In more ways than one. My saliva glands are working overtime. I'm actually attributing some of my gas to saliva because I'm ALWAYS swallowing.
I craved apple pie, hot cakes, pastries (which I had one of), grilled cheese, and meat balls today. So my salivation instincts are on super high! I don't even have to think about food to salivate. SO yes it's raining. It's annoying. I feel like it activates my gag reflex! Gag!! I don't feel sick unless I'm swallowing or gassy. So I guess that's good.
So what does one do when you cannot poo? I'm just going to dive into that question. Probably because I know the answer now. I was all grippy and gassy and in general discomfort-the usual these days. I decided to do something about it. Two attempts for over 10 min on the toilet proved fruitless (except for several pages in my book- not that you asked). So Kris, who was also stricken with gripe bowels was occupying the humble toilet when I had a stroke of genius. Stretch! If I do some yoga I'll activate my digestive tract and all that good stuff! Ah ha so I was a genius!
Or I was just listening to my body. Ah the effect wasn't awesome. I didn't think, "huh now I can go." Rather after some major stretching and admittedly aggressive stomach massaging, it was more like, "Oh shit! I have to go! Kris get out of the bathroom!"
Of course this potty talk is all for my later amusement. Maybe I should be sure a put a warning at the beginning. Nah I'm too lazy. I'll put it here. **Warning this post contains some bodily functions of an undesirable nature.**
I don't care. When you are constipated and full of shit and gas, you pray to god for a miracle poo. You pray and pray. You don't eat so that you don't make things worse. Like a plugged toilet.... ok now it's getting gross. But that's what it feels like. Like I'm a sewer full of sewage.
Pregnancy is soooooooo sexy.