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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Pregnancy Symptoms, at last

Yesterday I had a few small symptoms, and it took me a bit to piece them together that that's what they were.

The first that I realized what it was was visual effect? distortion? Sort of like when you see those shiny circles in a photo that's looking into the sun? I was having a conversation with someone and just couldn't see half their face because this shiny/glittery thing was making me blink. I couldn't figure out why it was hard to see when I figured out there was this distortion. I remember having something similar during the first time around.

The other was headache.

And the last was faintness/dizziness. I felt weak, and then that flushed pre-fainting feeling as I was hurrying home (late) from work last night. I wanted to see my kiddo and was late and rushing and then after a couple of blocks realized that I had better slow to a walk if I wanted to make it home without assistance (since I nearly passed out and had to sit down early in pregnancy the first time).

None of those were any fun, but they made me feel a bit better that the embryo is continuing to grow and suck my resources. :)


  1. I had a lot of morning sickness with all of my pregnancies that worked, and not so much with the two that didn't, so I tend to see those uncomfortable symptoms as good signs. I'm so happy for you!

    1. I appreciate that! I was not sick at all with #1, perhaps I felt more fatigued the first time around but I also gave up coffee cold turkey at that time. Also now between work and running around after a toddler who wakes up at 5 - I'm always tired anyway (said with a laugh)!

      I feel a bit nervous, as we won't go for an ultrasound until 7+ weeks, and I won't see the midwife again until 9+ weeks. But of course what will happen will happen, so either this is a healthy baby or it won't be, and I'll have to wait and see.

      I felt pretty crappy last night, which also gave me heart. Such a weird trip, this pregnancy stuff!


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