Monday, April 28, 2008

Sick and Tired

I've had a cold since the day I got my BFP. Now I wonder if I'm still sick, or if they are pregnancy symptoms? I am coughing, but it's usually because I seem to have extra saliva. What is up with that? There is so much it takes me by surprise and chokes me! Last night, I went to bed at 9, and got up at 7:30 this morning and am still very tired. Aaron keeps on pointing out all my zits (this last point scores him zero points. Why yes Aaron, I did notice the large zit RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of my cheek. But thanks for pointing it out. Not.). I'm gassy. Very very very gassy - to the point it hurts. And I'm a little crazy. Aaron was cooking dinner and I was poking him and joking around with him, and it caused him to drop something. And he was rather sharp with me. Which normally would just have me saying 'WTF' and him saying sorry and us moving on. Instead it blew up into a full on 15 minute scream fest. I'm just so tired all the time, and my stomach hurts and I got fed up with it all. Good times.

But, I'm thankful that my body is going through all these changes. To me, it can mean only good things. Tomorrow I go to my OB/GYN tomorrow to meet with the nurse for my 8 week checkup. I'm a little nervous, to tell you the truth. And the thing I'm nervous about is so lame - that I have gained weight over the past months - with the 2 IVF cycles and all the time I've spent being sick/recovering and not working out. Old habits die hard, huh?

This past weekend was really nice. It was the first really relaxing weekend I've had in a while. I had (on purpose) scheduled myself to be super busy during the last 6 weeks - so I wouldn't be obsessing on the pregnancy test or the aftermath. But now, that I pretty much have nothing to do for next few weekends - I'm really looking forward to it!


Zephra said...

I remember the stomach ache. Turned out not to be gas but everything stretching. It could knock me down to the floor it was that painful. Everything else you described it normal. The tiredness sucks but will pass in a few months. Yes months. growing a human is hard work. That is why women do it.

Deborah said...

The weight gain thing can be hard to get used to, especially if you've struggled with it before. I still can't get over my shock from going to my last midwife appointment, telling both the midwife and the nurse I'd gained 3 lbs in 11 days, and both of them cheerfully telling me "that's fine!"

Also, just sleep all the time. Don't feel silly (you're probably too tired to care anyway).

sarah said...

I think that the saliva thing is a condition that starts with a p, but I can't remember it. The blogger who has Kerflop, and used to have another blog that I can't remember the name of had it so bad she had to spit in a cup al lthe time. But she also had helacious mornign sickness, and started takeing some vitimins (other than prenantals) to deal with that. I don't know if it controlled the saliva.
My sister, mother of 7 (all singletons, and me nary a one!), said once "I hate teh first 4 months, there's no baby shape but you are just pudgy and hairy." So, maybe a little pudge is good?

sukeyknits said...

I'm so glad you've been all mental and zitty :) I still can't get over that you're really really pregnant - it's amazing! We'll have to have a movie marathon one of these weekends and just knit and eat fun food.

Jen said...

I really packed on the pounds during my year of TTC. It's stressful and upsetting, so I'm sure you are not alone there. But I have found it easier to eat more carefully while pregnant, and since I can't change the past, I'm focusing on the future.

Good luck at your appointment!

Jennifer said...

Good luck on your 8 week check. The sickness will pass as you get closer to your 2nd tri...congrats again!

Lucia said...

I drooled when I was pregnant. It was disgusting. And, yes, gassy and all over the place emotionally. I once burst into tears when Grant inquired, purely out of curiosity, why I was putting tomatoes in my scrambled eggs.

Hang in there -- it will probably get a bit worse, and then get better. Do you know the crackers-in-bed trick?

Samantha said...

Good luck with the appointment!

Geohde said...

Yep, you sound pretty knocked-up to me!

Enjoy your upcoming quiet time,