I just went and took a nap in my car in the middle of the day!
I am just so tired lately. I can't get through a day without a nap. Most days I have been leaving at 3:00 and going home to nap, and then getting back online around 5:00. But today I have a 4:00 meeting so I couldn't sneak out at 3:00. And I just had to go close my eyes for a while. Man! These beans are sucking every ounce of my energy!
I bought a couple of books on twin pregnancy. YIKES! This is going to be a lot of work. Mostly I'm overwhelmed by the dietary recommendations. These books say that you should gain weight early - in the first trimester. I can't imagine gaining weight right now - I can hardly eat anything. I don't know how people do it. And they say that you should be getting tons of protein - one recommends 170 grams of protein a day! That's like eating 6 steaks a day! Or 17 cartons of yogurt! I'm not even coming close. I'm trying to get more protein - but I'm still on my mostly yogurt diet. It's just the only thing I can reliably eat that doesn't make me feel crummy after.
In the TMI category - here's how my night and morning went: I slept great until about 3:30. Then I was wide awake. At about 4:00 I ate a piece of cheese and peed. Then at 5:00, still awake, I decided I was really hungry. So I had a yogurt. I think I drifted off to sleep around 6:00. and then around 7:00 I woke up miserable - stomach and intestines churning, heart pounding, head throbbing, short of breath, hot. I wasn't sure what was going on. I finally sat up after a while. I actually took my temperature - 'cause I really felt sick. It was normal. And then I thought maybe I had to poop. So I went and did that. And then I felt all better.
How is it possible that having to poop could make my entire body feel miserable? Is my poop that toxic? This pregnancy business is wierd. I really am no longer in touch with what's going on in my body - it all feels so foreign. I'm not complaining. It's just wierd!
Oh - and the OBs office called last night - apparently my urine sample came back and I have a bladder infection. Funny - I had just been reading in one of my pregnancy books that it's very common for pregnant women to have asymptomatic UTIs. So I guess I have one. They are calling in an antibiotic that I have to go pick up today. And I still have that cyst. I will have the OB look at it at my appointment next week.
So my body is in interesting shape - cyst, bladder infection, crazy stomach & bowels. I guess this is what I asked for. But I had no idea it would feel like this. I still wouldn't say that I 'feel pregnant'. I just feel messed up. But I'm not complaining. Just entertaining you with all my wierdness.
My next appointment is a week from tomorrow. I am excited to see my little beans again!