A Typical Day at 7+ Weeks Pregnancy

22 Jun

6:30 am – alarm goes off, I promptly get my ass out of bed, shove a progesterone suppository up my ass, swallow a vitamin, get back to bed, all in a 3-minute time. Usually, I fall asleep.

7:00 am – alarm goes off. Press snooze. And snooze. And snooze. Finally, I drag myself to the washroom. I am tired. I am sleepy. I promise myself I will go to bed earlier today. I am so bloated that going to the washroom as an excruciating embarrassment, the sounds I am making! DH is good about never commenting on it.

7:30 am – wondering what the hell should I wear to conceal my bloated bump. After dressing, spend some time in front of the mirror, changing poses, straightening shoulders and sticking out my significantly enlarged boobs in attempt to make the bump look smaller (relative to boobs) or vanish. No such luck.

8:00 am – I leave for work. Once again, I worry over not having nausea. I secretly squeeze my breasts while in streetcar, making sure they’re still sore. Making sure I’m still pregnant. Although that might be all progesterone’s work.

9:00 am – I start my work day. Unbelievably tired. I now drink sweetened tea – I can’t stand the taste of unsweetened green tea anymore, for some reason. I sadly count the resulting increase in calorie intake.

10 am – I already am hungry. Again. Oatmeal in a cup time. But I am not tired and sleepy, finally! Every now and then I secretly stroke my belly and talk to my blueberry in my head.

12 pm – lunch is getting bigger every week. Or else I get hungry like an hour later.

3 pm – my head gets heavy, there is budding headache building up, I am exhausted. It feels like it is 3 am, not 3 pm. My real work day is 10 am – 3 pm, minus lunch. All other time I struggle with exhaustion. Sometimes I wanna cry – so tired I feel. Looking at computer screen is pure torture, my eyes hurt, my brain pulses. I have to time my washroom visits so that there’s no one there to overhear the cacophony I produce.

5 pm – headache settled in, I throw myself into a streetcar, head home, and spend a couple of hours planted on a couch, reading blogs, emails, and forums. I am incapable to do anything at all. Let the dishes pile up, let the laundry accumulate to Himalaya mountains proportions… I couldn’t care less.

7:30 pm – headache lifts off, feel more energetic and serene. I have dinner, light dinner. I plan my evening water intake so as not to have to wake up in the middle of the night to go pee. DH comes home, kisses belly, talks to it a bit.

10 pm – double-progesterone, vitamin, get in bed, read. Rub my belly, think of my blueberry, talk to it in my head.

11 pm – lights off. The tossing and turning begins. My boobs are sore, my stomach is bloated, various muscles and bones are sore, I am generally uncomfortable. Often I have to get up and use the washroom – that’s progesterone at work for you. Night time lullaby for DH’s ears *sigh*

4:30 am – no matter what I do, I still usually wake up to pee. So annoying. Another toss’n’turn session ensues.

6:30 am – repetition of the previous day…


20 Responses to “A Typical Day at 7+ Weeks Pregnancy”

  1. Mrs. E June 22, 2011 at 1:05 PM #

    I know it sounds crazy, but I can’t wait until this is me 😉 I’ll probably change my tune if I ever get there, but feeling crappy due to pregnancy sounds so much better than feeling crappy because my body hates provera lol. I hope the next few weeks are more comfortable for you!

    • zygotta June 22, 2011 at 1:07 PM #

      no, it doesn’t feel crazy at all
      as much as I moan, I am still very grateful, as I know it’s all fir the Great Cause!

  2. Artistmouse June 22, 2011 at 1:47 PM #

    Z! Get out of my head! 🙂

    Change a few details (street car to GO train, and I’m over the progesterone — finally), but this is basically my life in a nutshell right now. One of my best friends just told me that we may have 20 good days in the second trimester. I’m still waiting for the first of those 20 days to show up. As excruciatingly difficult as some days are, it is sooo worth it. Hang in there. Grow blueberry, grow!

    • zygotta June 22, 2011 at 3:21 PM #

      Really? That’s so funny 🙂
      I am off today and literally can’t remove my ass from the couch…

  3. Jess June 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM #

    Too funny! But very true!
    Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog 🙂

    Life in the White House

  4. China Doll June 22, 2011 at 10:31 PM #

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! Yes, I’m almost 10 weeks and feeling very tired, but have the advantage of not working (I had to stop work to do the fertility treatment)! I’ve taken to having an afternoon nap after lunch because, if I don’t, I have a killer headache by 7-8pm, can’t face eating and just have to go to bed. As long as I have the nap, I can make it through dinner and until 9pm to go to bed! Though I do watch a bit of TV until 10ish 🙂
    Today had to drag myself out of bed at 9am to go to the clinic and get my shot but would have quite happily stayed there… can’t wait until my shots are done this weekend and I can lie in bed all morning if I want 🙂 xx

    • zygotta June 23, 2011 at 6:27 PM #

      I work 3 days a week, so I am relatively happy, too… But it is still so, so hard…

  5. Myinfertileconfessions June 22, 2011 at 10:40 PM #

    hahaha… thats hilarious! Congrats on your pregnancy!

    Thanks for stopping my my blog! Wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months!

  6. lil' dreamer June 22, 2011 at 11:30 PM #

    Love the pic on this post! So glad to hear you got a bfp! Thanks for stopping by my blog and sharing your story. It gives me so much hope to hear a fellow PCOSer was pregnant after 2 cycles with femara. I am on clomid and am thinking I’ll probably end up being resistant as I did not respond at all last time. my doc has never mentioned femara, but has said that the next step is injections. Maybe I should ask about it? Thanks again and best of luck with your little bean!

    • zygotta June 23, 2011 at 6:28 PM #

      it never hurts to ask 🙂 good luck!

  7. C June 23, 2011 at 6:21 AM #

    Congratulations on your pregnancy! Sounds like everything is going along well.
    Wishing you the best!


  8. ifserenitynow June 23, 2011 at 10:30 AM #

    I am starving just about as soon as I finish a meal. The feeling just doesn’t go away for me. And the headaches I get are really keeping me form my computer. The glare is just too much to handle some days. I feel like I have to wear sunglasses just to look at the screen 🙂

    • zygotta June 23, 2011 at 6:30 PM #

      you know what – that’s a good point! I’ll try and lower the brightness of my work computer. Now that you brought that up, I remember I did this with my home laptop a week or two ago…

  9. embracingtherain June 23, 2011 at 7:16 PM #

    Hello from ICLW. Congratulations!

  10. Kristin June 23, 2011 at 10:00 PM #

    Early pregnancy is absolutely exhausting, I think it was in the Mayo Clinic’s Book on pregnancy that compared the energy expended each day during the first trimester to the energy it takes to run a triathalon. Congrats on your pregnancy and good luck!

    ICLW #10

    • zygotta June 23, 2011 at 10:25 PM #

      Are you serious?
      Well, if I am running a triathlon on a daily basis, no wonder I am so exhausted… And no wonder things get better in the second trimester – you train into shape! 🙂

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