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|10-1-2011 - Symptom is as symptom does
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I am officially 6 weeks and 2 days pregnant, or so says all those online calculators (I am yet to have a scan so don’t really know for sure). Hello gorgeous I say to myself as I am getting ready for work this morning, checking myself out in the mirror! Yes ladies, not just looking at myself but fully checking myself out.
I’m nude! My boobies look great, I have a bit of a bump (is it too early to be showing?) And my face! I think I have that ‘glow’. I’ve never looked better. I am the sexiest 6 week pregnant lady I know (Ok ok so I’m the only 6 week pregnant lady I know but that’s not the point!)
Next top model in the making over here! Stunning!
Ah hum. Sorry ladies, I got distracted by my beauty. Possibly the BEST pregnancy symptom so far, the glow! I read that happens early as the blood volume increases in your body and they’re right! My usually lifeless dull skin is like a ray of sunshine!
Ok, ok I am NOT in love with myself or have a big ego, I was just trying to accentuate my point about the glow! LOL!
Gee I hope my joke got across or I am going to look like a right loser! J
I took a moment on the way to work while stuck in traffic (and while looking at my glow in the mirror) to think about my symptoms so far! I was so happy last week during week 5, I was so nauseas. The thought of eating produced this small ball of vomit that would lodge itself very nicely in the back of my throat.
Any so starts my week of morning sickness!
I was pleased last week to feel so sick because a few years back when I was pregnant my grandmother told me that the more sever the morning sickness, the healthier the pregnancy. Well last time I had no MS at all and the pregnancy ended at about 14 weeks. So to have MS this time was such a relief.
My symptoms in week 5 included sore boobies, daily regular cramps in the pelvic area, lower back pain and headaches. Perhaps the most frustrating symptom is the extreme fatigue coupled with not being able to get a solid night sleep! But, I put the restless sleep down to excitement!
On top of this I had intense nausea with some vomiting! Don’t even get me started on the day that I dropped raw eggs. Oh OK then, I’ll tell you the full story.
Since finding out I’m pregnant all I want to eat is bland non flavoursome food. I mean c’mon who wouldn’t! Think about it; dry crackers, dry toast, dry chips, over cooked tasteless meat – you have to admit it’s pretty darn appealing! Ya! Anyway, I woke up the other morning and decided eggs would be a very nutritional way to start the day. The thing is I hate eggs on any normal day, let alone a day when I am pregnant. Still, I crack open an egg into a bowl and combine it with 3 eggs whites (It seems to fill me up more and take the eggy flavour away)
Ring ring, ring ring, damn, phone. Stop everything, reach over, smash crack, whip! That’s right, whilst reaching for the phone my massive lady lumps have knocked the carton of eggs all over the floor! My ladies are huge! It’s like an alarm bell went off as soon as I got my BFP and they self inflated to Pamela Anderson status! Cheapest boob job ever!
Anyway, I digress, back to the eggs, they’re everywhere! Shit! I answer the phone and as I say hello, as if in slow motion, my mouth fills with saliva, my throat feels tight, I know what’s about to hap-ha-happ-hap-happen ..... Bllluuurrrr! Vomit! Hey, at least it’s in the sink! I have no idea who was on the end of the line because I hung up so fast!
OK Lains, I tell myself, it’s ok, I clean the sink and then turn to the pile of raw egg on the floor! Just get some paper towel and clean I tell myself, it’s not hard! As I get the paper towel in the corner of my eye I see a grey fury monster slowly approaching. Eyes fixated on the spilt eggs, bum and back legs moving side to side gearing up for an almighty pounce! Noooooooooooooo I scream, again as everything is in slow motion, but it’s too late. Scooter my cat is airborne, legs out, slowly descending into the pit of smashed eggs!
He lands! Egg all over him, all over me and the walls! Ah Oh its happening again ..... Bllluuurrrr! Vomit!
And so I shall never make eggs for myself again!
Now, that was week 5, let’s bring you up to current date, again, I am 6 weeks and 2 days. The last few days I have been so restless. I cannot sit still. When I am at home I am constantly on the go, never stopping, never slowing down, I am like a speed robot! Cook clean, wash, clean, wash, clean, vacuum, cook, tidy, sort, clean, wash! I cannot for the life of me just sit! I have nothing in my sparkling clean house left to do. I have not left one inch unturned in my house!
2 days ago I sorted out every cupboard, scrubbed and cleaned the insides – donated 9 garbage bags full of clothes and house effects to charity. At first I thought I was nesting but I’ve read that it doesn’t happen until much later in the pregnancy! Oh well, I’m just going with the flow on that one!
Then yesterday, oh my, did I get emotional! I did not feel pregnant at all yesterday! I just felt like me! Plain old, non pregnant me! I even scared myself yesterday thinking maybe I wasn’t pregnant anymore, but yet another HPT assured me I was! LOL! Oh well, who am I to complain? No MS! I should be swinging from the rafters celebrating. But alas, like a scene from a movie, my grandmothers words are every so quietly surrounding my every thought and move – “the more sever the morning sickness, the healthier the pregnancy.” Damn you Grandma!
But I am having one symptom for sure, day in, day out; starvation! I am so hungry all the time. Have you ever noticed how much a keyboard looks like a tray of mixed nuts? How about a telephone that looks like a hotdog or that tennis ball that looks like an apple? No, you don’t see those things? Well I do. That’s how hungry I am !!!!!!
Now, let’s come back to today! Good morning, I have the runs! I can’t work out if it is part of MS or if I ate something funny? I’ve googled “diarrhoea in early pregnancy” but don’t get much information! (Google has been my best friend this last week or so) Nausea! Feeling that need to vomit but nothing comes, oh and the weeing! I can’t stop weeing! Yay, welcome back MS, oh how I have missed you! WTF, did I actually just say that?
This MS stuff is messed up! One day it’s severe, the next it’s not! One second I am sleepy the next I’m ready to run a marathon! One second I’m starving and the next I can’t stand the thought of food!
Anyway, that’s my Symptom blog. I’ve summarised all my symptoms below:
- Nausea with some vomiting
- Energised / restless
- Sore boobies and enlarged
- No symptoms at all
- Starving all the time
- Weeing all the time
- Pelvic cramps and some abdominal cramps
- Stuffy nose
- Weight gain
- Loss of appetite
- Feel sick at thought of eating sugar / sweet food
- Vivid strange but “so real” dreams
- Boredom / distracted at work
- Googleitous (Uncontrollable addiction to google EVERYTHING)
.... Until next time ladies ....
5 Comments on Symptom is as symptom doesrefinnejlee
- Tuesday, 11 Jan you, by far, have the best blogs around...you should turn this into a book when you are done with your pregnancy! LOVE IT! babydoll76
- Tuesday, 11 Jan i love reading your blogs, you know now we are all looking forward to seeing a long blog from you. normally i would just skim through but you are too funny, and make me feel like i am right there with you... excited.4.our.first
- Tuesday, 11 Jan Your blogs are so funny! They realy make me laugh! You should write a journal through your pregnancy and then make it into a book. Id read it :) ♥Heather♥
- Monday, 10 Jan Very true and wise your grandmother is, my MS went til week 18-19 so bad all day long MS.... and i went 5 days overdue, delivering a healthy baby boy. :) Your so cute how you talk about glowing and hehe i got the joke :P Ali*L
- Monday, 10 Jan Wow! Now that is an update! haha! The only thing that would concern me is a "Lack of pregnancy symptoms" if it is sudden and not just an "I don't feel pregnant" moment. There will be tons of those! I am 15 weeks and feeling the baby move and STILL have those moments! I realized in those moments, I was just accustomed to feeling sick and exhausted every day! =P So, happy things are going good for you!