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post #21 of 23
I've been debating for a while posting on this thread hoping I will feel better. I'm 8 weeks now and feeling slightly better, I don't want to give myself the evil eye. Up until 6 weeks I thought I was fine at 6 weeks nausea really hit and I was already having heart palpitations and fatigue sine week 4. That's only the physical aspect.

This will be my fifth and my oldest dd is already 8. I know a lot of people probably already think that our baby making days are over. Back in the day we said we would have 6 or 7 but then I was diagnosed with a severe thyroid problem that left me thinking I was done. For all those years I really didn't have the desire or interest to have anymore. The past year though we started talking about it again and how we could still have those two other kids we wanted. I'm not getting any younger and my health is pretty good right now so I was thinking it's now or never.

I told my DH how I thought maybe I made a mistake and I think it comes from the whole PG really feeling foreign right now. I had 4 kids in 5 years so between pregnancies and nursing my body was kind of used to it. I feel like I'm starting over again just this time it's not that exciting. My oldest is 13 and says things like,"by the time the baby is 5 I will be almost 19". My girls grew up together so they feel like after that baby comes it will be "life part two". I don't know if that makes sense. They are excited for the new baby though. I'm also guilty because of the quality of just everyday life. I feel I'm not getting as much done in general and the maintenance of the home is going down hill which makes me feel even more down.

Wow...his is getting long lol....

Lastly, I really don't know how I'm going to break the news to family. Mainly DH's family because mine is non exisistent. I've told 3 friends , two of them were happy the other one was like, " was that an accident?" eyesroll.gif

Anyhow I do hope and believe that happier times await us. We just need to hang in there.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by goldingoddess View Post

I'm sorry, when I posted I don't think I understood the severity of your morning sickness.  Please disregard my useless advice.  I hope you get what you need and feel better:)

No! Your advice was wonderful! Please don't be sorry. :)

post #23 of 23

Sorry, struggling mamas. I hope your struggles pass quickly.


I was feeling remarkably well until 7 weeks.  I think that's the longest I've gone without severe "morning" sickness. The ms has certainly kicked in now but not to the point I have to medicate.  I'm 9 weeks now and my struggle is with severe anemia.  I woke up Thursday so weak I was shaking and feeling like I was going to pass out.  The fatigue was incredible too.  Figuring out what the problem was, I thought I'd feel better in a couple days pushing the iron.  I'm not shaking anymore and seldom feel close to passing out, but I'm still extremely fatigued and weak.  I'm often a little dizzy.  This stinks.  I can barely get through the day at home with my husband taking care of me and the kids.  How am I going to make it through the next 2 days at work.  (12-14 hours days on my feet with virtually no break.) And my attitude has to be good.  I'm the owner and have to lead as a good example.


Glad I have a place to complain.  I feel better already ;-)

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