Monday, May 05, 2008

Can't Be Like This Until The End, Can It?

Okay, so 29 weeks now, and I've been totally feeling like crap for the past 3 days. I'm really hoping this is just some flukey thing/virus/etc, b/c I can't take 10 more weeks of this. I'm completely exhausted all.the.time and my stomach just never feels quite right (quite nauseous most of time). I remember dealing with some AM nausea with Bryce at the end, but not this early. And usually, a diet soda did the trick....now it barely takes the edge off.

And yes, I'm continuing to take my iron pills, prenatal vitamin and fish oil although I'm waiting for my glucose/hemoglobin screen to come back to see if maybe I need more iron. Although this kind of started all of a sudden so who knows....

Aside from the exhaustion and nausea, I'm actually not feeling 100% terrible. I'm not at the point yet where I feel so incredibly huge that I'm uncomfortable. I'm still sleeping fairly well at night and I have times throughout the day where I'm able to accomplish things. Like yesterday we all went to Loewe's and we bought all my spring plantings/flower boxes and I was able to get all my pots and boxes planted yesterday afternoon. (My deck looks GREAT!) I just seem to require small rest periods in between everything. And on Saturday, my sister and I took my mom to see Body Worlds down at the Science Center for my mom's birthday/mother's day gift. (It was VERY cool, btw!) And then the 3 of us went for a late, late lunch/early dinner. So lots of standing and walking, which tired me out, but nothing I couldn't handle.

Thank goodness the kids were mostly easy to get ready this morning because I lacked any energy that would have been required had there been any real tangles with them. I honestly am sitting here at my desk right now feeling like a limp rag and wondering how I'm going to make it through this day without falling asleep at my desk. I think I'll just press on, get everything I need to do done and then leave early. Or maybe I'll perk up as the morning goes on.

But baby girl continues to move around and kick me (in some sore spots) so I guess all is well with her. I'm glad one of us has some energy. Little parasite...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why don't you start bring a yoga mat and pillow to work so that at lunchtime you can lie down (lock the door if needed)and relax for at least a 1/2 hr. I'm sure this would be more productive than trying to forge on while feeling very tired. You'll take care of yourself short term and enable you to long term get through this. You shouldn't feel you have to be super mom. You are doing an incredible job.
Again, thank so much for Saturday afternoon! It meant so much to spend time with you and Chrissa.
Mom

Viv said...

I couldn't imagine being prego with #3, taking care of 1 & 2 and working FT! You are much braver than I! I remember I would go into an empty conf room at work and lay my head down while I was working FT while prego with Makenzie . Even 30 mins helped me get through the day. Plus every where I read kept saying get rest before the baby comes, and I'm sure that is true even if it's #3!

BJ said...

You have a lot on your plate girl so make sure you take a break! I know Sydney is a handful and she is only one kid so I am sure 2 kids and being pregnant is not easy. I like your mom's idea of a quick cat nap.

Take it easy.

H. said...

I remember starting to be uncomfortable around Memorial Day last year...and since you are pretty much right on the same schedule as I was (thanks for planning it that way, makes it easy for my Mommy-brain to remember!)...I wouldn't be surprised if you are starting to feel "ehhh" about now...especially working FT and taking care of two children....I agree Bertie!