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Originally Posted by Loogiejane View Post

Hey everyone! Very new to these boards and didn't know where to start so I figured since I'm always curious about other women's symptoms that I'd start here!

I went to the welcome board and then just decided to not fill out the list of all my info. Maybe due to my cultural background I try not to put too much focus on my unborn baby (his/her due date, the gender, not planing too much in way of buying things for baby etc etc) buuuuut I'm definitely into meeting some mamas here on the boards and hearing other people's experiences and whatnot...and of course sharing mine when I feel the need for some feedback!

There's a bajillion posts here so I havent read through them all but im almost 14 wks and had a pretty mild first trimester- to the point where i was concerned that I wasnt getting sick. Other experience this? MY midwife told me to just enjoy it. Only major thing (which I still have) is needing to eat frequently and when I need to eat I NEED to eat.
Welcome Loogiejane and congratulations! I had no morning sickness with my first pregnancy which resulted in a DD who is now almost 3 and I have had none with this pregnancy which we found out a couple weeks ago is twins. Count yourself as one of the lucky ones!
post #222 of 250
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Originally Posted by timesway View Post

Thanks amanda, Your mum makes me pretty much as angry as mine does, and that is saying something, mine also blames me for her weight lol..im a uk size 6-8 and i dont think she was EVER that even before 3 pregnancys..(think you wrwote about your size on the other thread now i come to think about it but im so sleepy im confusing myself)  i will go on the lookout fo rthis mate tea stuff..normal caffienated tea was making me throw up so perhaps this will do better and give me a bit o energy!! i thought i was over the worst of it.. but ive suddenly got a massive pang of nausea and it just occured to me it was about 8 hours since i took the antisickness med, and when i was in hosp i was on it ever 8 hours without fail.. so seems that the med was jut (maybe) making me feeel a tonne beter .. i dont know whether to give in and just take the tablet again (even tho its reallllly eaerly) but get some sleep and potentially wake tommorrow feeling a lot better, or just try my hardest to sleep anyway and hope for not throwing up!!

 

 

Yea, give the tea a try.  It seems to agree with pregnant me too.  Hope it helps!

 

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Originally Posted by scary biscuits View Post

Well, if being tired makes you weird, then count me in as one big weirdo:) I mean, my m-i-l told my dh that we need to hire a maid/au pair (with what money?) because I guess I am doing such a crappy job taking care of everything around the house as a weirdly exhausted pregnant lady. Sigh:) Like I don't feel guilty enough over how slack I've been the past few weeks, I need someone else telling me. I just did not expect how much this pregnancy would kick my butt:) Last time was a breeze in comparison and even thought I know that each pregnancy can be different, you never know how different until it happens. Other than the tiredness I've had morning sickness and didn't even have nausea last time. And while last time I would cry at the drop of a hat, this time my temper is through the roof. Does any have this? I call it pregnancy rage:) I get super grumpy and my poor dh and ds are dealing with it mainly.

Wow, yea I'd pop your MIL in the gut.  But I *might* have a bit of that pregnancy rage you speak of.

 

 

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Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker View Post

Add me to the "Freak of Nature"  list!    What an odd thing to say but I guess I am learning to expect those sort of things from your mom.  hug2.gif  It's just after 8:00 here and I am trying to convince myself to stay up a tiny bit longer because I'm so wiped out.

 

Heh, I post tidbits on twitter with the hashtag #mymotherisbatshitinsane whenever we talk.  I hear people rather enjoy them and I could make some good money taping and posting our conversations online.  She is the queen of odd comments.  Sometimes they're funny, most of the time they suck, but at least they make for good stories with the in-laws.

 

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I feel you there. Waaay to tired to keep up on the housecleaning. Kept nagging DH to help me out with vacuuming or buy me a Roomba... so he bought me a Roomba! It gets delivered this week, I'm excited to try it!
A friend has a theory that if you're more emotional, you're having a boy, but if you're more aggressive, you're having a girl. So maybe this one is a girl for you!

Well we're just a bunch of weirdos over here then, huh?  The only pregnant women who are tired.  Science should study us!  Not gonna lie, I did have a robot floor cleaner on the registry but DH and I are banking amazon gift certificates I earn through websites and apps to buy it ourselves so I just took it off today.  We're only $30 away and I can't wait!

 

If that old wives tale is true I must be having a girl!  I've been a bit, um, stabby lately.  It works though when dealing with my mother although soon I will lose my filter altogether and when she says things like 'I don't know why you're even bothering coming for Thanksgiving' instead of sitting there quietly pointing out the awkwardness of her comment I'll actually speak up and say, 'I don't know why we are either so now we're not' and hang up.  It's good though, growing up in a disordered home I became far too much of a people pleaser so this baby is helping me be more assertive.  Hopefully when it's all over I'll find a balance between assertive and bitchy as I fear I'm a bit on the later end of the spectrum at the moment.  

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Twins, wow, congrats! Thank you for the reassuring words.

 

My sis, a mom of 3, seems to think that according to our similar genetic make-up there will still be vomiting in my future but I hope not!! :P
 

post #224 of 250
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Originally Posted by Loogiejane View Post

Twins, wow, congrats! Thank you for the reassuring words.

My sis, a mom of 3, seems to think that according to our similar genetic make-up there will still be vomiting in my future but I hope not!! :P
No problem, I didn't worry about my lack of morning/pregnancy sickness as my Mom did not have it either with any of her 4 pregnancies. If you've made it this far, I doubt you'll suddenly develop anything now smile.gif Thanks for the congrats!
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I don't think genetics have anything to do w/ms. My mom had horrible ms with all 5 of us kids, and I have had 3 pregnancies and never got much beyond a few waves of nausea and a bad gag reflex. But then again, we are apparently the freak of nature tribe over here.

 

Did anyone see the movie "What to Expect When You're Expecting"? I thought it was hilarious. Its totally worth a watch. The talk about no exhaustion in pg reminds me of the mama in the movie who had the "perfect" pregnancy - she sneezed and out came the baby.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4jZuPKJW2k

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CoBabyMaker,

Are you feeling any better?  I know exactly how hard it is to be so sick during pregnancy : (  I've been on zofran since week 6 and it stops the majority of vomiting but i still feel SO awful every single second of every single day.  And it does become depressing because it's so hard on your body and your mind and your family, etc.  I'm right there with you.  it sucks not being able to simply live your life, clean your house, go to work, eat an enjoyable meal, take care if your children the way you normally do, etc.  And people don't understand because most people never experience it (luckily).  My friends ask me what they can do and I say "just come visit me" because it gets so lonely being home alone day after day trying not to throw up.  But it's also really awful being out in public feeling like you are going to vomit while you're taking to people!   It's really, really hard.   ((Hugs to you))

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LoogieJane, I agree, if you have made it this far without being sick it's unlikely that you will get sick now.  Consider yourself blessed and enjoy it!  It seems we as women like to project our pregnancy experiences on others but the fact is that every woman and every pregnancy is different!

 

AdventureGirl, That movie does look funny!  Maybe because I am feeling somewhat irrational myself right now.

 

Thanks Aries Girl,  The  last couple days things are starting get a little better as long as I eat constantly. irked.gif  I am feeling better for longer periods of time in the morning but evenings are still usually icky.  I am 12 weeks today and in my previous pregnancies MS has lasted between 15 and 18 weeks.  So hopefully I am in the final haul.  I hope yours gets better soon too! 

It really is hard to be in public feeling so awful.  People ask how i am feeling and I feel like such a downer but I feel crappy.  I think the end is in sight though.  I'm still really nervous to go off the Zofran but I guess we'll cross that bridge when I get there.


Edited by CoBabyMaker - 11/7/12 at 3:37pm
post #228 of 250
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Originally Posted by Loogiejane View Post

There's a bajillion posts here so I havent read through them all but im almost 14 wks and had a pretty mild first trimester- to the point where i was concerned that I wasnt getting sick. Other experience this? MY midwife told me to just enjoy it. Only major thing (which I still have) is needing to eat frequently and when I need to eat I NEED to eat.

 

I haven't mentioned it here because I hate to "rub it in" to the other DDC ladies who have awful MS, but I have had no nausea whatsoever...in my only other pregnancy or this one.  I know I am extremely lucky!  To be honest, I haven't had any symptoms whatsoever.  The exact same thing happened the first time.  Like they said, everyone is different!

 

Welcome to the DDC...I think we're good people.  biggrinbounce.gif

post #229 of 250

oh gosh.. migraines.. still.. yuk, feeling really exhausted and cut off from the world. :S

to those who had no morning sickness.. its a bit different, because i had very bad nausea and some sickness at the very begginning which led to me losing weight over the first 7 weeeks but then nausea got less and huger kicked in, but still had nausea and occasional actual sickness.. then at 12 weeks everything gave me a bereak for a bit.. and 13 weeks came.. and BOOOM migraines.. since then been being sick every day.. so lol..ive learned to never start feeling safe because bodys like to mock when you get too secure in my world at least ;)

Hehe i hope not tho.. fiingers crossed to you all feeling lots better soon.. how many weeks is everyone at? im 14 today.. feels lke looooads.. never got this far before and im finding it quite overwhelming!!

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I'm 12 weeks tomorrow, so I'm hoping in the next week or two the fatigue will be gone, it's seems to be on its way out already. And I am SO hungry all the time, but its good because I need to eat more with twins especially early, but geez I am racking up the grocery bill! I still have gained only 2 lbs, but since I was fat starting out, that is ok, but I do need to gain more in the next month or two.

I really feel for all you ladies with MS or migraines, ugh! I just hope you all get though them soon and have enjoyable rest of your pregnancies!
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The nausea is pretty much gone. I'll be 14 weeks tomorrow. Instead I'm constantly going from "can't get enough to eat" where I'm hungry 5 min after eating a huge meal, to having no appetite after the first bite of food, and then back again (different meals.) I do also seem to be getting some energy back. I got the closet under the stairs clean out and reorganized this week, and also finally got back to baking our own bread (until the oven stopped working angry.gif) I've also had a lot more round ligament pain and have started having to be really careful how much I twist & stretch my body.

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Lyn, can you describe your round ligament pain to me? I've been having pain in my groin muscle area and over a quick email my midwife said it's probably round ligament pain but then I Googled it and the causes sounded different than mine. Would be interested to hear your experience. When do you get it/why/where do you feel the discomfort, etc etc.
 

post #233 of 250

loogie jane there was a conversation a while ago which likened it to a mix of stretching and tight feelings in the tummy.. and sitting on a picket fence post (either sharp or dull)
 

post #234 of 250

ok thanks. ill try to search for that thread.

 

my pain has been in my groin muscle area which confuses me why she'd say round ligament pain.
 

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does it feel like your hips? i have spd.. maybe research that and see if that sounds like more what your feeling.. im also getting stretching in groin muscles dont know if its caused by round ligament or spd.. gets confusing after a while xx
 

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Not in the hips. It's this pain I get only on the left side of my groin when I am sitting for too long. I've gotten even not sitting for that long. For a time I thought it was from my undies being too tight but then I'd get it even with no undies. That's essentially the sensation, as if you were pulling your undies up really hard into the area where your leg meets your bod but deep in the groin muscle area. It's definitely not if I get up too fast or anything like that. It's also usually if my legs are held tightly together, like if I'm sitting on the couch with my two legs up, next to each other like a pair of chopsticks or even when I sit on the subway with my legs squishes together trying to take up as little space as possible in my seat.
 

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I've also noticed sometimes I get a restless feeling in my leg on the same side where I have to like, shake my leg. Maybe thats restless leg syndrome.

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For me I get the round ligament pain in the area just above and to the side of my hips (right hip pain is to the left, left hip pain is to the right) if that makes any sense. It feels kind of like a pulling sensation but is also a sharp stabbing pain at the same time. This is my 3rd child (4th pregnancy) so I'm beginning to figure out what all the different twinges and pains are. First time around I would have described it like pulling a muscle just next to my hip, and thought it was because I moved badly. Now I just see it as one of those things that happen for a while as my womb is growing out of the pelvic area and more fully into my abdomen. Groin & upper leg pain don't sound like round ligament issues to me, but you may just be feeling the stretch differently than I do.

post #239 of 250
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Originally Posted by Lynann View Post

For me I get the round ligament pain in the area just above and to the side of my hips (right hip pain is to the left, left hip pain is to the right) if that makes any sense. It feels kind of like a pulling sensation but is also a sharp stabbing pain at the same time. This is my 3rd child (4th pregnancy) so I'm beginning to figure out what all the different twinges and pains are. First time around I would have described it like pulling a muscle just next to my hip, and thought it was because I moved badly. Now I just see it as one of those things that happen for a while as my womb is growing out of the pelvic area and more fully into my abdomen. Groin & upper leg pain don't sound like round ligament issues to me, but you may just be feeling the stretch differently than I do.
Yeah, I have to agree it doesn't match what I get for round ligament pain (which is the same as Lynann described for me), but it could easily be something else stretching out. If you described it to your midwife as you described it to us and she wasn't concerned, I wouldn't worry about it, just bring it up again next time you see her if you are still getting it. If it is worrying you though, just call her again and describe in more detail.
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Yeah I think I'll mention it again at my next visit which is in 3 weeks. She is super hands off (omg, she doesnt even weigh me- ever! kind of crazy) so I'll have to tell her how much it bothers me and explain it better when we're face to face.
 

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