Baby Notes: 5 Weeks Pregoccupied

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Written March 25, 2012

We are diligently planning to surprise the family in mid April. We would like to wait until our first visit with the OB before we shout to the rooftops.

I am getting very anxious since I have to hold back pretty much everything going on with me. I am tired ALL of the time and it’s affecting everything. I wanna blog, but I can’t. I wanna Tweet/FB, but I can’t. I disappear and I can’t divulge the why.

I don’t remember being so out for the count when pregnant with Jayden. I am sleeping all day long (15-20hrs) and it’s starting to get depressing. Everything I eat sends me into a food coma. My inner fluffy is getting me into trouble. I pretty much wake up moody and weak because I’ve slept so long and missed out on my much needed sunlight. I wake up knowing I have to tend to physical and virtual messes, eat to keep from passing out, and fight through or lose to yet another food coma. I am fortunate to have a husband who works at home, otherwise we’d have a situation.

I’m going to start eating fruits and veggies, maybe granola-ish stuff, throughout the day and a large meal/pregnant binges during the evening to see if it helps. I’m taking my prenatals and folic acid, I may look for a more powerful prenatal as well as some liquid iron (prevents constipation). No two pregnancies are alike and just maybe this is a sign of the little diva we’ve hoped for. We shall see. At any rate, I’m using this time to vent and journal since no one will be reading this post until mid-late April. Before I know it, I’ll be basking in pregnant illustriousness.

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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Jessica May 30, 2012 at 7:43 AM

    Congrats Sheena! I’m so very happy for you and your family 🙂

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  • Mechelle May 29, 2012 at 1:47 PM


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  • Jacquie Haymon May 29, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Congratulations! Wishing u a healthy, stress free pregnancy!

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  • Ronni May 28, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Congratulations!!! 🙂

    I hope you can get all the rest you need. I know it’s challenging when you’ve already got a little one.

    Sending you much love and happy healthy baby/mama vibes! 😀

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  • Idaho Jill May 28, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    congrats! hope you are feeling better now, too! 🙂

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  • Kathleen May 28, 2012 at 6:10 AM

    So happy for you! I hope you’re feeling better by this point.

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  • Brooke @ Lovesgumbo May 28, 2012 at 3:53 AM

    Oh my! You are having a baby!!!! Congrats!!

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  • Cindy Brooks May 28, 2012 at 1:01 AM

    Gosh, I hope you are feeling better SOON! Congratulations on the little bundle, that’s exciting!

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  • Cat Davis May 27, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Awwww congrats Sheena. That first trimester is rough, no doubt about that but I can’t wait to see your beautiful blossoming belly.

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  • Raquel May 27, 2012 at 12:22 PM

    I am SO happy for you! Only 1% jealous, but 101% happy! I’m sending good-utero juju your way! Congratulations!

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  • Jill May 27, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Ahhhh!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jenn May 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM

    I think “pregoccupied” is the most adorable pregnancy-related term I’ve ever read. <3

    During my first pregnancy I spent a good three weeks sleeping and sleeping and sleeping, then I snapped out of it around 14 weeks. But my second pregnancy, with Ryan…whoa. I worked 30ish hours a week, and I distinctly remember coming home from work around 5, napping on the sofa from 5-9, then going to bed for the night at 11 and sleeping until 8 the next morning. Rinse and repeat for a good two months.

    I hope you can shake the sleepiness soon!

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  • luckie May 27, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    Congrats Sheena on your good news! Yes, know that every pregnancy is different & that this season will pass – soon! The 1st trimester when your body’s adjusting to its new [but temporary] inhibitor is always the roughest! Hang in there, cut yourself some slack & take care of you first. Emails, blogs, tweets can wait. You’ll get to them. Remember, growing & birthing life’s biggest miracle is women’s work. Be selfish & let your body do what it needs to prepare!:-)


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