Over the last week I have chattered to so many people about how I feel relatively normal, and how it is surprising not to feel all that different than when I wasn’t pregnant, and how I really haven’t experienced any classic pregnancy symptoms yet.
This morning I got up and had to pry my eyes open and peel myself out of bed when my alarm went off at 6am. Usually I jump out of bed lickety split; I am a total morning person. I felt so starving from the moment I woke up that I had that sensation that my stomach was devouring itself. You know, the totally empty feeling when you would stuff anything into your face? As someone who is very affected by low blood sugar, I know this feeling quite well 🙂 so I knew I would survive if I just showered and got ready before eating breakfast, which is my normal routine. So I hopped in the shower and started to blowdry my hair. As I flipped my head over I felt sweat pricking my forehead and got a little dizzy. I attributed it to the bending over, and returned upright to continued drying my hair. But when the feeling didn’t go away, I began to realize that maybe this wasn’t just normal hunger (it doesn’t usually progress that quickly to the fainty/sweaty feeling). Maybe this was the elusive pregnancy nausea.
I threw on my clothes, slapped on some makeup and headed downstairs. As soon as I dug into my big bowl of cereal the feeling dissipated. Ahhhh, relief. However, right after I took the last bite, I started to feel it again. This sort of swaying, dizzy, sour stomach and closed-throat feeling. As I walked the two miles and took the 15 minute subway ride to work, I felt increasingly disgusting. I had brought a water bottle with me, and sipping water seemed to help, but then of course I got that sloshy stomach feeling where you can almost feel the liquid making waves in your stomach when you move. Gross.
So now I’m sitting at my desk at work, contemplating the odds of if I would make it all the way to the bathroom or not if I end up having to see my breakfast again. Chances are, probably not (my desk is practically miles away from the nearest women’s bathroom). So I will do my best to avoid that. Maybe I should just eat cereal all day long? That seemed to help!
As if feeling queasy wasn’t enough, my eyelids are already closing and it’s 8:30am. It’s going to be a long day, folks. So the moral of the story? I think I’m really preggo! And now I can say I have the morning sickness to prove it. While I know there is something twisted about being happy about that, I kind of am!
When did your first pregnancy symptoms show up?