This pregnancy has been a bit the same and a bit different than my last. In the nicest way possible way, this pregnancy is kicking my butt.
The worst symptom I have had with both is cramping. When I am pregnant it seems I get terrible cramps. It is not a fun for anyone, never mind someone who has had miscarriages. It has eased up a lot since week nine but I still have very crampy days. Fortunately, I have finally learned to deal with my pregnancy related anxiety. Never fear- I still have all kinds of anxiety issues left. :0
I thought I was nauseous with Eliza. I now realize I had mild nausea with her. I have been extremely nauseous for weeks. I don't throw up. I just wish I did. At first I was psyched because this is usually a sign things are progressing well. I didn't mind not being able to not make the grocery list without cringing or going to the grocery store and feeling my stomach contract. However, at this point I am still waiting for my feel good second trimester. Things have improved a lot and I can finally see the light.
Dizzy Miss Lizzy
I have bee very dizzy lately. The best was I can describe it is by saying I feel like a pair of googly eyes spinning, twirling and swirling. Last week I was spinning so bad I ended up sick. Eliza thought I was peeing in the toilet. I guess she isn't clear that pee comes from the other end. My blood pressure is fine so I am guessing it is all that blood swirling around my system. Docotr said it is normal. I suspect I am not drinking enough fluids so I am going to up my fluid intake this week and hope for the best.
I was not very hungry with E. I ate an extra snack a day and seemed fine. This time around I am always hungry. But eating makes me sick. And not eating makes me sick. Which is why sometimes even though I am hungry I don't eat enough. After my dizzy episode last week I have been tryng to eat six to eight healthy mini meals each day to keep the beast at bay-but I am just always hungry. So don't be surpirsed when I end up looking like Jabba The Hutt.
Other than that I have been pretty tired-but that could just be from chasing E all day.