I had work the next day which probably helped in distracting me – but not a great deal.
Suddenly, I had all the pregnancy symptoms: nausea, cramps, mood swings, bloating, and anything else I’ve seen pregnant women suffer in films.
Of course, this was totally psychosomatic. No one just suddenly gets symptoms like this. Seriously, everything was heightened – every ache and pain in my body was the baby moving or growing or doing whatever it is they do.
My concentration was frayed and mentally digesting things took longer than usual. The pregnancy hung over me like some grey veil that clouded every thought and every action.
“Are you OK?” a co-worker asked me, “you seem a bit distracted”.
Sure, I was fine, just not feeling the best.
I couldn’t stop touching my stomach. Every time I ate or drank I’d place my palm lightly upon my tummy as if half expecting the baby to kick.