21 September 2006

Being pregnant is not fun right now

Well, in case you all are wondering what kinds of discomforts I'm going through what with my body becoming a vessel and all, I'd be happy to share! Don't worry, I won't get too graphic. However, this seems to be a question most people ask right off the bat, "How have you been feeling" or "Any morning sickness yet?" So to quench your morbid interest, here you go:

I basically feel queasy and/or bloated all the time. What's weird about this upset tummy, though, is that it is often paired with a ravenous hunger for the weirdest things! (No pickles and ice cream!) I've mostly been craving relatively healthy things though: for the past couple weeks, it was peanut butter and milk. Not necessarily together, but once or twice a day, I'd have to have a glass of milk or something with peanut butter on it. I have sporadic spasms of craving Mexican food, particularly salsa. I've cooked fajitas, chicken tortilla soup, and my breakfast burrito special of smoked sausage, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, and salsa in the past week! So this kind of mild nausea is different from any other kind I've felt because it's like an stomach that's upset because it's hungry! (much like the baby itself will be, I guess!)

The other bad thing I've been experiencing is serious, knock-me-out fatigue. I've been trying to walk everyday, but it's hard when you come home so pooped all you want to do is lay down and take a nap! I've either taken an hour or so nap or gone to bed by about 10:30 every night for the past couple weeks.

Well, that's about the extent of my (printable) pregnancy woes! Don't cry for me Argentina, though, we're very blessed and happy right now!!


Audrey said...

I had the chips and salsa cravings for months. But, especially in the beginning. All I can say is just wait for the 2nd trimester. It is the honeymoon. Feeling good and not to big to do anything. Take Care!

Anonymous said...

Hey... I have been craving peanut butter and milk for the last 40 years, but no baby yet.

Congratulations. I am very happy for you guys. It will be a joyous spring.

Uncle Danny

AuntieJennifer said...

We're happy for you. A little shocked, yes, but happy. We figured it was someone else in our family - right Audrey....