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post #81 of 121
Ugh, can I just barf or have this GO AWAY please?
post #82 of 121

^^ My thoughts exactly! puke.gif

post #83 of 121

So interesting about feeling hot/cold. I was always overheating with DD even though it was fall/winter/spring (she was born March 14 so similar timing) and I'm in Canada, lol. I thought it was just a pregnancy thing, I only had one long sleeved top during that pregnancy, everything else was short sleeves and I was still sweating much of the time. I wonder if this baby will be the same.

post #84 of 121
I am EXHAUSTED!! !! Is normal?! This is my first pregnancy and
Between near full time nausea, the stress and anxiety of needing to eat as much as I can stomach if and when I do feel well and worse, when I don't and the mental energy I spend trying not to throw up or gag all day/lack of physical movement also due to this....I am feeling pretty useless. My life has been completely put on hold and have almost no energy or inspiration for the things I once loved (don't feel depressed, just exhausted by minimal efffort). I was not expecting to feel this way. I have minimal commitments ... Very part time work which I've all but had to quit due to nausea. My life is very low stress. I can understand moms with kids and full time work when they say they are tired to the bone, but starting to judge myself a little and wonder if this is normal or if I should seriously consider anemia?! Any other first time moms feel this way?!

Can't tell if I should resign myself to this and make the most of the next month or so ( fingers crossed that the nausea and exhaustion lifts after the first trimester) and enjoy napping, taking it easy, gentle walks, reading and art projects and letting folks take care of me or if I need to be more disciplined?!
post #85 of 121

Laurel, I was really tired with my first.  I had a work-from-home job and I stayed in bed with my computer the first half of the day, ate lunch, napped, and then watched movies until my husband came home from work!  I don't know if it was just because I could or what.  It got better with time. 

 

I'm feeling pretty good mentally.  I'm tired and try to lay down and nap if I can when my kids do.  This seems to really help me get through the afternoon.  I'm also having these interesting bursts of motivation and I do a lot of stuff around the house.  But then I feel more tired than normal.  Eating is weird, but so far not any real nausea.  I feel a little queasy in the evenings, but don't feel like I need to do anything about it yet.  I'm thankful to feel pretty "with it" so far, especially since I have the two little guys to take care of!  My husband is being really helpful as well!

post #86 of 121
Jayray- it's so comforting to hear about your first pregnancy. Did things pick up for you in the second trimester? Really glad things are going so well for you in this pregnancy and so great that you have good support and help. Really nice to be on this journey with other ladies ....
post #87 of 121
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Originally Posted by SwanLake View Post

Sometimes I find I get suddenly cold with goosebumps and then have hot flashes. If I wasn't pregnant, I'd think I was getting sick.
^^^YES this exactly has been happening to me too! Cold flashes and hot flashes like crazy. Sweating for some of the day, pulling out the blankets with tea for another part! Haha its crazy.
My main symptom is that my nipples are sore, especially when my daughter breastfeeds, and my heightened sense of smell! My gosh, I am smelling so many awful things as that I wish I went my life without knowing 'it' ever even had a smell. But it is just truly fascinating what our bodies are doing (such as making another human being's vital organs!) and all the changes that are taking place with such a great purpose! I love it and I feel so alive. I had self-esteem body issues in the past, but nothing gave me such respect and love for my body as seeing it create my daughter! Man, we are privileged to be women, KWIM?

Leavesoflaurel- I get tired too and I remember I was even more tired with my dd's pregnancy which makes me wonder if this baby is a boy or if it was just a 1st pregnancy thing, ya know. Im not sure but I would definitely be one to advise listening to your body and taking a rest/nap whenever you feel like you need to and not pushing yourself. ive read that what our bodies are doing right now is even more strenuous than running a marathon. Don't feel guilty or like you need to be more disciplined, just lay back and put your feet up! smile.gif I think "letting folks take care of" you is a great idea! wink1.gif oh and I forgot to say that yes, it did get a lot better past the 12th week or so, began doing normal activities, but I still was generally more worn out and tired.
post #88 of 121

I have a new symptom (I think?) that I have never had before. My legs (specifically my hips and thighs) are so so sore. But not really in a painful way, more like in a sort of radiating numbness way. It makes them feel all googly and weak- its basically exactly like when you have a flu and your muscles are achey and sore. 

 

Anyone else? Is this normal? I am only 5-6 weeks so I cant see how its a size thing yet. Or least I HOPE not or I will be in a wheelchair in a month. :(

post #89 of 121
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Originally Posted by leavesoflaurel View Post

I am EXHAUSTED!! !! Is normal?! This is my first pregnancy and
Between near full time nausea, the stress and anxiety of needing to eat as much as I can stomach if and when I do feel well and worse, when I don't and the mental energy I spend trying not to throw up or gag all day/lack of physical movement also due to this....I am feeling pretty useless. My life has been completely put on hold and have almost no energy or inspiration for the things I once loved (don't feel depressed, just exhausted by minimal efffort). I was not expecting to feel this way. I have minimal commitments ... Very part time work which I've all but had to quit due to nausea. My life is very low stress. I can understand moms with kids and full time work when they say they are tired to the bone, but starting to judge myself a little and wonder if this is normal or if I should seriously consider anemia?! Any other first time moms feel this way?!

Can't tell if I should resign myself to this and make the most of the next month or so ( fingers crossed that the nausea and exhaustion lifts after the first trimester) and enjoy napping, taking it easy, gentle walks, reading and art projects and letting folks take care of me or if I need to be more disciplined?!

 

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.  

post #90 of 121

Hi leavesoflaurel, I am freaking exhausted too!

 

With my first (to term) pregnancy, I was extrememly nauseous from even about 4-5 weeks, and that, combined with exhaustion, meant that I just sat around (I was working on a project that I hoped would turn into a self employment but I let it just drop away. I couldn´t do anything!). I do remember it got better when the nausea went away, around 14 weeks. 

 

This time I have a toddler to chase around, and even when I get 10 hours of sleep (going to sleep when my daughter does, basically, and waking up when she does, too!) I am STILL exhausted. On the days where I don´t do that, I have been a total zombie. I have been on vacation though with busy days and early flights and stuff, and on a work trip with DH + toddler, where we had to do things late into the evening and when wake up when our daughter did. That is over now so I hope with a normal routine I can get some workouts in, which helps give me a little boost (but it is SO HARD to get motivated and I´m basically at half speed). 

 

I just try my best, miss coffee like CRAZY (I was off it for years and just started having a cup a few mornings a week, and mostly a few afternoons when I was super exhausted, but I am trying not to have it because it makes me nervous and I am really sensitive to caffeine), and try to remember that this is a once in a lifetime experience (sorry to be cheesy, but I do try to remember that!) :) ;)

post #91 of 121
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Originally Posted by leavesoflaurel View Post

Can't tell if I should resign myself to this and make the most of the next month or so ( fingers crossed that the nausea and exhaustion lifts after the first trimester) and enjoy napping, taking it easy, gentle walks, reading and art projects and letting folks take care of me or if I need to be more disciplined?!

Definitely take it easy! This is my second pregnancy and I'm exhausted too, and I remember this from last time as well. It's funny to think back when during the second trimester I was going on the elliptical and doing lots of stuff - I can even imagine that now, but I know it will get better and I'll have more energy.

post #92 of 121

I got a migraine on what I think was the day of implantation, I guess because of the major hormonal swing? I just attributed to getting my period because I started spotting for a few days after, and the test was negative at the end of my "period".  But a week later my breasts were really full and nipples were sooo sore to touch, so i had a feeling. Took a test and it was positive!  yay!  Other than the sore breasts, I've been feeling great.  Some minor headaches and maybe a little tiredness, but pretty good!  It's hard to believe sometimes that I am actually pregnant - doesn't feel real yet!

post #93 of 121

Anybody live in Florida?

post #94 of 121

Im from Florida! I currently live in Mexico, but Im moving back in less than a month!

post #95 of 121

I was feeling great up until 4 days ago. then it all hit me at once. 

Monring sickness my ass! lol try all day and all night sickness, and horrible headaches, this sucks :(

post #96 of 121
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Originally Posted by brookieD View Post

I got a migraine on what I think was the day of implantation, I guess because of the major hormonal swing? I just attributed to getting my period because I started spotting for a few days after, and the test was negative at the end of my "period".  But a week later my breasts were really full and nipples were sooo sore to touch, so i had a feeling. Took a test and it was positive!  yay!  Other than the sore breasts, I've been feeling great.  Some minor headaches and maybe a little tiredness, but pretty good!  It's hard to believe sometimes that I am actually pregnant - doesn't feel real yet!

I think I got a migraine that day, too! 

post #97 of 121
You know, I think the day I had to go to the ER for an imitrex shot at work from a severe headache would have been just about implantation time for me as well!
post #98 of 121
The HG is kicking my ass, to be blunt. Zofran isn't working to curb the nausea. I've thrown up 3 times at work today. They gave me compazine to use as well, but it makes my vision go blurry which makes me feel nauseous from that on top of the HG! While I'm not going to, I completely understand why HG has led women to get medically indicated terminations, especially when I know there are women who have it far worse than I do. I'm scared I won't be able to keep working. I'm trying my hardest to keep going. But it gets harder and harder.
post #99 of 121
Justmama - Sorry about the HG. I had it during my first pregnancy, and it was awful. I was in the hospital by eight weeks. I had a week off from working, but then I was back at my stressful job. It was my first year teaching through a fellowship program in the Bronx. I was leaving the house every day around 5:45 AM and getting home some days around 8PM...to do more work. It was really awful. The zofran did help me. I was still nauseous and throwing up maybe 10x/ day, but I could eat and drink enough to keep going. I think that is the effect it has for a lot of women. It helped me that I usually felt better in the afternoon for a few hours.

I guess I don't have any good advice, except to hang in there and be very careful about what you eat. Often the things I craved made me feel sicker. I had this nasty taste in my mouth, and I finally figured out that it was caused by eating sugar. Snacking helped me. So did really trying to get enough sleep. I also took reglan. I don't know if it helped, but it didn't hurt anything. Going to slow walks outside also helped me a lot.

I hope you feel better soon. Don't give up!
post #100 of 121

I barely feel any symptoms. Bloated, somewhat tired, somewhat cranky. Tolerable sore boobs. But so far, this has been suspiciously easy (knock on wood). It is making it a bit difficult to feel like this is real. I had a miscarriage in May and I keep waiting to see blood because I am like, "Am I really pregnant? Is this really gonna stick?" I am 7w4d. I don't remember my first being difficult with symptoms, but my second and two other pregnancies were. The miscarriage pregnancy was miserable.

 

Sorry for those of you feeling yucky...heartbeat.gif

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