sorry you feel so awful nettlesoup!
I'm so thankful nausea has passed but I still loathe pregnancy, so I'm with you on that!
Sorry in advance, but I'm going to be all doom and gloom here. I am really miserable and not enjoying this pregnancy one bit. Every day just consists of hoping it passes fast for OH coming home, and I dread getting up every morning. I feel like I have nothing to enjoy or look forward to because the morning sickness and hip pain is just making every day a struggle.
I know that if I took my supplements I'd probably be feeling happier and more positive, but I can't swallow them because of the nausea. I'm 18 weeks and beginning to think I'll have nausea until September.
And of course the crap, cold, snowy weather is doing nothing for me mood.
Oh nettlesoup - sorry to hear you're in such misery. What are you trying these days to quell the morning sickness? I was looking at the bottle on my prenatal vitamins the other day and noticed it said that you can open the capsules and pour the contents into liquid (to drink if you're having a hard time swallowing), it made me think of you and others who've said they're having trouble swallowing... Are any of your supplements in capsule form? You may have already thought of this, but mentioning just in case... Really hope you you feel better soon so you can enjoy the remainder of your pregnancy:)
dakipode - that rash sounds awful! But it sounds like you're focusing on the positive (hearing the heartbeat, etc.), nice to have something good to keep your mind off of the bad:) Hope it clears up soon!
I've been feeling pretty good but still more tired than usual, have occasional lower back pain and headaches come and go (think they're stress related from tightness in my shoulders/neck). And, I just don't seem to have the stamina I used to have, hope I am able to get it back...
dakipode - Scarlet fever is no cakewalk - I hope it passes quickly for you with no lasting effects!
nettlesoup - I completely understand the feelings of the bleh of the pregnancy confirming your decision to only have two. Before this pregnancy, I wanted an even number of kids, but while my other pregnancies had hiccups, they were mostly positive. I am excited for this BABY but not this PREGNANCY, you know? This time, nausea hits me worse, heartburn is MUCH worse, my skin looks like a 14 year old boy with all of my acne, and I am so tired, my midwife told me to start taking liquid B-12 and if that doesn't improve the sleepies, she is going to prescribe B-12 shots next. My problems are rough, but I don't know what I'd do with nausea throughout the whole pregnancy. You're a strong woman!
Aoifesmiles; I'm sorry you're going through the same, it's really depressing when it ends up lasting way longer than it should. Maybe we'll both be better by 20 weeks.
Dakipode; that does not sound nice at all! I hope you recover from it quickly.
Suziesmiles; my prenatals are gel capsules, but they also have fish oil in them so I imagine the contents are liable to taste pretty nasty! Otherwise I'd definitely do that!
Thanks everyone for the reassuring words, as depressing as it is, it's also nice to know that I'm not alone in it. I don't know what I'd do without having you lot to share experiences with!
Tillymonster; I'm sorry to hear about your MIL, she does sound all that nice, getting out of meeting up must have been quite a relief! But I know how you feel because my mum is the same; my sister ended up with an eating disorder in her teenage years because mum kept telling her she was fat when she was already very slim. She does the same to me, either telling me I'm too fat or too thin.
I had a slightly scary experience last night when I got up to pee. My hips were hurting more than usual because I had walked over two miles yesterday. After going to the loo and washing my hands I turned round and I'm not sure what I did to me hip but I could no longer put any weight on my right leg. It couldn't hold me at all. I thought I was going to have to crawl back to bed, but I found that if I bent my knee, I could put a little weight on it. It's fine now, but at the time I was worried I wouldn't be able to walk in the morning.