This is my story, written by me during my second pregnancy with my daughter Nikita who was born on 02/01/2018. Let me warn you – it’s raw, emotional and up front – it’s not meant to be used as a scientific resource so if that’s what you’re after then head to the resource section of my website where you’ll find plenty of helpful articles. This is just me and my thoughts as I survived the world as a pregnant lady…..
9 weeks pregnant:
Two days ago I felt so good those “am I still pregnant” thoughts came creeping into my conscious mind but as I sit here writing this I have indigestion and nausea that are both irritating and reassuring at the same time (oh and the ultrasound at our first obstetrician visit yesterday, where my husband got to see our little embryo for the first time also helped with the reassurance!)
I’m officially 9 weeks tomorrow and it seems as though the trend for the next few weeks may have set in…….wake up feeling fairly good in the morning (after waking up every few hours through the night “busting” to go to the toilet only to pass such a small amount of urine each time that surely my bladder could’ve stored all 6 amounts throughout the night and I could’ve just gone when my alarm went off to allow me to have an entire nights sleep for once)…..head to the gym……realize how tight my normal gym clothes are and how stretched they already seem across my abdomen……if that’s not a dead giveaway of this undisclosed pregnancy then the pace of my exercising and the frequent breaks I’m having and the lighter loads I’m lifting must be (I’m not really trying to hide it, I just haven’t told anyone other than our coach yet!!)
On the whole I feel pretty normal at the gym in the morning despite feeling slightly less fit / more puffed / heavier (2.5kg to be exact) than usual……unless there’s a significant delay between training and breakfast and I forget to bring my protein shake to the gym and my hunger quickly turns to nausea and then to the threat of a vomiting if oral intake is delayed further. I know better than to listen to the nausea though, and it is quickly abated once breakfast and a cup of tea is consumed. The day then proceeds in a very similar repeating cycle all day…..feel good, start to feel not so good, feel nauseous…..eat some food asap depending on the logistics of what my work entails for the day and how easy it is to eat on demand….which always helps prior to lunch but then after lunch the nausea seems to get the upper hand…..or the indigestion……or both.
Luckily for me, I haven’t actually vomited yet so fingers crossed it stays that way. The other nice thing is that I’m not yet uncomfortable at night so I actually get some rest when going to bed and I seem to feel better as soon as I lie in bed…….that’s the thing about your second pregnancy, you know what’s coming and I remember so clearly how uncomfortable I was lying in bed as my belly got bigger and my pelvis became more unstable (eventually it was so bad I had to resort to sleeping in the lounge chair recliner in the last few weeks so my weight would pass through my pelvis vertically which would help it remain more stable and less painful)…..I am taking nothing for granted this pregnancy and I cherish every night that I can get into bed exhausted and feel better for lying down relatively uninterrupted because that might end soon and it will probably be gone for quite some time after that!