold of him.  Let’s just say that it wasn’t a very productive afternoon.

Another thing that’s been different with this pregnancy is the queasiness.  With Jade, I only ever felt nauseated when I got hungry, so it was easy enough to deal with; I just snacked all the time.  This time around, I haven’t been feeling very hungry, and sometimes I seem to get queasy after I eat.  I’m still trying to figure out if it’s random queasiness, or if it happens only after I eat something sweet.  (That would be tragic, wouldn’t it?  Eight months without sweets?!  How will I maintain my sweet tooth?)

Anyway, if it sounds like I’m complaining, I’m really not; just observing with interest how different this pregnancy has been from my other pregnancy experiences.  Marusia called today to see how I was doing and she said she’d repeat to me what one friend said to her in the early stages of her long-awaited pregnancy: “You’re still feeling lousy?  That’s GREAT!”

3 Responses to “Feeling pregnant”

  1. IndyComp0T1 March 24, 2008 at 7:16 am #

    I say the crappier you feel, the better! That’s the one thing that comforted me during my first trimester is that the more tired and nauseated I felt, the better. One day early into 1st trimester, I woke up feeling nothing. No nausea, no fatigue. Total energy. It freaked me out because I thought that something was wrong. I was finally put at ease when I was overcome with a massive feeling of ick and fatigue. How backassed, eh?

  2. Malva March 25, 2008 at 3:36 am #

    I felt horrible for both pregnancies. If the nausea gets bad and you’re taking a prenatal multivitamin, you may want to try skipping it or taking it at night. Prenatal vitamins sent me directly to the toilet (head first, of course) in my first trimester. I just took folic acid on its own and resumed taking the multi after I was done feeling pukey all the time. 🙂

    Hope this helps!


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