Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pregnancy Update

This preggo-chic is TIRED. That's about the biggest, baddest, and most kick-ass symptom of pregnancy I have so far. All day, every day, regardless of how much sleep I get, I'm TIRED. I need to take a page from Mel's book & eat more protein/good stuff my body can actually USE!

Aside from that, and something most of you probably don't want to hear, but I MUST record it anyway, for my future child's possible assistance, there are BUMPS on my boobs. Like five on the right side and three on the left side. They are popping up, like one a day, and they are quite ugly.

Here's what Babycenter has to say about them:
You may not have noticed the little bumps on your areolas before. But now these bumps, which are a type of oil-producing gland called Montgomery's tubercles, may become much more pronounced. Your breasts go through these changes in preparation for nursing your baby.

Next, sex is completely out of the picture for the time being. We tried it today (because I realize it has been forever!) and it hurt like a snitzlefritz and I spotted for like 7 hours afterwards. No thanks! So, until I can see the doctor or "feel" like something has changed on the front, my poor man is going to have to suffer.

Another symptom I have, is the "pregnancy complexion". My skin looks like crap & my face is splotchy with red marks. My pimples are unbelievably tiny and painful. They generally pop almost immediately after forming, but leave red splotches for days. Fun stuff. Good thing I'm not trying to impress anyone.

At my doctor's appointment I weighed 197.5, which means I had gained 5 pounds already. That's ridiculous, but mostly due to 2 things. 1. I can't exercise other than WALKING and 2. I'm hungry, all the freaking time! (and generally what I'm hungry for, is NOT something I need to be eating!)

Between that little bit of weight gain and the fact that my uterus has already doubled in size (to something around the size of a plum/peach depending on who you ask), my pants are too tight & my bras are too small! What a joy! Carolynn and I went maternity clothes shopping yesterday! I got 2 sports bras from J.C. Penny. At home, they're great by themselves. Out and about, I'm wearing them OVER my regular bras. They give me the extra coverage I need/want. Also, I've been told and read that large breasts need 24/7 support. So, I'm on day one of wearing the sports bras all the time, and I really think they ALREADY feel better! (I've had severe breast AGONY since like week 4!)

ETA: I also bought 2 pairs of maternity pants at Motherhood. I'll post more about them in the next post though.

I'm constantly cold and the circulation to my toes seems off. When I'm home and barefoot, my toenails are purple. In the shower, I put the plug on, so that warm water covers & warms them!

And finally, I'm still gassy. I have to pee within every 2 hours during the day and every 4-5 over night. I have bowel movements SEVERAL times a day. I'm still taking at least one-two Gas-X chewables a day.

I am also taking a prenatal & tomorrow I might go out and get the Expecta and Boost that Missy & Ms. Reaves (respectively) have suggested.

Some of you may wonder why I'm putting ALL the details of my pregnancy on line. This is my journal. It's where I record things I want to remember. Sorry if you don't want to hear about it or you think it's TMI.

ETA: I'm 6 weeks and 5 days pregnant.

1 comment:

Smellyann said...

Welcome to the joys of pregnancy, my friend! Hahaha. You want to be there so bad, but once you're there, it SUCKS! Seriously, there is much to hate about being pregnant.

For the record, Rob got like ZERO sex throughout my three pregnancies. NO libido whatsoever, for me. Oh, well!

The Montgomery glands will go away afterward. Mine are long gone. But ever since I nursed Chlo, I get all kinds of white fibers sticking out of my boobs. I'm constantly picking them out!

Anyway, if you ever have any questions, even the nitty gritty gross stuff, feel free to ask! :D