Symptom watch ’10

Monday, December 27, 2010

My ultrasound tomorrow morning will tell what’s really going on in there, but slowly I’ve started to notice a few symptoms (always such a funny word to use, as though pregnancy is an illness).

*Very mild nausea/unsettledness: Twice I’ve briefly gagged and thought I was going to throw up (both times when super-hungry) but did not. A couple more times I’ve had some passing waves of nausea that lasted 1-2 minutes at most. Could be the beginning of something quite unpleasant (though overall welcome), or could be something that would’ve happened anyway and I’m just more hyper-sensitive about it now. Time will tell.

*Breast pain: I’ve definitely had an increase in breast pain on the outside near the armpits. It’s not yet quite to the level that I had with Baby B (“trampoline boobs”), but certainly reassuring to feel.

*Extreme sleepiness: Clearly I’m not one to immediately blame anything out of the ordinary on pregnancy. Sleepiness is one of those symptoms I had with Baby B, but it’s much more complex now because it’s a busy time of year (both at work and at home) and it takes a lot of energy to keep up with Baby B and all her activities, so extra sleepiness could easily be attributed to that. But for the past few days I’ve been having extreme sleepiness. Example: Yesterday morning I slept until 11 a.m. (thanks, The Husband!). By 8 p.m., I could barely keep my eyes open. After having been awake for 9 whole hours. Yeah, extreme sleepiness.

So part of me, of course, is fairly reassured by the appearance of symptoms and think the ultrasound tomorrow might go better than I expect. Then again, lingering in the back of my mind is the thought that I hope I don’t have to experience the ultimate insult: clear symptoms but still not a viable pregnancy.

I shall know more tomorrow.

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