Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Pregnancy Blahs...

(not me)

Sorry my lovelies but I've got nothing for you today other than icky tales of pregnancy.

People lie. Pregnancy is NOT glamorous. The people who say it is fall in one of two catagories one- bold face liars and two- misery loves company (they're trying to lure you into it with stories of butterflies and rose petals all the while snickering).

I was up most of the night, uncomfortable and congested. I just couldn't find a position to lay down in that didn't have me stirring again in less than 10 minutes. I've always slept on my stomach so I'm having a hard time retraining myself not to. This kid, she's a night owl. Constant movement all night. I would lay down for a half hour and then sit up watching Roseanne on Nick at Night for another half hour. My back is so sore and stiff.

Here's another a fun fact...I can't sneeze anymore. Well, technically I can but, if and when I do, I pee a little. I'm guessing about a tablespoon. Yes, I now pee myself. So I'm in bed, nose stuffed, sitting up watching old TV and then all of a sudden ACHOO-tinkle.
I know, I am HOT stuff.

To top it off I'm still nauseous. Not quite as much as I had been in the first trimester (24/7) but enough. So in addition to everything else I got the dry heaves last night. That was the icing on the cake.

At that point I just broke down. I sat there in bed and cried (don't judge, I'm hormonal). The crying felt good. Cathartic.

So if you'll excuse me today I'm just not feeling up to finding pretty images to ooh and aah over. Instead I'm going to climb onto the sofa with my Snuggie (yes, I have one and yes, it's awesome!) and a fur ball or two (choices shown at right) and try to take a nap while watching some bad daytime TV.

Until tomorrow...

19 comments:

Jill said...

I'm so sorry. I can imagine how much it must suck being pregnant. I would not be a good pregnant lady. I find it amazing when women say they've never felt sexier...yuck! If we lived closer, I'd stop by and keep you company...bring a bunch of magazines. I'd drink wine...you wouldn't. Your darling little chicita will be here soon. Are you thinking about names?

gazundheit!

carrie1 said...

Awww... I hope you feel better! Nothing worse then feeling like you a toddler again, and pee'ing on yourself. =(

Dobbygirl said...

Oh girl - I have been there and remember every second. My hips hurt so bad I basically only slept an hour or two at a time (how do you think I have "favorite" infomercials?) I'm a tummy sleeper too and it is hard to adjust. And I still pee when I sneeze. Darn kids...

(I'm gonna email you a link to a pillow that my hubby got me that literally saved my sanity) Hugs and feel better!

The Townhouselady said...

Aww thanks Jill!

Carrie- Don't make me laugh so hard! Especially when you know I'm having tinkle issues!

The Townhouselady said...

Dobby- Who's better than you?

my favorite and my best said...

shitballs! i hope dobby's pillow thing helps. try taking lots of steamy showers. this will loosen the mucus and help your tummy out too. your system is backed up all over the place. also i know this might sound like the last thing you would ever want to do but moving your body around; walking (at a fairly quick pace...in other words not leisurely), stretching, some yoga type moves to help flush out our lymphatic system will help you feel better.
xo

Hair and Beyond said...

Welcome to OUR world lol, your first 2 lines of this entry is how I so felt 7 years ago.
You will have a period where it all gets better. I like My Fav's suggestions.

Lucinda said...

I know you are busy being knocked up and all, but I just planned my trip back east for Xmas. We should meet for a drink (me) and a glass of water (you) while I am in the city.

ModernMom said...

Oh you took me right back there!
I was one of the girls who told it like it was. No sugar coating. The good news..it is so so worth it in the end! Hang in there. Let people spoil you. Ask for help. Enjoy some extra ice cream and cry when you want to. It's your party!
Hang in there sweetie:)

Christina said...

Wow! I have so much to look forward to! I'm just worried that my feet will grow when I'm pregnant and I won't be able to fit into all of my favorite shoes!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Oh THL - I'm glad you called it out. Pregnancy isn't all fairy dust & rose pedals as some may like us to be sucked into. Thank goodness the outcome makes every crappy, painful, queezy ( & yes tinkling) moment worth every second of the torment. I can't believe I did it 4 X's. Now that's insane. My heart goes out to you & bitch to us all you want.

Hugs xx deb

Anthony said...

Whoa!
I must say, some of these details are quite enlightening. And it really is kind of amazing that a woman would WANT to go through all of that more than once!

But, at the same time, it's not at all surprising that women can handle it... you're ALL tough cookies!

ana said...

Oh!!! you will forget everything when you see your baby for the first time :)
I'm also use to sleep with my stomach down... I will have a hard time too when I get pregnant...

The Townhouselady said...

mfamb- I did the showers and that helped my sore back a bit. I'll give the walking around and yoga a shot today. Yesterday I was just so not up to the task.

Hair and Beyond- You made me laugh with the Welcome to OUR world!

Lu- That'd be great! Nov/Dec is going to get a little nutso for us so email me when you firm up dates and we'll figure it out.

ModMom- I like this advice!

Christina- It's already happening. They're getting wider (read: a little swollen).

DH- 4 times. You're a saint in my book!

Anthony- Thank you!

Ana- It'll all be worth it in the end!

Kristin said...

Boy have I been there! I had morning, noon and night sickness for 8 mos, which was then replaced with heartburn. But I gotta tell you, I'd do it again in a heartbeat. The dude is SO much fun! Hang in there. : )

Bathory House said...

How very awful. I'm so sorry this incubation has not been pleasant for you. Try some ginger tea. It makes you feel warm all over.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Oh no! I'm sorry, sweetie! Not to sound like your doctor, but, Kegels, kegels, kegels!! My {ahem} incontinence hit AFTER I'd pushed a baby out, and stuck around forever! NOT looking forward to that, again!

Have you tried a body pillow?

When is your due date, again?

Hang in there!

The Townhouselady said...

Thanks MyLittleHappyPlace. I've been kegal-ing my crotch off- lol!

I'm actually ordering the pillow that Dobby recommended. It's kinda like a body pillow on both sides of your body which is good since I'm a flip flopper.

I'm due March 18th.

Laura [What I Like] said...

Well hey, at least someone's telling it like it is! Good to know...