Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Smooth Sailing- Kind Of

The last few weeks I have been feeling better overall, however, I still get attacked by the usual symptoms. Basically in the evenings, especially when I eat I feel like I ate way too much and my stomach hurts and then I may or may not get sick. This is starting to develop into an unwelcome routine. I have also experienced tired like I never thought possible and the occasional headaches too.

So I realize I'm doing a lot of whinny about symptoms and feeling sick but I honestly was completely unprepared for how difficult this whole thing would be. I mean when you think about it, growing a human life inside you is kind of a big deal right? But I do envy these women who glow and feel an overwhelming sense of joy. That sounds great, I'll take some of that please. All I've got are complaints and discomfort.

As I sit here at my desk with my ass hanging out of my maternity pants I also can't help thinking of these mystery women who wear there bellies with pride and grace. I feel like nothing fits me at all. If I thought shopping was hard on the self esteem before...? Yesterday I spent the entire day with the crotch of my maternity tights at my knees. But of course regular tights cut off my stomach which need to breathe.

The point of this email was to state that things are getting better and that smooth sailing is on the horizon but you know complaining is so much more fun.


  1. I'm not sure whether you meant "maternity" tighs, or "maturity"... but either way, you have to mature to puke day after day and still show up to work! haha :) keep on plugging. i predict your pregmo glow will start on Feb 17th.

  2. Thanks Steph, they are maternity pants and tights and I am starting to feel more mature-except not really.
    p.s. I hope you're right about the glow-that would be a fine b-day present indeed.

  3. Hi Jane,

    I didn't have 'morning sickness'... I had evening sickness. Michael said you could set your watch to my dry-heaving (8:32pm). But, I could eat whatever I wanted in the morning, such as Breakfast #1: one egg (over easy), three pieces of bacon or sausage, homemade hasbrowns and two pieces of toast. So, this whole evening sickness really perplexed me. My mat doctor said to 'switch' dinner for breakfast, i.e., eat cereal or fruit for dinner. Within 48 hours of following her advice, my 'evening sickness' disappeared for good.