Don't want to jinx myself

But, I am finally feeling better. Not perfect - I still get off & on queasy, but much, much better.

First, I've managed to get my heartburn/acid reflux under a bearable control. It's not gone, but I can handle it. I take Zantac 150 twice a day, and stay away from anything on the heartburn inducing foods list. I also eat dinner around 6:30, a very small snack around 8 and if I feel hungry at all until bed I just sip some apple juice. Not having much in my stomach when I lay down to sleep has dramatically helped. I haven't thrown up in a couple of weeks. (I've felt like it a few times but managed to work through it).

Second, as a result of getting the heartburn under control, I've been able to sleep much better. I get to sleep usually around 10:30/11, and lately, have been sleeping well past the 6am mark. This morning I set my alarm for 7:30, and still had to hit snooze once! I've been able to maintain a fairly sound sleep other than getting up a couple of times to use the bathroom. I've even managed to sleep on my side sometimes (not every night though, still more comfortable on my back than my side, and I still can't lie on my left side at all without feeling very sick).

All in all, I feel remarkably different than in the first trimester. I still do not feel like myself - I am not sure that I will until after the baby is born, to be honest. I always feel "different," even in the moments when I don't have a speck of heartburn or nausea. I just always feel, I don't know...run down or something. It makes me wonder how women can actually go 9 months without knowing they are pregnant. I FEEL different. If I were to ever get pregnant again (dear god, no), I think I'd know right away that I was...because I'd feel out of sorts.

Anyway, long post just to say that I'm feeling better, but I am. :) At least, for now. I know that in pregnancy, everything can change in just one day, or even a few hours...so I'm just enjoying being able to eat again and feeling well, and trying not to worry about when the next unpleasant thing hits.

2 comments:

  1. Whew! Been waiting for a post like this! :)
    I know you're not free & clear, but soooo nice to hear you say you're feeling a bit better!
    Nobody deserves to be as miserable as you've been, and most especially not you!

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  2. I'm glad you've managed to find something of a balance... at least for now!

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