Sunday, December 15, 2013

It appears I spoke too soon.

Symptoms: I gots them.

Hello heartburn!
Hello extra bra cup size that appeared seemingly overnight!
Hello bloodhound sense of smell!
Hello crazy-ass dreams! 

Also, it appears my new favorite thing is to wake up around 2:30am every night craving clam chowder.  Wtf? And I'm not talking the thin Manhattan-style imitation clam chowder, I mean the real New England kind with heavy cream, clams, potatoes, onions in a great big bread bowl. Mmmm. I finally had some today and it was everything I hoped it would be and more. Delectable! Unfortunately, it did not stop the craving. 
I seem to be craving all things creamy right now: chowder, fruit & yogurt smoothies, egg nog, broccoli & cheese soup, tapioca pudding, chocolate milk. All I want to do lately is find creamy things and pour them immediately down my throat (/insert obvious sexual joke here).

As for the unbelievable sense of smell?  I totally followed some poor guy to a different part of the building at work the other day because he smelled soooo good.  I'm like one of the women in the Axe Body Spray commercials.  On the flip side, that afternoon I also opened the microwave in the shared kitchen to pop in my lunch and almost puked as a wall of fish smell hit me. BARF. 

Luckily, the nausea has not set in though...yet.  And I'm tired during the day (I always hit a serious wall around 7:30pm) but I don't have the bad fatigue...yet. I'm trying to get lots of things done over the next week or so (pretty much asap) before I get hit with those and all I want to do is lie down and imitate a slug.

I would however, like to start sleeping better. I'm awake every night between 2:30ish and 4:30ish and once I do fall back asleep I take little naps filled with totally mental dreams that leave me feeling confused/scared/completely unsure of reality when the alarm goes off. This all makes for quite the refreshing mornings! I've never really been a great sleeper though so I'm not surprised by this.

Me thinks this is just the beginning! Bring it on, Baby!


  1. It's amazing how it all springs up on you, isn't it? I'm glad you're not feeling sick, hopefully that stays away! It hit me right at 5 weeks, I managed to make it to 10w without meds and then had to start taking something. I just stopped the meds this past Friday (16w2d).

    I had the sleep issues too. Turns out that's one of things no one seems to tell you until it's too late - you stop sleeping long before the baby comes! Some nights are ok but I think I can count on one hand how many nights I've slept straight through since September.

    In any case, it sounds like you're doing well, which is great!

  2. I was so happy to sign on here for the first time in quite a while and see this! CONGRATS!

  3. Ah yes the sleeping thing! It always bugged me when people would say to me "oh you are 8 months pregnant? Get your sleep now" and I always thought to myself "i haven't slept through the night since I was about 2 months pregnant!"

    Hopefully this not sleeping thing is just temporary for you! The cravings are fun though, aren't they? My big ones were lemonade and soft serve ice cream...although this was all through the summer so maybe that is why :)

    Can't wait to hear more about your journey!

  4. I love that you are having symptoms and am so happy for you!!!!

  5. oh man I had the sleep issues bad too! so sorry you're experiencing that...I agree with RunningRed, the "getting my sleep while I can" thing never worked for me...I had major pregnancy insomnia, it was awful! But yay for symptoms!! Just hopefully you don't get nauseous, that's the hardest!