The ups and downs

Occasionally I listen to a podcast called "Pregtastic".  During my first several weeks of pregnancy I was finding it difficult to fall asleep at night.  Distractions seemed to help which oddly enough came in the form of podcasts.  After we had exhausted Devin’s podcast faves (Buzz Out Loud, Twit, and Mac OS Ken), he found Pregtastic.  Some episodes worked like a charm while others seemed to play on my queasiness with their stories of blood and guts.

Some of the stories they tell are pretty hilarious.  One of my favorites was one of the casters was talking about her ups and downs for the week and said that one of her downs was that she keeps peeing on her hand. Just when you thought you were done….oh, no….not yet. I

It’s interesting how being pregnant has totally disconnected me from my bladder. On my first visit to the doctor they asked for a urine sample, which for some reason I didn’t think about. I had just gone before the appointment but had also been drinking a lot of water so I thought no problem.

Nope. I didn’t even have a drop to give.  I really can’t figure it out anymore when I actually have to go or it just feels like I do….or sometimes I feel like I don’t, but really do.

Other than that so far I feel pretty lucky for how my body has been treating me during this whole pregnancy thing.  I’ve only thrown up 3 or 4 times. My skin has been relatively clear (and I say relative because it was a mess from the medication prior to getting pregnant).  Miraculously I haven’t had any problems (yet) with my back.  I’ve been able to keep up with my exercise (that I started about two months ago). And cravings really haven’t popped up as much as I thought they would. In fact, aside from the orange drink, I’d say I’m all set.

On the flip side, I think I can feel hiccups from the baby now.  It kinda sends me into a full belly jiggle. I don’t like jiggle. . .

2 thoughts to “The ups and downs”

  1. My sis in law was telling me that when we get REALLY big giving those urine samples is a pure treat. Pee in the cup… pee on your hand… We won’t be able to see where we’re goin!

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