I'm sick 90% of the day and even I find it hard to believe I'm actually pregnant and maybe I just have a tummy bug and got a false positive on my pregnancy test... not even kidding, actual thoughts that went through my mind not 2 hours ago.
November General Chit-Chat - Page 13
I'm having a super hard time. Not with actual puking, but with nausea and severe abdominal pain. I had this last pregnancy too. I had my gallbladder out 2 years ago, and I guess the extra hormones or pregnancy means extra bile production. I have an enlarged liver and it just goes into overdrive with all the hormones. I've been in bed for 2 days, DH had to come home today and I almost went to ER but chickened out. I'm just writhing in pain. Last pregnancy it improved so much in the 2nd tri as the placenta kicked in and I'm desperate to just jump ahead a few weeks. I'm really miserable. :( DH's birthday tomorrow and the house is a mess and I don't know if I can even get out of bed. And I have 5 kids to home school. I'm just not in my happy place.
At least it's a good sign the baby's growing well and surrounded by helpful hormones etc. I have sooo many stretching ligament pains, this must be a big baby I'm brewing up!
I'm glad you've been able to keep two meals down today. I hope this will help you a lot.
wow, I'll chill out on my nausea complaints compared to you ladies! Sorry some of you are so sick, but glad you're getting the help you need from Zofran.
BigMamaBear, I'm sorry you're in so much pain! (someone posted a link in the nausea thread about beans having something special that bonded with bile...idk how much of a fan you are, but have you tried that?)
I'm getting weird dizziness again...in my 2ww, I thought I was having dangerously low BP because of heart palpitations and crazy dizziness. I don't want it to get like that again!
I think my probiotics and kombucha is really helping to stave off the heartburn and extreme nausea--they've both been much better since taking a mega-dose of probx and upping my kombucha intake. I need to get some hemp milk to make some of my kefir again, too--had a smoothie for lunch and it would have been soooo much better with kefir instead of plain almond milk.
So yesterday we got a minivan! I am SO excited and relieved and happy. Sparing the gory financial details of the whole thing, it all worked out- got a great trade in for our Chevy Aveo (which we had been cramming 3 carseats into for the last 14 months) at Carmax. We'd been anticipating having to use our tax return to get a new van, which would have left us in a bind to pay for the birth, and had been seriously stressing me out. Anyway, since we didn't have to do that, our tax return will pay for MOST of the birth costs. And let me tell you, that is a HUGE weight off my mind.
Wow~ Sorry so many mamas are so sick! I too will quit complaining! I'm not feeling well at all, but it seems like nothing in comparrison. My mornings are actually pretty ok...it's afternoon/evening that's kicking my tail!
Erin~ Yay for the new van! I love when things seem to work out perfectly!
Raegan~ What probiotic do you take? I was just thinking I needed to get back on them.
Stephanie~ Ugh...I'm sorry you are so sick! Hopefully the rx will keep doing the trick and you'll find some relief!
BigMamaBear~ I hear you on the hsing. We're already behind this year from time we missed early in the fall. I'm stressing about keeping caught up also. HOpe you feel better very, very soon!
MaerynPearl~ Hang in there. Try to have happy thoughts! It's amazing what we can convince ourselves of! :)
I have a prescription for Zofran I can't fill because my friggin ID card is expired, and my husband is in the field (read: doesn't come home) until tomorrow night. He will go fill it for me when he comes home since his ID is ok, then over christmas break we need to take me in and get my ID card renewed.
Yes, I saw that. I do a lot of beans anyway, since I'm vegetarian and it's a good source of protein for me. But I've been specifically eating beans first when I'm not feeling good now. In fact, pretty much all I've eaten the past week or so has been beans and cooked veg, with a couple bites of oatmeal once and a couple bites of rice once. I can't stomach anything else. So I'm thankful for the link!
Beans: Chunky, choking vomit. Done this. Do not recommend it.
I have less than a week until the puking kicks in, if this pg is like the last one. Enjoying any food I can right now. Having weird cravings like cheez its, 3 eggs, and have eaten quarts of butternut squash soup this week.
isn't it crazy how after your first you can pretty much gauge this? 7 1/2 to 8 1/2 weeks for me with 3 of my 4 it got terrible. One time I was lucky. This time is NOT that time unfortunately.
I'm going to change the direction of this to vent about my husband who had been totally excited, supportive, helpful until last night. We had our millionth discussion about this "classic" car (read: money pit) he bought right before we got married. I had stifled my opinion that the car had to go for years in fear of confrontation and finally made it clear that it should go. He turns it into a pity party for himself that why am I making him feel bad that the car is so much trouble since he already feels guilty. Something just needs to light a fire under his behind and get him to do something. Apparently, I am not a good fire starter since whenever I try to get it done he just gets mad. I wish it would motivate him or something. We live in a townhouse with a one car garage - the car gets the garage in the winter and all of the parts take up most of the rest of the space. It is making me crazy. He started saying he's not going to talk to me because I'm pregnant and crazy. Then he goes into a tirade of all of the decisions he wishes he could take back (starting with the car). I want the car to go away so bad, but he holds a grudge, so even when the car is gone, I'll be blamed for making him get rid of it for the rest of our lives. UGH. Thanks for letting me vent.
lbkw- Big hugs. My hubby was a little bit like that when I asked him to sell his motorcycle. I get it I guess, it's like a loss of independence or something. But it was hard. He finally decided to sell it and did so just before we conceived. It took literally 2 years for him to come around, though, and I wasn't going to force him to do it. I just didn't want something to take up that much garage space when he rarely used it!
Thanks! He's had it for over 11 years and it has been heartache since the beginning. Over the past couple of years he has gotten close to selling it but claims it's too much of a hassle to sell it. It's not a highly sought after vehicle so the buyers are very few and far between, especially in this market. He had someone come with cash this spring, but he didn't think it was enough and turned the guy away. Then he tried to get him to come back and he wouldn't. I just feel like I wish I could just do it for him and get it done, but I don't know anything about it and would just be pestering him for info the whole time. It bothers me that he feels like it's too much work for him because I feel like it is too much work for both of us to keep paying to insure and register the thing and he keeps claiming just a few hundred more dollars will fix it "enough". There are so many more important things that those dollars could go to and he just looks the other way when it comes to the car. We really need to save for my maternity leave and every little bit helps!
Holy smokes, you all have been some chatty freaking Cathys lately. I started a December thread...but I'll be catching up on everything else in the group for more than an hour, I'm sure!
AmBam, I get one from my local naturopathic pharmacy that's supposed to be super-potent (and has to be kept frozen/refrigerated): Flora 20-14 Ultra from Innate Response brand. Since you're supposed to rotate which probx you introduce to your gut, I don't get it all the time, but every couple months or so. Other ones I take are LateroFlora brand (eats candida) and a dairy-free lactobacillus. I also drink raw kombucha and restarted my non-dairy kefir yesterday (so my first serving should be ready tomorrow; it's a little weak since I woke it from a frozen sleep, but hopefully it will come all the way back to vigorous life).
I had my appendix out almost 2 years ago, so don't really have any natural probiotic production going on. If I thought I could find/afford/keep alive a GFDF sourdough culture, I'd be noshing on some GF sourdough, too. I LOVE the taste of cultured food! (esp *real* pickles...Bubbie's brand is awesome).
lbkw, I can't believe how frustrating that situation is. Have you made an inventory/bill of all of those hundreds of dollars? Maybe that will be the spark to light that fire...?