Friday, December 9, 2011

Bring on the Pregnancy Symptoms and Let the Bitching Commence

I am going to start right off the bat with a little bitching today.... just to get it out of the way.  Besides, I haven't bitched enough in a while on here, so I am probably long overdue anyway.

How can my boobs be so much bigger already?!  I am only 10 wks along and have already gained 5 lbs and I swear, I think it's all in my boobs.  They are sore and heavy and much much fuller.  I wasn't quite ready for that yet.

With the munchkin, my boobs became insanely out of control.  When I was about 6 or 7 months pregnant, they started leaking already.  When I was nursing, they were so full of milk that they were constantly leaking all over everything.  My husband called them machine guns because they would spray my poor baby all over her face whenever she would pull away.  No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't ever get them to calm down either.  I didn't want to complain too much, because I think that having an under supply would be even worse. Maybe not though. But seriously, I was changing my nursing pads every couple of hours on some days.  And this was the entire time I was nursing. So I guess it shouldn't have been too much of a surprise, that as soon as I became pregnant again, my boobies immediately sprang into action!

I think the exhaustion is my least favorite part.  I will sit at my desk and stare at my computer screen, then waves will wash over me, where I actually think I fall asleep for a second.  It takes everything I can to stay awake and aware of what is going on.  All I want to do when I get home from work is take a nap.  Ofcourse, I have to make dinner before Joe leaves for school and then once he's gone, it probably wouldn't be the best idea to pass out and leave a two year old to wander the house oh her own.

I do know people that, while pregnant, have closed off a room, baby proofed it, then fallen asleep while their toddler plays around them.  Not that I agree or disagree with this practice, but no way would the munchkin let me get away with that anyway.  If I even close my eyes for a second, just to "rest" them, she is literally in my face yelling "wake up"! Even if she's in another room, she knows instantly, and it's her mission to make sure that I don't catch any sleep while on the job.

And ofcourse, there is the famous "Preggo Brain".  That has kicked in full force.  We actually had our Parents as Teachers lady come to our house on Wednesday evening and I had completely forgotten we had an appointment with her, even though I had just seen it on the calendar a few days prior.  Thank goodness we just so happened to be just sitting around doing absolutely nothing. I heard the knock on the door and opened it up.  We had only actually met with this lady one time before, so when I first opened the door I had no idea who she was.  I just said "Hi" and stood there (looking confused I'm sure).  She said, "Oh no, did you forget that I am coming?".  Suddenly it hit me and I responded, "No ofcourse not, we are all ready for you".  I am not sure if she was buying it or not, I gave Joe the "Holy effing oops" look as she walked into the kitchen.

Other then my boob situation and feeling like I am sleep walking all day, I actually feel pretty amazing really.  I think it has alot to do with my diet and my pregnancy supplements. Getting the right nutrients and everything you need will help alot with general nausea and how you feel while pregnant, or so I've read.  It makes sense, so I have a pretty good feeling that that is the difference between this time and the last time. Or maybe its pure coincidence.

If anyone is curious, here are the pills I am currently popping...

Prenatal Vitamins - I like that these are organic and from whole foods and have no wierd additives like some other prenatals (artificial flavors, colors or preservatives).
Wholemega Prenatal - For DHA, EPA and AA and other helpful omegas.
Probiotics - To keep that digestive system running smoothly, which benefits your whole system. This also really helps with that pesky constipation situation that pregnancy can cause for many woman.

And I also found this stuff, which I love!
Ginger Honey Tonic - I've been adding this to my water here and there for a quick pick me up.  I also like to lick it right off the spoon.  It's yum!

So that is what I have been taking and it seems to be keeping the general feelings of crappiness at bay.  And as much as I complain about being tired, I think I was actually more tired when pregnant with the munchkin, but who knows for sure, that was a while ago.  I do recall almost falling asleep at the wheel driving home from work in my first pregnancy. And more then once. It was scary!  I would also get car sick all the time.  I have none of that yet.  Knock on wood.

Tonight, Joe is taking the munchkin to his mom's house for dinner.  I am going straight home from work and taking a LONG nap.  Then after the munchkin gets home, we hang out for a while and then after she goes to bed, I am going to see Breaking Dawn with my girl Michele.  I am so excited about it too and I don't care how dorky that may or may not be!

And for fun, I went back and read some blogs from when I was about this far along with the munchkin.  This HERE is the second post I ever wrote on this blog!  I am pretty much bitching about the same stuff as far as how I felt.  Funny how so many other things have changed since then.

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!


Anonymous said...

That tonic sounds interesting. I have started giving the boys enzymes. I wonder if that would help too.

Also, I LOVE how you said that you think that your supplements help...or maybe it's a coincidence. That is reason #9208502385 why I love you, because you don't claim to know it all.

Enjoy Breaking Dawn. I adored it!!


Anna said...

I didn't blog when I was pregnant before, but I have loved going back and seeing what Isaac was doing at the same age as Lu. You are almost through the worst of it!

Kathleen said...

I remember the 5lbs boobies, no touchy, kinda too tender. I love your little peanut cam. Wonderful. So excited to go on this journey with you. xo

Laura said...

I remember the beginning of pregnancy and it wasn't pretty. I was exhausted... I can't imagine trying to come home and make dinner and take care of a toddler without a nap!


Ashley @ It's Fitting said...

Hrm, I think it's harder the second time around because you KNOW whats coming! Might be why I'm kind of hesitant to pull the trigger again. :-)

Rory, Chocolate Hair/Vanilla Care said...

thanks so much for reminding me of all the reasons why i preferred adoption over my pregnancy! LOL

Brittany Ann said...

You are the only woman I've ever met who just described, word for word, the craziness I experience(d) w/my boobs while lactating. I am like a freaking firehose! Between the oversupply and the let-down? CRAZY!

Anonymous said...

thanks for prenatal info do you give vitamins to your daughter?