I started to worry a little because I’d had fairly consistent tummy pains (google says this is my uterus stretching – ick!), but they stopped for a few days, and my boobs were hurting less, and I felt less sick – I instantly feared the worst, but my boyfriend says it’s perfectly normal. It didn’t help that I’ve been so ill with a terrible cold, and had to basically suffer through it because everything I want to take says ‘please seek medical advice if pregnant’! Not what I wanted to read, especially not on natural remedy packs that are quite expensive that I’d assumed I could take (I know, never assume, it makes an ass blah blah). Even olbas oil isn’t 100% safe apparently!!
A few days after the pains stopped, they came back, three fold. I was at work with my face on the desk doubled over holding my tummy in severe pain for about half an hour, only a few people at work know that I’m pregnant. Luckily for me, I happened to be working with 2 of them, if it had been the day after when I was working with nobody that knew I don’t know what I’d have done?! Being a manager, and working in a hotel, trying to hide from your colleagues that you are pregnant is not easy!! I have been ‘lucky’ in that I’ve clearly had a cold so felt groggy for that reason, and I’ve had sciatica – the only time I would consider having sciatica lucky – so I’ve been completely unable to lift anything as I have problems even bending! I’m now at the 7 week mark, so the sciatica only needs to last another 5 weeks, or I am going to have to find another excuse!!
Another symptom I’m really suffering from is that I am so tired, all of the time, I had a really good night’s sleep – about 9 or 10 hours – then by about 5pm on my day off when all I had done is go to the supermarket (which I only just managed) I fell asleep on the sofa for about 45 minutes. Usually on my days off work I am super productive, cleaning, tidying, washing, cooking, baking, barely sitting still, music on. Today, it is 12.31, and I’ve only just mustered the energy to fill the sink with hot soapy water to do some washing up, actually doing some washing up is going to take much more energy. I haven’t even had any juice yet – juice is vastly becoming my ‘crave’ – and I still need to take my supplements. I have had a bowl of rice krispies, mainly because if I don’t eat as soon as I wake up I feel really sick.
I ate a pink beef burger
Yesterday I went to the pub for a nice lunch with my boyfriend, first day that I’ve been able to spend with him for so long; the pub’s menu changed and the only thing on it that was at all appetising to me was the burger. I opted with cheese and bacon – not exactly healthy pregnancy food I know – I cut the burger into 4 pieces and basically massacred it as it was so tall I knew it would never fit in my mouth! Then as I was eating it, I noticed it was pink in the middle, and knew I shouldn’t eat pink meat. I sort of ate the edges of the burger and left the middle, and had most of the chips, I was still really full after so had eaten plenty, but can’t help but worry about the fact the burger was pink. I hadn’t even contemplated that it would be pink in the middle, but at least now I’ve experienced it I know that when I go out, I should ask to make sure that it is always well cooked. I’m going to a wedding in June which I think my preorder was for foie gras parfait or something similar, and lamb for main course, so I will have to change my starter and make sure that the lamb is well cooked and stress the importance with me being pregnant. Luckily by the time it’s the wedding it will be past the 12 weeks mark by 2 or 3 weeks so people will know and I wont have to find an excuse for changing my mind!
I just cannot wait for the next 5 weeks to hurry by!!! Even the next week, it’s my booking appointment with the midwife on 26th, and I think, or at least hope, it should bring me some kind of peace of mind!