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post #101 of 121
I'm feeling a bit better today. Keeping peanut butter nearby. This is my third pregnancy with HG, and I'm finding myself incredibly, absolutely grateful to know it will be my last. I don't think I could physically withstand another pregnancy. The peanut butter is helping a lot today. Thankfully, since I'm doing 12 hours at work today and tomorrow.
post #102 of 121

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!

post #103 of 121
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Originally Posted by tolovemercy View Post
 

 

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 

post #104 of 121
Thread Starter 

How is everyone doing now?  It has been a bit quiet lately :)

post #105 of 121

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.

post #106 of 121

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. 

post #107 of 121
gone from all day nausea to serious cravings day and night(!) and almost a full appetite at just over 11 weeks (starting feeling better unexpectedly at 10 weeks.... I was holding out for 12 to 14 weeks).

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?!
post #108 of 121

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!!

post #109 of 121
I am 12 weeks now and SO grateful that the all day nausea has subsided. It's been replaced by allergies & sinus pressure, but ill take that! I can finally eat and even have cooked 2 meals which has seemed impossible til a few days ago. I think each day will be better.
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!!
post #110 of 121

I am twice the size at 15wks as I was with my 2nd baby (had him 9yrs ago). My first I did not show until I was 7months along. But, whoa this time I sure am, already in maternity pants. Is anyone else experiencing this?? I feel like a Manatee (little head, little tail BIG middle)stork-girl.gif

post #111 of 121
I'm having my second. With my first I didn't buy any maternity clothes until 18 weeks, and didn't feel that I was really showing until the third trimester. (Example: I was at the dentist and refused x-rays because I was pregnant. My dentist said, congratulations! did you just find out? ... I was 8 months.). But this time my pants are getting tight now, though I'm still buttoning my jeans at 12 weeks. I suspect I'll be into maternity clothes in a few weeks. I just feel swollen all over. Not particularly pregnant. Still nauseous though and havent gained any weight.
post #112 of 121

HI,

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.flower.gif

post #113 of 121

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.

post #114 of 121

I felt that way about a month ago.  Felt so overwhelmed that, when I got home from work one day, I just broke down and started sobbing uncontrollably.  My husband held me and I explained how I felt so overwhelmed with all I had to get done.  I'm hoping you are feeling better!

post #115 of 121
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Originally Posted by mylylah View Post
 

HI,

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.flower.gif


Hi @mylylah! you've probably decided on things already but just to offer some input - we bought a crib with my first and it was never used. We both slept best together, co-sleeping in our bed. then she transitioned to her room on a mattress on the floor at 2.5 years. we are moving soon so we may set up the toddler bed (crib converts) at the new house if she wants it. Otherwise our crib has gotten no use. So if you do get a crib I would recommend one that converts to get more use out of it. I have a co-sleeper too this time so we'll see if this babe likes co-sleeping or not. as someone else mentioned though, you can usually re-sell cribs or co-sleepers, etc on craigslist or at consignment sales if you end up not using them or needing them after a certain point.

post #116 of 121
We've had the same crib that converts to a toddler bed for 3 kids & hardly have used it. They sleep in our bed, between me & a side guard. They wear a sleep sack to stay warm & I wear long sleeve shirts that stay unbuttoned at the too for nursing at night. I side nurse so don't even have to sit up. It sure has helped me get more sleep! We don't even have the crib set up for this baby. We have a Moses basket on a stand to use for main floor naps if wanted but otherwise they just sleep on the bed.
post #117 of 121

Honestly, a tad lonely. I'm now in a new city, state..Moved from NYC to Augusta, ga. I miss my prenatal care that I had at one of the best hospitals in the country. I was in emergency room last Tuesday for 6 hours and had 2 shots to stop contractions. I didn't feel anything though. Still have short cervix. Now on real bedrest. Miss walking the beautiful streets on NYC and Manhattan and taking pics daily.

Separated from hubby and I really miss the companionship and person to lean on especially now. We communicate but he is fighting his own battles. So I feel alone in this process. I'm 35 weeks.

The doc last week said she may have to induce at 37 weeks and that made me feel so sad. I cried horribly. I want her to come into this world naturally. Doc says my placenta may be stressed. Baby is underweight compared to "average" baby at this stage. Her heart is healthy and she moves all the time. I'm praying she gained since last week. My next appt. in tomrw. I welcome your good energy, prayers and thoughts. Just want to be at peace with all this is going on in my life and to have a healthy full term pregnancy and easily give birth to a healhty, whole, zen, beautiful baby girl 5 weeks from now. :-)))

 

Love and light to everyone!

post #118 of 121
Hi mylylah. Sorry you are feeling lonely. I moved from Manhattan to a small college town in Virginia almost two years ago. I also miss the city a lot, but am starting to love it here. Im finding that its a lot more supportive when you have kida. Hopefully you will discover that too once you have your baby.
post #119 of 121

Thank you so much for reaching out. Love and light to you!

post #120 of 121
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Originally Posted by mylylah View Post

Honestly, a tad lonely. I'm now in a new city, state..Moved from NYC to Augusta, ga. I miss my prenatal care that I had at one of the best hospitals in the country. I was in emergency room last Tuesday for 6 hours and had 2 shots to stop contractions. I didn't feel anything though. Still have short cervix. Now on real bedrest. Miss walking the beautiful streets on NYC and Manhattan and taking pics daily.
Separated from hubby and I really miss the companionship and person to lean on especially now. We communicate but he is fighting his own battles. So I feel alone in this process. I'm 35 weeks.
The doc last week said she may have to induce at 37 weeks and that made me feel so sad. I cried horribly. I want her to come into this world naturally. Doc says my placenta may be stressed. Baby is underweight compared to "average" baby at this stage. Her heart is healthy and she moves all the time. I'm praying she gained since last week. My next appt. in tomrw. I welcome your good energy, prayers and thoughts. Just want to be at peace with all this is going on in my life and to have a healthy full term pregnancy and easily give birth to a healhty, whole, zen, beautiful baby girl 5 weeks from now. :-)))

Love and light to everyone!

Hugs!!! I don't have much to say other than I'm sorry it's so rough for you right now. That's tough. greensad.gif I too am having a hard time... the last few months have been some of the worst in my life. This past week held a lot of traumatic events which I can't discuss online, but just think of worse case scenario 2nd only to death of a loved one. greensad.gif I'm not exaggerating....it's been awful.
I don't mean to compete with your hardships or pain at all! On the contrary, I'm sympathizing and *putting my arm around you and crying with you.* if that makes sense. and when I read what you wrote, I realized that life is just plain hard sometimes, ya know. I'm sorry You're going through it but know that you're not alone. I will keep you in my prayers!
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