How are you feeling? - Page 6
Hi ladies, are any of you having reallly weird dreams or trouble sleeping? I'm exhausted & going to be at 10pm which is VERY early for me. I go to sleep but have the most vivid dreams I've ever had (always had slightly weird ones). I then need to wake up at 3.30am for a wee & can't get back to sleep for hours. It's wearing me out!
My other problem is that I have ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome which means I'm extremely bloated - like 5 months pregnant bloated. (I have 20 follicles each almost an inche across full of fluid) It's extremely uncomfortable. I've had it for 4 weeks & have up to 6 more to look forward to! Can't wait for it just to be baby in there making me bigger!
Yes, normal. Your body is hard at work, whether you're chasing toddlers or sitting on the couch. This a tired time! If your life has allowed you to take it easy, do it! I've been able to predict my sicker times of day better lately- I usually get a small window from 2-4pm where I feel OK- and that is when I do things like dishes and laundry and sweeping, etc.
Thanks Mama! Feeling blessed and more comfortable with being slowed down for this time....
I have a small window too (varies each day) where its hard to decide exactly what to do....part of me is tempted to get to all those unfinished projects-- but mostly I just get to cleaning up my trail of mess from the day and trying to cook myself something while the nausea has subsided (otherwise the kitchen is my least favorite place right now).
thanks to newgirlintown and ola.. and all the other moms who chimed in with comforting words. honestly, they made me feel a lot better!
has anyone tried b6? i started it 4 days ago (50 mg/day) --- on the first day I felt SOMUCHBETTER. it felt like a miracle. it also helped me realize that theres SOMUCH going on with my body-- removing one symptom (the nausea) made it more apparent to me all the underlying feelings/sensations/etc-- particularly I was able to recognize the exhaustion/lethargy was real.... and I was more at peace with it.. and was just so grateful for some relief. mixed reviews since....
In other news-- met with our midwife yesterday! We just chatted nutrition and she felt my uterus-- said everything was right on schedule..... so excited for this journey. Over the next week we are telling my mom (who turns 60 in a few days) and my partner's family...... we'd been waiting to see them in person. <3
I had my first midwife appointment yesterday. I am almost 10 weeks. I need to make an appointment for an ultrasound and nuchal translucency screening in the next week or so. I will be 40 in October so I want to check that out. The midwife heard a heart murmur which I have never had before so I need to see a cardiologist as well in order to get cleared for a birth center birth. I really loved the midwife but I will say that the front desk needs a little work in not having an attitude. Lol.
But besides a cold and some sinus pressure, I feel good! So far I have had little symptoms. I asked the midwife if she was sure I was pregnant because I feel so NOT pregnant this time. She said my uterus is feeling like a 10 week uterus so I am doing ok! Such a different pregnancy for me this time.
I have my first midwife appointment today :) I'm almost 11 weeks. SO ready to be out of the first trimester. This pregnancy is seriously FLYING so far. I'm still having some nausea, but not nearly as much. I have major food cravings and aversions, which is different from my other pregnancies.
I posted this in another thread but I am curious again when folks are starting to tell--- beyond friends and family. I know lots of folks tell at 12 weeks (sssoooo close!) or 14 though I've heard these are arbitrary and often based on folks hearing a good heartbeat or seeing an ultrasound. unless something comes up, I don't plan to get an us at any point and it will still be another 4 weeks before we go back to our midwife and listen with the Doppler. I am ready to be out and celebratory .... but it still feels do surreal, as its my first pregnancy and I have nothing to compare it to....and there's still a bit of fear. also I have no outward confirmation to reassure me. I want to just trust the process....
any seasoned moms have thoughts?!
When I get nauseous it surprises me because it happens so infrequently now, which is nice! And eating always seems to make it go away. I have been so grateful for that. I also take half a Unisom every night before bed so I don't know if that's what's helping or what, but I'm happy.
I got a mild case of the stomach flu over the weekend and it lasted 4 days. It made my heartburn come back! I've had it under control for over a month. So now I'm having esophageal pain again and feel like I'm back to square one. I'm really hoping it was just related to the flu and will go away because I am struggling to eat anything without heartburn. Starting to dread eating. :(
The fatigue seems almost entirely gone, because the contrast is so significant! I was having a hard time lifting a finger without panting from exhaustion from week 7 to week 10. I'm 12 weeks now and every day seems better than the last. It is so wonderful to know I will never have to go through another first trimester again... woohoo!!
As to telling people, I told almost right away with both pregnancies. I am not good at keeping my own secrets, plus with feeling so bad I felt I had to tell as my excuse.
I've met with my midwives already a couple times, and am feeling that I want to skip my next appt and just wait til 20 weeks. Feeling like I need the time for ME to connect with the baby and trust my own intuition rather than relying on others. Everything has been fine at my appointments, this is just a new feeling that's come up for me.
I hope lots of you mamas start feeling better!!
I'm feeling a bit emotional and overwhelmed. I started creating my baby registry this week and I have so many questions about cribs, co-sleepers, strollers and carseats. My goal is to have the safest, most affordable items for baby. I plan to breastfeed which is why I thought a co-sleeper might be best. In my research, I realize that would only be for up to 5 months. So, I know I'd still need a crib. I need advice on these items and how did you moms make your choices.
I'm a first time mom. Also older than the average mom, so I feel I over think many things.
Feeling drained and alone.
This brought up one more thought from my last thread...if you are to purchase a co-sleeper and only use it for 5 months you can sell it on Craigslist or at a consignment shop and get a lot of what you put in back. This way the crib can wait and you can determine if baby likes to co-sleep right in bed with you by that time or if you're still wanting a crib you can go that route. My oldest was in a crib from 9 months to 18 months, my middle guy didn't want anything to do with a crib at all ever...he was in an Amby Bed and then graduated to a mattress, and my youngest was in bed with us with the co-sleeper and then when he was about a year we put a mattress on the floor in his room so I could resettle him on there....I don't think he even took one nap in the crib.