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post #41 of 147

Sounds like fun MaerynPearl! Sorry you had to keep your eye out for the trash can though. Definately puts a damper on things!

 

I'm ill. I haven't actually thrown up for a few days, but I feel as if I'm constantly going to. All day and all night. I was up a lot because of the sore throat and aches and such last night and it was all I could do from gagging and/or throwing up everytime I rolled over! I've only been this sick with one other pregnancy. That was the twin pregnancy I lost. I hope it doesn't last too much longer. I'm 8 weeks today. I can hope that by 11 or 12 weeks I will find some relief, right?

 

GoofyinOK~ I'm getting there. My trees are up, but I still have a few more decorations to put up.  I have some online shopping done. DH and I need to go, maybe this weekend if I'm feeling up to it. I wish I could get more into. I just don't feel good.

 

Ok...I have to attempt to find something to put in my stomach. Ugh.

 

post #42 of 147

Sickness not so bad, keeps coming and going so I can handle it.  Yesterday we went out to dinner, I ordered something yummy but after a few bites I felt completely nauseated.  I remember that happening last time I was pg, too.  I guess that's one way to keep me from gaining too much weight!  :P 

 

Mostly I'm just really tired.  It sucks.  I fell totally unmotivated to do anything except lay around.  I feel like a lazy bum.  Just trying to remind myself that it's only temporary...   

post #43 of 147
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Mostly I'm just really tired.  It sucks.  I fell totally unmotivated to do anything except lay around.  I feel like a lazy bum.  Just trying to remind myself that it's only temporary...   



Same here. And it makes me a little sad that I'm so unmotivated to do anything holiday-related. I feel bad for my other kiddos. I was sound asleep in bed by 7:45 pm last night!

post #44 of 147

I'm with you, Leah and LindyGirl.  Tired.  Last night I was asleep at 8pm.  During the day, even when I don't feel super tired, I feel like I can't focus on anything. 

post #45 of 147
Another one in the tired boat.

Exhausted, tired of cramps, tired of sick, tired of my house looking terrible because I can't do anything...

Just tired!
post #46 of 147

Tired.

Sick.

Clogged sinuses coupled w/ constantly runny nose.  since i've lost my sense of smell i'm no longer hungry for anything.  everything makes me want to vomit.  i've eaten half an egg salad sandwich today and some granola.  this is not fun at all.  to top it off, there is no rest from work.  i had to be in at 6am this morning and didn't get home until 7:30pm.  at least i got a really good hug from DD before she went to sleep.   

That was a welcome recharge.

 

I just want to sleep.

and breathe, again.  

 

 

post #47 of 147

So...  I found that if I actually get my lazy butt UP and start moving, I get a little more energy.  But it's hard to get that initial motivation!  I do everything around here and I'm thinking it's a good time now to get everyone more involved and helping me out, especially before I have a newborn attached to my boob constantly.  Just this morning I woke up to a sink full of dishes, and the dishwasher was only half full.  If ONE person puts ONE dish in the sink, everyone has to follow suit because they just *assume* it's full.  I know I've asked nicely before- "Hey, everyone, put your dishes in the dishwasher!"   But now it's time to have a sit-down family meeting so they all KNOW that if they keep doing it I'm going on strike or something and they can all wash their own dishes.  Our dishwasher was out of comission for awhile this summer and it was actually fabulous because the kids enjoy washing dishes by hand, for some weird reason.  One of my LEAST favorite tasks is laundry (laundry for 8 people, plus towels, cloth napkins, cloth diapers, etc. is just IN-FREAKIN-SANE), so I need to come up with a plan to get some help for that too.  I don't mind washing, drying, and folding really, it's the sorting and putting away that drives me crazy.  Everyone's old enough now to really HELP, so I need to get on them.  Because right now all I want to do is cuddle up under a blanket and sleeeeeeep, lol... 

post #48 of 147

Leah, YES.  I have been thinking about this a lot, too.  My DH helps a lot, too much really, considering he works and I don't, but my boys have been spoiled and have not taken any part in household chores.  This will have to change.  I started just by realizing how much of my energy is going towards my 10 year old, in getting his clothes for him and having to tell him multiple times to do things like bathe and brush his teeth!  So, that's where I started.  Instead of introducing "chores" just yet, I simply told him that I will need him to be responsible for taking care of himself in these ways.  I can't believe I did it, and I never thought I would, but I made a "star chart" which lists out these things he must do everyday.  I must say, it feels like a miracle from God and I have been amazed at how well this simple chart has worked!  I have in my head to get both boys to help with laundry, and it is a goal to have this working well by the time the new baby (and more laundry) comes.  Both of their dressers are overstuffed right now, and I have been feeling too lazy and tired and sick to go in and clean them both out....but after I do, I plan to have them responsible for putting their own laundry away, at least.

 

I think I am starting to feel better, knock on wood, and I hope all of you are, or will be soon, too.  I was reading Spiritual Midwifery and noticed where Ina Mae says it is better not to complain thruout the pregnancy, lol, so I am trying to focus on positives.  So instead of complaining, I will share that I have been really enjoying to look in the mirror lately- my boys took my boobs, but now they are back BIG time!  My tummy hasn't really popped yet- actually I have lost some weight from puking and so for now I feel like I look like a centerfold girl, lol.

post #49 of 147

Hi Ladies!
I'm new to the group even though I've been reading for a couple of weeks. We are very excited to be expecting little person number two in our family, due July 19thish. I have a sweet son who is turning three this February. I have to say, I've been feeling much more sick this time around (or at least compared to what I remember!). I had the stomach flu last weekend which did not help. I also feel like I am showing much sooner. I've already had to bring out all of the 'fat pants' for work =)
I'm happy to join the group and read about how you all are doing!

MamaBinWA

post #50 of 147

Welcome, MamaB.  :)

 

ms. shell- that's awesome!  Keep them at it!  My kids actually do help with some chores- they unload the dishwasher, feed the dog, pick up fruit in the yard before DH mows, clean their bathroom (not very well lol)- but I'd still like them to do more.  I think I would do everything else around here without complaint if someone would just do the laundry for me.  I try not to complain, because we are blessed to have plenty of clothes and blankets, and clean, hot water to wash with, etc...  But I really, really do not like doing the laundry.  :/

 

post #51 of 147

So my 10 year old comes into the house after retrieving something from the big freezer in the garage with an exploded can of root beer in his hands....2 days later (today) I remember carrying a soda with me, with the intent to drink it, got some frozen veggies for dinner, must have set the can down for what I thought would have been a second....needless to say I have a freezer to now clean and pregnancy brain to soooo blame!!!

post #52 of 147

Well, I am unbelievably tired.  Unbelievably.  I guess it has something to do with having two other children and trying to keep up with my work out routine.  It's really hard when you feel like you are going to hurl during the step or zumba class.  I feel like I need to keep going cause my body is very used to it.  If I laid around I would feel like a cow.  I hate that feeling.

 

I get the sick feeling on and off ALL day.  It hasn't waned at all.  I haven't thrown up, but my gosh.  Some days are a lot worse than others.

 

I don't even want to talk about the lightheadedness.  Unrelenting.  Again, like the sick, some days are worse than others.

 

The pee is unbelievable as well.  I get up 2 or  3 times a night to pee.  It's insane.  I don't even drink water before bed.

 

I don't remember my other two pregnancies being this bad.  It's strange.  I guess I'm old.  However, when I think about it, I would rather have the symptoms knowing that I'm going to have a healthy and beautiful baby at the other end.  But homeschooling and driving kids here and fro is not always easy.

post #53 of 147

lisarenee, I hear you on the nighttime bathroom trips. I tried not drinking water before bed, to no avail. I get so thirsty when I wake up in the middle of the night, too. For the first few weeks I'd just try to ignore it and go back to sleep but now I figure that since I'm going to have to get up anyway, I just go ahead and drink a small amount of water if I'm thirsty when I get up. But, seriously. I could do without 3 trips to the bathroom every night. 

 

I think my cats know something's going on with me. They really like to sleep with their heads on my belly right now. One of them in particular is so into it that she crawls under the covers at night to snuggle against me, something she's never done before. She's always slept with me, but usually on top of the covers. It's so interesting how animals can just know things sometimes.

 

People are starting to figure out that I'm not just getting fat. It's frustrating because I can't wear all of my clothes anymore anyway, but now I'm limited to whatever is the loose and flowy so you can't really tell anything's going on. We are planning to tell everyone around New Year's Eve, but still, there are some close friends and family that we want to tell first. I have 3 Christmas parties this weekend, one each night. I don't know how I'm going to find the stamina for that anyway, but constantly making excuses about why I'm not drinking and trying to steer the conversation elsewhere when people start noticing I look different and can't figure out why wears me out after a while. It's hard not to share my excitement with everyone. 

post #54 of 147

My baby Mae knows something is up, she lays her head on my tummy and pets it. She never did this before I got pregnant and daddy hasn't started doing it yet (he used to when I was pregnant with her all the time)

My orange tabby queen (female cat) "guards" me at all times. I'm sitting at my computer right now, she is sitting in the chair next to me, I go to go potty, she sits at the door. She did the same last pregnancy.

The little brat siamese we have (also female but considerably younger) doesn't give a crap and I actually puked on her head the other day because she wanted to look in the toilet while I was throwing up in it.

post #55 of 147
Despite the fact that I feel as though my DS and I have had more connection time lately (lots of cuddles and reading on the couch), DS, who hasn't been told yet, is totally obsessed with my partner and couldn't care less about me. He cries when she goes to work and defers to her for everything. They're amazingly perceptive little things aren't they?

I still think he's weaning, but perhaps not as imminently as I had originally thought - half the time he feeds for 20 seconds and the other half for 20 mins. It's bittersweet.
post #56 of 147

MaerynPearl - I am laughing out loud at you puking on your cat's head!  Sorry, that must have been no fun to clean up later.

 

I think it's awesome that animals & kids can know you are pregnant!  I haven't experienced this yet.  DS has no clue - we told him, but I don't think he realizes what's up yet.

 

I've been feeling really tired lately, too.  And bitchy.  I feel like I have a really short temper & feel so bad for getting mad at DS.  I can cry for any reason at any time - but usually manage to hold it in!

 

I'm just starting to get uncomfortable in some of my pants.  I don't want to shop for maternity clothes.  I hardly have any from last time b/c they were all borrowed & I returned them.  I liked the idea up-thread of the leggings & dresses - I may copy that!

post #57 of 147

Feeling really anxious this morning.  Not for any reason in particular- I feel pretty queasy, in fact.  Just really wanting to hear a heartbeat and have some assurance that all is well....

post #58 of 147
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Feeling really anxious this morning.  Not for any reason in particular- I feel pretty queasy, in fact.  Just really wanting to hear a heartbeat and have some assurance that all is well....



   Hugs.  I hope that your anxiety gets better soon, tolovemercy.  I can't wait until we're out of the first tri.  Even though I saw my baby's heartbeat a couple weeks ago, the reassurance factor there was short lived.  It's tough to wait and see.

post #59 of 147
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MaerynPearl - I am laughing out loud at you puking on your cat's head!  Sorry, that must have been no fun to clean up later.

 

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I'm just starting to get uncomfortable in some of my pants.  I don't want to shop for maternity clothes.  I hardly have any from last time b/c they were all borrowed & I returned them.  I liked the idea up-thread of the leggings & dresses - I may copy that!



I threw the cat in the tub and sprayed her with the hose. She didn't like that but she was the dumb thing that stuck her head under a puking mouth.

 



I'm uncomfortable not only in pants, but out of them now... I'm getting the "bloated" feeling in my lower tummy that I know is just the uterus expanding but it's still uncomfortable.

post #60 of 147

I am very tired. And raving lunatic level moody at times.

 

I am, however, counting my blessings that I haven't had any nausea since the day I found out -- just constant hunger, which is okay by me lol.gif

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