Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pregnancy Symptoms so far...

The symptoms that I have experienced so far, and please keep in mind we are only ten weeks in to this almost ten month journey, are listed below.
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Indigestion/heartburn-the kind where you think you are breathing fire
  • Frequent need to go "poddy"
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cravings of either fruits such as pears or junk food such as potato chips
  • The need to cry at every T.V. show or commercial ever as well as all of the Mommy blogs I am now following.
  • Hormonal...I will apologize now to my Husband because sadly, it's probably only going to get worse.
  • Fatigue
  • Laziness, similar to fatigue but now quite.

Now as I said we are only ten weeks into this journey and I must admit, no one ever warned me of these "issues" before hand. I was vaguely familiar with the nausea/vomiting thanks to my sister but stupid inexperienced Katie just assumed that the need to pee every hour on the hour didn't come until later in the pregnancy, and don't get me started on the laziness part. I swear people, if I didn't have to shower and occasionally feed myself or do laundry/dishes, I probably wouldn't do it. I have absolutely no motivation to do anything and the real kicker is that I don't give a hoot.

Now on to the emotions; I knew I was in trouble the other day when I made the mistake of turning on TLC. During the day is when TLC plays all of the baby shows, A Baby Story, etc. Please take my advice ladies, if you are expecting please do not turn on any of these shows!! You will cry and cry, and cry some more. You will blow snot all over your sleeves, it will run down and out of your nose, you will use up all of your Subway napkins that you require to eat the sub you are attempting to get down. It is not a pretty scene and another piece of advice, if you must watch these shows, please do so while your husband is either napping or not home. Husbands find crying over "stupid" T.V. shows the most hilarious thing ever.

The one symptom though that seems to be bothering me the most this week is the heartburn. Nothing helps this heartburn and I am seriously afraid to start a conversation with anyone at work for fear of toasting their eyebrows right off their foreheads, it's bad, real bad. What scares me the most is that I have around six and a half months left of this and something tells me these symptoms are only going to get worse and that I will probably have to expand my list to cover the new ones yet to be experienced.

Motherhood, it is just lovely and I have a pretty little ultrasound picture that I can't quit starting at that proves to me that at the end of these next six and a half months I will have the most beautiful baby in my arms and all of these miserable symptoms will have been worth every second.

1 comment :

  1. It's different for everyone, but I think you'll find that some of your symptoms will let up during the second trimester. You'll probably get your appetite back and stop feeling sick, and your energy will start to return. For me, the second trimester feels pretty "normal." The cravings and the heartburn are probably here to stay for a while though!

    (And for the record, I can't watch those shows either without sobbing.)