Sick Blood

The electric blood didn’t last.  I wish it would have lasted because I would have been able to focus hard on my work, get to the gym for an energetic spin on the elliptical, reach out to friends I hadn’t seen in a long time and just kick ass in life.  Electric blood gave me positive natural energy and lots of ideas, but for the week or so that I had it, I did keep wondering when the nausea would set in, or the headaches, or the dreaded fatigue that I had kept reading about.  For that first week after I found out I was pregnant, I had all kinds of weird cravings for foods I hadn’t thought about in a long time; childhood foods like ‘Nilla Wafers, Fig Newtons, malts, pizza, cheeseburgers and ruffles with sour cream dip! The second…

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Positive Pregnancy

Electric Blood

You can look up any article on early signs of pregnancy and it will give you all the same stuff, nausea, exhaustion/fatigue, headache, sore breasts, a missed period (!), and an overall feeling of just being “off.”  This last one always makes me laugh because I spend a large part of my life with an overall feeling of just being “off.”  In fact, its that feeling that has probably led me to wait as long as I have to get pregnant, and to feel so ambivalent about having a child.  Are most people so “on” all the time that just feeling “off” would motivate a search for “early signs of pregnancy,” or a trip to Walgreens for a pregnancy test? Feeling “off” a lot, had me behind the 8 ball on the early signs of pregnancy front, so instead, I…

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