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post #141 of 175
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While I'm really happy to have found you all, I'm really sad thinking about those of you who have lost. My heart goes out to you. I've been there.

 

And here I am now hoping the terrible late afternoon nausea I'm experiencing is a good sign. Along with the cravings for chocolate milk!? My food aversions sound just like those many of you are experiencing. I've got the weird dreams (which I vividly recall from my first pregnancy, 1996) and the sore breasts. So far, everything seems pretty normal and much more real or intense than my 2010 pregnancy that resulted in a miscarriage. I've been waking up early and happy and feeling energized—very unusual for someone who has always felt allergic to mornings.

 

Being that I had *just* turned 40 precisely a week before my LMP, the father and I were not at all confident that we would conceive. I took a test on a Friday morning before a celebratory weekend that was going to involve drinking and I was disappointed at the negative result but figured it meant I could imbibe. Five days later—five days after I had expected my period—I took another test. The positive result was confirmed when I took a third test the following morning. Hooray!

 

At my age, I feel that I'll be really fortunate if all goes smoothly. But I'm hoping (and praying) to be that fortunate.

 

You all seem like great people and I'm already feeling the love.

 

Best of luck to you all and I look forward to getting to know you over the months ahead!

 

It's nice to "meet" you!  I wanted to say I have been waking up early, though not necessarily energized for the last few days anyway, but the late afternoons absolutely kill me.  I work FT, and it is all I can do to not curl up in a ball.  I feel so nauseated and dizzy, like I need to eat constantly, worse than my first two healthy pregnancies.  My last pregnancy, which resulted in a miscarriage like yours, I didn't have any nausea or sore boobs.  So I too am taking this as a good sign.

 

Best of luck you!  We'll get through this!!!

post #142 of 175

Hey there, rebeccajm, thanks for the well wishes!

 

I forgot to mention my dizziness! It was really my very first symptom, arriving only days after I conceived, and it was the father who said "Maybe you're pregnant..." I thought there was no way. ;-) This time I am slightly dizzy and I definitely get light-headed when I stand up quickly after sitting for any length of time. I was not dizzy last time. So yes, let's hope it's a good sign.

post #143 of 175
I'm most likely out too. :-( I've spotted all week with cramps and had a gradual loss of symptoms. I just knew things weren't right before going to my ultrasound this morning. Sure enough, baby was measuring 6w1d (I should be 7w according to ovulation and the date I got my BFP). The doc said he saw a very faint heartbeat, so we are just waiting for it to be over. I have another u/s on Wednesday.

Good luck going forward and healthy babies to everyone here!
post #144 of 175

hug.gif  I'm so sorry, coffeebean.

post #145 of 175

Sheepish.gif I have been a grumpy old bear for a while now...and starving all the time to boot! funny thing is this pregnancy I have not really been as sick as usual ( I usually have hg really bad). This one has made me dizzy though. nut.gif

post #146 of 175
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Originally Posted by Mammajamma View Post

Sheepish.gif I have been a grumpy old bear for a while now...and starving all the time to boot! funny thing is this pregnancy I have not really been as sick as usual ( I usually have hg really bad). This one has made me dizzy though. nut.gif


Me too. This has been my easiest pregnancy as far as fatigue and nausea - still terrible, but leaps better than any previously. Lots of dizziness especially when first standing. I'm really surprised (but grateful!) by this since it's my 3rd pregnancy in three years.

I loathe the How Much Weight Have You Gained topics that always pop up in DDCs because they're usually so icky. But. My body is so different than it was a few weeks ago and I feel like I've gained twenty pounds. In reality it's been about two. I'll feel better near the half way point when my belly is more rounded and my shape is less extra chub.   

post #147 of 175

I have no idea how much weight I've gained so far, as we don't have a scale and I hadn't weighed myself in years.  I know that I gained weight this past winter before I got pregnant - just from some lifestyle changes, stress and lack of exercise - and so unfortunately I'm going into this a bit heavier than usual.   But as far as first trimester gains, except for my tummy feeling snug in things, everything still fits so far.  I feel the same way though - heavy and definitely plumper - I guess that's the bloating mostly.  I'm also looking forward to a bigger belly to even things out!  I also want to add in some strength training to slim up my arms and thighs a bit and I think that will make me feel better throughout this pregnancy, despite starting off a bit heavier.

post #148 of 175

Everybody's body is different and I think different mamas gain earlier or later.  This is my second preganancy and I'm eight weeks.  I'm not showing at all yet but my boobs are HUGE!  I'm usually a size 2-4 with DD's.  I weighed myself yesterday and am five pounds heavier already but the only thing different I notice is my ridiculously large breasts.  At work yesterday every. single. person. had a comment, most of them very positive, but still... Until I am noticeably pregnant and have a belly I feel like a pair of balloons stuck to a stick and am being treated like a walking pair of breasts.  I didn't work out at all while pregnant with my son and I ate tons of ice cream because I was so sick I threw up food multiple times a day until the thirteenth week and it was the only thing I could keep down.  I gained 60 # with him but lost it all plus by the time he was eight months old with breastfeeding and daily walks plus some weight lifting.  I know the weight topic can be icky, but I know for me the extra weight made labor harder than I think it would have been otherwise so my goal this time is to maintain some light stuff like free weights, hula-hooping, dance, walks, swimming, etc. and  stay healthier.  Maybe we should start a motivational heathy living thread for those of us with that goal this time?  

post #149 of 175
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Originally Posted by hotsauce View Post

Everybody's body is different and I think different mamas gain earlier or later.  This is my second preganancy and I'm eight weeks.  I'm not showing at all yet but my boobs are HUGE!  I'm usually a size 2-4 with DD's.  I weighed myself yesterday and am five pounds heavier already but the only thing different I notice is my ridiculously large breasts.  At work yesterday every. single. person. had a comment, most of them very positive, but still... Until I am noticeably pregnant and have a belly I feel like a pair of balloons stuck to a stick and am being treated like a walking pair of breasts.  I didn't work out at all while pregnant with my son and I ate tons of ice cream because I was so sick I threw up food multiple times a day until the thirteenth week and it was the only thing I could keep down.  I gained 60 # with him but lost it all plus by the time he was eight months old with breastfeeding and daily walks plus some weight lifting.  I know the weight topic can be icky, but I know for me the extra weight made labor harder than I think it would have been otherwise so my goal this time is to maintain some light stuff like free weights, hula-hooping, dance, walks, swimming, etc. and  stay healthier.  Maybe we should start a motivational heathy living thread for those of us with that goal this time?  


Love that idea!!!

I have already gained about 15 pounds! No granted i probably started a few months ago, but its getting worse. I can barley fit into anything. Just in time for summer, lol. It doesnt help that the only thing i want to eat is fried fish! My goal this pregnancy is to stay active, and eat healthy. Im 5ft, and about 130lbs normaly, already pretty curvy, but these curves are getting out of hand lol. I dont mind gaining the weight that i need to, i just want to make sure its healthy weight and not from sugars, and fried fast foods and sitting on the couch. You know?

post #150 of 175

I would love a healthy living thread too.
Although right now I am struggling greatly to eat anything my food aversions are the worst they have ever been, I cannot think of anything that sounds good to eat, and last week everything was coming back up so I finally got some Zofran from my doctor. I am hoping that this ends with the first trimester or eases up because I know my nausea is worse when I don't eat, but I have to force myself to eat anything right now since nothing at all sounds good, or if it does as soon as I get it the smell or taste make me change my mind.

post #151 of 175

I have  no symptoms at all, I got a very late BFP at 27DPO and because of the BFNs I got earlier my GYN put me on a prolactin inhibiting drug thats when all hell break loose. I had a severe abdominal cramps I thought I'd pass out. SO I got my BFP yesterday i'm due Jan 21 but I'm still very cautious waiting for the next ultra sound to be sure its not ectopic cause I have just one functioning fallopian tube.

Sorry for your losses.

post #152 of 175

Sorry for your losses

I have  no symptoms at all just slight lower back pain, I got a very late BFP at 27DPO and because of the BFNs I got earlier my GYN put me on a prolactin inhibiting drug thats when all hell break loose. I had a severe abdominal cramps I thought I'd pass out. SO I got my BFP yesterday i'm due Jan 21 but I'm still very cautious waiting for the next ultra sound to be sure its not ectopic cause I have just one functioning fallopian tube. Also hoping not to experience any loss

post #153 of 175

rebeccajm, your day sounds a lot like mine... it's really the late afternoons that I'm struggling with, too.  I was able to take a long nap yesterday while DH kept the kids quiet, and that was so heavenly!

 

hotsauce, I am also going to try and maintain some of my routine with weights... just to keep a baseline of strength and activity.  I'm also going to start some dancing up in the mornings.  I gained a lot with my last baby and would like to avoid that.  I gave in to a lot of junk food cravings with her, and have been working to satisfy cravings in a more healthy way this time around.  It led to more weight than I wanted and I also struggled with depression that got much, much better once I got sensible about food and exercise.  So I'm trying to eat plenty of *good* food and stay active! 

post #154 of 175

Late afternoons are hard for me too, my body just wants to shut down.  I know if I fall asleep on the couch then my other kids will tear down the house around me, but it's hard to stay awake.  I usually fall asleep right after we put the kids to bed.

post #155 of 175

Its called ligament pain! Heard it yesterday from my OB/GYN  it seriously hurts coupled with the fact that I dont want to take any drugs its tough! I can hardly breath. + constipation thats it no other symptoms. ACtually its today I realised I'm constipated.

post #156 of 175

8 weeks 1 day now with first pregnancy, and been full out nauseau, extreme exhaustion and smell aversions the last two weeks. By lunchtime I'm ready to go back to bed and sleeping 2-3 hours during the day... Breasts are tender and a bit bigger, but mostly its the exhaustion. I love food, I cook and bake as part of my work, and right now can't handle the thought of going to a grocery store, choosing ingredients, or even figuring out how to cook for myself! Still hoping everything goes well and very excited to move past the first trimester!
 

post #157 of 175
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8 weeks 1 day now with first pregnancy, and been full out nauseau, extreme exhaustion and smell aversions the last two weeks. By lunchtime I'm ready to go back to bed and sleeping 2-3 hours during the day... Breasts are tender and a bit bigger, but mostly its the exhaustion. I love food, I cook and bake as part of my work, and right now can't handle the thought of going to a grocery store, choosing ingredients, or even figuring out how to cook for myself! Still hoping everything goes well and very excited to move past the first trimester!
 

Yeah, dh has been handling most of the grocery shopping. It's too much for me right now. I'm wishing my cravings would kick harder in so that something tasted or sounded good. For the most part, everything tastes or seems yucky. I had been eating pretty good for the last few days, but today the only thing that sounded good was peaches and  pizza crust...just pizza crust, the toppings grossed me out.

post #158 of 175

Just yesterday i was commenting on how the nausea was not too bad with this pregnancy, and then I woke up in the middle of the night wanting to puke! And its getting worse! Serves me right I guess lol. I have also blow up like a balloon, feet are swollen, hands are swollen, i look like I'm 5 months pregnant already, my already humongous breasts are getting even bigger,and my face looks like I'm 15 again with all of the pimples. I was a little tired last week, but i can barley stay up past 10pm, I'm usually up until at least 1 am. I'm sure that the waking up 3 times a night to pee isn't helping me get any sleep. I had to go dig out my old maternity clothes, and went to a few thrift stores to stock up on a couple of shorts and pants that would fit LOL! Anyone else experiencing extreme body changes already?
 

post #159 of 175

I am already feeling big. I'm 9 weeks today and still nausous 24/7. I've had a few puke episodes lately and no food sounds good. I'm having the hardest time eating anything! Ugh. I'm also really sensitive to sounds and smells. The sounds is a new thing for me. I can't stand certain sounds and too much noise. Weird. I'm having freaky dreams too!

post #160 of 175

The nausea and retching are horrible.  I live in a split level house and there isn't a bathroom on the main floor where the kitchen/living/dining rooms are, you have to go either up or downstairs.  When the nausea hits I can't make it that far and several times I've had to run out the front door and retch into the bushes.  Helloooooo, neighbors!  redface.gif

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