Sunday, October 17, 2004

Blah Blah Blah (please forgive me .. but thats how I feel these days)

Ugh. I haven't posted on my blog lately just cause I haven't felt up to it. I have been experiencing a major reaccurance of nausea (the all day kind), not to mention some really horrible pregnancy induced headaches. Apparently when you are pregnant your arteries swell and apparently the ones in my head are swelling and my skull ofcourse gives these expanded arteries no room to grow. So they are causing mind numbing headaches. The Dr. suggested 2 extra strength tylenol, 2 sudafeds and a coke or a pepsi to help shrink them. Well I tried it because after a 2 day straight headache it sounded like a good idea. And it did work. But I have been scared to use it on a regular basis because of the fact that tylenol can damage your liver, and I am not really fond of medicine because my dad died because of medicine he had to take because of gout (a whole nother story entirely). So I have been dealing with the nausea, the headaches, and just being tired all the time. We went to the healthfood store and got some new prenatals that are supposed to increase the energy in pregnant women .. so far they seem to be helping. I am really starting to think that if we get a healthy baby this time that this will be my last pregnancy. This one has just been so much tougher on my system than Chip's was. I don't know if it's because I am older, or its because I already have a 2.5 year old or what... but this pregnancy so far has left me feeling very worn out. Don't get me wrong. I am very grateful for the little life growing inside of me and I can't wait to be a mother again .. but I just wish this pregnancy would ease up some so I could enjoy it some since it will probably be my last.

5 comments:

Toni said...

Sorry you're feeling so crappy. I hope you feel better quickly. Give Chip a hug!!

Mias2Angels said...

I hope you get to feeling better soon. I got terrible headaches while I was pg too. Have you tried chocolate? Seriously, the dark kind works. ((((HUGS)))

Stephanie said...

Thanks Toni!!! Chip says hi :)

Mia I will have to try the chocolate. I have recently seen a study that says pregnant women that eat chocolate have calmer happier babies, so sounds like a double benifit for me.

Kether said...

In my first trimester the headaches about killed me!
Eventually, I went and had accupuncture for a four day headache. I was shocked and amazed that the darn thing was gone when I was done with that session. If I get another that hangs around that long, I'm going to go again. Its not something you'd want to do for every headache, but for the ones that last days upon days, I highly recommend it. It was painless, very relaxing and actually got rid of the damn thing.

Pieces of Me said...

sorry you are feeling so badly...hope things get better!