Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mommy's Tummy Troubles

So, I am 14 weeks pregnant now.  Hello, second trimester!  This pregnancy has been...interesting, compared to my last one.  Of course, for one thing, the last time I was gestating a human, I didn't have an almost sixteen month old to chase around.  And he has gotten FAST!  We had been playing on my bed and I set him down on the floor and turned my back for one second and he literally disappeared.  I frantically tore through the upstairs, only to find him in the office, playing with the door.

What is it, exactly, that inspires this profound love of doors in children?  Specifically my child, who feels that if there's a door nearby, it's a complete and utter waste of his life if he isn't attempting to open and close it.  ::shakes head::

So anyway, back to the pregnancy...when I was pregnant with Bug, I wanted milk.  Like, all the time.  I would seriously drink somewhere between 3-5 glasses of milk A DAY.  This time around, dairy is killing my stomach.

Now, I have IBS, a common affliction in young women my age, but normally I have it with constipation.

Not so much lately.  I've been having the, ahem, opposite problem.  Every time I drink milk or have something with too much cheese, the pains start and I find myself trapped on the toilet.

So anyway, I am having to be creative about how I get my calcium.  Truthfully, the best thing for your body in terms of calcium absorption is to simply not drink soda (and of course, guess who's been craving soda?  I don't drink it when I'm not pregnant, but suddenly I am carrying a human being who has no need for high fructose corn syrup in his/her system and it's all I want).  For some reason, the carbonation in soda has a tendency to break down the calcium that is stored in your bones.

But darn it, I want a Coke sometimes:)

::yawn::  Anyway, Bug is asleep and I think I am going to be joining him for a nap.  I haven't been sleeping well lately (another thing that makes this pregnancy weird.  When I was pregnant with Bug I slept at least ten hours a night, plus naps), so hopefully I can get some rest:)

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