Saturday, April 24, 2010

Vicious Cycle

So, it turns out I'm a bit anemic. Boo. This means I have to take iron and vitamin c pills. What?! For reals?!

Oh, and these pills will probably bug my stomach and make me constipated. Oh, like I haven't already been suffering with both of those!!

Gee, I can't wait for all of these wonderful feelings to be compounded.

The problem here is that I don't really like all the things that would help me solve my issues naturally. I like spinach and broccoli, but not in large amounts and not all the time. I can handle to eat a prune or two without tossing my cookies (of course, that's when I'm not pregnant, so who knows now...).

The bigger problem here is I'm consistently sick to my stomach. They say eating helps. Sure, for about five minutes and then the burping begins and that makes my tummy even more sad. Oh, and I never feel like eating anything that is particularly good for me, so I'm not even really enjoying what I do eat.

I stare at my plate for about five minutes before diving in and deciding, yes, in fact it would be a good idea to eat. Especially so I can take my vitamins that want to destroy me if I don't have enough food on my stomach. But then if I eat too much my stomach wants to destroy me...

Do you see the vicious, ugly, horrible, terrible, awful, super over-dramatic (*giggle*) cycle?? Bad tummy, bad!

Christian said the other day, "Babe I'm so sorry you're not feeling well." My response?! "I'm not! Baby, WE'RE HAVING A BABY!!"

So, I guess that makes this all worth it. Nasty stomach, sleepy head, burping and drooling all together. (I feel like the first trimester is for a woman to understand what her poor baby is going to feel like for the first part of his life -- he's going to have a hungry tummy all the time; he'll be a super sleepy head so that will make it hard to eat as much as he wants to fill his achy belly; he'll be burping a lot although, it may be easy or hard; and baby's do a lot of droolin'.) :)


erin sheely said...

i'm sorry you're having all these nasty symptoms!! it is totally worth it but its not always fun! hang in there!

Eve said...

I love it! Brilliant reasoning dearie. I really think you should have laid off the wine yesterday at lunch. I'll say it again--just because you're not showing yet doesn't mean you should down an entire bottle of pinot grigio in one sitting. Good grief woman! ;)

Brianne said...

From a fellow sickie while pregnant I PROMISE, that it is ALL SO VERY MUCH worth it!! When I was pregnant with Mattison (my 1st) I was so sick I had in home care, hospitalized mutiple times (some for days), had a iv feeding me medicine all the time, and at times had to have an iv in my arm at home for hydrating. I lost 30 pounds (not all bad :) but not real great for baby). I was stuck in bed for a majority of my pregnancy with her and believe it or not I would do it all over again if that is what it took to get her here :) Love you! Hang in there and if you want some types on things that helped me, feel free to give me a call cousin!! :)

Aunt Tiff said...

Oh and it just gets better from here!!

oureternalfamily said...

Glad you are keeping the perspective! :D Have you tried taking the vitamins at night before you go to bed with a little milk and a piece of bread or crackers? That always helped me. Then I would take the iron with lunch when my tummy had calmed down a little. Hang in there it will all be worth it when you get a happy ending! :) (even though it really sucks right now) Hugs!

Jessica said...

Yup all that and i still wouldn't mind being there. Hope you start feeling better. Super excited for all that is ahead for you.