Monday, February 16, 2009
Do you want some cheese with that WHINE?
Since I found out I was pregnant I have managed to avoid the variety of illnesses that have plagued my colleagues...mind you, I work in a school so the flu and common colds are rampant. However, this weekend I contracted some sinus-y thing. I am trying to "take it easy" and let myself heal, but this illness is more annoying than debilitating, so I feel more lazy than sick.
I have been so blessed to have such a healthy, happy pregnancy. I fully realize that so many women cannot become pregnant and others must be on bed rest or have morning sickness for months.....so I try my best not to complain, or when I do, I throw in a few jokes so I can laugh about it. However, since I am sick and feeling fat, I am cranky and therefore, this is going to be a complaining post:
The baby is moving like crazy....while it's reassuring, it also keeps me up late or wakes me up in the morning....or just tap dances on my bladder...but also, it makes me crazy that I have to wait 3 MORE MONTHS to meet this baby that is performing acrobats in my belly!!!
My stretch marks are in full-effect...one day there were none, now there are a bunch. In spite of the lathering up of pre-natal lotions, nothing worked....and upon investigation, there is no evidence that ANY lotions can permeate the skin deep enough to prevent the muscles stretching to accommodate the baby. A valiant effort, but no dice.
The Linea Nigrea is a line from belly button to the pubic bone underneath the skin that darkens in the 2nd trimester - yeah, although I can't look down and see it, a quick glance in the mirror indicated that mine is approximately 1 cm. wide and VERY dark. It's supposed to go away afterwards, so we'll just cross our fingers until then.
There are a few other things I'd like to vent about, but I won't gross anyone out with the details.
I don't want anyone thinking that I had a symptom-free pregnancy, but I also censor my complaints so as not to seem ungrateful....ya know??