It’s funny how when you find out you’re pregnant that all of a sudden there were all these obvious signs that you missed before.
Food tastes funny and I have no appetite whatsoever. I am forcing myself to eat, which is a first for me. I crave all things protein and dairy: cream cheese, scrambled eggs, meatballs and chicken. And beans. Which isn’t going over so well down below. It’s like a symphony every time I potty.
I have been sleeping anywhere from 12 to 15 hours a day. My breasts hurt so much I may never shower again. I almost ripped the shower head right out of the wall when the water stream connected with a very sore nipple.
And I’m all boogery and drooly. I pee constantly. Thank God Israrail trains have bathrooms on them.
The funniest thing is that I am already so bored with all my pregnancy books. I have two on nutrition (What to Eat When You’re Expecting and Every Woman’s Guide to Eating During Pregnancy) and two on pregnancy in general (What to Expect and The Girlfriend’s Guide). My advice? If you’re trying to conceive, read them now. You may not want to read things like “broccoli” or “casserole” when you’re feeling sick. I can get through a few paragraphs and then I fall asleep. Oh well. I read them all before anyhoo.
For the record, I know this isn’t morning sickness. I don’t feel sick, per se, just not hungry. And some things taste funny. I don’t like carbs anymore. Bagels and veggies are dead to me.
The exhaustion is unlike anything else. It really feels as though I’m permanently on nighttime cold medicine. I sat down for a minute while the hubby used the bathroom and fell asleep on a couch at IKEA.
The emotions take some getting used to. I saw a little kiddie size table and chairs and managed to limit my sobbing to just a few tears and gaspy breaths. Note to self: No more IKEA for a while.
Of course, no complaints throughout all of it.
And now, what you’ve all been waiting for. How many beans are in the Kirby?
Your choices are: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or more. Post your guesses in the comment. The winner gets my leftover Gonal F and Ovidrel trigger shot. 🙂