Six Weeks Pregnant and Bloated (TMI throwback post)

I am 6w3d pregnant.

I currently look 6m3w pregnant. (6 months, 3 weeks.)

I am quite, er, “well-endowed”. I’m so bloated that my stomach is sticking out beyond my boobs. I keep trying to go to the bathroom, and it takes 20 minutes to pop out a raisinette. 😛 My tummy is gurgling from gas. It hurts. The nausea is actually being caused, I think, by the backed-up-ness.

I’m supposed to go to a wedding reception with my husband on Saturday. No one knows that I’m pregnant (save for my best friend, but she lives in a different country, so it’s not like she’s going to tell anyone). My husband doesn’t want anyone to know until I’m 8 weeks.

I really, really, REALLY need to not look pregnant in my cute little summer dress.

Does anyone have any magic, yet safe, cures for bloating to the point of blimping?

Originally published on July 30, 2009.  In the end, there was no cure for my bloating…  I just drank a lot of water and sucked in my belly a lot.  Constipation was an ongoing issue throughout my pregnancy.  Suppositories helped when it was really awful.  And our little secret was kept until we were ready for the world to know.  That pregnancy is now a nearly four year old boy named Norton.

Abdominal Pain during Pregnancy #Throwback

One of the things I love about blogging is that I have a permanent record about how I felt and the things that I did.  It’s wonderful to see how far I’ve come.  When I was six weeks pregnant with Eudora, I woke up with abdominal pain during pregnancy.  I’d had a miscarriage prior to my pregnancy with Norton.  It was awful and traumatic, and I did my best to work past it.  With that in mind, abdominal pain during pregnancy, especially early pregnancy, terrified me.  When I tried to figure out what could cause abdominal pain during pregnancy, particularly low and only on one side, I worried.  My first thought was wondering if it could be early signs of ectopic pregnancy. [Read more…]

Six Weeks Pregnant #Throwback

Today, I am officially six weeks pregnant.

Six Weeks Pregnant (Cloth Diaper Addicts)

I seriously wish I looked that good again!

When my husband comes home, he will take the weekly belly pic of me, which will eventually be scrapbooked into a pregnancy scrapbook. Most of these blog entries will probably go, too. (If nothing else, when my kid grows up, s/he’ll realize that his/her mother has always been cheeky, and this is not a new development. 😉 )

At six weeks pregnant, some symptoms are starting to happen here and there. My breasts hurt. I sincerely hope that they do not grow, because if they get any bigger, my breasts will be bigger than my head. 😛 I can already wear my bras as weird hats. (Kind of like a beanie or something? But for someone with two heads? Or maybe a padded helmet and face mask if I go with the push-up variety?)

Periodically, my tummy will feel icky. If there’s something fried involved, then I’ll feel just plain nauseous. But otherwise, the only way to describe it is “an acid-y feeling”. Like the acids in my stomach are going to burn a hole through. It doesn’t matter what I eat or when. It shows up. And it kind of hurts. No heartburn, though. (Has anyone else ever had that?)

Headaches? Varying degrees, but generally there. I had a few minutes last week where my head actually didn’t hurt. However, my ears have been ringing for about a week and a half now. Sometimes, it’s just a quiet hum. Other times, it’s high pitched, loud, and painful. But it’s always there. Even with the TV off and no appliances running, I still have noise. Unfortunately, it’s all inside my head. I hate that there’s nothing that can be done about tinnitus.  There’s less than nothing to do about it at six weeks pregnant.  🙁

But I’m still pregnant, and still looking forward to being a mom again. And this time, I’ll get to be a mom the way I think I should be a mom. 🙂

What was six weeks pregnant like for you?

Originally written on July 27, 2009.  That pregnancy is now a beautiful three year old boy!