Sunday, February 9, 2014

Week 5: Vertigo/Nausea/Sleepiness Begins

For those who aren't used to reading my pregnancy blogs, I write them about the week that has just finished.  So, the best I can guesstimate, week five ended last Thursday.  So it's time for another round of pregnancy blogs!  The great thing about blogging my pregnancies is that I actually take the time to record life in writing.  I only blogged FOUR times in 2013!  That's just not acceptable. ;)

Here are some thoughts for my newbie readers.  If you pay any attention to the labels to my posts, you'll notice this series will have "Pregnancy #7."  Yes, I currently have four kids and yes I can do math.  We've lost two pregnancies in which I blogged about here and here.  So there you have it.

I tend to write about the good, the bad and the monotonous areas of pregnancy.  I realize how extremely blessed we are in the first place to even have been blessed so many times and in so many ways.  I try very hard to never take for granted every moment with each precious life we've been gifted.  I have good friends who have struggled painful years through primary infertility, heartbreaking losses,  struggles at birth or secondary infertility.  I have friends who've fought through the process of adoption, some of whom have been blessed with children to call their own, some of whom still fight the fight.  We fully believe that "children are a blessing" and gratefully accept the responsibility we've been given.

With all that said, I try to be real with my posts.  I'm not going to hide or ignore the "hard things" in a way that creates the illusion of my being a perfect person, Christian, mom, friend or so forth that has no struggles.  Pregnancy is hard for me.  It's no walk in the park for sure.  All you have to do is read my archives for proof of that.  I pray my "real-ness" or authenticity is appreciated for that and not viewed as ungratefulness or discontent.  Does that make sense?  And as hard as it can be, I'm still so grateful time after time.

Now on for the update itself. ;)  A little over a month ago, we started making some pretty big dietary changes and I've been feeling really good over all.  I've had great amounts of energy and it's been exciting.  However, most of this past week I noticed I really struggled with fatigue.  I'm getting about eight hours of sleep a night so I think I'm okay there.  I've taken a few afternoon naps when I've had the chance (which isn't often).  The very last day of week five, I woke up struggling with crazy vertigo and some nausea.  That clued me off that my dating must be pretty accurate as I always get hit with nausea and vertigo at week six of my pregnancies. 

There it is... some updates and some thoughts in general.  I hope you enjoy another series of pregnancy posts!

Until next time...

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