Saturday, March 17, 2007

So the worst part of pregnancy so far is . . .

?? What was/is it for you??

The 1st trimester was not bad for me . . . . nausea and tiredness, but not horrible. Really. I got off easy. The constipation . . . that was bad. Sleep . . . what is that again? I fall asleep fine, but after 4 hours, I wake and then toss and turn until morning. I know my mind is racing, which is definitely most of it, but there must be more to the insomnia too.

Second tri (well, all 3 1/2 weeks of it) is going well. The nausea disappeared in one instant a few days before 13 weeks. The tiredness lessened more gradually. Oh make no mistake . . . I'm still very tired, just not falling down exhausted at 7pm anymore. I can make it till 9pm now. Rock on.

The constipation is still bad, but its not surprising since its been a lifelong issue anyway. Acupuncture was working well, but at this point I can't justify $70 a pop for a poop. No thanks.

I'm dealing with the worst congestion now, which is in my sinuses and giving me a headache. I can take Flonase, but its not helping. I have had a dull headache and stuffed nose/sinuses for 3 weeks now. That's hurting my sleep too. Any suggestions?? BTW, hot compresses didn't help. Saline spray doesn't help.

What was/is the worst complaint of pg for you?? And to my friends who are moms through adoption, or not moms yet whether adopting or doing IF treatments, I'm sorry this post is pg-focused. But, what helps you poop???

6 comments:

Earthchild618 said...

Pregnancy was easy for me! Ha...alittle adoption humor!

Sinuses...here you go love: Lavender pillows for your eyes. The health food store sells lavendar rub on oil for under your nose.

You can also make a steam bath thing for your sinuses: Sea salt and tea tree oil (a VERY small amount of tea tree oil..like one or two drops). Put in bowl with boiling water and hold a towel over your head so steam is in your face. Inhale deeply....

I also did sea salt snorts. Mix sea salt in water...disolve...then snort up your nose. Fun fun LOL.

I am glad that you aren't feeling nauseous anymore...

Does juice help the constipation any? What about hot oil rubs on your belly by your intestines? That is supposed to help babies poo...maybe it will help you???

mwburdick said...

Suz you silly girl :) you can pg talk all you want sweetie, I love to hear it!! I'm so happy for you and I love to "live" the pg with you thru your blog!
Hope you are feeling better soon.

Love you!

Diva Mom Vicki said...

With Bittyman's pregnancy I would get painful, wake-me-up-out-of-sound-sleep leg cramps! Knock on wood but I haven't had any leg cramps this pregnancy!

My biggest complaint right now is restless sleep. Itty parties all night long, keeping me awake (along with all the zillion things racing through my mind)!

ali said...

I know PG constipation is different..but what about dried prunes or dried apricots? I am not a fan of prunes, but apricots work good for me! LOL

azjenn said...

You know PG has been really easy for both of us so far, hopefully it continues that way. The sinus colds and sleepless nights are the worst for me.

Diva Mom Vicki said...

I JINXED MYSELF! Guess who had the mother-of-all-leg-cramps today?!?

Darn you for this post! LOL!