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post #61 of 208
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Originally Posted by brooklyn_warbler View Post


this is the kind of sick I've had every.time.  It truly sucks.  I only vomit once in a while, but the nausea is unrelenting.  It really does feel like I'm being poisoned, which is a terrible thing to say I know -- but that's how it feels.

 

I can totally sympathize with the feeling of being poisoned.  So far things seem to be better for me this time because I figured out about seven weeks sooner that eating dairy when I am pregnant is what gives me horrible stomach cramps.

post #62 of 208
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Originally Posted by firespiritmelody View Post

For everyone that's having a hard time sleeping, I have a suggestion for you!! I was talking to my MW about it and she suggested taking a Calcium - Magnesium supplement before bed. The cal-mag helps with leg cramps and is a mild muscle relaxer so it can help you sleep better too. I took it last night and the night before and had the best sleep I've had in weeks!! The capsules are HUMONGOUS though and I have a hard time getting them down but if it works, I'm game for just about anything!

just to let you know Flora (same brand that makes the liquid iron floradix) makes a great calcium / magnesium supp that is a liquid.  I can take it straight because it tastes like OJ.

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Yes, you're probably peaking.  I think my peak tends to be the 7-10w range...I know, it's a long peak.  But I have long sick first tris, historically speaking.  I start to see a glimmer of hope at 11w usually but have bad days well into the second tri.  What were your previous pregnancies like?  And CONGRATS! on your wedding anniversary.

 

Honestly I can't remember when they ended...self preservation I think!  I know it was fairly soon into the 2nd trimester or at least that's what I am hoping.  With my boy the intensity was definitely less but seemed to really linger.

 

I have such a nasty migraine today that it is just adding to my misery...between the nausea and the headache and feeling dizzy/off from it being a migraine, I've been feeling overwhelmed and kind of weepy.  I'm sure tomorrow will be better.  I have an u/s tomorrow so that should definitely cheer me up I thnk!!

post #64 of 208
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just to let you know Flora (same brand that makes the liquid iron floradix) makes a great calcium / magnesium supp that is a liquid.  I can take it straight because it tastes like OJ.

 

Good to know! I'm always scared of liquid supplements because they usually are not pleasant lol. The floradex was one of the most awful things I've ever tasted in my life!!

post #65 of 208

Magnesium will help you sleep too, because many people with sleeping problems even when not pregnant, have a magnesium deficiency. Epsolm salt baths help with that too, especially with kids who are not getting the sleeping memo.  I took extra calcium about 1/2 hr before bed with my last pregnancy because I had rest less legs.

 

Well my husband says I am not hiding this pregnancy very well, my BIL has now guessed I am pregnant.  I guess I kinda don't care - I am so exhausted all the time all I want to do is sleep, and I'm crabby from being nauseas all day long.  Drinking ginger ale has really started helping with my nausea in the morning when its at its worst.

 

Luckily my DH has been very helpful in letting me sleep when I need to though.  And he's quite good at keeping my two boys occupied.

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post #67 of 208
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Honestly I can't remember when they ended...self preservation I think!  I know it was fairly soon into the 2nd trimester or at least that's what I am hoping.  With my boy the intensity was definitely less but seemed to really linger.

 

I have such a nasty migraine today that it is just adding to my misery...between the nausea and the headache and feeling dizzy/off from it being a migraine, I've been feeling overwhelmed and kind of weepy.  I'm sure tomorrow will be better.  I have an u/s tomorrow so that should definitely cheer me up I thnk!!

That's interesting!  With my son it lingered too: I was sick until 18w with him and only 14-15w with my daughter.  While I always thought I was equally sick both times, this third pregnancy is reminding me that there were lots of things I could eat during his pregnancy that I couldn't eat during my first or this time either.  Also, I never vomited during his pregnancy and have during this one and the first.  It's interesting to me!

 

Have fun at the u/s!

 

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I can totally sympathize with the feeling of being poisoned.  So far things seem to be better for me this time because I figured out about seven weeks sooner that eating dairy when I am pregnant is what gives me horrible stomach cramps.


I have tried every kind of eating  -- high protein/low carb, no dairy, no sugar, no fried foods...nothing helps except time.  It's nice that you found something that is making it more mellow this time!  And yay!  for great husbands.  Mine is generally a first tri rockstar...he works from home most days so he has let me sleep in every day for the last seven weeks, he does ALL of the housework and laundry, he feeds the kids when I'm just not up to it, and he totally tolerates the shift from our normal whole-food based diet where I cook everything from scratch to "I want grilled cheese for dinner" without batting an eye.  He tends to get antsy (this pattern has happened all three times!) towards the end and there's usually a week where he gets really grumpy and tired but I get it -- this is a trying period for everyone.  But then it passes and he's a champ again until I feel better.  I never feel luckier having the husband I do than during morning sickness!

post #68 of 208

It's good to know about these liquid cal/mags.  I used to take Rainbow Light's cal/mag but it is way way too big of a horsepill for me to take now.

post #69 of 208
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Originally Posted by brooklyn_warbler View Post

I have tried every kind of eating  -- high protein/low carb, no dairy, no sugar, no fried foods...nothing helps except time.  It's nice that you found something that is making it more mellow this time!  And yay!  for great husbands.  Mine is generally a first tri rockstar...he works from home most days so he has let me sleep in every day for the last seven weeks, he does ALL of the housework and laundry, he feeds the kids when I'm just not up to it, and he totally tolerates the shift from our normal whole-food based diet where I cook everything from scratch to "I want grilled cheese for dinner" without batting an eye.  He tends to get antsy (this pattern has happened all three times!) towards the end and there's usually a week where he gets really grumpy and tired but I get it -- this is a trying period for everyone.  But then it passes and he's a champ again until I feel better.  I never feel luckier having the husband I do than during morning sickness!

 

Sometimes I feel like the best diet for me is "not eating" as I start off the day feeling pretty good and get progressively worse with each snack and meal.  I am glad about figuring out the dairy though.  Before I did that I was like, "I can't believe I ever wanted another baby.  I wonder if I am dying."  Ugh!   I hope you get over your m/s soon!

 

LOL about "I want grilled cheese for dinner" - I have been totally arbitrary.  "I need french fries."  "I must have applesauce."  "I think I'm going to buy some bentonite clay and eat it."  (Guess I have pica...I'll let you all know how that goes because right now it sounds awesome.)

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Awwww Cyclamen...that is very sweet! And Miss Nikki. YES. The waking at night not feeling well...same here. UGH. I have an ultrasound on thursday which I'm impatient for with all my spotting I cannot wait to see what is happening inside....praying for all good news. With all my symptoms it's easy to "forget" sometimes about the spotting since I feel more pregnant now than I ever did before at this point. LOL. It was like a switch too....I hit about 7ish weeks and BOOOM it hit me...before that I was thinking "am I really pregnant?" LOL.

post #71 of 208

And now I'm having dizzy spells and moments where I feel weak on top of nausea and exhaustion. This is my worst pregnancy yet.

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Ultrasound revealed ONE baby with a strong heart beat! YAY....Also revealed I have a small (she said very small) SCH. She said she's not worried about it so I shouldn't either. SO....all good news! yeah!

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Yay Martha!

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That's fantastic news Martha. =)

post #75 of 208

That's wonderful Martha. A peaceful mind is always a good thing for us pregnant women :)

post #76 of 208

Thanks all! Is it crazy that I'm still nervous to buy an only 8 passenger vehicle! HA HA HA.

Anyway...Thank you! Now I can sit back and enjoy...ha ha...well once the nausea goes away...and well when I'm not trying to find time for a nap! lol ;)

post #77 of 208

that is wonderful Martha!

 

I have an ultrasound booked for next Friday and I feel like the closer I get the more worried I become! too many thoughts moving through my mind. I tend not to have many early pregnancy symptoms (aside from complete exhaustion!) so every day feels like I am questioning it. and with the hi levels of person stress in our house this past few weeks I can t tell if I am pregnant tired or just really stressed! trying to just breathe...and then breathe some more :)

 

I also get the car thing Martha, last week my DH car was written off after he was side swiped and now we are trying to decide what kind of vehicle we should replace it with, We need to make sure we will all fit! and since we have yet to tell anyone (other than our Realtor -long and horrible story!) the car conversations with others have been awkward:) I drive a really old minivan but we have been looking at trucks and I am fairly certain that some family members are questioning our reasons for looking for a 6 seater:)

 

have added cal/mag to my list for today - thanks for the reminder. used it in later pregnancy for leg cramping but could sure use some help on the sleep front right now!

 

Happy Friday to you all!

post #78 of 208

You could always say you are just wanting the extra room. OR that you never know will happen in the future and we dont want to buy a vehicle that would not be big enough in the future. ???

post #79 of 208

Or we know we are not done having children so would like to have more space for when it's needed, if it's needed...maybe that type of thing? LOL

post #80 of 208

Or just say you want room to transport an extra friend along with the family! :)

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