Archive for January, 2010

A Bitchy Pregnancy Blog – A First

I’ve been pregnant for just over five months now, and I feel like I’ve avoided bitching about it as much as possible. Everyone says, “What a wonderful time” and all this nice stuff about it, and it’s almost as if they expect you to then be always positive about it. Sorry. It’s not always a positive time. Sure, it’s exciting, and yes, it’s amazing, babies growing, etc. But does it deserve positive thoughts every day? I would say not. Nobody’s naturally happy all day every day, and so we can’t expect pregnant women to be either.

Since we’re pregnant for 9 months, I think we should allowed at least 9 days of bitchy. At the very least. At least one per month. And I’m betting this will occur when the most changes are occurring, or at least when people notice them the most. Today is one of those days.
I slept maybe 2 hours last night. I can’t fall asleep early anymore; we’ve been going to bed around 2 a.m. every day for the past week (thank goodness for vacation). I then wake up around 5:30 having to pee, and then I can’t fall back asleep. I get so hungry I have to eat. I finally fall back asleep around 8:30, and wake up feeling unproductive and hungry at 10:30. I took a nap today but don’t always, but I woke up more tired than I was before I slept. And of course when I woke up, I was hungry.

Today has really been the first day that I’ve noticed being hungry every three hours. I told Mike I feel like I never get full; even after eating I feel nauseated (which usually indicates tired or hungry for me). While I can function ok on Christmas break like this, I’m not sure how well I’m going to do when we have to start work again on Monday.

And it’s not easy making sure that everything I eat on the “eat everything in sight” diet is healthy. At some points I’m just thinking, “What will fill me up sufficiently so I can sleep for a few hours?” Today I had a bagel, a bag of carrots, a cup of pasta with broccoli and cheese, two pieces of pizza, a hotdog, and two more pieces of pizza. That was over the course of the day. Add to that the sweet drinks (sweet tea, Diet Coke, and hot cocoa) that my second trimester body craves. Second trimester is all about the body sugars for growth. Makes me wonder which of the diets out there will be best for me once this whole process is over. With today being New Year’s Eve, everyone’s talking about weight loss in the New Year; Michelle says I’m supposed to ignore those commercials and the skinny people on them because they don’t apply to pregnant people. After 33 years of being female, it’s hard to.

I’m done writing for today – I have to go make my before bed hot cocoa and put a bag of carrots together to put next to my bed for if I wake up.

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