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post #41 of 250

Another one here about to make the transfer to maternity clothes. I'm a SAHM so right now I'm just wearing nice stretchy clothes, BUT I can't go out in public with the clothes I wear around the house as I would look too much like a mess and also already look pregnant. I'm 6 weeks 3 days today and I already look like I'm about 4-5 months. In my defense this is my 4th pregnancy is a little over 3 years, and everything had not gone back into place fully since DS2 was born a year ago. However I still managed to last longer before reaching for the maternity clothes last time, and I only had 6 months between pregnancies last time (its 11 months this time.) I just need to give all the clothes a wash to freshen them up as they've been in a suitcase for the last 10 months, then they'll be ready to wear. I have a feeling we won't be able to keep this pregnancy to ourselves much longer since my belly is swelling up so much.

 

I do know that my bloated belly is mostly caused by gas at this point. I'm the same each time I get pregnant. As soon as my digestive system starts to slow down I start getting gas. I hardly ever get gas unless I'm pregnant. DH had never heard me burp until the first time I was pregnant. I start getting bloated with it before I even get a BFP, so we are usually sure the BFP is coming in a few days when I start burping a lot.

 

Along with the gas (which will last the whole pregnancy) I am definitely in the nausea zone. It comes on about lunch time and can last for the rest of the day. Its very unusual for me to actually be sick, but I feel nauseous for hours at a time. This will probably last until about 12-13 weeks, as that is when it went away previously. I have no appetite when nauseous, but force myself to eat knowing that eating protein does make it feel a little better. This is when I have to start eating small amounts every 2 hours (just like in the final weeks of pregnancy too.)

 

I also get pregnancy rhinitis (stuffy nose) and it has started earlier this time. Nothing cures it and it is liveable, but just another thing to add to making me feel uncomfortable.

post #42 of 250

The past two days the nausea and fatigue have kicked in more..here we go!! My bloating comes and goes. I haven't had to go to maternity yet, but I do feel the snugness more.

post #43 of 250
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Originally Posted by PrincePJ View Post

And i'm always hungry.. it's 11am and in the past 4 waking hours i've eaten a huge bowl of muesli, 2 slices of toast, 2 yoghurts, an apple and a chocolate bar!

 

 

 

Yes, me too!  This morning I had 2 pancakes before coming to work, then went to get scrambled eggs at 10 because I was starved, then I had some almonds and then I forced myself to wait until noon to eat lunch even though I was starved again at 11:30.  What gives?  I did not have this with DS and gained 40 plus pounds anyway.  Not interested in gaining 50-60lbs so I really hope this lets up or I figure out a trick to feel full! 

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Originally Posted by snozzberry View Post

 

Isn't that the cruel trick of the first trimester? Your body wants to eat all the time, but suddenly food just isn't as enjoyable. greensad.gif

 

Yup, so true.  The thought of food makes me feel icky yet I am SO hungry I have to eat and it's always fine once I get going.  And the food aversion comes and goes.  Last night, I had raisin bran for supper because it was all I could stomach.  This morning I ate scrambled eggs and now the thought of them makes me feel so crap.gif.  It's really weird.

 

I'm thankful the nausea isn't worse than this at least.  I should be thankful for that.  I haven't had to make any mad dashes for the bathroom yet.  Anyone else just feel like it wears you down?  Just knowing I have another 5-6 weeks of this to look forward to bums me out a bit.

post #44 of 250

I am SO not ready to show! You girls are freaking me out! I know they say it happens faster after the first, so I better get comfy with that thought... I'm not quite at tightness of clothes yet, but my boobs are so sore and getting bigger (woo-hoo says this A cup!). I have all sorts of "feelings" in my uterus too, which is a nice little reminder.

 

-Sheryl

post #45 of 250
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Originally Posted by TwilightJoy View Post

Oh ladies I am so happy that you're right there with me. I'm 6 weeks... all of my jeans are uncomfortably tight, to the point that I can't leave them buttoned when I sit down. I went to Express and bought a few more pairs of dress pants for work... one 1 size up and the other 2 sizes up. I am sad to say that I wore the 2 sizes up one and it fit me perfectly!
Had my first official "morning sickness" this morning. greensad.gif Going to buy some granola bars for my nightstand. I read a trick that eating before getting out of bed in the morning will help.

 



This is smart! Because after you have baby, you won't be back in your old clothes yet, so these intermediate larger clothes are great to go to post-partum!

 

Snoozberry, I just resorted to the hair band trick today too!

post #46 of 250
I'm in nausea land, too. Mostly, it's just that I'm hungry and nothing sounds good. I've also been not exactly craving carbs, but carbs seem to be the only thing that sits well in my stomach. Anyone else like this?

I normally don't eat many carbs, but apple cider settles my stomach in a way that eggs or even a glass of milk won't. I need to eat all this protein and it sounds awful!

Does anyone have any tips?

Last time around, I was on the verge of puking for weeks, so I didn't worry about eating well, I just worried about not throwing up. I ate exclusively Lays potato chips for about two months last pregnancy.

This time I'm not as sick, so it bothers me I'm not eating well.
post #47 of 250
Bras don't fit, pants don't fit, I need to sift through my maternity wear to find my one-size-up pants and bigger bras, though I don't know if the bras are going to work as my breasts are so different after one pregnancy/breastfeeding bout and I may just grab maternity pants now if they'll fit as I'm really wanting an elastic/stretchy waistband! I'm peeing all the time. I don't feel so bloated now, but I can definitely tell that things are shifting around already in there in preparation for a growing uterus.
post #48 of 250

ack! the nausea just kicked in for me, too! I have never actually puked while pregnant (this is my fourth pregnancy, hopefully 2nd take home baby), and this time around have been feeling pretty good in that department ... until yesterday. Major UGH. i just want carbs: juice, fruit, juice, juice, i could drown myself in juice. unfortunately, since I have type 1 diabetes, juice and fruit are Totally off limits. Ack!!! hoping it passes fast ...  i just really want sweet stuff. i'm not comfortable using artificial sweeteners during pregnancy (what does everyone feel about stevia? is it ok or not?) so i can't even sweeten my yogurt ... i normally adore my low-carb diet, but right now it is driving me crazy! :)

i also have just a general yuckiness feeling - skin is super dry - and I've definitely popped, too! haven't ever felt this big this early (I'm 6w4days) but feel like it's bad luck to break out any bigger sizes or maternity wear at least until I have my first ultrasound (this Friday).  luckily i work from home so I can wear sweats all day! it's only when i have to go out that i have to put something else on.

 

hope everyone feels better soon!
 

post #49 of 250
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Originally Posted by sweetlowmom View Post

ack! the nausea just kicked in for me, too! I have never actually puked while pregnant (this is my fourth pregnancy, hopefully 2nd take home baby), and this time around have been feeling pretty good in that department ... until yesterday. Major UGH. i just want carbs: juice, fruit, juice, juice, i could drown myself in juice. unfortunately, since I have type 1 diabetes, juice and fruit are Totally off limits. Ack!!! hoping it passes fast ...  i just really want sweet stuff. i'm not comfortable using artificial sweeteners during pregnancy (what does everyone feel about stevia? is it ok or not?) so i can't even sweeten my yogurt ... i normally adore my low-carb diet, but right now it is driving me crazy! :)

 

Yup, I want carbs, carbs, carbs too!  Have you tried Agave syrup at all?  It is really sweet, but has a lower gylcemic index and is much sweeter than regular sugar so you don't need to use as much to get a "sweet" flavor.  When I use it to bake muffins, I use less than half what the recipe would call for for brown sugar.  (so a bit less than 1/4 cup of Agave nectar instead of 1/2 cup brown sugar). 

 

i also have just a general yuckiness feeling - skin is super dry - and I've definitely popped, too! haven't ever felt this big this early (I'm 6w4days) but feel like it's bad luck to break out any bigger sizes or maternity wear at least until I have my first ultrasound (this Friday).  luckily i work from home so I can wear sweats all day! it's only when i have to go out that i have to put something else on.

 

Jeleous!  I've been living in mine at home too and didn't want to go out this weekend as it meant putting on jeans.  Luckily it was a chore weekend so we were mostly home.  I'm sort of happy it's fall as it means I've pulled out comfy tights and dresses, so nothing tight on my tummy for work is necessary.  I think my pants will be staying in the closet from here on out (since I only have like 1 pair that fit at this point anyway.  lol.)

 

hope everyone feels better soon!
 

 

Seems like I best dig out my maternity clothes, wash and iron and have them ready to go.  Yikes, this feels waaay too soon!  I didn't show until after 20 weeks last time!!!!

post #50 of 250
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(what does everyone feel about stevia? is it ok or not?)

I like liquid stevia because it's made as a tincture or the green powder.  I don't trust the white stuff.

post #51 of 250
I like stevia, too. It's the only "artificial" sweetener I use, unless you count the xylitol in my toothpaste!
post #52 of 250
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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

Seems like I best dig out my maternity clothes, wash and iron and have them ready to go.  Yikes, this feels waaay too soon!  I didn't show until after 20 weeks last time!!!!
Yeah, me neither, with my long torso and the padding I carry around in my stomach, I went awhile last time. I'll be lucky if I can make it to 12 weeks this time I think without buying different pants or sneaking maternity wear. We are casual here at work, but sweatpants/yoga pants are too casual even for here smile.gif
post #53 of 250

Hi everyone! Is it awful that I joined MDC mostly so I could whine about my symptoms? ;)

 

- gassy and constipated, so delightful to be around me I'm sure

- tired and some insomnia

- extremely sore nipples only

- headaches

- dry eyes

- weird hungry/not hungry patterns, sometimes I'm ravenous, but when I go to get some food I either don't feel hungry any more or just don't feel like eating

- possibly peeing more often, but might be because I'm drinking like a horse (paranoid about UTIs)

- sweating more, I think

 

One thing I do not deal well with is nausea, so I am pretty anxious about morning sickness kicking in. I can deal with pain pretty well and am not afraid of it, but nausea really throws me off my game. Of course, they say that more nausea can actually be good, right, so I keep sort of half hoping for it too! Silly!

post #54 of 250

sorry, double post! [edited]

post #55 of 250

Sorry for the double post - how do I delete the extra?

post #56 of 250

Welcome, Marie! Thanks for joining!

You can edit the post to be empty or just to say double post if you want, but I don't think you can delete it.
 

post #57 of 250
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Originally Posted by nstewart View Post

 

Seems like I best dig out my maternity clothes, wash and iron and have them ready to go.  Yikes, this feels waaay too soon!  I didn't show until after 20 weeks last time!!!!

 



ack! it's crazy isn't it? at least it is starting to feel real :) (only took a few weeks!). i am loving my sweats ...

 

i can't do agave syrup, either, because of the diabetes. even the so-called natural sweeteners (honey, maple syrup, agave, etc), really really spike my blood sugar. today i did find something that worked though - half a small orange squeezed into a glass, then i mxed the juice with seltzer water. luckily it didn't affect my sugar - since it's just a few tablespoons of juice and i only sipped at it throughout the morning. try it!! someone on a diabetes forum recommended i make stevia lemonade, so when i'm really craving maybe i will. i'm trying to not go overboard on the stevia - i have the liquid drops here - going to use them only for i need sweet emergencies! :)

post #58 of 250

Ugh, morning sickness my azz...  Most of the time it goes away either when I eat something or by around noon.  Not so today.  I know it's not too terribly bad, it's just a generally feeling of ickiness but it's still not a pleasant experience.

 

I'm just sitting here at work, freezing my butt off (preggo coldness, yep, got that right here), wishing it was time to go home, and contemplating whether or not it's worth the gas money to drive home and then back to pick up DH when our workday is over just so I can have a few hours of working from home where I don't dread anyone coming in to my office to chat.

 

Thank goodness my boss is out of the office today and will be frequently during the remaining time in my first trimester.  We haven't told him yet but I have a feeling that'll have to come pretty soon unless I want to keep blaming this on allergies...

post #59 of 250
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Yeah, me neither, with my long torso and the padding I carry around in my stomach, I went awhile last time. I'll be lucky if I can make it to 12 weeks this time I think without buying different pants or sneaking maternity wear. We are casual here at work, but sweatpants/yoga pants are too casual even for here smile.gif

Have you tried a belly band?  People seem to either love them or hate them but they are a lifesave for me!  It has saved me from many days in yoga pants.

 

AmandaLynnH, I am so sorry you are not feeling well.  This is the hard part.

 

I have still been feeling mostly ok although some fatigue is setting in.  I figure it will set in and I will be puking sometime in the next week to week and a half. 

post #60 of 250
I had a few rough days, but the past 2 days I've felt really great. Now the "no symptoms" are making me worried. greensad.gif Is it normal to not have symptoms? I'm 7 weeks tomorrow.

I really miss my uterus twinges/cramps- and just wondering where the tiredness and nausea have gone!
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