Tuesday, July 19, 2011

20 Weeks Pregnant

There will  be days I literally wake up and I'm mad at the world and the next minute I'm all smiles. I know this isn't unusual during the first trimester but why am I still having these crazy emotions? There are other days when I'm crying for no apparent reason and my husband just looks at me, unsure of what to do. And when I'm back to my normal self, I can't help to think how crazy my emotions are! On the physical note, my belly is so much more noticeable now and I can feel the little baby inside me move more often then before. My stomach will get really hard and it's gets a little bit more challenging for me to breath. I still get my usual headaches- but now I think they're more then just hormonal headaches. Every time I read or look at the computer for a short while my eyes starts to hurt and when I close them I start to feel dizzy; And the headache I get while this is all happening is so intense that I just have to lay down and put something over my eyes. I need to see an Ophthalmologist soon to rule out the need for glasses (cross fingers). I've never had it this intense before.

I missed my second trimester screening because I've been busy taking care of sick daughter and then I got sick. And her birthday just passed so I've been busy planning it, cleaning up, opening presents, entertaining people etc. The next thing I new I was at the lab trying to get my blood drawn and they tell me I have missed the time frame in which I was suppose to do it. I've been so exhausted. To top it off, I get overwhelmed really easily so seeing all those people and hearing all those kids yelling at the party has really got to me. It was just a reminder of  how it will be when my second child enters into the world. There will be so many crazy days. I should be getting an ultrasound soon to check on her growth & development. My first trimester screening was good, so I'm hoping this ultrasound shows nothing but good news as well.

20 weeks down, 20 more to go :) I'm half way there!


  1. Stopping by from Vb to say hello. Have a great day. Kim

  2. Stopping from VB, Members to remember group C.

  3. It is not unusual to experience these crazy and unexplained emotions during pregnancy... something most women find themselves struggling to overcome the feeling of sadness, fear, confusion, stress, and even depression. When you go through these emotional undertakings it is very important to display self-awareness in recognizing who would be at the receiving end or the recipient of your mood swing. The baby you are carrying will be greatly affected by the way you handle the situation. You have to place yourself into the account that there is no such thing as a perfect world. When you focus on the negative side of it, you will not see anything positive at all. The bright side is, there are several ways of defeating these "hormone changes" that are depleting and suffocating your emotional and mental well-being.

    Always surround yourself with your family and friends. Exercise, rest and diet play a vital role in relaxing and relieving stress. I am not a licensed therapist but I believe sex would have a positive impact as well. And lastly, there is nothing more gratifying than knowing, caring and carrying your very own for nine months. And again, remember, pregnancy is supposed to be one of the happiest times of a woman's life.

  4. Stopping by from VB Members To Remember Group C. I am now following your blog! Please stop by to say hi!

  5. New follower from Voice boks group C! Hope that you continue to have a healthy pregnancy!

  6. I hope you get to feeling better and enjoy being pregnant it is amazing : ) BTW... my daughter is almost 2 years old and I still feel like I have those crazy emotions!!

    Stopping by and following from vB group C

  7. Congrats on the second baby-- I so know how you feel-- my emotions were out of control with my last daughter-- I really thought I was crazy for awhile there :)

    visiting from VB!