Hey everyone. Sorry Iâ€™ve been â€œmissingâ€ for a few days. Iâ€™ve just been busy at work, and when Iâ€™m not busy there, we had revival at church, and then I was 9 times outta 10 asleep in bed. I swear, the whole thing of the first trimester exhaustion is still with me, and it was even more so this week.
I know you arenâ€™t supposed to have caffeine while pregnant, and I didnâ€™t have caffeine withdrawal throughout my whole first trimester, but these headaches, which I have ruled to be sinus/tension headaches, seem to respond only to caffeine for a long period of time. Granted, I donâ€™t go out and get a whole 2 liter and drink almost the whole thing in one day like I did pre-pregnancy, but I have found that no more than a 1/3 â€“ 1/2 of a 20 ounce seems to help tremendously, if not completely. Now, before people start getting all mad and in a huff about it and tell me Iâ€™m not supposed to have caffeine when pregnant because of the risks, let me tell you: medications for headaches are a class C drug, which means they donâ€™t know the harm that could possibly be done to an unborn fetus. Tylenol, which is considered the safest, doesnâ€™t play nice with the Dexcom, and with these lows, Iâ€™m not risking not being attached again. I simply canâ€™t run the risk of passing out because I didnâ€™t feel a low coming on. Motrin, which my OB suggested the other day at my appointment, carries the highest risk of heart defects among the three major NSAID pain relievers. AND, medical studies have â€œsuggestedâ€ that a caffeine consumption of no more than 200mg per day is perfectly acceptable, and seeing as how the amount of diet drink I consume per day would only equal 22-34mg of caffeine, I donâ€™t see it as big of a risk as taking the pain meds. And Iâ€™m sure the stress of having headaches is not good on my body for me or the baby. Iâ€™m also not having the headaches as frequently (thank the Lord!) so Iâ€™m only having to have my shots of Diet Dr. Pepper (the ONLY carbonated drink it seems I can stand right now) every other day or so. Iâ€™m also drinking at least 2 liters of water each day to compensate as well. The whole situation is like someone asking you â€œwhich poison do you prefer?â€ because it seems like Iâ€™m danged if I do and danged if I donâ€™t.
BUT! In my moments of non-exhaustion and non-headaches, I found something to maybe help me be a little bit more active. Now, I canâ€™t give it my all right now while carrying the little bean (which, by the way, he/she is now in-between the sizes of a navel orange and a lemon (which to me, theyâ€™re about the same size)), but itâ€™s the game â€œJust Dance 2â€ for the Wii. My sister-in-law bought it and after church, I would go to their house to have supper and watch them. I played a few of them, but some are a little intense, so I enjoyed the entertainment of watching them dance and compete with each other. Granted, itâ€™s not half as hilarious as watching my SILâ€™s husband get up there, but itâ€™s quality entertainment I tell ya. And whatâ€™s even funnier is my 18 month old nephew LOVES to watch and he has his own little moves too. I told my husband I wanted a copy for my birthday so that after Iâ€™m finished recuperating from having the baby, I can
dance exercise at night at home with the baby there and not worry about a gym and who to keep the baby.
Oh! and weâ€™re not sure when weâ€™re going to find out what the baby is (Iâ€™ll be 15 weeks Saturday, so Iâ€™m sure it will be within the next 5 weeks), but I do have a poll listed on my side bar. So far, â€œgirlâ€ is in the lead. What do you think?