Apr 22, 2010

Rant



I apparently am not going to be one of those beautiful pregnant woman that only gains a little bit of weight. I am going to be a whale. Case in point:


I believe that I'm only 9 weeks along in this picture. If I'm already feelin' fat at 9 weeks, I can't imagine how big I'm going to be at the end of this deal. I'm not sure if it's because I already started out overweight, or if it's just in my genes to be a fat pregnant woman. I know there's nothing I can do about it now, so this will be my one and only complaining post.

It also seems the farther along I get, the more sick I am. Still not throwing up, just nauseous ALL. THE. TIME. I pretty much hate it. I so wish that I could throw up and just get it out of my system. But noo.. I have to constantly feel like I want to throw up and then never follow through. Grr.. This morning was awful. I learned early on that if I eat right when I get up I'm not as sick throughout the day. I woke up super nauseous and nothing I did made me feel better. I got so sick in the shower that I finally just gave up, resulting in only 1/2 of one leg shaved. I tried to lay down for a few minutes and what do you know? I immediately felt better. Today was one of those days I wish I could just lay down and sleep all day. Alas, I only had a few minutes then I had to get up and finish getting ready. Thank goodness for a job where I sit in one spot and don't have to move all day. I would be in serious trouble if I had a more active job.

The last thing I want to complain about is my lack of energy. I am so exhausted all the time. I go to bed anywhere between 9:30 and 10 and struggle to function everyday. I feel like a zombie.

I've had several people tell me to just enjoy the journey. I'm not quite sure how I can enjoy the journey when I feel crummy all the time. Any suggestions? Thank goodness I only have a few weeks left in this first trimester. Then hopefully I can be semi back to normal again!


All right, I'm done. I would like to say that I'm happy no matter how I'm feeling, but when I don't feel good I get kinda grumpy.

Ooh.. I just got a whiff of something that smelled like fries. Those sound good! Wonder if the stomach will agree....

10 comments:

The JAMC Johnsons said...

It's OK to complain. Really. Some women don't feel sick at all, or some only a little. That's wonderful for them. But I was one who felt sick all.the.time. I'm sorry, no one can enjoy that, no matter what the reason. The second trimester will feel better. Keep plugging along...

Penni said...

I felt so much worse with baby #2 and it seems like the nausea and tiredness last forever...but then it really did let up in the second trimester. I'm hoping it does the same for you! And it's true...try to soak it all in bc before you know it you will be busy and exhausted with that baby in your arms. :) Eating small, frequent meals and whatever sounded good helped me. Something bland is what helped me. I think ginger ale sorta helped. How many weeks are you now? I am so happy for you! Hope you start feeling better, soon!

K+B said...

I promise I know how you feel, becuase that's exactly how I felt!!! It'll get better...

Regina said...

First off, if you are only going to do one post complaining of weight gain...you used it entirely too soon!! I know how you feel! With Kelly I gained almost 70lbs. That's like a whole 'nother person. Not cool.

It sucks to be feel sick, but seriously, be thankful because A) it means you have a strong pregnancy, and B) it could be SO much worse. Take it from me!

You will soon be out of the woods and eating everything your little heart desires!

Monty and Kristin said...

Oh girl!! I know this is hard to understand, but it's worse to throwup! You always have to careful where you are and if you're close to a bathroom or pay not to many people see you when you open the car door and run to a bush. Yuck! All I can say is it will be worth it and you'll do this all over a again!!:) Oh, and thankfully there are some fun parts of pregnancy too...look forward to those fun moments. The first trimester...yeah, not so much!

Barbara said...

Congratulations! You two are going to be awesome parents! I'm sure that part doesn't seem real yet, but it sure is!!! We are so happy for you!

Nyles and Barbara

The Rich's said...

It is perfectly normal to be grumpy at first, you are tired and you don't feel good. If it makes you feel better, when you are a throw up pregnant lady (like i was) you feel better for about 2.5 seconds before getting nauseous again...It is just part of the journey. you WILL feel better and when you start to feel your baby move it will be all worth it! HANG IN THERE GIRL! let me know if i can do anything for you!! love you!!!!

Veronica Peterson said...

Oh Caitlin I feel ya!! It’s true your 2 trimester gets.

clairebearbeauty said...

Congrats to you and your hubby. That is so exciting. I know exactly how you feel. It does get better like everyone says but while you are going through it it seems like its never going to get better. Hang in there and sit back and sleep sleep sleep.

clairebearbeauty said...

Sorry the last comment was from Nicole Eason and not Clairebearbeauty. Thats Hannah