The downside of being pregnant by our blogger San
I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year. I had a quiet one as I’m now starting to experience some of the symptoms of pregnancy.
Usually my Christmas and New Year’s would involve a lot of eating, a little tipple or two, and going out and running around the stores for sales bargains, however this year it was different due to the pregnancy. Not only did I continue to be sick (which the books say should have stopped at 16-18 weeks), but I had terrible migraines, bloating, indigestion, sleep problems, overheating of the body, fatigue, a funny taste in my mouth, cramping and generally feeling achy and sore.
I am five months pregnant now and am counting down the weeks until I’m due. No matter how hard I try, I can’t get my head around the physiological changes taking place in my body. Whereby I use to enjoy a simple cup of tea (especially my mums masala chai), I now detest it as I’m immediately sick afterwards. The constant bad taste in my mouth, waking up in the middle of the night with terrible headaches and getting indigestion after eating anything and everything is quite hard to get used to.
I recently went to a beginner’s antenatal class where many women mentioned other symptoms such as nose bleeds, constipation, swelling in the ankles and severe back pain. At the moment I haven’t experienced these but the more pregnant I become, the more anxious I am of what I might experience.
Although I dislike my pregnancy experience, I really want this baby so I see it as a challenge that I must achieve. I believe the key is to keep yourself busy, whether it be working, watching TV, going for walks throughout the day, window shopping or catching up with friends. Try to plan various things throughout the week or coming months so you have something to look forward to.
On a more positive note, my hubby and I went for my 20 week scan to check for any anomalies and to identify the sex of the baby. We found out the baby was in good health which was a relief and we also found out the sex of the baby which we placed a bet on and we both came up with the same result. Knowing the gender has made it so much more real which is very exciting as we’ve now given the baby a name.
For now I will keep this a secret from you all!