Friday, July 27, 2012

Symptoms so far

My first doctor's appointment is Aug 15th. 
I'll get to hear the heartbeat.
I'm sooo excited!
I'll be 8 1/2 weeks then, and I can't wait for that to come!

I'm starting to get a belly. 
I know it's not from baby yet, cause he/she is too little still, it's more bloating I'm guessing.
I don't like it.
It looks like I have a small beer belly.
Sometimes I put my hand on it so it's clear I'm pregnant and not just fat. 
It'll be a while before I have a belly big enough to know it's a baby and not me though. I can't wait for that. I know it'll be uncomfortable, but I can't wait to look pregnant and feel the baby.

Symptoms so far have not been too bad.
I've been super thirsty, which means heading to the bathroom every hour pretty much.
I haven't had morning sickness yet. 
I'll be 6 weeks on sunday.
A lot of things say morning sickness doesn't kick in until 6 or 8 weeks for some people.
I'm just hoping I'm part of the 25% of people that don't get morning sickness.
The main symptom I've had so far is exhaustion.
I can barely make it through the work day.
By the time I get home I try to get motivated to make some sort of dinner before John gets home 'cause I know if I sit/lay down I'll be done for the day.
I can't stay up past 11 anymore.
Some nights I even fall asleep earlier.
I used to go to bed at about midnight or so every night.
Now, I feel like it's midnight because I'm so tired, and I look at the clock and it's 9.
It's so weird to feel so tired.
When I sit on the couch after making dinner I feel like I've played a full day of sports. 
Without the awesome post exercise feeling.
Just the exhaustion feeling.

I'm not complaining!
I'm so happy this is all I've had to deal with so far.
No morning sickness makes me so happy!
I just didn't really understand how exhausted you could be in the first trimester. 
I always assumed it'd just be exhausting in the third trimester.

The only other thing I've had to deal with is cramping.
My "time of the month" was always accompanied by terrible cramps, and I thought during pregnancy at least I wouldn't have to deal with that. 
I've had a bit of off and on cramping.
It's definitely not as bad, but still can be uncomfortable and a little painful.
Apparently it's normal, and it's just a sign of my uterus growing like it should be.
It will continue throughout the rest of the pregnancy.
I guess there was no escape.

I don't really have anything going on until the doctors appointment. 
I'm just waiting for that.
I already have some nursery ideas.
I'll share those later on! :)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Hayley, I stumbled across your blog through a mutual friend on Facebook... and I happened to notice your status as well about your miscarriage earlier this week. I wanted to say how sorry I am, and that I understand where you are and what you're going through.

    We seem to be very much similar- I am a homeschool graduate of 2008, and I got married just a month after you and your husband did. I have now had two miscarriages this year, the first one on New Years, the second on the 4th of July. I just wanted to say that God really touched my heart reading how excited you were about this baby and also how sad you are about the loss. I know these feelings ALL TOO WELL.

    I won't give my "advice" or try to console, because I hated when people just gave me pat answers and brushed it off like it was no big deal. I have felt out of place a lot as well, because most of my friends are getting pregnant and having babies, not losing babies- sometimes it has felt like no one understands. I just wanted to let you know that I understand, and though I don't know you, I will be praying for you! God KNOWS and HE IS FAITHFUL, this I know!

    If you ever need someone to talk to who has gone/is going through this, feel free to email me and be friends-

    The Lord is with you! Look to HIM!