Thursday, January 25, 2007

Cramps, Milk, and Quilts

So I can't sleep the way I used to sleep. I don't know if this is due to the pregnancy, but it's weird. I used to stay up until 2, 3, 4AM and sleep until dinner the next day. Now, I wake up between 9Am and 11AM with an intense urge to pee! I wake up and there's no stalling, I have to rush to the bathroom. I'm tired allllllllllll the time. I guess a major symptom of the first trimester is constant fatigue and I'm definitely feeling that. I can sleep at any given time, but as soon as I come back to reality, I have to go to the bathroom and I'm awake.

It is a well known fact that I hate milk and even more than milk, I hate water. This makes for a very difficult hydration situation. In our house, we have Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Tea, water, and milk. I also don't like tea. I feel dehydrated all the time. I am constantly thirsty. So I've been drinking chocolate milk, but it doesn't quench my thirst. I'm just always thirsty. It's frustrating. I miss my caffeine. I'm trying to take Tums to boost my calcium intake since I don't drink milk.

I also can't eat like I used to. I'm trying to keep a full stomach because as soon as I start to feel hungry I feel dizzy and nauseus. I'm not trying to feel stuffed all the time, just always have something in my stomach. When I wake up I feel really sick, but I don't throw up. So then I eat and I can't finish anything. I can't even finish a can of spaghettios, my favorite! I eat too much and I feel sick and if I don't eat enough I feel sick. It's a balancing act. I'm just waiting for the sickness to hit me.

When I lie down at night, I get intense cramps in my stomach. Last night I had bad cramps and I couldn't fall asleep despite how exhausted I was. I know this is because of the pregnancy. I find that if I lie on my back it makes the cramps ease up long enough for me to fall asleep. This makes me really nervous and I hope that everything's OK. However, I don't have any health insurance yet so I can't call up my doctor and schedule an appointment. I need insurance and I need it fast.

Heather, Laura, and Brittany are planning on throwing me a Malone baby shower in May after all the Seniors come back from anywhere they've gone for the semester. I'm excited because I need ALL the showers and support I can use. I love my friends and those three are especially awesome. I was talking to Laura on the phone last night and I said, "I"m going to get big and fat!" and Laura said, "No, you're not. You're just going to get even more beautiful than you already are." Aww, how cute is she? I love those girls! Heather has also agreed to enlist the assistance of her friend, Tiffany, and the three of us are going to make a baby quilt together! I'm so excited about that! I'm going to gather random fabrics from around the house and hopefully we can make something really cute.

Sunday, I'll be four weeks along. I'm reading a book that takes you through your pregnancy week by week and I'm ready for week four!

That's all!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Alicia - I would like to come to your baby shower. I don't know if it's proper to ask to be invited, but I just did. If it is not possible for me to be there, I will send you a present anyway. What great news! I'm so happy for the two of you!!