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Kimberly's Pregnancy Journal

Week 17
~ Nausea and Fatigue

This is my first week writing entries for StorkNet. I am excited to write about my pregnancy and to discuss the different topics that come up in pregnancy. So far my pregnancy has been tough but nothing I didn't expect. I have been plagued with a great deal of nausea. I find myself dry heaving at least six or seven times a day and actually throwing up at least once. Unfortunately for my neighbor last week it was in her yard!! Sorry!! I tried to get home first. That is probably my most embarrassing one.

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The other thing I have had really bad is fatigue. I am so tired!! This is the first week so far I have actually managed to feel like staying up after I have put my four kids to bed. I can't believe how tired I have been. I was looking on the internet about a month ago trying to find solutions to fatigue in pregnancy. Most sites told me that it is my body's way of telling me I need more rest and I should listen!! What!! I am the mother of an 11 year old, 7 year old, 5 year old and almost 2 year old!! I don't get the luxury of just sitting down and taking a nap because I feel like it. I have tried slowing down and getting creative with playing with the kids. I have read a lot of stories to my girls. You can read and sit that's something. I don't know the answer to this dilemma; I don't know if I ever will. I have rested as much as I can and kept going as much as I can. No matter what it is a fight to get through the day.

I'm finally starting to feel better in my second trimester. Every time I throw up or am too tired to function my husband will say, "Aren't you suppose to be over this by now. You are in second trimester aren't you." Such a comment usually gets him a nasty look from me. He knows at this point he has gone too far. He is the father of four; he knows as well as I do how unpredictable and different every pregnancy is. I am not nearly as nauseated this last week and I have noticed a little more energy as I go about my day. And this week if I lay real still in bed at night I can feel little butterflies moving in my stomach, which is by far my favorite thing about being pregnant, the beginning signs of life within me. If this is my last baby, I will miss that the most.

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