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how is everyone feeling?

post #1 of 275
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So out of the blue I started getting nauseous and exhausted again. Oh and crazy emotional. The nausea is not as intense as the first trimester, but I do get it in the morning and after eating certain meals. The exhaustion and emotional stuff is intense. I've been crying a lot, and sadly loosing my patience more often. 

 

How is everyone else doing?

post #2 of 275

I'm super impatient with my students and DD lately. And generally just more emotional and sensitive that usual. I feel like crying a lot--usually for happy reasons, but still. It's annoying. And Dh says I take everything personally, but I just think the whole world is being extra mean lately! :P

 

Physically, I'm already feeling pretty uncomfortable, but I guess that should be expected as I've grown 8 inches around in the belly (!!) Luckily lying in bed and sleeping is still comfortable (with enough pillows stuffed in the right places) but sitting and standing has become kind of a hassle and I feel like I'm constantly re-adjusting when sitting. My back is starting to hurt :( I'm hoping that yoga helps.

post #3 of 275
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And Dh says I take everything personally, but I just think the whole world is being extra mean lately!

 

I second this one....  LOL.  I'm more tired than anything (feeling great otherwise).  Almost feeling a "restless" feeling though....  and bored.  My life has changed a lot since becoming pregnant.  This is my first baby, so before, I would enjoy happy hours with friends on weekdays and late nights on the weekends.  Now things are slow and predictable.  I find myself watching more tv than I ever have before.  The highlight of my week is going out to eat with DH....  I can't make it up past 11 pm.  I fear that I'm boring DH to death because our lives seem centered around baby planning, tv shows, FOOD, and predictability.  

post #4 of 275

*knock on wood*  I am feeling pretty great the past few weeks.  Normal energy, belly isn't big enough yet to be cumbersome.  Still attending my regular weekly yoga, working with my trainer twice a week, and a few 3-4 mile dog walks thrown in.  I'm having on-and-off SI joint and pelvic pain that I don't look forward to getting worse.  Also wicked heartburn since last night - but I blame some super spicy Thai curry!  All said, I think I'm as feeling as well as can be right now, and enjoying it!

post #5 of 275
Oh, and we don't have a dishwasher so its all hand washing. I feel like I have to stand so far back from the sink to accommodate BELLY and then reeeeeeaaaaach forward for the dishes. I feel like a fat T-rex.
Edited by kitteh - 2/22/13 at 1:57pm
post #6 of 275

I was feeling pretty damn good until I got beat back hard by this head/chest cold.  A cold during pregnancy is WAY WORSE than otherwise!  Aside from that, though, I am feeling good.  No more nausea and my belly is not yet big enough to be a bother.  I do notice occasional knee or hip joint pain, though.  That must be the joints relaxing in preparation for labor.  In some ways I am envious of you ladies w/ obvious bellies and in other ways I am glad my belly is still quite small.


Edited by spotty4 - 2/24/13 at 1:12pm
post #7 of 275

i am feeling awesome! i honestly forget that i am prego pretty often... besides the belly and every now and again heart burn i seem to be having no symptoms at all- quite the contrast from my hellish first trimester. 

I am shocked at how NOT hungry I am these days... i remember be ravenous with my first two pregnancies and this time i have to remind myself to eat. 

yay for the second trimester!!! 

post #8 of 275

I have been having some really intense heartburn lately.  No more spicy foods for me, which breaks my heart!  And there are some other triggers that I haven't totally figured out yet.  Nothing seems to help except walking around (which is all fine and dandy except when it happens at 1am and I have to work in the morning and all I want to do is sleep!).

 

I have also been having a burning pain in my back below my right scapula.  It shows up whenever I sit for more than oh 10mins at a time.  Getting in the car is painful, sitting at my desk to work is painful.  I feel like this pain is on the backside of where the heartburn starts, so I have this little ring of pain under my right breast and into my back.  It's grand, I tell you!

 

I am crying at everything.  I was turned onto the Sacred Pregnancy classes/book/idea today and reading the website (at work, luckily I work in an office by myself on my admin days) I was just balling.  It's not even that I'm sad or things bring up sad feelings, it's just I cry at everything.  It goes away after a bit, but any new thing comes up and I'm all teary eyed again.  If you don't know about Sacred Pregnancy, I would highly recommend looking into it!  So loverly.

 

Even with all those things I am feeling wonderfully blissed and blessed.  Such a magical journey and I am enjoying all the changes.  It's a great time to really connect with self and my body and start to make all those changes I've known I've been needing to make.  Being pregnant kind of forces it upon you!

Oh, it's so nice to check in with you all blowkiss.gif

post #9 of 275
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Kitteh thats hilarious. I hand wash as well, but we built our sink and counter tops so it's at a better heigh somehow, but my belly gets in the way of all sorts of other things and I keep thinking of myself as a beached whale or turtle on its shell when I need to get out of bed (our bed is on the floor).

 

JNajla I remember that with my first as well. We were suddenly watching a whole lot of tv and eating often. Luckily my husband was used to not going out much, cause of his work schedule so it didn't feel so boring. I still went out with my friends, but we went to the movies or out to eat instead.

 

spotty4 I agree getting a cold during pregnancy is horrible. I've somehow not gotten one this time around in spite of being surrounded by sick kids this winter. I hope it clears up soon.

 

a couple people mentioned heartburn and I remember what helped me last time with that (although a bit nasty) was a spoonful of apple cider vinegar. It was really intense when I swallowed it and for a little while afterwards, but it would clear the heartburn right up and I could get some sleep. I had it really bad the last few months and this is what was recommended by my midwives, they explained why it worked but I don't remember anything except that it worked.

post #10 of 275

littlegreenlady- I so wish the ACV worked for my heartburn!  I drank quite a bit of it last night to no avail.  I have also tried baking soda in water, lemon, honey, sipping water slowly, papaya enzymes, taking walks in the cool air.  Bah!  I refuse to use anything more than this, so I really need to just figure out what does it.  I am starting to think that tomatoes and vinegar (balsamic, which I put on almost every salad I eat) are culprits.  While garlic doesn't make it start, if I have any small amount of heartburn eating garlic will inflame it like crazy!  I also eat quickly, just out of bad habit, and I need to slow myself down.  I have been told not to drink water with meals (stop about 20mins before and not again until at least an hour later), which is super difficult for me at the moment since I am always so thirsty and drink water all day long. 

 

Oh it's the little things!

post #11 of 275
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Originally Posted by kitteh View Post

Oh, and we don't have a dishwasher so its all hand washing. I feel like I have to stand so far back from the sink to accommodate BELLY and then reeeeeeaaaaach forward for the dishes. I feel like a fat T-rex.

 

Yeah, we have a dishwasher, but it really doesn't do a good job on all the dishes and I don't like to wait for a full load, so I do mostly hand wash. It's awkward. LOL

I feel alright. I've been exercising pretty regularly so, I feel healthier, but for some reason I'm gaining a lot of weight and still can't really figure out why. I just give up on that really. Just hope I don't get any other issue that would risk me out of midwifery care. I also have more aches and pains than with my other 3 pregnancies. Lots of relaxin in my body I guess and being worn out from having so many kids consecutively? I'm sure some handle it better than others. Definitely feeling like I don't want to purposely have more children. I do get exhausted when walking for a while and doing chores and that makes it difficult to feel motivated to keep the house cleaning up to par. Which is depressing sometimes, but I'm trying to force myself to stay on task. 
I still have food aversion and smell aversions. I was hoping those would have gone away by now, but nope. I get cold at night when sitting up with hubby even if it warm in the house. An unusual thing for me. I get so cold my nose feels like ice. I have to wear a sweater and stuff before going to bed. After I go to sleep, all is well again. 

post #12 of 275

aaaaahhhh the emotions....i am all over the place.  i remember with my first, i really felt awesome all the time - i felt the pregnancy glow, i was happy, i felt voluptuous and fertile.  This time is not that way at all! I like the fat t-rex comparison, lol! my toddler seems to be just as emotionally off as i am too, which just makes things feel that much more cumbersome.  part of the reason is that i have colostrum, and he apparently loves it and wants to nurse all the time, and all night long, so i am exhausted! i am also feeling stressed because there is so much to do, and so little time to get it done...and DH doesn't share the same urgency as I do, because he thinks it's just getting ready for a new baby, but i'm stressed about the transition of DS from only child to older brother, and the transition for me to be a mom of more than one.  plus DH hass been working a gazillion hours per week and DS is thrown off because he misses him like crazy...bahhhh!!

 

thanks for letting me vent, i feel better now :)

post #13 of 275

Still coping through my cold.  Its been a little over a week now.  I am still super amazed how much more a cold zaps me when pregs than when not pregs.  My body is too busy growing a human it does not have much energy in reserve to fend off a bug.

 

My relaxin is definitely building up.  My hips get super sore at night when side-sleeping.  If I am on any side for a while and then roll off of that side the top hip just screams and aches.  Today is the first day that ache has lingered into the daylight hours.  I think its time for me to get a pillow b/t my knees to see if that helps.

 

shanna-cat, I've also been lacking on the big appetite.  I am eating enough to feel sated, I just don't feel super hungry like I suspected I would.  Another pregs girlfriend, due in March, said she had a suppressed appetite in her early 20-weeks.  She promised that it does return, though. :-P

post #14 of 275
I'm the opposite right now regarding hunger. I'm just 23 weeks and Always. Friggin. Hungry. Seriously. I wake up in the middle of the night from hunger pangs. I'm almost constantly thinking about food--more than I think about sex! (I'm a 2nd tri hornball) It's distracting! DH has gotten used to no more cleaning up my leftovers at dinner. Usually he's my garbage disposal and eats what I dont finish, but these days I'm polishing everything off, licking the plate, and sometimes even going back for seconds.
post #15 of 275

I am SO hungry. I feel like I eat waaaaay more than my fair share, but I swear I'm only eating when I'm hungry!

 

I am feeling so blessed to feel this way, too....after months of horrible nausea (which still rears its ugly head from time to time), I'll take ANY symptoms over that awful feeling!

post #16 of 275
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I'm the opposite right now regarding hunger. I'm just 23 weeks and Always. Friggin. Hungry. Seriously. I wake up in the middle of the night from hunger pangs. I'm almost constantly thinking about food--more than I think about sex! (I'm a 2nd tri hornball) It's distracting! DH has gotten used to no more cleaning up my leftovers at dinner. Usually he's my garbage disposal and eats what I dont finish, but these days I'm polishing everything off, licking the plate, and sometimes even going back for seconds.

I see myself in your description :))

post #17 of 275
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I'm starting to get some minor swelling in my hands. I'm gonna drink more water to see if this helps, cause it is uncomfortable.

I may have eaten too much salt this weekend and not had enough water.

post #18 of 275
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I'm the opposite right now regarding hunger. I'm just 23 weeks and Always. Friggin. Hungry. Seriously. I wake up in the middle of the night from hunger pangs. I'm almost constantly thinking about food--more than I think about sex! (I'm a 2nd tri hornball) It's distracting! DH has gotten used to no more cleaning up my leftovers at dinner. Usually he's my garbage disposal and eats what I dont finish, but these days I'm polishing everything off, licking the plate, and sometimes even going back for seconds.

 

LOL, might have to do with all your exercise. Your body probably needs more calories now with a bigger baby to maintain and grow.

post #19 of 275

yes kitteh, you might be the most active person i know :) but that's AWESOME!!!
 

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I am having the most amazing experience in this pregnancy. I'm 25 weeks and feeling happy, energetic (mostly), and just generally well. Such a contrast to my last pregnancy.  My life is very different, and I'm so different. I am so thankful for everything!

 

But I'm definitely feeling more pregnant now, and needing to pace myself a bit more. Also discovered that I have vulvar varicose veins. Whenever I stand up for more than a few minutes (which I do all day long), I feel pooling/pressure in the nether regions. It can be like a headache except not in my head. I'm pretty sure I had them during my first pregnancy, too, but not as bad. My MW recommended a belly support belt, but I'm not sure I want to use one. More research needed, I guess.

 

Oh, one thing. In case anyone is going through insomnia, depression or extreme difficulty waking up in the morning... I got a light therapy light and started using it a few days ago. What a difference in energy levels and mood! I mostly got it for sleep problems, but since I had PPD and terrible insomnia PP last time, I felt it would be a good preventative measure. This site is a good source of information about light therapy in general and has some online self-screening tests that could be useful.

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