Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sick, Tired, Faint, Body Aches - Welcome to the First Trimester

I am in such a funk.

The past four days have been awful. This pregnancy is really taking a toll on me. When I wake up in the morning, I don't want to get out of bed, even if I've had more than enough sleep. I am violently ill, and when I go to throw up, I end up dry-heaving, and my OTC prenatal vitamins are making the nausea worse. My whole body aches and my motivation is shot. Sometimes, when I walk, I feel as if I might faint. Dizziness has become an enemy of mine. I don't remember feeling this way in the first trimester when I was pregnant with Carter.

I've done some research, and apparently, it's normal! Can you believe that? I wish I would have known that my second pregnancy would be this bad. But it's still fun to see how our baby is growing...

...and while I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end, it still sucks.

When Justice is home, he helps me out as much as he can, and he lets me nap before he works, but by the time he heads out, the symptoms are back full force. Luckily, I'm able to muster up enough strength to cook for Carter and I, but other than that, I pretty much just sit around, hoping that the pain, weakness, and sickness will subside. It rarely does. My housework has begun to pile up, but thank God I got around to doing my dishes, thanks to a lull in the nausea and dizziness. Laundry is still piled up, but damn, I can barely move without feeling like I'm going to fall over.

On top of everything else, I have to choose a new OBGYN because mine is just too far away from where we currently live. It sucks, because the closest one is a female who I can barely understand. It is embarrassing and frustrating to have to ask "What?" every time she speaks. So, needless to say, that is a no-go. I'm looking in the city just east of ours, hoping to find someone I feel comfortable with, but the search is looking pretty bleak right now. I might just have to settle for the one-hour drive until I can find someone suitable.

This is rough.

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  1. I feel like crap, too... Going into week 7 of my 3rd pregnancy. My daughter is 11, so she's very helpful, and my husband has been so sweet, always telling me to "sleep!" My second pregnancy ended in miscarriage just 3 months ago, so I'm happy to feel crappy, only problem is, I'm the breadwinner and I work 12 hour night shifts as an RN, I really CAN'T call in sick even though I feel so horrible. Just knowing I'm not alone helps. I think if this wasn't my much prayed for Rainbow Baby, it would be almost too much to handle.

    1. Thanks for commenting.

      I'm sorry you're feeling so lousy and I'm very sorry about your loss. Just know that as time progresses, it does get better. I know because I'm finally out of that funk, although I still feel like I can't get enough sleep! I've just entered my 24th week.

      Make sure that you're drinking enough water because at one point, I wasn't, and when I finally did, I felt 10 times better.

      I really wish you the best and I hope that things get better for you. Is there any way that you could possibly cut down your hours so that you can relax a little more? Sounds like you have your plate full!

      Best wishes!


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