Does anybody else have 2nd trimesters that are "opposite" of what every one says they are? I remember thinking this with my other babies too. Come 2nd tri, I'm MORE exhausted than I used to be, I lack energy, have zero sex drive, am more emotional (sad), etc. Top it off with I already have most of my 3rd tri "ailments" to stay on top of (mainly SPD).
2nd tri NOT pleasant?
Well, it's not been a cakewalk, that's for sure. I'm with 1babysmom on this one--I'm more tired and emotional, way less interested in sex, and still nauseated all day long. No migraines (thank goodness!) but headaches just about every evening. I really, really want to be happy and excited--I'm finally pregnant (this is my first), and the baby is healthy and growing and moving around. I'm 16w2d, and just feeling overwhelmed by all the yuckiness.
I'm definitely not seeing any of that 2nd tri glow, either, ladies. I actually vomitted for the first time this week- up til now it has just been the constant FEELING like vomitting but never actually do. I have also been extremely tired, emotional (last night I started crying because it occured to me that these are the last months my husband and I have together, just the two of us, and I am spending it moping around, tired and sick feeling) and I have also been suffering from headaches. I don't know if they are migraines, but they are always above my left eye/temple and kind of radiate down the side of my face and neck. And they dont go away until I have had extra strength tylenol, about a gallon of water, and about 8 hours of sleep. Which I never get. So....headache. Everyday.
BUT we heard the baby's HB again yesterday (156) and that was a really nice reassurance,especially since I haven't felt any movement yet. 15w1d
Oh, I hope things start looking up for us soon! (I feel sort of pressured to feel better, because everyone is just saying, "oh, wait til you're HUGE and then let's see how you feel!") But I have hit the 16 week mark, and I want to say the last couple of days have been a little better. The nausea is not as pesky in the mornings as it has been. And, oh my goodness....we are nearing the half-way mark, ladies! How cool is THAT? :)
Oh, I thought this would wait til the 3rd tri again, but I'm starting to have some pressure and discomfort "down there"... it's all so vague to me, so I don't know if they're the varicose veins or just generalized swelling. By evening, I'm walking like I just got off a horse. I know it's ridiculous looking, but I'm thinking of buying the V2 Vaginal Cradle support thing... hopefully stop things from progressing, as I cannot put up with this for 5 months!
At least I can't complain about the nausea.I'm so sorry for those of you still suffering. My B6/unisom combo is still working wonderfully. I tried stopping it last week and paid dearly for a few days, but all better now with my magic pills!