Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I thought I might escape

I found out 10 days ago that I'm pregnant and the last 10 days have been great. The only pregnancy "symptoms" I've experienced are needing to eat more frequent, smaller meals, and going to bed earlier each night. I have been able to eat whatever I want and be as active as I want. I thought I might be able to escape the morning sickness that is so common in pregnancy, and which I experienced when pregnant with Willem. With him, I had to eat first thing in the morning (literally before I picked my head up off the pillow) and I typically threw up once a day and spent the rest of the day nauseous.

But I haven't had any of that and I really did think I was escaping. I wondered if it might be because I'm supplementing with B-complex vitamins, or that I've cut back on dairy, or because I'm eating healthier than when I got pregnant with Willem, or if my body has just gotten "better" at being pregnant. Regardless of the reason, I was filled with gratitude to be escaping that discomfort.

Then this morning I was caught by surprise. Halfway through eating breakfast I had to run upstairs and throw up what I has just eaten. I hadn't felt any indication that was coming on.

So this may be the beginning of a few weeks of relative discomfort and hardship as I get my thesis printed off and mailed, and chase a toddler and a 10 month old (my newest source of income) around and defend my thesis. Regardless, I'm still a happy and excited woman to be carrying this child.

1 comment:

Rixa said...

Ugh, no fun. I've been feeling better for the past week or so, and I hope it's a permanent trend. Food still doesn't taste as good as it used to, but the dizziness and queasiness are definitely milder.