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post #61 of 107

I consider the queasy feeling morning sickness. With my first I vomited a lot, but quickly learned to not let my stomach be empty. With my second I snacked a lot and had bad nausea, but no vomiting. Still not much this time, but it's still earlier than when my morning sickness hit with the first 2.

 

We still haven't announced. I have friends here who waited until 12 or 13 weeks and I don't know how they did it!

 

 

post #62 of 107

Hoping everything goes smoothly, Cecilia's Mom!

post #63 of 107

We haven't told anyone yet either... I take that back, I told my mom who was happy/supportive but also like bless your heart girl, you're gonna need it. I am not looking forward to telling any of my other family and I'm waiting awhile longer yet to do so.

post #64 of 107

Can't wait to see how CM's visit goes. It's killing me waiting until next week.

 

I still feel gross most of the time - I don't really ever Vomit - so it's most queasiness. I got sea bands and they help keep the ms manageable - but doesn't make me feel 100%.

post #65 of 107

Thebyr, so glad to hear your sickness is at least manageable now. 

post #66 of 107

Demeter, is not wanting to hear negative reactions about your pregnancy part of why you are/were feeling negative? I am kind of not holding my breathe about some people's reactions, either. I know some will be really happy but some will be fake happy. Some people think that if you don't have 2.5 kids spaced out 2 or 3 years apart that there is something wrong with you.

post #67 of 107
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Originally Posted by Cecilia's Mama View Post

Yeah, I have generic Reglan from my OB, and I have taken it a couple of times. When I have a 20 month old and a 5 month old to take care of, and am nauseous, vomiting, dealing with room-spins, etc, ginger just wasn't cutting it.



I'm sure your OB probably mentioned this, but you should be aware that Reglan can cause depression in some women. I was on a online group for moms who pumped breastmilk a few years back, and sometimes women get prescribed Reglan for low milk supply, but there were a surprising number of women who got depressed while using it, and had no idea why because their doctor never warned them about that known side effect.

 

That being said, I hope Reglan does wonders for your morning sickness and that you don't experience any side effects, and have wonderful, happy days :)

post #68 of 107
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Demeter, is not wanting to hear negative reactions about your pregnancy part of why you are/were feeling negative? I am kind of not holding my breathe about some people's reactions, either. I know some will be really happy but some will be fake happy. Some people think that if you don't have 2.5 kids spaced out 2 or 3 years apart that there is something wrong with you.



I'm sure that plays into some of the blah feelings I've got... I'll put my story out, I guess, (little gun shy... I had another forum totally rip me apart when I had a miscarriage 2 years ago). We just recently lost our home and moved in with family, I have 5 kids now... another one really isn't in the plan. My husband is happy, he says we're so blessed... and I'm mostly happy though shocked as we've been super careful after the birth of my last daughter. I really felt done... and sometimes, when I'm not sure I 'feel' pregnant, I think that it would be okay if I lost the baby/pregnancy... does that make sense and not sound like I'm a total crazy person or really disgusting? (I really don't want to lose the baby... these are just thoughts I occasionally have) So.. we've been living with family for a couple months and the adjustment is hard, I have a very different parenting style from my grandmother and we're definitely clashing when it comes to discipline... and things like that. There's some other issues on top of that but those are the things really weighing on me. I really just wish I could have my life back, I hate feeling dependent and needy and insecure... pregnancy amplifies those feelings for me so I guess really it's a lot of adjustment to go through in a short amount of time (we've been here just over 2 months, so I essentially got knocked up almost right away) I'm not even sure how I'm going to broach the subject with my family at this point because I know no matter what the initial reaction won't go over very well and I just can't deal with anybody else's disappointment on top of my own... I guess maybe I feel a little bit of shame that I'm pregnant again, too, like of all the times in my life... it had to happen now when we are so unstable and don't even have our own place, you know?

I do feel better, less negative today... though I feel like these feelings won't completely go away until I do share and can process how things are going to progress from here.

post #69 of 107
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I'm sure that plays into some of the blah feelings I've got... I'll put my story out, I guess, (little gun shy... I had another forum totally rip me apart when I had a miscarriage 2 years ago). We just recently lost our home and moved in with family, I have 5 kids now... another one really isn't in the plan. My husband is happy, he says we're so blessed... and I'm mostly happy though shocked as we've been super careful after the birth of my last daughter. I really felt done... and sometimes, when I'm not sure I 'feel' pregnant, I think that it would be okay if I lost the baby/pregnancy... does that make sense and not sound like I'm a total crazy person or really disgusting? (I really don't want to lose the baby... these are just thoughts I occasionally have) So.. we've been living with family for a couple months and the adjustment is hard, I have a very different parenting style from my grandmother and we're definitely clashing when it comes to discipline... and things like that. There's some other issues on top of that but those are the things really weighing on me. I really just wish I could have my life back, I hate feeling dependent and needy and insecure... pregnancy amplifies those feelings for me so I guess really it's a lot of adjustment to go through in a short amount of time (we've been here just over 2 months, so I essentially got knocked up almost right away) I'm not even sure how I'm going to broach the subject with my family at this point because I know no matter what the initial reaction won't go over very well and I just can't deal with anybody else's disappointment on top of my own... I guess maybe I feel a little bit of shame that I'm pregnant again, too, like of all the times in my life... it had to happen now when we are so unstable and don't even have our own place, you know?

I do feel better, less negative today... though I feel like these feelings won't completely go away until I do share and can process how things are going to progress from here.


I think with everything you have going on that sounds completely normal.  Getting pregnant when it's a surprise is a huge shock, much less having it happen when you thought you were done.  *hugs*

 

post #70 of 107

Demeter, you have been through a lot and I think it's understandable that you feel ambivalent. Taking it day by day and trying to start the day with a positive affirmation is what I do when I am stressed out. hug.gif

post #71 of 107
Thread Starter 

Every time I see that I think "cervical mucous," ROTFLMAO.gif Just Aimee is fine, guys!

 

It went great, one baby measuring at 7 weeks exactly, so I was pretty much spot on for when I figured I got pregnant!

post #72 of 107

thumb.gif Great news, Aimee! Mine's 2 weeks away exactly. Hoping that holiday time with family is a big distraction so I don't go insane.

post #73 of 107
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Originally Posted by Cecilia's Mama View Post

Every time I see that I think "cervical mucous," ROTFLMAO.gif Just Aimee is fine, guys!

 

It went great, one baby measuring at 7 weeks exactly, so I was pretty much spot on for when I figured I got pregnant!



Ha ha ha ha. I thought the same thing when I saw CM. Congrats on seeing your little babe! It's so reassuring! I hope my appointment goes just as well in a few weeks!

post #74 of 107
Thread Starter 

There's my sweet little blueberry-sized baby!

 

There's my sweet little blueberry-sized baby!

post #75 of 107

Yay!!! Congrats Aimee!!!!

 

My appt. is on the 12th and I am going bananas.

 

Demeter: Hugs to you. miscarriage is so hard as it is, but others' insensitive words make it much much harder. Sorry about your past experience.

post #76 of 107
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Originally Posted by Mama Chickadee View Post



I'm sure your OB probably mentioned this, but you should be aware that Reglan can cause depression in some women. I was on a online group for moms who pumped breastmilk a few years back, and sometimes women get prescribed Reglan for low milk supply, but there were a surprising number of women who got depressed while using it, and had no idea why because their doctor never warned them about that known side effect.

 

That being said, I hope Reglan does wonders for your morning sickness and that you don't experience any side effects, and have wonderful, happy days :)


Thank you for letting me know. If I notice any changes in my mood, I will definitely ask for a switch to Zofran. I was on antidepressants before I got pregnant, and I came off so that I could get pregnant. Last thing I want is to get depressed again, though currently I am feeling pretty much the opposite! I also wonder if taking it as a one-off as I do (the most I have ever had is two yesterday; most days I take none or one if the nausea gets so bad I can't eat) makes a difference as opposed to taking it regularly, daily, for supply.

post #77 of 107

Rough day over here.  I woke up with a crazy headache.  Drinking lots of water didn't help.  I went for a quick run, which usually clears things out, and oddly I felt completely overwhelmed and even worse feeling (physically and mentally) after.  I almost cried on the phone with my sister for no reason and now have just been lying around in bed.  I feel so gross.  What makes it even worse is this huge project I'm supposed to be working on, but I don't even have the ability to look at anything, let alone think about it.  Ugh.  My plan (such as it is) is to just rest and do nothing and hope things pick up at the end of the first trimester.  If they don't, I'm in serious trouble.  I just don't know what to do about it.

 

And Demeter, so sorry you're having a rough time.  My husband and I were actively trying for a baby and I still have days when I'm overwhelmed with our dogs and work and everything else where I wonder if this was a good idea.  It's a really scary experience (at least for me), since you can feel like everything, including your own body, is totally out of your control.  I hope things get better soon!

post #78 of 107

And congrats, Cecilia's Mama! joy.gif  I have to wait until Jan 5.  ARGH!  irked.gif

post #79 of 107

How exciting Cecilia's Mama joy.gif

post #80 of 107

What an amazing picture, Cecilia's mom! I hope I get to see mine just as healthy in 2w.

 

Sorry about how you're feeling, LilyTiger. I would take it easy today and then see how you feel tomorrow, then the next day, and so on. I can totally relate to the pressure you are feeling to complete your big project (my own stress about it makes me feel more nauseated than the pregnancy).

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