That was what my medical report read from my Obgyn.
Infact my medical records and then my fit2fly too as questions were being asked sometimes when I had to fly just to ensure I was not a flight (medical) risk.
I thought it was something to be real grateful for.
An UNEVENTFUL PREGNANCY…
I mean, every single time I had a medical appointment, it was DRY lol.
My obgyn and I just dey gist about my work and all… Cos I never really had complaints plus all my test results always came back perfect, my weight gain was steady, my scan was always perfection, and so on. Infact, my obgyñ says a lot of PERFECT during our sessions.
Like I said, I have learnt to be absolutely grateful. For an uneventful pregnancy.
However, I have had some personal changes that have been very very VERY eventful. My goodness.
My boss said energy levels usually peaks with third trimester. At least it did with her. She was so energetic and stuff. But other trimesters, she was somewhat lethargic.
For me, my first and second trimesters were absolutely fantastic. My energy was high and several times it got easy to forget that I am even pregnant and wanna do some stuff. Even when my tummy started to show, it still didn’t make me ‘feel pregnant’.
I never had sleep issues, always slept like a baby even when the sleep conditions were far from perfect. I don’t don’t think I had so much of that amazing pregnancy glow, I was just the normal Eziaha. Pregnancy was super fun.
Enter trimester 3, my energy levels started to wane. For someone who is very zesty and effervescent, don’t even get me started on how terrible it felt to get really lazy and tired at
all most times. As if somehow my mind/spirit was prepping me for what was coming, I had cut off a ton of activities once I entered December. If I hadn’t, I wouldn’t have even been able to keep up. Most nights, I would be absolutely LUCKY to have 4hours of sleep. Sometimes, I would get no more than 2hours. I had to laugh out loud when the midwife in my ANC said pregnant women are advised to have at least 8hours of sleep at night and then where possible, two hours during the day. Hmmmmmmmmmmm. Dem dey tif am? Toothache wasn’t even helping matters. It is aggravated at night when you lie down so while I am supposed to lie down and just be still praying for sleep, the pain gets me up, then add the fact that I have to pee like thrice every hour and then you know that getting sleep became a real prayer point. Azzin I had to add it to my Shiloh requests oooo. Infact, I don’t stop praying about it. Several nights I am frustrated to tears.
And it gets worse when I see my darling hubby sleeping
and snoring beside me.
But like he asked me today, ‘…What else can I do? If i can buy sleep for you even if i have to take a bank loan, i sure will…’ Hehehe
Some nights, I just start laughing. Cos it seems unbelievable. I mean, sleep? Ordinary sleep? Shouldn’t being pregnant be an opportunity to sleep very well at night and into the morning without guilt?
I recall getting in from crossover service at to 1 and was ready to sleep at say 1am. Omo, daz how sleep and toothache no gree until my hubs who stayed for the all night service returned at past 5 and then prayed for an anointed me. Daz how I managed to sleep ooo. And that was about 5.30am. Before then, i had bawled my eyes out lol cos at some point, i was very sleepy but the pain in my tooth didn’t let me be.
Like last night, I slept at 11pm miraculously ooo, and by 2am, my eyes started shining, tooth aching and then every 10mins bathroom breaks. I stayed awake till 5.30am and managed to sleep and woke again at 7 cos church is 7.30am. Walahi I was so groggy I was about to pray and stay home but first Sunday of the year? Missed it last year cos I was sick, wasn’t about to do so this year biko. My eyes were swollen to church. I was T.I.R.E.D. Thankfully, the communion today was for strength…
Sometimes when the sleep no gree, I put on light, and turn on the TV to see a movie or start playing Zuma or Solitaire abeg
But seriously, this holiday ehn, hmmmm, my eye see sontin ooo Loooool Loooool. Super super grateful for those days when I could catch some sleep in the morning. Most days I couldn’t so the days I could, I am just grateful especially for the fact that hubby would just arrange brekkie for himself without disturbing me.
While I do agree that pregnancy and all the work your body is going through can tire you out, mine got aggravated with my lack of sleep. there are days I have felt that my body is not mine… Crazy changes that just left me speechless. I wish I could pay someone to massage me thrice a day especially my feet and legs which sometimes were puffy, restless and painful. Especially RESTLESS. Tz actually called Restless Leg Syndrome. Thank God for the days hubby massages ooo. Elevating my feet helped a lot too.
Oh and the peeing… Ah!!! There was a time I even decided to stop any liquid from 9pm hoping I won’t have to go pee. Whosai!!!! The difference wasn’t much. I don’t even think it was this serious in first trimester. Some nights I go over 6times. Choi!!! If I could sleep in the toilet, I will ooo. They actually advice you to lean forward while you pee to ensure you fully empty your bladder but that thing doesn’t work ra ra. At least for me. Sometimes, two minutes later, I need to go again despite leaning forward so much. Hubs says he will drill a hole in the bed so I can be peeing into it. Loooool. That also makes me not wanna go out much. Cos I don’t want to be going to the toilet every second in a strange place biko. And that was my number onemk excuse when hubby, the absolute comedy lover, suggested we go for Nite of a thousand laffs. Omo, I no gree ooo but later I recalled one of my Pastor M’s post where she said she doesn’t exactly dig the kinda movies PK likes but goes with him to the cinema anyways. So I decided that I didn’t wanna be a bad daughter or wifey and I followed him.
Thank God I did. I had a real blast. We sat close to the restroom so it was easy for me to go when I had to.
Pregnancy really does bring changes ooo. I hope to share more changes.
Physically and internally. Mine especially in trimester 3. No pregnancy is same, truly. But it really is a blessing, especially if your baby, like mine doesn’t stop kicking lol. Tz amazing to feel those kicks walahi.
Another thing that makes me super happy through some of these events has to be baby shopping. Haven’t entered market yet so all of it has been online, then a few persons have shopped for me and sent me pictures.
Looking at the pictures make me so happy.
Awwwwwwwwn. And then I am super happy too when someone offers to buy my baby a gift. That is so sweet walahi. I didn’t even know people did that. I certainly have to do same for my future preggy friends. Not even baby shower but some people just asking if the can buy this or that and checking to be sure you haven’t bought it yet. Cool yeah?
Pregnancy and of course a baby is such a gift. I focus on that rather than the ‘events’ lol.
Moreover, none of these events have threatened anything or landed me in the hospital. Oh well, the toothache is landing me in the dental clinic cos I can’t deal. Was scared at first to lose blood as I wasn’t sure how safe it was but I have an all clear this trimester so the errant tooth is going off and frankly, aduncurrrrr….
But really, I didn’t say all this to whine or make this journey seem hard. Heavens forbid!!! I have heard and read some real unpleasant pregnancy stories so I certainly I’m very grateful for all these events… I’m just sharing my experience because I never hesperredit… And of course, yours can/may be a pregnancy filled with long nights of sleep… AMEN!!!
Like I said, every pregnancy is different. And after you pop, a lot of stuff would return to normal (with some discipline). I hear there are plenty nursing nights in my future as a new mom so I just wish I’m sleeping all I can now.
Anyhoosssss, that’s my really cool story. Also explains my AWOL on this blog… Partly.
Been thinking though, I should do a post on pregnancy etiquettes. Some people are just sooooo rude dang!!!
Frankly, I don’t recall ever saying anything even remotely derogatory to anyone pregnant around me before. Not even if I think she has added a ton. Infact I always think pregnant women are beautiful. But some people just open their mouths and spit out the first thing that emanates from their buttocks. And tz not an African or Nigerian thing, my Birthclub on Baby Centre that has more UK and US moms also complain of same. Haba!!!
Hunnay, if it aint complimentary, SHOVE IT!!!
I’ll be back with that…
Until then, before someone accuses me of being uncaring, Happy New Year darlings.
May GOOD THINGS continue to hit us all year round and may we all experience heaven on earth realities, Amen