Gas from hell!!!

I woke up at 2am and could not go back to sleep. I felt a pain that reminded me of a big gas bubble. Anyone who has had gas in this fashion knows it is very painful. I tried everything from sitting on the toilet, taking Tums drinking water and ginger-ale. No dice. I still went to work. I let the cat out the bag about my pregnancy. I told my employees. They were very supportive one gave me a hug. Then a friend and I told someone who we felt had a big mouth and would tell the rest of the office. It looks like she might not have the biggest mouth that we thought.

I took a nap in my car and I felt the gas bubble coming back. I got active with my fitness pal again to monitor my calories. I increased the amount of calories for the second trimester. I am not sure if the broccoli I had for lunch increased my gas problem. I was in the work bathroom about to cry. Such pain and I was sweating. Thank god for offices. I got some water and closed my office door. My boss isn’t hear today so all is good in the hood. Gas bubble is still here I am trying to wait it out. I want to be a productive worker and save my vacation and sick time if possible.

Two people at my office said they could tell I was pregnant. They weren’t going to say anything. I find that so funny!!!

 

Weekend Activities!

Peace Sign 2

Peace Sign 2 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I know this title sounds like I did a lot this weekend. Not the case. I went to my class on Saturday and went to the gym right after. I had my music playing and walked on the treadmill for 45 min. I thought that was good for day one. My plans to be slim, trim and tone for my relocation home.

Sunday I had this terrible back pain. Damn I hope it wasn’t that exercise? I think it was. I was advised that lack of stretching could have put me in this pain. Back pain is not a joke. I started taking my 600mg ibuprofen again. I am hoping it clears up soon. I will stretch from now on. I promise, if it will prevent this pain.

I talked to an old friend yesterday. We have known each other since the first grade. 12 years of school together but neither one of us keep in touch. I decided to reach out. She called me back and we chatted. I told her I was going back to MA. She said she couldn’t see herself living there again. I have to say I thought the same way. I told her of my plans of being a single mother by choice. As usually no judgement. She is the do what makes you happy type of person. She did say it isn’t something she could do. She will be the best Aunty and godmother she can be.

This friend seems always is in a place of peace with her life. It is what it is. She is cool with what is going on with her. I wish some of that could rub off on me. I am always in a place of being unsatisfied. I always feel like I am not living up to my potential.

I need to be at peace with where I am at today.

Acupuncture

I am in love!!! I wish I knew about this before. A friend gave me a referral to her acupuncturist. She used it for her IVF cycle. It was also very reasonable $50.00 for the initial consultation, and $45.00 for each additional visit. I didn’t know what to expect. I was game and ready for my appointment. I have to admit I was nervous.

He explained the whole process then left the room for me to get ready. I did feel the needles but they didn’t hurt. The needles were put in my abdomen and my feet. Several were put in my wrist. Then he turned on some light music and left the room for twenty min.

I was so relax. My eyelids were getting heavy. I was shocked I stayed awake until he got back. The next step was heat he used around my feet and ankles. Then I had a deep back massage with oils.  He rolled hot rocks up and down my back. Talk about heaven.

I would have to say that was worth more than $50.00 in my book. I do appreciate the low price. I left there with an acupuncture addiction. I know I am going back.  I wish I could go once a week. The budget would not handle that at the moment. I digress!!!

I was told I had good CHI. I am not sure what that means. It sounded good. They seemed to have no reservations about me getting pregnant. I was also given herbs to help me with ovulation.

I purchased Clear Blue Easy Ovulation Kit. Damn it was expensive!!  I ran into to my neighbor and told him about my acupuncture appointment. He said “you are not playing about having a baby”.  I told him I am trying to make this happen. I wish it was easier and not so stressful. I need to stop reading these blogs on women with fertility issues. Hopefully the acupuncture will help me relax. I plan to go back next week.