Pregnancy update

So I AM starting to feel better (yayyyyyyy). I reacted to the lactose in my antihistamines but it’s been 18 days since I’ve taken them and I’m finally starting to feel better. I’m still a bit itchy, and some of my joints are still a bit stiff in the morning. My gums are no longer bleeding, I’m not crying every day, and my arthritis is better than it was in the last couple of weeks.

In another 10 days I’ll see if I’m symptom free again. I’m a bit worried I won’t get there with the pregnancy (I haven’t so far), just because my immune system is so wacky. But I’ll know in 10 days.

Normal pregnancy stuff:

I feel huge. I took a picture of myself and was surprised I was only that big. I feel wayyyy bigger. My back is killing me and turning over is starting to get hard. A week ago I noticed I was vein-y. They seem to all have popped out suddenly (apparently you increase your blood by 50% by the end of the pregnancy!). I’ve gained 20 pounds so far (27 weeks and 5 days) and everything’s normal with the baby!

I’m weirdly hormonal. Any movie or story about a kid being separated from their mom makes me instantly burst into tears. It’s completely out of my control, very strange.

I’ll update again in 10 days to see if my symptoms actually go away completely. But for a pregnancy, I think I’m doing pretty good! Much better than a couple of weeks ago.

5 thoughts on “Pregnancy update

  1. Jen C says:

    Hi Mikhaila! I was wondering if you follow Robb Wolf, Chris Kresser, or any other diet “gurus”? Thanks! I enjoy your blog.

  2. Chris says:

    Hi Mikhaila,
    Thanks for sharing your story, it’s been extremely interesting to read and listen to (on Youtube)! I was wondering if you’ve ever studied or tried ‘meal-replacements’ such as Ample Meals (https://www.amplemeal.com) ? That one in particular is supposed to be soy, gluten, lactose free for example.
    Thanks and congratulations and good luck with the pregnancy 🙂

    • I tried a meal replacement last year that was whey based (but no lactose or casein) and I had a TERRIBLE reaction to it. I avoid them now. Anything dairy based I highly recommend avoiding. I was really trying to find something easy to eat but I haven’t managed to find a suitable replacement for meat based protein unfortunately…

  3. Laurie Anderson says:

    As someone who has been battling crippling depression all his life, I can’t for the life of me understand why someone who has been through a similar ordeal would choose to risk to impose it on someone else. I can’t help but think: is it just an attempt to improve your own life (using this child as a means to an end)? Or do you genuinely think life is worth living even when afflicted with the worst of illnesses? I just don’t understand…

    I find it extremely sad to think that there are many orphans in this world who would have loved to have you as a mother — yet you have chosen to pass down your defective genes instead. The selfish genes that make us who we are are truly disgusting. I hope your child ends up receiving a better hand than you did, no one deserves to be imposed a life filled with suffering. My life is one of them and I plan to take my own life and I curse the arrogance of my parents whose optimism I despise. They naively believed I would have their rosy view of life; they thought they knew better by bringing me into this insane world, into this sick body that I never consented to inherit. I’m going to be returning my entrance ticket and I hope it won’t be too painful.

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