Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pregnancy Tips

Here it is 3:00am and I am awake. What is going on? I woke up yesterday but after a while somehow managed to go back to sleep. Today its not going to happen. I have been awake since 1:00ish and my brain wont turn off. My eyes and my body are still so sleepy and want to be in bed but my brain is wide awake. So this morning ill do laundry and make Ryan breakfast and blog.

I was thinking of some pregnancy tips that I am learning and want to remember.

- Not much helped when I was sick but some of the things that helped the most was lemony stuff. I would drink lemonade throughout the day to help a little. One night when it was really bad I drank lemon juice right out of the bottle. Gross. But it seriously made me feel better.
- Not letting myself get hungry throughout the day helped with not throwing up after every meal. I got sick more if I ate on a empty stomach. The best thing for me to eat was dried fruit. I tried fresh fruit and as much as I love it, it didn't make me feel like I ate anything but for some reason dried fruit did.
- Ill have to update on this later but I have been using a concoction of different anti stretch mark creams and oils. I have some of those lovely things from my pregnancy with Makenzie but they actually faded pretty much completely away. Now that this belly is growing I can tell they are starting to show again. They are the same ones so I am hoping I can slather enough crap on to not have any more show up. I have to say I am usually extra creamy or extra oily. Nice right.
- If I drink a lot of water in the morning/afternoon I have been feeling less bloated. and if I drink all that water I have to drink earlier in the day I don't have to get up and go to the bathroom through the night.
- Chili and pregnancy DON'T mix. The 2 times we have had it I have gone to bed in tears because of the mass amount of stomach pain its caused.
- You are more likely to pass out when pregnant. Didn't know this but it happened. At family dinner a couple weeks ago. It was kind of scary. I was talking to my doctor about that weird feeling I have been having where it feels like my stomach is doing somersaults- he said something about things inside moving around, loss of blood pressure and to sit down. I don't remember details- I have pregnancy brain already- but when I told him about when I did pass out he said yeah that can happen, So be careful and make sure you sit down when you start to feel off. When I passed out I just started feeling a little sick and not like I was going to pass out.

That's all I can think of for now. If you have some tips/tricks or lessons learned you should share them in the comments. That way all us prego lady's can relate together and learn something new!


Amanda said...

I was given these fantastic lollipops, B-Natal, when I waas preggo. I was nauseous and queasy all of the time, morning, noon, and night. I guess vitamin B does wonders for this (hence the name B-Natal), and it did work for me! They sell them at Babies R Us, and they actually taste pretty good, kind of like a cherry safety sucker. =)

Anonymous said...

I was really sick when I was pregnant too, and I could only handle tomato based stuff. I loved plain spaghetti with some tomato sauce, it's all I could handle for a while.
My mom always told me: "Don't eat the things you love the most during pregnancy, because you will despise them later..." true story for me. I used to love lime potato chips, hate them now after one unfortunate throw up binge one night. Same with smells as in perfumes and such.
I was pregnant during the summer last year, and since we are walking furnaces, I would pass out everywhere as soon as the sun hit me. It stunk! I had a cooling pad that I would put in the freezer and take with me everywhere and it seemed to help a lot. :)

Anonymous said...

Hmm, over all I think I have learned to take it easy. Do not sweat over housework and keeping things super organized if you are feeling tired or weak. Those things are just not as important as that growing baby!
I am so happy to hear that drinking more water is helping you stay less bloated. I know it works for me too, strange as the concept is.
Are you having less nausea/vomiting now?

Ashley said...

Sea sickness bands helped me a lot with my nausea, especially my car sickness (which I didn't have before pregnancy.) They are just worn as bracelets and can be found at Walmart.
I also love water and chewing on crushed ice now that I am 34 weeks...makes me feel much better.
I am so excited to see what you are having! I have found that along with sickness, my contractions and general discomfort are much greater with this second pregnancy...good luck to us all!!


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