My two favorite words these days are “NAP TIME”!!!!!! If there’s one symptom of pregnancy that has become very dominant in my life right now—it would be my extreme sleepiness. I have become such a consummate napper, I am seriously considering this as a profession! Hahaha! This whole slug-life (I used to live the thug-life! Oh yeah) is completely new and foreign to me. I’ve been working my butt off since I was 17-18 years old and have never, ever stopped since. It’s been a whole decade of hustling for me with long work hours, juggling different jobs simultaneously, hopping from meeting after meeting, event after event. Being busy was all I knew and all I chose to be for my entire adult life. And now, here I am, sleeping…and sleeping..and sleeping some more. But the irony of it all is that I don’t feel unproductive at all. As my friend Kelly (and fellow momma to be) always says “We’re making a BABY!!! It’s hard work!!!”. And indeed it is! I have so much more respect for all the mommas out there who make it look so easy. I used to do stand for hours in heels for photo shoots and hosting gigs, working on and on and on—and still manage to smile by the 5th-6th hour. But now, just getting a glass of water or getting out of the shower feels like a mega-task! Bakit?!?! Hahaha!
As I was googling “Pregnancy Fatigue”, I discovered this from What To Expect’s website: “Pregnancy is sort of like climbing a mountain or running a marathon (without having trained), while carrying a backpack that weighs a little more every day — in other words, it’s hard work! During the first trimester of pregnancy, a huge amount of energy goes into building a life-support system for your baby (namely the placenta) – which is why you might be feeling extra pooped around week 9. What’s more, your body’s metabolism has increased significantly while your blood sugar and blood pressuretend to be lower. Also to blame: All that mood upheaval. Riding the emotional roller coaster of pregnancy can be exhausting. It’s no wonder you’re pooped!”
Hahahaha! This made me LOL big time especially when I saw “carrying a backpack that weights a little more every day” because that perfectly describes how I feel these days. It’s like someone decided to give me a pile of bricks to carry, oh just for fun! I’m not even at my heavy stage yet as my bump is still teeny tiny! We call it a “BUCHANGCHANG” because it’s not quite a bump yet. It feels like a little jiggle in my middle. I don’t know if I’m growing a bump or if the baby is just pushing the fat that’s already there! “LET ME BE FREE! LET ME BE FREE!” sabi ng baby bump ko trapped under all my fat! HAHAHA! But either way, there’s definitely a lot that has been changing for me physically that terrifies and amazes me at the same time. My fatigue has improved though and I’m not as slug like as I was 2 weeks ago. I’m hoping my energy returns and I’ll be fit enough to do all the preps 🙂 Please continue to pray for me, Patrick, and the baby!