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Week 7
~ Feeling Sick and Tired

The past couple weeks have not been lovely. I am so happy to be pregnant, but this baby is completely kicking my butt. When I was pregnant with Jeffery, I remember missing maybe two days of work and feeling tired when I took a shower in the mornings. For some reason, maybe the hot water, it just exhausted me. That's it. I'm not saying I never felt bad, but it didn't alter my routine very much. With Owen, I got headaches more frequently than usual, and I felt a little nauseous at times. Neither time did I feel compelled to research remedies on the internet, or call my doctor in desperation for relief. With this one, I have purchased Sea-Bands (worked for one day . . . Tuesday was nice), B-natal lozenges (didn't help a bit), real Ginger Ale, and peppermints. Besides the one blissful day with Sea-Bands, nothing helped. On Thursday I broke down and called the doctor and explained I had tried every remedy I've heard of and I constantly feel nauseous, all day long. I am now the proud owner of a prescription for Phenergan. In a way I feel like I'm trading one thing for another, as it makes me very tired and slightly loopy, but it is just so nice to have a break from the vomiting, etc. that I'll take it. I just don't understand why this pregnancy has been so different from the others.

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Other than the sickness, not too much has been going on. I've been going to sleep at about 8pm, and I work all during the day. That has remained somewhat stressful. My supervisor was giving me a very hard time a few weeks ago, but she seems to have lightened up lately. I don't mind the occasional bit of constructive criticism, but I do mind being scolded as if I'm a child, and being held to different standards than my coworkers. I think I was just the person to pick on that day, but it was a really crummy day.

I am very excited for my doctor's appointment on the 25th. Hopefully I will get assurance that everything is ok, and get a due date. Also on the 25th my parents arrive! And it's my dad's 55th birthday! Lots of excitement coming up. In the meantime I'll be planning a Thanksgiving meal for 17 while trying not to think about food . . . tricky.

Well, it's past my bedtime so I'll chat more next week!

~ Stephanie

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