written on 20 Feb
So yeah the reason I’ve been complaining so much about heartburn is because I’m pregnant obviously. Hahaha.
I’ve been suffering from heartburn for the past few nights which is very very tiresome because as far as I know, I haven’t been doing anything to aggravate it!
I’ve gotten heartburn once or twice before (before pregnancy) and I’m not even sure why. Maybe because I used to laugh at a friend who regularly got heartburn and even called him Heartburn (until don’t even remember his name now FHL) so maybe god is punishing me for that wtf.
(Heartburn during pregnancy is caused by the relaxation of muscles due to the pregnancy hormones or something which can also relax the esophagus muscles which is why stomach acid keeps coming up and you get heartburn.)
I googled extensively for causes of heartburn to see how I could avoid it. I didn’t want to take any pills or medicine because… I hate medicine la wtf. And I don’t know what kind of effects it could have on the baby so I’m not taking chances wtf.
So the list of causes include eating spicy food, fatty food, lying down after eating, eating too big meals…. all of which I have been avoiding lo!
Spicy food is unfortunately one of the things that I feel ok eating and I have to stay away from it leh! And I’m not eating any of Fatty’s food what LOLOL ok joke. I make sure I’m upright at all times after eating also; I’ve taken to sleeping on two pillows which causes stiff neck in the morning fml. So maybe the only thing I’m doing wrong is eating too much.
I don’t know how much is too much! Before I was pregnant the amount of food I ate a meal was already a lot by other people’s standards so maybe even though I think I’m eating less now it’s still too much haih. Maybe I should reduce my portions even more and eat more frequently… but I hate feeling hungry….
Anyway back to bad heartburn. I had it for days in a row and I was so troubled by it I even felt like sticking my finger down my throat so EVERYTHING would come up and quit bothering me going up and down my esophagus.
Then last night I had heartburn AND a big wave of nausea, just as I was fluffing up my two pillows to sleep. I sprang up, ran to the bathroom only to have the nausea pass as quickly as it came.
I climbed back into bed (with my throat hurting from heartburn) and feeling very sorry for myself wtf. Fatty turned over to pat me on the head and hug me…
And I burst into tears.
I sobbed for like five minutes while Fatty went “why why? why you cry? is it the hormones? it’s the hormones isn’t it?” and rubbed my shoulders.
And after five minutes, I was done crying. Fatty asked “why did you cry?”
I said, “I don’t know. I don’t know what I was even sad about.”