Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Baby Blog 11

According to my own calculations, I should be around 7 weeks pregnant tomorrow.  I suppose everything is going well in the pregnancy.  For now, I just have to kind of guess at how things are going.  Honestly, this is kind of a weird time because I feel like it will be a long time before I have a real doctor appointment where I actually will have any real clue of how baby is doing.

For now, I trust and pray that baby is fine seeing as how I am feeling miserable.  I am so tired all of the time.  I'm finding it especially hard to stay awake during 4th block at school.  I wish my boss would designate me a nap time so that I could then make it through the end of the day. Ha! That would be nice.  Honestly, my main symptom is being tired.  I was having bad nausea and some vomiting yesterday.  The day before that I felt it coming and going.  For now, I have found that taking my anti-nausea medicine in conjunction with ginger ale is working for me.  But I'll say that, when I woke up this morning and the medicine had worn off, I could definitely feel it.  It wasn't as bad as yesterday.  However, I'm finding that my symptoms can be all over the place and some days are worse than others.  

A new symptom that I seem to have acquired is dizziness.  I get that lightheaded feeling every time I stand up, and I still feel dizzy often when I walk around.  Unfortunately, with all of these things, I'm experiencing quite a bit of moodiness.  Poor Lee...I'm trying to control it, but some days I just feel so grumpy.  I sound like a great person to be around right now...tired, sick, grumpy.  It isn't THAT bad all the time; it's just the side-effects of pregnancy.  

Something that is odd to me is that it's hard for me to feel like baby is doing okay when I am feeling so awful.  Nausea and vomiting are supposed to be signs of a healthy pregnancy, but it goes against intuition to feel that all is well when you feel like passing out.  I keep thinking, "How can baby be doing fine if I am not and baby is living off of me?"  That's just one of the miracles of life that I won't understand.  I am just glad that I am having these symptoms in a way because they are reassurance to me.  And I do hope they keep on until I am in the clear for a healthy first trimester.

They are more than welcome to leave with the second trimester gets here.  ;)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Baby Blog 10

Thanksgiving went very well.  The day after, I started getting sick. Then, by Saturday, I was being controlled by my allergies and sinuses.  I was trying every method possible of getting better that I knew wouldn't hurt the baby.  

However, my body was not taking that.  The allergens in the air were irritating me so much that my body was reacting by clogging my sinuses.  So, I didn't know what to do.  I could easily clear my sinuses out, but I needed to keep myself from reacting to allergens.  

Well, yesterday, I felt absolutely miserable.  I'd have symptoms that could have been pregnancy symptoms or could have been from sickness.  That is a downside of pregnancy.  The symptoms are so similar to other symptoms that it can be confusing if you actually get sick while pregnant.  Anyway, with an unbearable headache that hadn't gone away the whole day and left my head spinning, I finally decided to go to the ER.  I couldn't take it anymore and I didn't want to have to miss school on Monday.

The doctor basically just prescribed me some things that would be safe for me during pregnancy, and I went home much happier.  I am feeling a lot better today.  And I am hoping that baby is doing just fine.