I feel like compared to what I hear from other ladies who have been pregnant that my pregnancy symptoms have been pretty mild. However, I have had a few, so here they are.
Anything sugar! One night I had to have strawberry shortcake. I went to the grocery store with my dad at 10PM to get all the ingredients. Soft serve ice cream! We went to Vancouver and Seattle for our Babymoon, and that’s all I could think about until I finally found it. I think about soft serve almost every day. My anti-craving has been chinese food! It has sounded disgusting ever since about week 10 of pregnancy. The smell of it makes me sick. I usually really like chinese food so I’m hoping that this symptom is only temporary.
I have had a couple of bouts with this. A little bit probably around 20 weeks for a couple of weeks, and it’s just started up again. It’s not fun and there’s not too much you can do about it. At least Tums have calcium.
While sleeping. Probably started around 20 weeks. I feel like I need to stretch my legs and when I do I get a Charley horse. Some nights it happens a few times and it is not a good feeling.
In the first trimester, all I could do was go to work and sleep. I literally had no energy, I couldn’t even make myself dinner when I got home. Thankfully my husband picked up the slack during this time and I didn’t starve.
Third trimester 28 weeks is when I found out.
Around 20 weeks is when it was the worst. It was in my very lower back pretty much at the top of my butt. My chiropractor made it feel a million times better though and I have been feeling pretty well for the past few weeks. I haven’t had to make a trip to the chiropractor in probably 2 months.
I seem to forget everything lately. The worst ‘pregnancy brain incident’ I’ve had so far was the weekend we moved 3 weeks ago (27 weeks pregnant)… I got off of work on a Friday when I realized that my gas tank was on ‘e’ and I needed to make a stop at the gas station. Thanks to my wonderful husband I was balancing a beautiful bouquet of flowers and also realized that we were out of toilet paper at home and with the move wouldn’t have a chance to go to the store anytime soon.
I balanced the flowers on the seat, got out of the car, put the pump in the tank and ran in the store. I grabbed the tp, and got in a pregnancy conversation with a chatty clerk.
On my way out, I thought to myself, if my husband is at the new place I’ll stop by with these flowers so I won’t have to balance them when I have a car full of moving stuff later (I didn’t have keys to the new place yet).
I got in the car with the tp, put the flowers in my lap and dialed my husband and placed him on speakerphone. As I’m driving away I hear a loud noise, and wonder what it is… Well turns out it was the gas pump, I never took it out of the tank 😦 Out of nowhere there was a lady in an orange jacket taking the pump out of the car. Apparently I caused quite the scene as there were people running into the gas station ‘she’s driving off with the gas pump!’
The lady in the orange jacket told me to go inside to give my information… I had to wait in line and of course everyone had something to say to me… I was mortified, but tried to compose myself. The clerk told me,’If I were you I would have driven off’ as she told me that it would cost $1,000 to repair the pump. Just what I needed.
I kept telling myself, s*** happens, it is what it is, there’s no way I can go back and change it, it was an accident. Despite saying this over and over to myself, I started to get a little teary eyed. When I arrived home my husband was chatting with the neighbors who didn’t know we were moving. Jon, my husband’s friend was helping us with the move and he said ‘Hey how’s it goin Lolls?’ very cheerfully. I just burst into tears. I told him that I was really crying for no reason, and started crying/laughing. I mumbled to him what happened and he kinda had a chuckle.
At this point my husband walked in and didn’t know what to think. He couldn’t tell if I was hysterically crying or if I was laughing. I mumbled the story to him as our neighbor peeked in to say congratulations as she didn’t know I was pregnant. She must have thought I was nuts….
Thankfully, here we are 3 weeks later and I haven’t heard a peep from the gas station. After talking with a bunch of friends I found out that this is pretty common and it should not cost $1,000, some gas stations just try to scam you.