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post #381 of 1719

I'm feeling physically OK here (after having a cold for 4-5 days), morning sickness seems to be gone, energy coming back too I think (fiance claims the green pastures cod liver oil I've strated to take gets rid of morning sickness).  But emotionally I've been kinda bad.  Not too bad, mostly just feeling horrible about how fat I think I look.  I see pictures of pregnant women and they look so tiny or they only gain in their stomachs but I've been gaining in my butt and thighs too (and boobs, of course!).  I feel like maternity pants won't even help me because of how big my thighs are now.  I've been trying to watch what I've been eating more these last couple of weeks, and trying to walk and do yoga (and the last few days I hadn't been eating much because I was sick), but every day I feel like I've gained more and more weight.  Actually I have, according to the scale!  I had a crying meltdown about it the other day.

 

DF has been awesome and always tells me how beautiful I and is still really attacted to me but I'm terrified if I've gained this much weight already what will it be like by the end?!  My mom gained 60 lbs with me, maybe this is karma!

post #382 of 1719
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Originally Posted by KaliHekate View Post

I'm feeling physically OK here (after having a cold for 4-5 days), morning sickness seems to be gone, energy coming back too I think (fiance claims the green pastures cod liver oil I've strated to take gets rid of morning sickness).  But emotionally I've been kinda bad.  Not too bad, mostly just feeling horrible about how fat I think I look.  I see pictures of pregnant women and they look so tiny or they only gain in their stomachs but I've been gaining in my butt and thighs too (and boobs, of course!).  I feel like maternity pants won't even help me because of how big my thighs are now.  I've been trying to watch what I've been eating more these last couple of weeks, and trying to walk and do yoga (and the last few days I hadn't been eating much because I was sick), but every day I feel like I've gained more and more weight.  Actually I have, according to the scale!  I had a crying meltdown about it the other day.

DF has been awesome and always tells me how beautiful I and is still really attacted to me but I'm terrified if I've gained this much weight already what will it be like by the end?!  My mom gained 60 lbs with me, maybe this is karma!

You have an awesome DP mama! I'm right here with you. My old huge maternity pants are all uncomfortable and I gained 15lbs like week 2 being pregnant and thought my thyroid was causing it. 2wks later I got a BFP! I haven't gained anything since. But being at the heaviest I've ever been is scary and I'm having horrid back pain and worried I will be less mobile when I really get big. ;(

Thanks for the kind words mamas. We might be moving to Texas. This will be a culture/weather shock as we live in beautiful SoCal right now and pretty much have our entire lives! I wanted to check out Seattle as its similar to Houston in cheaper cost of living. But it's looking like all the jobs are in Texas.

I applied DH for so many jobs my wrist is wrapped in an ace bandage. The nausea is weird. I think the cod liver oil IS HELPING and I am just now realizing this. I am so tired now tho and toss and turn at night. It's probably stress related and that really sucks.
post #383 of 1719

Today I had my first real nausea. I started feeling it a little bit on Sunday but it came early in the morning and I felt better by the afternoon. Today it just won't let up. Thought I was going to have to leave church a few times because the lights and singing were just making it worse. Not looking forward to the next 4 weeks if this is how it is going to be. Just hit 8 weeks yesterday.

post #384 of 1719
Toothfairy I'm sorry you are getting the all day nausea now! It was gradual for me as well, an hour here an hour there, then boom, it's constant. I have had the nausea about a week now (I'm 7.5 weeks) and the thing that has helped the most are lemons. In water, hard candies, but most of all just eating or sucking on a lemon wedge. If you can handle it of course! I am a nut who has always adored eating lemons. I'm sure my tooth enamel is worse off for it smile.gif hope you start to feel better soon!
post #385 of 1719

I don't want to jinx myself, but I may be starting to feel better. I managed to make a roast chicken dinner last night, which was really yummy and I even got a load of housework done! And I've woken up this morning feeling better than usual. Normally by now there is the nausea, but it hasn't really made an obvious appearance yet. Here's hoping I continue to feel better! I'm 11 weeks and a day today.
 

post #386 of 1719
I think I jinxed myself by saying I was feeling better, I walked into the kitchen this morning, smelt last nights dinner and puked. Been retching ever since 😔
post #387 of 1719

Oh no! Hopefully it's just a one off for you.
 

post #388 of 1719

Ha!  I jinxed myself too!  Have had "morning" sickness last 2 days.  The one day I thought it was just leftover from a cold, but now I see that it's pregnancy ickiness again.  Had some fried food last night (not even that much) and felt like puking for hours afterwards.  Felt queasy when I woke up too.  I'm already past 11 weeks, is this normal?

post #389 of 1719
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Thanks for the kind words mamas. We might be moving to Texas. This will be a culture/weather shock as we live in beautiful SoCal right now and pretty much have our entire lives! I wanted to check out Seattle as its similar to Houston in cheaper cost of living. But it's looking like all the jobs are in Texas.

Have you looked at North Dallas? My sister and brother-in-law moved to North Dallas last year from the SF Bay Area and they thought it was going to be a culture shock but it wasn't. Very diverse there. They love it. They were able to build a huge house. Austin is also another diverse part of Texas. I hope everything works out for you guys!
post #390 of 1719
Apparently I need to not be sitting still in order to feel great. This shouldn't surprise me. I've been having a LOT of queasy feelings and hunger issues during the week which causes me to feel exhausted and unable to doy usual historical fencing classes in the evening.

But today I did the first of three days of an intensive fencing conference and I feel GREAT. Regular amounts of hunger, great energy levels and no nausea! I was so worried I wouldn't be able to do this even though I've been waiting two years for it.
post #391 of 1719

oh my gassy ass....i am sooooooo bloated.

i was at my son's play this evening & i had to unbutton my pants 

(my tummy was so extended due to bloating).

I am 8 weeks & 1 day (& seriously look & feel 4 months pregnant).

 

plus my face...i am totally breaking out..i swear i look like a pubescent teen (so blotchy).

 

sorry i am so whiney (i just needed to vent)....i am feeling so "un"glowy at the moment.

post #392 of 1719
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Originally Posted by katalopolis View Post

Apparently I need to not be sitting still in order to feel great.

Exactly that! Except I have to exercise before two in the afternoon or so to get the effects, after that I just feel too miserable. I've been going to ballet class this week and taking walks and they really helped, I think because it speeds up my digestion. Most of my blah seems to be stomach related and I've made an effort to nibble and snack more on things that are easily digestible.

Today we go to check out the birth center. I'm kind of excited about it but also worried that I or DH will be disappointed...
post #393 of 1719
I also have pregnancy acne. Zits are something I never had to worry about as a teen and now... Ugh.

I'm also constipated, which is fun. Not.

My nausea is a lot better. As long as I keep food in my belly, I'm usually okay. I haven't actually puked in weeks.
post #394 of 1719
Funny my skin is the total opposite! I always had slight acne as a teen & into my 20s, really pregnancy has been the first time I haven't worn any makeup!
Nausea on the other hand.... That has made itself more at home. It sucks. No puking yet but an overall please go away so I can function feeling.
post #395 of 1719

To the PP who said she was gaining in hips and butt - with my first two, I hardly carried in my belly at all, it was all in my hips and rear end.  I lost the weight gain with breastfeeding, but everything shifted from there on out - I was much more Marilyn Monroe-ish.  I know everyone is different, but have heart, it might not be horrible in the end!  This pregnancy is the first where I've done the majority of showing in my belly.

 

My brother-in-law is joking that I am pregnant with a Japanese baby from New York, because my cravings have been remarkably consistent towards sushi and fish and bialys.  I have crabcakes in the oven for lunch.  My morning sickness is still around, but I definitely feel it easing up, as long as I keep eating, and keep moving.  At my worst, I had to filter the food posts out of my Pinterest browsing, because even pictures of food would turn my stomach.  Today, I have no car and no kids, so I am at home watching reruns of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations and my mouth is watering for everything -  a remarkable change from the past few weeks.

 

I'm trying to grow my hair out, so I am looking forward to the pregnancy hair-growing myth coming true for me!  :)  Acne has been rough for me, but I'll admit that part of that is that I am sleepy by 8:30 and just don't feel like washing my face.  So, part of this is my problem.

 

I started panicking the other night because my belly has popped so much - I am seeing a homebirth midwife, so I haven't even had my first appointment yet (I'm 10.5 weeks right now).  I have an appointment on Wednesday, where I should be able to hear the heartbeat.  However, since my belly is SO big and my nausea SO bad compared to my other pregnancies, my friends have planted the (unlikely) idea of twins, so I made an appointment at the crisis pregnancy center that does free ultrasounds under 13 weeks just to reassure myself that it is JUST ONE.  In my heart of hearts, I'm nearly sure it is just a singleton, but I need photo proof.

post #396 of 1719
Aidenn- My sisters were teasing me about twins early on. My hcg levels were very high and I got what looked like a belly very quick (just bloating). But, like you I knew in my heart it was just one. That says a lot. But you never know. Both my sisters have a set of twins, and to say they were challenging in an understatement. They are so awesome though. How awesome would it be to have two sets of twins in this DDC (you and mrs&mrs.)

I felt hungry today! Real life hunger! I have not felt hungry at all in 6+ weeks. Just straight to nausea. But, I so felt hungry today. I'm so excited. Maybe the end of this MS is in sight.
post #397 of 1719

MamaMash - You are too kind to say so, but I'll be the first to admit that if I had twins, I'd have a lot of peace-making to do.  I don't consider myself to be naturally adept at motherhood, and the idea of parenting two babies simultaneously is way over my head!  I'm going to go with bloating for mine too!  :)

post #398 of 1719

I'm still seriously wondering about twins. My belly looks more like a 20 week belly than an 11 and a half week one! It's very obvious I'm pregnant! I have no idea how I'm so huge so quickly!
 

post #399 of 1719
Me too, but the ultrasound confirmed just one. I think it's a second pregnancy thing.
post #400 of 1719

I think it probably is for me too. And maybe some bloating as well!
 

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