Worry Wort Mom.

12 Jun

With Friday being the most exciting day in quite a long time, this week seems to be dragging on purposely. I just want it to be Friday so I can see my baby once again on that screen AND see the gender. Is that not one of the most exciting parts of pregnancy!? As I wait…and wait, I feel my energy draining more and more day by day, and my mood gets worse by the minute. Of course when I have no energy Rayne has to test my limits. So, most of my week has been laying down, snapping at everyone, and handing out time-outs like free candy. Not to mention my cravings for sweets has gotten so bad, it’s hard to have an appetite for anything else. The other day I spent $8 on candy at the Dollar Tree! Needless to say, it’s gone.

I find myself being weak not only to my cravings, but also to worries that keep creeping in. Worrying is normal for pregnant women, but it’s so time-consuming and a complete waste. Even things I’ve been told are not worrisome I worry about. Maybe I should consult some of you moms?

Okay, Numero uno: Since about 14-15 weeks, I’ve had what feels like Braxton Hicks. A weird tightening and pressure around my stomach, mostly lower. I know Braxton Hicks don’t start until later in pregnancy, so is it something else? Or is this normal?

Second: When I was pregnant with Rayne, I was showing quite a bit by 19-20 weeks. This time around, You can’t tell unless you know. Not to mention my stomach is different sizes everyday! Some days I look pregnant, some days I just look like I put on weight…in the form of a muffin top >: ( My stomach isn’t even hard like it was the first time…just fat-ish. Which doesn’t help my constant fear of getting fat.

I’m hoping one of you mommies can put my mind at ease since the doctors have yet to do so. Of course, I know I could sound totally psycho. I know every pregnancy is different. But that doesn’t make me worry less. Any help for a worry wort mom?

3 Responses to “Worry Wort Mom.”

  1. Theek June 13, 2013 at 4:00 am #

    You said it yourself: “every pregnancy is different” and that’s basically all you can remind yourself! It’s so hard to control something that you can’t ‘see!’ You’re obviously are doing great so far!

  2. Kalen Ellifritz June 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm #

    I know Braxton hicks can start early, but it might just be that your stomach muscles are stretching. I can remember feeling the same thing and it freaked me out too. and I can understand that you worry about the weight gain, but you are supposed to gain weight when you’re pregnant. it sounds like you try to eat right and exercise. you can’t help what you crave either. it just is. you are doing great and are perfectly normal:)

  3. MJ July 27, 2013 at 4:55 am #

    Congratulations!

    I had BH throughout my 3rd pregnancy and didn’t feel them with my first 2. It freaked me out, too. Some things you will notice are the same with each pregnancy, even though they say each is different. But there are some differences with each pregnancy. For each of my 3, I puked all day/ every day for the first 2 trimesters, and then gained over 50 lbs. Fun stuff. 🙂

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