Saturday, April 24, 2010

Too Early for That

As I lay down on the couch yesterday it hit me.  That aweful feeling of something sitting in my chest burning my insides.  Yes, it was heartburn and it's starting waaayy too early this time.  I am just now 10 weeks and not ready for the annoyances of pregnancy to hit this early.  I think with each pregnancy things have happened earlier and earlier.  With McKenna, things went really well.  I did have heartburn but that's all I can remember with her.  I thought it was one of those things that you just had to deal with.  I wasn't much for asking for medicine or taking it for that matter either.  I didn't even know the doctors could give you something to make it better.  I was in nursing school at the time and I was so oblivious to my own self.  Finally around 36 weeks and months of waking up in the middle of the night because of the food trying to make it's way back up I decided to mention it to the doctor.  She wrote me a prescription for Zantac and after just taking it for one night I could sleep through the night and get the much needed rest I had been missing all those weeks.  What was I thinking not asking for anything?  I know better now and I will be asking for all those neccessities at my first official appointment.  My goal is to make it through this pregnancy without being too whiny.  Sometimes I think we get caught up in how uncomfortable we can be and forget the whole reason of going through all these body changes.  We are growing life inside us and it's a miracle every single day.  I guess that's why I work in Labor and Delivery, I am still in awe at what a gift it is and how it all happens.  Each and every time a baby is born is another miracle right before my eyes.

4 comments:

Erin said...

your post is so true. There are so many negative things that we have to go through during pregnancy but in the end you get this amazing little gift that you made. It sure is a miracle.

Sonya said...

oh yes the heartburn is so annoying!!! I don't like taking medicine so I only take it when I get miserable and can't stand it anymore. Hang in there hopefully it won't get too bad.

Catherine said...

I was a total complainer through my pregnancies. I wish I could go back and fix that part. I did, however, eat TUMS for meals. I was pretty sure my children would come out with mouths full of teeth with all the calcium I gave them. I hope it gets better!

Anna said...

totally understand! i've tried SO hard not to complain (to others or on my blog) but it's the reality of it and sometimes it stinks! my reflux/heartburn didnt start THAT early...but it's been in full force since probably 24 weeks (and didnt even start until 36 weeks w/ my first child). then again...i've got 2 right now but still! take that zantac! i think we have 3-4 bottles of that stuff now! hope you feel better and this eases over time! cant wait to see more pictures of your little miracle! i'm at the tale end of my pregnancy and am already knowing that i will so miss it! what a precious stage of our lives!