Friday, January 7, 2011

A little bit of crazy here...

Wow. That's about all I can say as far as my moods. Today I could barely stand myself, and yesterday I was watching the end of the Today Show and they had on that guy from Cleveland who was homeless and was offered a job. Anyway, I was watching that very raw, very real interview and started bawling. Not crying. Not tears, but faucets and heaves crying. WTF is wrong with me? Geez...

On the preggo side of things, I had my first dry heave in the shower this morning. Yipee! I am a little restless because the doc says to not overdo it and exercise yet. I can walk, but she wants to see heartbeats before she approves me to do anything. I understand, but at the same time, I use running and hearty yoga to relieve stress. This wholeAdd Image time right now is stressful. What's a girl to do?

As soon as I could, I ran out and bought Origins: How the Nine Months before Birth Shape the Rest of our Lives by Annie Murphy Paul. I am almost half way through with it, and I admit that it is pretty good. The writer is a professional writer for medical journals, so the writing itself is a bit cerebral, but the info is good. Much of what it all boils down to is that nobody really knows, but there are some clues that say this or that can be good/helpful and that this or that might be better avoided. The one thing I have taken from it and other sources is the importance of DHA. I have stopped eating fish for right now. I found this supplement in Whole Foods. Spectrum makes a DHA vegetarian, which is made from algae rather than fish. In addition, we are getting a shipment of sardines in from DH's work next week. I'm not sure how well I will handle them, but I am sure going to try my hardest.

10 comments:

My Infertile Confessions said...

Uh oh! Sounds like your starting to FEEL pregnant! Congrats! We have completely opposite symptoms! Lol... but thank God for the reassurance!

So excited we can go through this twin pregnancy together!

Kari said...

Target also has a non-fish DHA supplement, Up & Up brand. The Whole Foods one might be better(Whole Foods is not convienient to get to around here), but I took the Target one and LD was born with a HUGE head. I blame the DHA for helping him grow so many extra brain cells his head is abnormally large. ;) He is also the most alert baby it seems everyone who meets him has ever seen. I credit the DHA for that too. I took B6 and B12 and never experienced any nausea with my pregnancy-some people believe those vitamins help avoid morning sickness. Vitamin D is another important one. Hope your mood stablizes a bit soon, but if not you've got a great, make that 2 great, reasons for the mood swings!!

heartincharge said...

Congrats on the dry heave ;)

Gurlee said...

Yay for drive heaves in the shower and overwhelming emotion, your pregnant!! With twins, damn!! :)

Fairytale Ending said...

Woohoo for an actual sign of pregnancy (well a few if you count the mood swings). I've had nothing beyond some cramping. I would almost welcome a dry heave here or there!

Enjoy your king cake - it looks delicious!

Alex said...

Yay for dry heaves! Fabulous...

Rosie said...

Mmm cake.. Wow, twins!!! You transferred one day before me...so we're on almost the same day of pregnancy. I am still wondering if I have twins cause my beta was over 6,000 on the same day, but there looked to be only one sac. But the nurse said we would know better next week. My hubby keeps mentioning DHA and I was dismissing it, but I think I got it confused with DHEA... I will go look it up! Congratulations!!

tishi said...

OHHHHHHH goodness that cake looks AMAZING!!! I want a piece, That book sounds really interesting I may pick it up (I have a book buying problem). Thank you for commenting on my blog, I just wanted to respond and let you know that I am at 10 weeks right now (the ultrasound was 9 weeks).

WannabeMommy said...

DHA? Origins book? OMG, all I have is a 7 year old copy of What to Expect... I need to catch up...

Thanks for stopping by the blog! ;-))

WannabeMommy said...

BTW... just realized we're only a couple weeks off schedule from each other... will you be my pregnancy buddy?