Preggerventures

Posted on January 04, 2007

Are you ready to get right down to the nitty gritty of pregnancy? Are you ready for all the gooey, graphic details, the mood swings, and the ramblings of utter nonsense? God I hope so…

My friend Barry said it best, when he came up with the term, “Preggerventures”. I love it! haha I don’t know if he invented it, or it’s just a term that I’ve never heard before, but I think it’s adorable. I think it should definitely be in the dictionary.

Baby-Parenting.com has this to say about month 3 of pregnancy? “You may be suffering from mood swings, this is very common during pregnancy. It is partly due to the change in hormones in your body and partly due to the very emotional event which is occurring.” Emotional event indeed! I don’t know whether I’m coming or going… happy or sad… Why doesn’t anyone warn you, “Hey Lady, you know… when you get pregnant, you are going to cry when you see commercials for Wendy’s and McDonalds.” I mean really, someone should have warned me. It’s only fair.

Pregnancy cravings are almost unexplainable. In the middle of the day, for absolutely no reason, I will suddenly blurt out something like, “Pizza! Yes, I want pizza.” or “Mmmm… I could totally go for some Mexican food right now.” and the worst part is, once you have a craving for a certain food, you don’t want to eat anything else. All other food makes your stomach turn and you immediately feel like you want to hurl. What other people call “Morning Sickness” I call “24 hour non-stop nausea”.

And then there’s what I like to call “The Crash Downs”. It feels like a sugar high and a sugar low happening at the same time. It comes on suddenly and you can’t do anything about it. You want to jump on a treadmill but you just don’t have the gosh darn energy to do it.

All the pregnancy books and websites out there tell you to rest. “Take a nap in the afternoon if you feel tired,” they say. That way you don’t feel guilty sleeping when there is housework to be done. About a week before I found out I was pregnant, I started to get really tired around 4:00 or 5:00 in the evening. If I didn’t get to bed by 10:00pm, I would get a headache. Now this was very unusual for me because my normal bedtime was between midnight and 1:30am. Yeah, I used to be a night person… but I’m not anymore.

I had to take 2-3 hour naps in the afternoon and sleep for 10-12 hours at night when I was between week 7 and week 9 of pregnancy. I was completely exhausted all the time, from doing absolutely nothing at all! Well, at least that’s the way it seems. I wish I had a little window on my stomach so I could see everything going on in there so I could appreciate more all the work my poor body is doing.

In all honesty, I love being pregnant. I don’t intend for my blog to turn into a baby blog, but I have a feeling I might not have too much else to talk about for a while. I had so much trouble posting Life In Between, Patience Is A Virtue, and Internet Harassment. I wanted so much to talk about how I felt about all this, but I knew it wasn’t the right time yet. However I couldn’t keep my mouth shut any longer. So, I spilled the beans. I think it will do me good to talk about it.

Oh and thank you for all the wonderful, supportive comments that all of you left on the last three posts. I truly appreciate it and it makes me feel good to know that you care. :kissing:

Filed under: Pregnancy



6 Comments

  1. Pattie says...

    Oh yes….this post brings back some memories for me, Tiger.
    I would get those cravings, too. I would say “I want hot dogs…NOW!” And
    nothing else mattered until I ate not just one hot dog, but four. *LOL*
    The tiredness will improve in your second trimester. But, if it doesn’t, take
    a nap if you are tired. You are growing another human being in your body and if that doesn’t make someone tired, i don’t know what does! It is hard work! :)



  2. Barry says...

    Hmm – I think I just made it up…

    You’re welcome to use it as much as you like, though! ;) Hey, make yourself a t-shirt!



  3. Cindi says...

    Hey T! I’m with Pattie….Ah the memories… :wink: I could not get enough of chips and salsa when I was preggers. I’m talking every single day…LOL Funny thing about cravings….I had them, but at the same time, I had zero interest in the thing I love the most…CHOCOLATE! Then my little girl was born and I wanted the sweet stuff again and all was right with the world…hehe

    Oh and yes, take the naps now and enjoy your sleep. In a few months you won’t get much! :tongue:



  4. wolfbaby says...

    :whistle: ahh sweet memories… yep enjoy the sleep now cause you will never see it again :biggrin: I had the worst time with being exhausted and unable to sleep in the third trimester.. i did it in shifts. everday the same time bed at 5pm wake up at 11 then back to bed at 4am don know why though *sigh* and the food. mine was strawberries. I could not get enough come to find out they are a natural help for the cramps or growing pains in the belly :cool: Hubs would find me at 4 am im standing at the fridge eating a bowl of strawberries every night.. and it was winter so you know that costed money :pinch: Enjoy!!!



  5. novelle360 says...

    You should add “preggerventures” to urbandictionary.com.
    It’s a good one!



  6. Barry says...

    I just submitted it :)






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