Wow mrsavery that sounds awful. I'm sorry you have to go through all that. You should be able to enjoy your pregnancy and not have to worry constantly. Although I seem to worry anyway at least I don't have as much of a reason to worry.
Although my first trimester was completely miserable, the second trimester has gone quite smoothly. In the first trimester I had pretty much every symptom possible all at once for weeks. In the second trimester I only had to deal with dizziness and shortness of breath at certain times of the day and occasional vomiting but nothing like in the first tri. And extreme hunger causing me to pile food onto my plate only to find out I can only eat half of it before feeling full or uncomfortable. Then an hour later it seems like I'm starving again. Oh and falling asleep has been almost impossible. As soon as my head hits the pillow my little guy starts flipping and kicking me constantly! Just when I think he's calmed down and I start to drift off another huge KICK causing me to jump in bed sometimes waking my poor husband. That's okay though he gets his revenge because usually as soon as our son finally stops kicking my wonderful husband begins snoring loudly and I'm left laying there glaring into the dark, wide awake. Or he will start twitching in his sleep, shaking the whole bed.
One symptom just started tonight and I'm curious if anyone else has had this problem. My little one has been very active today especially since I got home from work and his constant kicking (which has become much stronger the past couple days) is making me feel a nauseous tonight! He's not usually active at this time of day but he hasn't stopped for more than a few minutes for a little over an hour now and kicked all through my dinner. The weird thing is that it never made me sick before but tonight I couldn't even eat much of my dinner and I think it's because of his activity while I'm trying to eat. Is that possible or a coincidence? I haven't felt sick in a couple weeks! I'm thrilled that he seems to be getting stronger and has plenty of energy but mama needs her food now. I'll be 26 weeks on Monday. Anyone else felt sick from movements during dinner?
Ironmam I can sympathize a little bit with your situation. Although my I can talk with my family, they are quite old fashioned and seem a little uncomfortable discussing pregnancy stuff. And most of my family is appalled that I'm having a home birth and considering skipping some vaccinations. They don't even seem to support my desire to homeschool. So talking to them isn't very satisfying. They pretty much think I've lost my mind and refuse to listen to my reasons. I also don't really have any friends. Any friends I had from high school have either moved far away or have drifted away due to different levels of maturity as we grew up (if you know what I mean). I have one "friend" I talk to occasionally but she's a few years younger and nowhere near ready to settle down and have kids so her idea of a good time is having pretty much having a couple drinks which obviously I won't be doing any time soon. She sometimes asks about the pregnancy to be nice but has no way to relate to any of it and doesn't really know what to say. And as much as my husband wants to be there for me he has no idea what to say most of the time either. So I feel very isolated as well. That's why I come to this site every night to see how you all are doing.
Sorry for the length of this post, I realize my complaints are nowhere near as bad as what some of you are going through but its nice to share with those who can sympathize.