A few new things I’m more aware of.
Early pregnancy symptoms
I’m quite sleepy and I take things slow when this happens. My children are old enough to look after
themselves while I’m looking after me.
Constipation and morning sickness
Progesterone has decided to almost stop my bowel from moving. I get a lot of discomfort from this.
As my evening sickness progresses throughout the day I tend to eat very little. I’ve tried a liquid diet
for a couple of days but it’s not making a huge difference. If my bowel moves so little it doesn’t
really matter what’s in it.
Lying down helps with the sickness so my bed and my laptop are my best friends. I’m also finding a
lot of new postures not to place it directly on my belly. I’m not bedridden. Our family’s life at present is
very relaxed and we stay in quite a lot.
So far during this pregnancy, I haven’t found any food aversions. Cleaning disgusting stuff is the only one that I can think of, but I can’t really blame that on my pregnancy. That’s just at a normal level (as disgusting as it is whether you are pregnant or not!)
I might retch more than usual but my husband has always done most of the cleaning so we’re good on that, especially me. I’m so lucky to have him.
Pressure on bladder
One new discovery from this morning: difficulty to pee. My sphincter doesn’t open fully and first-morning visits to the toilet have been a bit confusing: my wee flow doesn’t match the fullness of my
bladder. I know this is due to my growing uterus being still inside my pelvis and the pressure it
applies around it. This will pass once it comes out and liberates the pressure on my bladder.
I’m caressing my belly almost constantly. My ligaments hurt when I sneeze and if I don’t hold my
lower belly, a simple sneeze might be quite painful.
Overall, I’m very happy and look at the bright side of things much more easily. My hormones are
keeping me as happy as possible to send just good feelings to my little one.