~* written from my perspective; pregnant for the first time, nervous, and hormonal; take these posts with a grain of salt please *~
Week 7; What happened to personal hygiene and sleep? Written March 13th
Before pregnancy, I showered most every day, cause that’s just normal, right? But since pregnancy somehow this has completely gone by the wayside and I am not sure how that happened? I realized today, Friday, that I hadn’t showered since Tuesday or maybe Wednesday and with all the sweating during the night, I was pretty gross, so I managed to take a shower.
It would seem I’d have plenty of time to shower, since I haven’t slept more than 5 hours per night in weeks, but somehow each day goes by and I have completely forgotten about this normal part of my daily routine. Do my hair, what? Make-up, hell no! Brushing my teeth…if I get to it.
As for the insomnia, it’s a bitch. Really! I have watched a lot of late night animal planet, and I am definitely concerned about the wild bores taking over the southern United States; the Burmese pythons that are consuming the everglades and even eating alligators and crocodiles; and the Asian carp that are taking over rivers in the Midwest. I am looking forward to this first trimester part of pregnancy being over with so I can enjoy this time in my life a little bit!