Anyone want to start us off for this week?
Weekly Chat: March 12 - 18
I went swimming the other day. Morning sickness was kicking my butt again and poor DS was desperate for something to do, so I took him. Would you believe it completely took away the nausea!! Not only did I feel great swimming, but for about 1/2 after I wasn't nauseous and actually felt hungry! It all came flooding back after that, but it was a nice relief for a little bit :)
Speaking of flooding back - my nausea and vomitting has hit the point that I've asked for Diclectin. I spent the whole weekend curled up in a ball, and I have school and DS that need me to be more functional. I actually am feeling a little better (by better I mean I could leave the house for a little bit) and I haven't started the meds yet, but I'm glad I have them now. There are days I'm just choking in the food, and let's just say that a nutritious diet is far from what I''m eating.
Why exactly has mother nature designed the most important time in pregnancy to be the time that we all get to suffer through this awful morning sickness??
Through it all there is still a little belly poking out though which makes me smile :)
I'm feeling guilty for not exercising. I was very fit before the morning sickness hit me like a tonne of bricks, and now I'm just a lump on a log. I'll get more active again as I'm feeling better and just listening to my body right now.
Is anyone else getting any exercise in? Yoga, walking anything?
I have missed exercising as well. We did a Frozen Embryo Transfer so my instructions for the 1st trimester was to limit myself to light activity. A week ago we got an Xbox Kinect and I couldn't help myself - I wanted to test it out so I played for a bit. It wasn't that much activity - light to moderate but that night I started spotting into the next day. So.....I have decided to follow directions and limit my activity until at least the 2nd trimester like I was supposed to. I am looking forward to getting yoga for the kinect!
Swimming sounds like a perfect activity right now! I've been trying to walk lots, including moderate hikes with the dog. I just ordered this prenatal yoga dvd -- it came highly recommended, so I'm looking forward to trying it.
Asteph, I did some exercise with Wii Fit, and had a very, very painful groin for two days, so I'm trying to hold back for a while too.
When I first became pregnant back in June, I was training for a half ironman. I'm now on my third pregnancy - two missed miscarriages in that time - and I am DESPERATE to exercise. I was just getting back a bit of fitness when I got pregnant in January. I also lost my dad at Thanksgiving, so it was an atrocious year and, frankly, exercise is central to my mental health. I have been so sick, though, and it's impossible for me to even think about exercise right now. With DS, while I was sick the entire pregnancy, I felt well enough to exercise in the second trimester and worked out almost daily until he arrived. I felt GREAT and really fit, and I'm trying to keep that in mind as I now descend into crazy.
I am a bit of a nervous wreck about this pregnancy, though I've had two reassuring scans. I have my first Dr's appointment and i'm hoping we'll be able to hear the heartbeat. Ack, so anxious!
I'm toying with the idea of asking my doctor (regular doc, not ob/midwife) for an u/s. She offered when I saw her on 2/28, but at that point (~6 weeks), it wouldn't have told us much.
I'm just getting a little paranoid about all the missed m/c stories I am seeing in the forums. I didn't want to have any u/s this time, but the ambiguity is driving me nuts!
My main symptom these days is awful gas--burps and more. It's painful and annoying.
Haven't told anyone besides DH and won't until at least 12 weeks.
Ive told like totally random people that I won't be really seeing again (like a lady I was talking to at church that normally doesn't attend the same church as me) but I won't tell anyone like family for months. Probably not until at least August, if not later. They won't be supportive and Im not in the mood to deal with the lack of support.
Thanks for talking about appointments! You remind me I need to get into the doctors!
Excercise. ackk...lol Who CAN do that during this trimester!! lol I do plan to get into some sort of walking/yoga routine once I hit second trimester, but I've just got too many early miscarriages plus that most recent one to be messing around with exercise in this first trimester. Not to mention my MS has really gotten very mild lately, but it still can hit hard if I overexert myself at all.
We've not told anyone. And probably won't for a long time. We're planning an unassisted birth, and I'm thinking I'll probably take care of my own prenatal care as well, so...I'm a bit weary of the 'support' will receive from family on THAT one. lol I told early last go around and thought they were all totally on board with my decision to UC/UP until recently when my mother-in-law began making 'dread' comments whenever I would mention how something I was learning in my midwifery class was helpful to know for a future UC. *sigh*
I'm consuming grapefruits in ridiculous quantities right now. Actually...make that insane. I'm also CRAVING grapefruit juice, but we're about to get on the road again for the next few days, so I'm trying to hold off on that purchase until I know I have a stable fridge. lol Also want a hard-boiled egg...AND an egg salad sandwich. I normally HATE to cook in the first trimester, but holy cow I'm looking forward to having a kitchen again!!
Been pretty lazy on all fronts (exercise and otherwise) lately. I've managed a few short walks, and try to work in a few minutes of stretching and squatting every day. There's an exercise class that I've been trying to get to for a couple months now, it's some gentle stretching and strength training for optimal alignment. I should be able to finally go this Wednesday. I also really want to get to the library and check out some prenatal yoga dvds to try out. I'm starting to feel a little better lately, and I want to get a little more activity in.
Latest pregnancy symptom is the crazy vivid dreams I had last night. One of them was that dh had gone to an auction and came home with an entertainment center full of outdated/used electronics. He paid $27,000 for it (more than half of our annual income)! I FLIPPED out, and was screaming at him, and he just kept trying to make excuses about how it was a good deal, and isn't the entertainment center just the right size etc etc. Finally I got him to agree to take it back, but because it was an auction they didn't want it, but finally agreed to buy it back from him for $10,000, and I was pretty much just seething the entire dream. Everything about the dream is just so out of character for us, lol!
Then I had another dream in which an enormously fat man wanted to drink my breastmilk, from the source. Ick! And then another about going to the library with a friend to check out some sexual role playing scripts. Again, totally not in my character!
I woke up with a headache. I hope things are calmer in my head tonight!
Oh the dreams!!! They are so vivid and strange! They have actually been a source of entertainment for me. I love to wake up and share them right away although DH is not generally awake enough to appreciate the crazy stories I am spouting at him. I did have a very scary m/c dream in the wake of my spotting episode but since then they have all been pretty adventurous and/or funny. I tend to forget them almost immediately. I keep meaning to write them down right when I get up. Dreams can show so much of our subconscious so I think taking a look at a bunch altogether would be really neat.
Hi Everyone! Feeling so much better this week. I thought I had a stomach bug last week that lasted for about 3 days, but no one else got it (thank goodness), so now I'm thinking it may have been just good old pregnancy upset tummy and exhaustion hitting its peak.
Got to hear baby's heartbeat at our first prenatal appointment this afternoon. It all feels so much more real now.
Happy Bun Baking to all!
Leigh Ann :)
I'm 10 weeks today. So funny so many of you are mentioning swimming. I had bad hip displacia with my last pregnancy and swimming helped so much. I'm already having quite a bit of hip pain this time around too so I'm thinking I need to be getting myself into the water. I found a local indoor community pool today so I think I'm going to have to go check it out very soon. I need to start walking more too again but I'm just so so tired!
I've generally felt a little better for 3-4 days until today. Today I've really been sick all.day.long. DH got me some PsiBands this afternoon and they seem to be helping with feeling sick but I really find them so so uncomfortable. I have a hard time even wearing a watch so having plastic bands around my wrists all the time is really not fun....plus it's gotten really hot here (for March) and they are just really sweaty too. I really hope they help me with the long car ride we have coming up. So right now it's uncomfortable wrists or all day morning sickness....I'm choosing uncomfortable wrists. I'm going to have to take them off at bedtime though!
Today all I've wanted to eat are homemade nachos with peach salsa....oh and I wouldn't sneeze at a gyro either (but that's not happening).
I hear you guys about having some days of sudden intense MS. I thought my MS was getting way milder this past week. And then today while driving, I thought I was actually going to throw up. Nowhere near funny for someone driving 80mph on the highway who also happens to dread throwing up like it's death itself. OMG. I thought I was going to die. We stopped of course...tried to chill out at a bookstore while I waited for it to pass, but has anyone tried to actually throw up in a SUPER BUSY public restroom? Yeah, not happening...no matter how much I needed to. So, since I was still feeling miserable, we decided to just finish up our scheduled drive for the day....about a half hour into it, I found that the MS had passed, but I was going to DIE if I didn't get to poop...like right that second. jeez!!
So, I stopped, embarrassingly enough took care of that business, felt slightly better overall, but have remained more nauseaus than any other day in this pregnancy. Sigh. Happy 9 weeks to me! lol I feel like a freight train ran me over...sheesh.
I wound up vomiting a few times while riding my commuter bus last pregnancy. So embarrassing! Luckily it was always when I had both seats to myself, but I know people saw. I carried around plastic grocery sacks for such occasions. I've yet to throw up this time, or even really want to. I figured I'd know better how to handle it this time around, but I didn't think it would be so much better! I can tell my stomach isn't totally normal, mostly I just can't think of anything that sounds appetizing and don't ever want to eat the same thing twice. My fridge is so full of leftovers, but I just can't touch them. I don't even like to open the fridge because I can smell them.
Hi everyone! It's great to hear your updates! I'm at about 10w5d and we heard a little heartbeat yesterday! I've been feeling pretty good although I still have bouts of extreme fatigue. Digestion has regulated for now and I actually LOST 5 lbs since my last appointment. Not sure how that happened, since I haven't been eating as well as I'd like and I swear I've felt 6 months pregnant lately!
I've also been wanting to return to my water aerobics class at the Y. I quit back in the fall because I injured my hip (in yoga...kinda hard to hurt yourself in the water LOL) and wanted to give it time to rest. Then the holidays, then preggo! But now that I'm feeling more energetic, I'm ready to get back to it. I'm a little concerned about what to wear though. I have one bathing suit, but it's a halter top and I'm mega busty--even before my boobs starting getting big--so while I think the suit will still fit, I'm not sure it'll be all that good for bouncing around a lot. On the other hand, the thought of buying a maternity bathing suit seriously makes me more nauseated than this pregnancy ever has. LOL Anyway, I'll figure all that out, I just know I'm ready to get back to being active.
Three more weeks and I've got the first trimester under my belt! I can't wait!
I am totally here. Something that was great for dinner one night is completely gross to me the next day. I find myself annoyed with DH that he would dare reheat something and eat it around me. Poor guy.
Yeah, the smell of reheated food isn't great, but dh usually eats lunch in his office, and I just want all the stuff out of the fridge!
I am ridiculously sleepy today! I got a solid 8 hours last night (well minus the early morning potty trip), was up for about an hour before I crashed for a couple more, got up just long enough to make and eat some food, and then crashed again. I've been sleeping all day and I'm still tired. Going to a light exercise class in about 45 minutes anyway, maybe that will wake me up.
I've had horrid all day nausea and extreme fatigue. This is the worst Pregnancy symptom-wise for me so far. Up until week 7 I was doing hardcore high-intensity circuit training three times a week, plus ZUMBA once a week. But since the sickness and fatigue hit, I've done absolutely nothing. I feel guilty about that as i really don't want to gain 60 lbs likemi did with my first! I hope to try yoga this time around and keep up with the ZUMBA. Water aerobics sounds great too but I'll have to figure out a bathing suit. I tried on some maternity bathing suits today and they were all horrid. No boob support at all! What's up with that?
I dropped way too much money on a maternity wardrobe today but I'm so happy with everything I got. I've been feeling so dumpy lately and the clothes were just so fresh and cute. I stupidly got rid of all my mat clothes when we were selling our house in the summer.