SO HERE I AM turning to my laptop when I should be in bed. Feeling tired when you are pregnant is a whole another story. Its hard to explain, but the best way I can describe it is picture yourself an oven, then picture yourself on high all day baking, yep, I think that sums it up. I imagined making a human being would take a lot of work, but this is something. I get tired just getting up from the couch! ha ha. I feel a million times better than the first trimester for sure. More energy and am able to eat sweets again (thank God, I was starting to worry I’d never experience the delicious taste of peanut butter and chocolate chunk ice cream ever again).
Just a few hours ago I could barely hold my head up from being so tired I didn’t think I could finish my dinner, and now here I am unable to sleep. Huh? What happened? Well, for starters I feel almost too tired to fall asleep. Does that make sense? Also, so far I’ve had just about every single pregnancy symptom in the book. Have you read these books? Man, you think they are making all this stuff up, and then you find yourself up at night because you’re tossing and turning, burping and gassy, your skin is a little itchy, you’re hot and thirsty and your nose is so congested you’re sniffling like crazy (poor husband) and you’re getting up for the 3rd time to go pee and it’s not even midnight yet:( Then you realize, oh yeah, Im pregnant, these things are happening just like the book said. And the fun is just starting…
I guess the nasal congestion happens because everything in your body starts to swell, even your blood vessels in your nose causing them to dilate and plug up your nose. Some women even get nose bleeds from it (oh wait, that’s me. Oh wait no that was me during my first trimester where I had so much nausea I was vomiting 1-3 times a day causing nose bleeds from the pressure). Now I just wake up to dry blood when I blow my nose.
Another thing I’ve noticed is all these brown spots showing up on my face (agh my beautiful complexion, it was doomed to come to an end! LOL). One spot in particular. I have a few tiny scars on my right side of my face from an unfortunate encounter with poison oak one road trip many a years ago. No one but me could see these little scars because they were the same color as my complexion, now thanks to being pregnant, they’ve darkened and yell out, “hey look at me, I’m a brown spot, look, look!”. I am not very happy about that. I guess its called the Mask of Pregnancy. Fun eh? Your melanin decides to gather in certain spots and darken areas, oh you know just cause your pregnant. Oh yes, and my left eyelid hasn’t stopped twitching in weeks (lack of sleep I think).
I don’t want to complain, this is something I’ve wanted for a very long time, and believe me I am thankful, grateful, and feel very blessed. I just never really imagined it would be like this. You have no idea until you experience it yourself, but even then, every woman is different. One thing I do love, are my breast:) They’re humongous! All natural, just say’n. Hee heee. Anywayz, I know this experience is going to come and go. I am 15 weeks today, making the start of my 16th week. Before I know it, I’m going to have a precious baby (keeping me up even more at night…LOL) that is going to fill not just my home, my heart, but my soul with so much love, and every discomfort is going to be all worth it.
Well, I’m off to bed to hopefully get some rest. Night:)