First trimester pregnancy symptoms. The fun continues!

Okay, so far I’ve been experiencing all day sickness, sore breasts, extreme tiredness, bloating of the third degree, not to mention I’m starting to feel as though I need to see an endocrinologist – the hormones causing me to cry all the time are obviously out of control and need reining in – STAT! Oh, did I mention the angry killer facial pimples that have raised their ugly pustule filled heads in the last month? 

Now that I’m at week 10, let’s add a couple more to the mix shall we? woman-with-headacheTension
headaches – front and centre, enter nose bleed – stage left. At the beginning of the week there were a few days in a row where I felt as though my head were in a vice. I was feeling quite the pressure across the front sides of my forehead and found myself constantly rubbing my temples, in the hope the pain would miraculously disappear. 

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“Morning Sickness”. When the name doesn’t say it all.

They say morning sickness typically begins around the 6 week mark. Boy, we’re “they” right! At 6 weeks it kind of hit me like a freight train. It started the other morning whilst enjoying a lie in with Hubby and The Little Guy. It began as a gentle nudge of nausea. Then shortly after, I couldn’t help but feel as though the contents of my stomach were strongly protesting its usual confines and rigorously seeking a swift exit – up and out. I raced to the bathroom and ungraciously thrust my head over the toilet whilst I retched into the bowl. FYI, I find it extremely difficult to actually vomit, even at the sickest of times. In the last 10 years I can probably count at least 3 times I’ve actually blown chunks. Twice whilst being extraordinarily inebriated (very classy) and the othdsc_2436er whilst suffering from a mutant strain of gastro that swept my kid’s childcare centre. I don’t know if my inability to follow through is a good thing or not? But what I do know is that for the last few days I have suffered from “Morning Sickness” morning, noon and (mostly) night. Not only am I left feeling confused as to why they call it that, when clearly it’s not just “morning” – very misleading. I am left feeling very tired, drained and very closely resembling a piece of crap.  

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Sky high baby hopes; did our plan work?

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Sadly the “conceptionmoon” is over and we’ve just returned to reality. Our holiday was pure bliss, Hubby and I really feel we milked the holiday for all it was worth and left feeling more than satisfied that we stuck to “the plan”. As sad as it was to leave, I couldn’t wait to wrap my arms around my Little Guy again.

Now even though I didn’t really write much at all while I was away (on purpose. I had more important things to do 😉 ), I did think there were a couple of small things worth mentioning. Like yesterday morning, when an abrupt wave of nausea came over me. I rushed to Hubby’s side, sat down, then proceeded to fan myself wildly. I slowly pulled myself together and put it down to just being ridiculously hungry. As yuk as it was, I didn’t really give it a second thought and off to breakfast we went. Except at breakfast I started to think about how my boobs had been really sore for the last few days. However, I quickly decided that I probably shouldn’t think too much of it. Yet. 

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