Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How Does it Feel?

I always wondered what it would feel like to be pregnant.

For the first week or two after finding out, it was pretty nauseating, but that was about it.

For the next 5 or so weeks after that, I was asleep, so I can't recall what it was like. Seriously, I always read that being tired was a big symptom of pregnancy and there were months this past year where I thought I was more tired and so yes, I must be this time! But then, no. Oh man, that tired compared to "growing a human" tired is NOTHING! I couldn't walk around my house without having to lie down for 20 minutes and doze off. I went to bed pretty much by 6pm, asleep for sure by 8:30pm every night and took a nap each weekend day. I was also a grump because I was so tired, so I'm sure everyone around me had a blast with that.

Now I've entered the 2nd trimester. The extreme tired has faded, though I get worn out quicker. And even though I somehow managed to lost 2 pounds at my last doctor's appointment, my pants no longer fit unless they are elastic-waisted. Odd. However I don't really look pregnant, I look fatter. And for the past two days I've been experiencing pretty uncomfortable "hey I think my uterus is growing" pains that get extra bad after I eat any kind of food. So I've instructed Danny to get me lots of fruit to eat because for some reason I think that will do the trick (I base this on nothing other than watermelon sounds really good right now). Also, if I talk about Mac and Cheese, I have to eat it and I'm sure that's not helping my pants situation any.

But you know what? It's FANTASTIC!


Little Candle said...

Oh Erin! I am so excited for you! I never knew tired until I was pregnant...I'm sure you are glowing and adorable!
I want to offer my condolences about your Dad. I don't really have any words to say other then that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

erin said...

Thanks, Sarah...I appreciate your words on both topics.