How is everyone feeling? - Page 4
Hi everyone! I'm glad to be back online and catching up with you all. I've missed the mamas! I can barely make it through the day and then doing anything with the internet just makes me feel so exhausted.
DH just texted and asked what I want to do tonight. Um...sleep? What I have wanted to do every night for the past couple of weeks? :)
It's been a brutal week in terms of nausea and fatigue. I throw up at least five times a day. Can barely eat. Am relying AGAIN on simple sugar and carbs to keep me going. I tried the protein route and it made me even sicker. I wanted to avoid the simple carbs route this time but it's not happening. This has me terrified about weight gain. i actually ate Ramen Noodles the other night. Like made my DH go out and get them and then ate them immediately. Um...the last time I ate ramen noodles was when i was pregnant with DD. This went away with her at 8 weeks so I am praying that I don't keep craving nasty stuff like this. Although when I am eating it, it's deeeelishous.
I am also feeling very sorry for myself and am trying to get over that.
Sorry to hear some of you are having a tough time. I hope you find some relief and that these next few weeks pass quickly for you!
Starfish. I totally feel rotten too! I recall this ending with DD by now, I only remember really mild nausea from 5-7 weeks. And I definitely don't remember being so completely drained. I will say my nausea eased a bit yesterday and this morning. Still there, just not quite as bad. And I don't find the protein helpful anymore either. Strangely, pickles worked last week, fruit this week. I've not been able to get my prenatals down the past 2 days. Will work harder on that today. And I had been taking an Omega Fatty Acid supplement, which really helped with the dry skin, but it makes me totally sick now, can't stomach it. Hoping to add it back in in a few days. And also hoping my motivation to do anything will pick up
OMG, Writeonyogamama You genuinely made me laugh out loud!!
Don't wish for symptoms! This is my first pregnancy so I was looking forward to having some symptoms so the pregnancy would feel more real. I can deal with back pain and sore boobs, but I'm having 24/7 sickness now and it's awful. No puking, but I feel like I'm going to puke all the time, which isn't much of an improvement.
Interesting about the pregnancy dry skin thing. I know this is a totally unappealing idea when it's so cold, but taking a shower with warm instead of hot water helps a fair bit with dry skin. I can never bring myself to do it though.
Nausea had been increasing over the past few weeks and today I puked for the first time...all I had really managed to get in this morning was my anti-nausea stuff like probiotics and ginger caps, go figure! I keep having to ask for days off of work, which my boss isn't super thrilled about. I work at a small health food store by myself, so it's not like there is anyone to cover for me when I need to run to the bathroom while a customer is there.
Also feeling the weird temperature dips and rises...it feels like I constantly have a fever and am either suffocatingly hot or freezing with chills. Bleh.
My nausea has reached the point that I'm beginning to think I am getting depressed. I have always been busy- I'm a SAHM of four, I work from home, I'm a student, and I am renovating pretty much our entire house. I enjoy all these things (except work!) and I LOVE being busy but my "morning" sickness has just knocked me on my butt and not only can I physically not do anything thanks to nausea and exhaustion, but my mental and emotional mood and patience has just flatlined. I just want to lay in bed and cry :( It is so hard to do nothing!
I've never had a pregnancy this difficult before and I am having a hard time remembering that we planned for and dreamed about this for so long! I am grateful to be expecting another amazing, beautiful child but at the same time I wonder why ANYONE wants to do this more than once... I must be nuts!
Sorry for the major downer post :(