Body Wars

Filed under: thoughts,tmi — by Lauren on March 8th, 2006 @ 6:27 pm

**Warning** Some of the information in this post may fall into the TMI (too much information) category:

I’ve been aiming to be very optimistic during these early weeks of the pregnancy, especially when it comes to which symptoms I will and won’t have. As far as morning sickness goes, this plan has been working. I regularly feel nauseous, especially after I’ve been awake for about 40 minutes, but no throwing up! This definitely makes me happy.

On other fronts, aside from needing to pee more often than before, I had been pretty symptom free – until this week, that is. Monday marked the beginning of the eighth week, and with it came weird leg cramps, back aches, headaches, dizziness, bloating, and constipation. I’ve had all of this things one at a time intermittently since about the 4th week, but this week they all started coming to the party in pairs and trios. Sometimes they even come all at the same time. Wow, this is fun.

The newest symptom of the week is breast pain. I read about it on various websites and in several books. I perused various accounts of other women’s woes and laughed off suggestions that I begin sleeping in a sports bra. To appease Lex more than anything else, I started wearing a regular bra underneath the tanks with built-ins that I usually wear, even though I was pain free. Two days ago, I felt some minor discomfort, but nothing too problematic. Yesterday, I was a little more uncomfortable, but no worse than I usually get before my period. BUT TODAY, oh today, it feels like my breasts got into a fight in which they were punched and kicked repeatedly, after which they were run over by a car, then dropped from ten-story building, only to crawl back to me, defeated, and re-attach themselves to my chest.

Complain though I may here, for the most part, I don’t care. Let my stomach hurt, let my legs ache, let my breasts fall off. I’m having a baby. That’s all that matters.

I’m having a baby!

3 Responses to “Body Wars”

  1. Lex Says:

    Laurenzo, when you and/or the baby are involved, there’s NO SUCH THING as TMI 🙂

  2. Mommy aka Grammy Says:

    What Lex said. I love information on this topic. The more the better.

  3. Mommy aka Grammy Says:

    Having just realized there was an RSS feed for this, I skimmed the articles in my newsreader, and noted your mention of leg cramps. My leg cramps during pregnancy, which were initially treated as phlebitis by a prominent orthopaedic surgeon, were subsequently diagnosed by an obstetrician as signaling calcium deficiency and were alleviated within an hour of taking calcium supplements!