Though I was excited for my work Christmas party this weekend, of course there was the dread of having to somehow work around the ‘not drinking’ thing.
Friday night came around and I made some pasta for hubby and I.
It was delicious (smoked salmon, pesto and asparagus!) but just around the time I wanted to go to bed – which is 9pm these days – I started to feel incredibly bloated.
I ended up falling asleep but was up at 2am and again at 7 with the worst stomach pains. It felt like someone had inflated a giant balloon in my upper abdomen.
I couldn’t fall back asleep so I left hubby in bed and did some writing instead.
The early morning seemed to go alright. Then mid morning came and:
At first I just figured I was clearing out whatever didn’t agree with me the night before.
The afternoon was just as awful and then got progressively worse through the Christmas party.
It was awful!
I felt like I was in that scene of Bridesmaids when they go to the bridal shop. You know the one.
Luckily it didn’t go that far for me. But there were moments I was worried.
On top of it all, I didn’t feel like eating any of the amazing food they had there (turkey, roast, Yorkshire puddings) and people kept coming up to me asking why I wasn’t being social.
I had a couple of “drinks” – short soda and limes which at least looked like a drink – yet people still liked making the pregnant joke.
Fooled them alright!
At least I ended up having an excuse for not drinking but I would have rather not spent half the night in the bathroom!
Sunday wasn’t any better. Struggled to go grocery shopping as I would make it halfway down the aisle, give “that look” to hubby and then speed walk my way to the bathroom.
I’m still not sure if it was hormones, a flu bug, or food – or a mixture of all of the above.
I’ve heard a lot about women being constipated through their pregnancy but from what I read, poops don’t usually come until the 3rd trimester.
Either way, it was an unpleasant way to spend the weekend!
Were you affected by the evil tummy beast when you were pregnant?