We are now at the 16 week mark and besides the gloomy weather I’m starting to feel much better. I’ve officially moved in to leggings and preggo jeans. Here’s a few things that have come up in the past week or have existed longer but I haven’t discussed it.
1. Migraines: These. Are. Brutal. I’ve gotten headaches before but nothing quite this horrific. I suppose it has to do with the fact that I can’t take the miracle in the green bottle (i.e. Excedrine Migraine). I’m so glad I have a great OB doctor who gets back to me right away. My dad discovered a homeopathic pill for migraines and it does wonders so I just confirmed with my doctor it would be ok to take. It is, and I don’t go ANYWHERE without it. I was also started on a daily magnesium vitamin. I strongly urge that you discuss with your doctor but this works wonders for me now. I still get migraine’s. This past weekend, due to my head caving in, I took a 3 hour nap, I can’t remember the last time that happened.
2. Itching: I’m awfully itchy everywhere, especially my stomach. I know this is due to stretching but I never expected it. Due to a lot of my ridiculous allergies I have to stay away from quite a few different types of lotion so I use olive oil and sometimes baby lotion. It works and makes me feel better. I’ve thought of putting a wet rag across my stomach for a bit to see if that might help. Does anyone else have suggestions?
3. Cold Food Please: I’m not really interested in anything warm. I’ll eat it but it doesn’t fill my appetite. I’d prefer salads. Fresh, cold salads. I have the same issue with drinks. They need to be refrigerated for me to really quench my thirst.
I’m still tired a lot and feel that an afternoon nap would do me wonders but alas that cannot be at this point in time. I’ve really learned that when I get tired, I just gotta slow down. I can’t seem to be on my feet as long and frankly shaving my legs is a task all in itself. I’d rather be sleeping! 🙂 I’ve learned something from this, I simply need more tights!