For the past few weeks it has been a bloated constipated nightmare.
Pre-pregnancy I would poop within 30 minutes of waking up every day. Evvvvery. Daaay. I eat fruit most days. Water is my drink of choice. I was regular! Now, it’s nuggets if I’m lucky enough to poop that morning. I’m so full of shit. Literally! I eat two bites then I’m so bloated that I am uncomfortable and can’t eat anymore.
Taking some extreme measures hubby went and bought me a 1.5 litre of prune juice. I mix 50-50 of prune juice and apple juice. Because lets be real. Prune juice tastes gross. Apple juice makes it barely tolerable. Surprisingly, kid #2 likes it after he took a drink and finished my cup. Kid #1 was turned off by the colour and wouldn’t even try.
I drank about 2-3 glasses a day for a few days. That got things softened and moving. Probably a bit too fast. LOL! Thankfully, I was home and close to a bathroom with the fan on. My belly reduced so much after a few bathroom sessions! It was a noticeable difference. I didn’t realize that I was that bloated. I just thought I was looking very pregnant early on as I’m a few pregnancies in at this stage in life.
I laid off the prune/apple juice this week. I’m still pooping, but I can tell things are starting to get backed up again. Eat more fiber the internet keeps telling me. Ugh. I just want gourmet burgers, chunky fries with gravy and a bubbly pop. I rarely cave in to the craving as I’m already a chunky monkey even before this excuse I can use came along. I wonder if I cave in if it will go away or just awaken a beast?
Any suggestions fellow problem poopers?