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Wednesday, January 11, 2006
I AM SO FULL OF CRAP!!
DAMN these prenatal vitamins!! I know you probably DON’T need to hear this, but I haven’t had a decent b.m. in a week. Even then, I had a “gastrointestinal episode” last Wednesday & Thursday, so I can’t say that was normal.
I’ve even noticed that my abdomen is getting a bit…. distended. No, I DON”T think that I’m starting to show early, as even though this is my 4th pregnancy, I do keep in relatively good physical shape and have always been athletic. I was 138 lbs (I’m 5’ 6” so that’s right in the range) before I got pg, and I’m still wearing my regular clothes, they are just starting to get a wee bit tight in the hip/thigh area. Now this morning as I was getting dressed, I leaned over to put on my socks & was like, WHOA!! I had to lean up over my belly to comfortably reach my foot.
I am generally very regular. Once a day, every morning. I get up, start the coffee, take a shower, get my 1 stinking cuppa joe (gotta cut back on the caffeine intake) and go peruse one of 5-8 catalogs we receive daily, or the latest issue of American Baby/Child/BabyTalk magazine that happens to be in the “library”.
The past week, nothin. I just sit there. Legs going all pins & needles from sitting too long. I’m afraid to push too hard. I’m pretty sure that’s an unfounded fear, I don’t think you can “knock” the baby loose ( I’ll hafta Google this)by trying too hard for a bowel movement, but still, I can’t make myself push. I’ve increased my water intake, I have a salad with dinner every night anyway, so I don’t know HOW I’m supposed to increase my leafy green intake; I am trying to eat bran cereal everyday, (yuk) to no avail. I stopped at the Acme last night and bought a box of prunes. I actually like prunes, but I’ve never had to use them in a medicinal capacity. I’m not sure of the “dosage”. How many should I eat? I ate 5 last night while watching “The Shield” (I soooo love Michael Chiklis). Sort of just snacking on them. BIG glass of water before bed fully expecting to have to jump up in the middle of the night. Nothin’ doin’.
Hopefully, they won’t kick in while I’m here at work. I HATE doing that here. I prefer my very own toilet in my very own home thank you. Does anyone else have that hang-up??
Aaannnnyyyway, I know that if I keep up with the extra fluids & increased fiber, this too shall pass. Heehee!!