So Far, So Good

I’ve wanted to write in my blog for a while now, but I’ve been lacking the energy. I love love love being pregnant, but the fatigue is almost too much. I am not sure if this is normal pregnancy tiredness, or if my fibromyalgia fatigue has something to do with it. I’m sleeping so much more and it has been even more difficult than usual to get my household chores done.

The morning sickness started on Sunday, at exactly 6 weeks. It has mostly been in the morning, throwing up once or twice, then I’m fine in the afternoon and evening. The ginger ale coupled with the salty saltine crackers seems to help.

I can tell my body is already changing. My stomach is bigger, but it doesn’t look like a baby bump yet. It just looks bloated! Most of my jeans feel a little snug and with the help of the Be Band, I’ve been able to keep them unbuttoned. The Be Band is a band of stretchy material that you wear over your pre-pregnancy pants until you can wear maternity pants. It has already been a life saver. Right before I found out I was pregnant, I bought a super cute pair of skinny jeans. I really wanted to wear them for our anniversary dinner last night and with the Be Band I was able to keep them unbuttoned (and then unbuttoned and unzipped after our huge dinner at Olive Garden!)

I have not had many aversions to foods yet. I have been craving bacon and Caramel Apple Cider from Starbucks. Last week it was cheesecake. So funny how our pregnant bodies work!

Sleep has been difficult the last few days. I’ve been getting up at least twice each night to go pee and I can’t seem to get comfortable with my back. My back pain is steadily rising, which is not what I expected at all. I assumed that as soon as all of my medication was out of my system, my back would go haywire and be extremely painful. That has not been the case. The pain is a little worse without the medication, but manageable so far. Praise the Lord!

Well, I think it’s time for a nap. 🙂 I will check back in soon.

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2 thoughts on “So Far, So Good

  1. Oh yes, the lovely bloating. Not fun but it starts making you feel prego long before the baby causes the “baby bump”. We can call it “gas bump” 🙂

    Love and prayers Stacy! We are so excited with you!

  2. I think I identify with the nightime “trips” and the sleepiness the most!! I remember with my first one just buying bigger jeans at garage sales or thrift shops or going unzipped, before I qualified for maternity pants. But I made myself some dresses, too, for summer. You’re doing great, and I’ll pray for your back pain!
    Love,
    Dana

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