Saturday, June 30, 2007

I Feel Old

I'm hoping to only have another week of the fatigue and nausea. Please, oh please, let it only be one more week! There is so much I want to do and get done!

Today I watered the plants. That's all so far. I did pick up the house yesterday. I really need to put away last week's clean laundry. Truly, I don't know how I would make it without the cleaning fairy.

A very strange new development: aching joints. From what I've heard it's not a normal pregnancy symptom? And I don't want to be a whiner, I try to keep quiet through the cracks and pops. It just seems so strange. My knees, ankles, elbows and this morning my shoulders joined the crowd. I'm waiting until Monday to find out from my doctor if I'm allowed to take Glucosamine supplements which has helped in the past.

Anyone have any ideas why this has cropped up so suddenly? I don't think I've done anything to aggravate my joints or done anything strange. Who knows!?


Andria said...

Oh honey... pretty much anything can be a normal pregnancy symptom. Just talk to your doctor and make sure that he doesn't see anything odd about it.

Beyond that, baths helped me a lot. My back would kill me, even early on. I found that taking baths at night and swimming a couple of times a week during the day helped enormously.

You'll get your energy back soon, just rest for now and remember that this baby making stuff is hard work! :-)

Hope you feel better!

Cheeky said...

I agree with Andria--everything is a "normal" symptom in pregnacy.

Without going into superfluous detail, your muscles, joints, bones etc will be getting ready to shift, move, etc. to accommodate carrying a baby for 9 months and 3 weeks, then shifting, moving, stretching, and more for the radical act of delivery. Literally, your body secretes different levels of hormones that tell your bones and muscles to soften so that all the shifting is possible without important bones (like the pelvic bone) breaking.

The "all of a suddenness" might be a good thing, it could indeed signal a change in hormone levels that might mean although muscle/joint pain is moving in, tiredness and nausea might be moving out!

Hang in there! Any more questions, send 'em my way. I think after 3 kiddos and the copious amounts of book reading I've done before, during, and after each, I should almost be a certified pregnancy, labor, delivery, and after-birth expert. Almost...

Jean said...

You're taking everything in stride very well my friend.

It's amazing how God prepares our bodies to make a bigger "hot tub" for our little ones while they're growing.

You're doing a wonderful job and are taking care of your little one so much already even though he/she has knocked you off your feet. :)

Stacey said...

Apparently I've somehow managed to not stop by your blog in a couple weeks, and when I finally do, I get the amazing news!! A big congratulations is definitely in order! :)

I hope you feel better really soon!

Anne said...

Well, thanks for the info from you veterans. Glad to know I'm not crazy or have something weird wrong with me!

Just put a call into the doctor so I'm hoping I'll be able to fix it all with some good vitamins! :)

Thanks for the well-wishing and the advice. I'm always afraid of un-sought advice, but when I ask for it, be sure that I really want it!

Kelly said...

Anne, I am NOTORIOUSLY unobservant, but - ahem - WHEN did you suddenly turn pregnant??? I mean, I don't need to know exactly when, just, you know, in blogger years...

Is this something that comes with having hives? If so, shoot me now. (Otherwise, CONGRATULATIONS! :o)

kerrianne said...

Hope your aches subside soon. (I have no pregnancy advice really, but just wanted to chime in to say "hello.")