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Third and hardest pregnancy... Anyone else?

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

I feel like crap! I have two boys (ages 2 and 4) and had really easy times with both pregnancies (a bit of night time ickiness with baby #2 but that's it). This time I am constantly nauseas, extremely exhausted all day long, and moody as heck. It's so different! I usually feel so vibrant and healthy while pregnant. This time I feel so pathetic and sickly! Anyone else have this happen? Do pregnancies just keep getting harder and harder? 

post #2 of 10
Sorry I can't speak from experience, but from what my mom (11 pregnancies) and from what other women have told me, and from what I've read is that often you are more sick with girls. I know that's not always true but just throwing that out there as a suggestion.

Sorry you're having such a hard time with it! I hope you get more relief soon! And I hope other mamas om here can give you better advice
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thank you! I heard that, too! About girls! And I have a few friends where this was definitely the case. I do have a strong feeling I'm carrying a girl this time. We'll see :-)

post #4 of 10

That's funny. I heard the opposite is true. I never had morning sickness with my first two pregnancies, both girls. All my friends who have been pregnant with boys had morning sickness pretty bad. This, my third pregnancy, I've had so much nausea all day long, which is especially worse when I'm hungry or have an empty stomach. I haven't thrown up or anything, but that nausea is so persistent. I am a lot older now than with my first two, but I'm still just as exhausted the first trimester with this pregnancy as I was with the other two. 

post #5 of 10

OP, I could have written your post!  I also have two boys at almost the same ages as yours and both of their pregnancies were easier.  Now I'm *so* tired and I feel like I work all day at keeping the nausea at bay.  I supplement with magnesium, which I think helps, and I take ginger pills and a large snack when I feel it getting worse.  But I do feel terrible when all I want to do is lie on the couch and the boys have no idea why since I haven't told them yet!

post #6 of 10

Me too!  This is my third pregnancy.  My two boys are 3 and 5 and I only threw up once with each of them.  Now I'm up to 4 times.  I'm constantly nauseous and tired.  It feels like torture.  Haven't told them yet partly because I don't want them to associate the baby with Mommy begin so sick.  I've been slightly less nauseous the past few days and am hoping I turned a corner although I'm just 9 weeks so I know I'm not out of the blue yet.  

post #7 of 10

I'm there with you!  My first two pregnancies were pretty uneventful and now I have a 4 year old girl and 2 year old girl.  This pregnancy I'm much sicker, and my girls have learned that when I move quickly toward the bathroom, they have a few minutes to forage for forbidden snacks in the kitchen!

Maybe I'm incubating a boy this time, maybe you a girl.  Or, as a friend of mine loves to tease me, maybe it's pregnancy #3 but babies #3 AND #4!

post #8 of 10
My 3rd was sooo much harder physically than the other two, especially in the third trimester. They are all within a few years, but I just felt crazy older and run down. I was also heavier, though. Remains to be seen with this one.
post #9 of 10

I am so with you! My boys were so easy.  No nausea, just some tiredness.  This time, I can barely find anything to eat.  Foods that I normally love make me want to puke! I can't even be rational about why I don't want to eat things.  I tried to explain to DH that I couldn't eat cereal because it was too scoopy.  Any I couldn't eat a quesadilla because the tortilla was to squishy.  For some reason, I get carsick now, and I am the only driver in my family.  We are driving to VT this weekend, and I have no idea how I am going to do it.  


My boys are 3 and 5, and they are baffled as to why I can get them to school and home and barely anything else.  My house is a mess and I can't figure out how to clean it.  My kitchen is driving me crazy, but I can't get in there to deep clean it, because I am so sensitive to smell.  


I alternate between needing to sleep 12+ hours a night, to waking up at 3am, not being able to go back to sleep.  


So yes, this third time around is kicking my butt!

post #10 of 10

Number 3 was mis.er.a.ble. for me. I didnt think pregnancy could be any less enjoyable. That is until now with number 4. So for me personally they get worse but Im hoping this time it all eases  in my second trimester. Also I like to think its harder because we have more responsibility, more kids to care for and thus less time to tend to our discomforts?

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