Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A very strange day

Yesterday was a strange day... I think my body and my mind is falling apart!! There was a lot of "popping"...

When I woke up, I weighed myself, and still no weight gain, but my belly seems to have popped a little. I'm noticing it's definitely pushing out more on the bottom. Still not obviously pregnant, but I think it's the start of a real baby bump!

And the other thing that's popping are my hip joints. Last night I noticed that if I'm lying down and switch sides, my hip pops. Sitting on the couch, get up - hip pops. I know they say that your ligaments start to stretch so your joints have more flexibility, that must be what's going on. It's not painful at all, just really weird!

I'm also feeling a pressure sort of feeling if I've been sitting down for a while and then I get up. It's in my lower pelvis, and it takes a lot of walking around for it to go away. Not exactly painful, but approaching painful. A dull ache, sort of - makes me walk slower and stiffer. I was feeling this a few weeks ago, and my OB said that it's normal - just the muscles getting tight, and then stretching when you get up. She recommends I get up and walk every hour or so. I forget to, of course!

Also, I had stopped exercising for the last two weeks due to being so sick, and I just started again on Monday. I've really lost ground fitness wise! Before I was pg, I ran at 6mph for at least 30 mins, and would lift fairly heavy weights. Once I became pg, I brought it down to fast walking at 4mph with a 4% incline, and no more than 5 lb dumbells for lifting. I would still break a good sweat. Well, after 2 weeks off, I have to lower the incline and go down to 3.5 mph! I hate losing ground like that.

And speaking of being sick two weeks ago - it seems to be lingering.... not the sore throat or sick feeling part, but the stuffy nose. I have so much mucous in my nose, it's crazy. I've read that being extra mucous-y is a pregnancy symptom, but yuck!!

OK, and here's the worst part. I'm so embarrassed to even say this, but we're all friends, right? Have you ever had one of those dreams where you have to pee, and in the dream you are in the bathroom trying to pee, but can't? Then you wake up, and are so thankful you didn't pee the bed (and almost horrified that you came so close to doing it)? My DH has these dreams, too, and we've both said how thankful we are that we haven't actually done it! Well, I've been getting up at least once or twice each night to pee. Not really anything new - I always drank a lot of water and got up during the night. So last night, I woke up around 2:30, had to pee really bad, went to the bathroom, sat on the toilette and peed. When I was done, and stood up to wipe, I saw that I forgot to pull my undies down!!! I peed right through my undies!! How crazy is that?!?! Definitely losing my mind...

Makes me wonder what other kind of wacky things I'll be doing during this pregnancy!


  1. Hi, Sleepy Head. I think you were just tired and pulling the undies down didn't even occur to you. That is hilarious though, and I'm glad you were brave enough to share the story. I think we've all had the pee dreams you described. Okay, now stop worrying about exercising and weight. You'll be able to do a little, but soon you'll merely be a waddling preggo lady. There will be plenty of time after baby gets here to run your booty off again. Jog stroller, I can just see you with it now, streaking down the streets, the sight of you a blur!

    Oh, and I love the new baby ticker!

  2. I just realized that I didn't answer your doppler question - sorry!!

    I don't regret having it one bit. I have always been able to find the heartbeat. Interestingly, it was much easier a month ago than it is now. I don't know if the baby is sitting deeper, but, it is much fainter than it was. But, the fact that it's there is comforting enough for me. I know others have said they have a problem finding it and sometimes have to look for up to a half hour. It's never taken me more than 30 seconds to find it. I may spend some time looking around to see if I can find a spot where it's stronger, but, like I said, as long as I've heard it, my mind is at ease.

    I don't use it nearly as often as I thought I would. Honestly, I probably use it every 5-7 days - whenever I'm feeling more stressed than normal.

  3. Um, just a suggestion for the nasal issues- try a neti pot-its a non medical treatment for sinus issues- you can get them in the pharmacy, at w.almart, lots of grocery stores- you use non iodized salt, mix it with warm water, and pour the salt water through one side of your nose and out the other. I know it sounds awkward and weird, but it definitely helps reduce nasal issues, and doesnt involve anything that you dont want to pass along to baby.... I use it every day for nauseating awful allergy headaches, but it would work the same for you Im sure! Oh, and I was just cruising BWUB other followers blogs, Im not a regular, but good luck!