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!
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