***What I can remember from these weeks***
So the nausea passed, but then HORRIBLE joint pain started. Ugh! It was like a tag-team of unpleasant symptoms. When I googled (and of course that is what you should do when you want to be reassured everything is okay, haha) joint pain, some was typical. But typically it was just supposed to be in your hips, maybe your wrists. My pain hit in the evenings and it was different joints every night. Some nights my shoulders, some nights my elbows, wrists, knees, ankles, toes…. you get the point. It wasn’t just achy, it was keep-you-awake-at-night painful. If it was in my wrist, I couldn’t even lift a bottle of water in or out of the fridge.
The docs said it was the time in pregnancy when you body realeases a surge of progesterone, and sometimes it will send it to other body parts instead of the intended hips (loosening for birth). They said it typically goes away at week 14, so when that milestone arrived and I was still having pain, I got a little nervous. I was praying it wasn’t another immune system dysfunction. Thank goodness when week 15 rolled in, it gradually went away and I haven’t had any trouble since. WHEW!
My appetite had returned to (mostly) normal by this time and I had gained a couple of pounds back from the 1st trimester loss. Things seemed on the up & up, and I was ready for a little bit of a smoother time to enjoy the pregnancy. I wasn’t needing that afternoon nap like before and my energy was returning. Yippee!