Tuesday, June 16, 2009

7w 0d

And I'm thirsty!

I know nothing about pregnancy, but I used to think pregnant women went to the bathroom so much because their uterus pushed on their bladder and they were going more often but not necessarily more. Boy, am I dumb. Maybe that's what happens later, but right now, it's cause I'm drinking a fish tank a day.

I have a 20oz bottle that I drink out of all day. I don't keep track of how often I refill it, but it's a lot... it has to be at least 14 times a day. If you are doing the math right now, you're probably thinking, "No way, you're exaggerating." No, if anything, I'm low balling it.

I've discovered that the moment I start getting the tiniest bit dehydrated, I start to feel like crap. So I drink, and drink, and drink.

I think some of my insomnia had to do with dehydration too. I was trying not to drink at night so that I wouldn't have to get up to pee so much and realized that the reason I was probably laying awake at 3 am had more to do with feeling crappy than not being tired enough. Now I make sure my bottle is full before I go to bed and drink every time I get up to pee and things are going better. I actually slept until my alarm went off this morning!

And I switched prenatals the other day. I started taking Rainbow Light Prenatal One and I think I love it. Michelle suggested that my dizziness could be from anemia. This vitamin had slightly more iron in it and in a different form than my old vitamin and the dizziness stopped as soon as I started this vitamin.

Also, I really haven't had much nausea and the small bit that I was having also stopped after I started this vitamin. It has a "Prenatal Blend" with ginger that may be helping me.

And I'm really glad that I don't have morning sickness, but it would be more reassuring to feel the symptoms of pregnancy a little stronger. It's been really weird to not feel anything going on down there... I'm used to at least feeling my ovaries go snap crackle pop so much of the time, I find the "silence" deafening.


The Wife said...

That's a lot of water! I struggle to finish my 1 water bottle (about 24 oz, I think) over the work day. Some days, I don't even come close.

White Picket Fences said...

My doctor actually thought I had a weird neurological thing because I was drinking so much. Turns out ..just severe dehydration going into the pregnancy combined with the massive need to build volume. It leveled out around 14 weeks, I think? I'd have to check back. It was an incredibly uncomfortable thirst. I still drink about 3/4 of a gallon of water a day ...but it's not out of desperation anymore! I'm guessing morning sickness will hit in a week or two!

Michelle said...

I'm glad the new vitamins are helping! I'll have to remember that for if things work out here... I had a lot of dizziness and really horrible morning sickness with K.
I'm glad things are going good and you are able to sleep again. That's definitely a lot of water! But good that you feel better :)

Celia said...

I had some EVIL prenatal that I took for three months with too much iron. I thought I'd die of constipation. I miss the ones that smell like vanilla.

I will check out your brand and see if I like em. Are yours purple? It seems like every one they give me is purple.

I imagine you are going nuts wanting to know what is going on in there.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 7 weeks! When do you see your OB?

Wow, that IS a lot of water. I find that I have to drink a lot of water at night too. I fill up a 24 oz water bottle before bed and most nights I end up drinking all of it during the night.

I'm glad you like the Rainbow Light prenatals. I used to take those, but I had a hard time with the size of the one a day pill. But maybe I should try the one with 6 pills.

Sophie said...

OMG! I am so sorry I haven't dropped by!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! :D

Seriously giddy with excitement over this news, def more excited than with my 'news' because it's still so uncertain ::sigh::, just posted pics of the test -- is it the same unreliable test you took before? Ugh, the blue line!