This requires a little explanation.
It took me ten years to get pregnant with Alyssa, my only child who turns17 years old this month on the 15th. Anyway, it was hard to get pregnant and I’ve never taken any kind of birth control. It was also very tough at the beginning of the pregnancy (that’s another story) and an extremely difficult delivery (this is definitely another story). Thus, I was told to never get pregnant again because it could compromise my life and that of my unborn child.
How do you think a woman who wanted twelve children takes that news? (that is a process and yet another story or we won’t ever get through this post). Yes, I would be like Michelle Duggar and love every second.
The good news is that I feel very blessed to have a fantastically beautiful and wonderful daughter. I’ve never had a problem keeping up with her energy which usually runs out before mine. That’s saying a lot for someone my age up against someone who is an energetic teenager.
It helps that I don’t require much rest. I hate sleeping and it is just a fact that has annoyed many during my lifetime. I find sleeping to be a huge waste of time, however, like everyone else, I too must sleep and I do.
Lately, actually, I have been sleeping more than usual because I have been very tired.
I take vitamins every morning, faithfully. I take a Women’s Centrum Silver, calcium, B12, vitamin C and some potassium. They get me up early in the morning and keep me going all day and into the late night hours. Since I haven’t changed the combination of the supplements, I know that isn’t the reason for the increased drowsiness.
I was chatting in my forum at BLOGNTWEET today and expressing my new condition because that’s what I do when I can’t figure out why I feel under the weather…
Not often, but at least a little bit.
I’m not a very good patient either which should be obvious since I don’t like sleeping. Usually getting over a sickness requires sleeping or at least resting in bed.
Anyway, while chatting with Colleen Luntzel, one of the active members at BLOGNTWEET, she said:
“Are you pregnant????”
I immediately blew it off and thought her question was rather funny, but it has niggled me all afternoon. I started thinking…
How do I physically and mentally feel?
I have weird cravings such as bacon with cake, sweet pickles dipped in, and bony fish with hot sauce for breakfast.
I have a basic all-over-not-myself-feeling.
Am I pregnant?
After all these years could it have happened again?
What else could it be because I just can’t get my mind around being pregnant at this point of my life.
I’m not going to work myself up about it because it is probably just coincidence (repeating this several times to myself).
It has bothered me enough that I’ve made an appointment with my doctor for next week which is the earliest appointment available.
I better go talk to my husband and daughter now.