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post #21 of 27

I just had the worst night so far :( Kept waking up feeling extremely nauseous, I hope that isn't going to be a continuous thing. I had to force myself to eat something at 3am just to make it ease off enough for me to get back to sleep for a while, then 3 hours later I woke up with the same thing and felt really fed up with it. I expected it during the morning, but I'm getting it on and off all day and now during the night too :dizzy I just have to be thankful I don't actually throw up, and hope last night was just a blip.

 

Have a good weekend everyone! 

post #22 of 27

tiphat.gif  Hello, everyone.  :) 

@snowydays:  I've been waking a lot in the night around 3 in the morning.  Today it was 4.  My metabolism kicks into high gear when I'm pregnant, morning noon and night, so from experience I know I'm going to need to stock up on snacks in the bedroom.  Crackers, Apple slices and peanut butter, etc.  I'm prone to hyperemesis, so I'm being proactive.  It's good you're not having to deal with the vomiting yet.  Sometimes it can be avoided, others not.  Best of luck to you, Mama!

 

I'm beginning to get used to the idea that I am pregnant again.  DP and I were avoiding pregnancy, as I'm going back to school in January after a semester off. 

 

I didn't want to see the same midwives again, either, and there are no other local home birth midwives, so I called them on Thursday to make an appointment, and I'll be seeing them next Friday.  They are reputable, well-liked, professional midwives; I was unsatisfied with my previous labor and birth experience.  Probably because I was missing my previous midwife who just got me.  At any rate, it looks like I'll be advocating for myself and practicing my assertive voice, which has always been a good thing.

 

I went to a ladies night with friends tonight, and as I worried I might, I couldn't help sharing the news.  One friend guessed and then ti was all over.  My family knows; I waited a couple of days and was admonished for keeping a secret, LOL -- they're a crazy bunch but they always celebrate babies enthusiastically.  DP's family will not be overjoyed -- they're really a 2 child limit sort of family, and we're both getting up the nerve to tell them to get over it.  Wish me luck...


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post #23 of 27
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I went to a ladies night with friends tonight, and as I worried I might, I couldn't help sharing the news.  One friend guessed and then ti was all over.  My family knows; I waited a couple of days and was admonished for keeping a secret, LOL -- they're a crazy bunch but they always celebrate babies enthusiastically.  DP's family will not be overjoyed -- they're really a 2 child limit sort of family, and we're both getting up the nerve to tell them to get over it.  Wish me luck...

 

Yeah, that's my family. I have no cousins and the second cousins we spent holidays with have 2 kids (if any). I'm already the goofball with 3. I'll be lucky if my mom has a neutral reaction. I've been trying to drop hints ever since Tim was born that we'd likely have more kids so it wouldn't come as a shock. I already had my first "too early" and my 2nd "too close". My third was acceptable, since I was over 30 by then and I had 2 boys, so people thought I'd try for a girl.

post #24 of 27

I hear all of you that are nervous to tell family you are having another child, lol.  My mother told me two years ago that I needed to get over my "baby fever."  I think she recommended another puppy!

Everyone will compare me to my aunt which I really don't mind.  She was considered the wild child of the family and had four kids, all boys.  Guess I will be the wild child now - single and pregnant with my fourth, lol.

 

Have had a bit of a scare recently.  Was dealing with debilitating nausea and vomiting so I resorted to taking Zofran.  I took 4 mg Thursday afternoon, and 4 mg Friday morning and around 2 pm.  The medication did not wear off all afternoon on Friday. Saturday morning I woke up with no nausea at all.  Fading symptoms?  I had no morning sickness all day and was feeling these twinging cramps as well.  Totally scared.  Broke down and cried with my sister last night because I was certain I had lost the baby.  This morning my nausea has returned (YAY!!!)  but I am still feeling those cramps that remind me of my previous miscarriages.  I go from moments of hope then feel a cramp and believe it is all over.  Sigh.  I HATE the first trimester!!!

post #25 of 27
Warning: VENT ... We decided to share the pregnancy news with our kiddos.  It was fun.  We told them that Ember (our youngest, almost 22 months) is going to be a big sister. 
The girls were so happy!  The two oldest immediately went upstairs to compile a list of possible baby names.  Kind of helps that their buddies/neighbors just had a new addition to their home as well. 
 
Our reason for waiting is that we dread sharing with DP's family. We decided to just tell them so we could stop worrying.
4yoDD made an enthusiastic announcement the minute her Grandma arrived. Not a great response from Grandma. *Sigh* "How are you guys gonna DO this?" "There's already no way to save for college." "One of you is gonna need to be sterilized." And other nice gems.

 

Still haven't mentioned it to FIL who lives in North Carolina (DP's parents are divorced and remarried, so two sets of in-laws for me; YAY). I may have to use that announcement poem for large families ...

post #26 of 27

Cramping is normal.  The uterus stretching will do that.   My last pregnancy was difficult because I'd had two losses prior to it.  At 9 weeks I was cramping a LOT and was totally freaked out, so the mw did a viability u/s (the ONLY one the whole pg) and confirmed babe was just fine.  Within a couple more weeks I could feel the baby moving and then all was fine.  But it was very nerve wrecking in those first few weeks.  I was told that the baby is continuing to implant deeper causing cramps, as well as the uterus stretching.  So, try to relax.  Cramping is not a bad thing. At all. :)

 

I have told friends, but not family of this pg.  My husband's grandmother, which is the closest family member to any of us, was very rude during my last three pregnancies.  2 of which ended in miscarriage.  Which she thought was necessary to tell me I was better off to have lost them cause I had enough kids already.  Then she continued to be unsupportive during the pregnancy that stuck that resulted in our 4th child.  This being our 5th, and a surprise at that!, I am really not sure how to break the news to her.  I told hubby today that I'd let him tell his Grandma so he could be my shield from her negativity and stupidity. :)  LOL  Not sure if that will really fly, cause she tends to say dumb stuff when he's not around, but maybe if he actively engages her instead of me, then I don't have to deal with it as much.

post #27 of 27

Bennypai Quite glad I'm not the only one having broken nights sleep! It's hard because you feel more tired anyway and the bad sleeping just makes it worse, I need more sleep if anything, not less. Last night I drank half a glass of milk when I woke up feeling very nauseous, it seemed to help take the edge off enough so I could fall back to sleep at least. So I'll try that again if I wake up the same tonight. 

 

Starting to dread the mornings because of the nausea :( But I have to keep telling myself it's a good symptom and normal of early pregnancy, it will be over soon......

 

I am 8 weeks now, so hopefully it eases off in a couple more weeks! I like hearing how you all are telling people already or not, different situations. I haven't told anyone yet and I can't quite believe I've kept it to myself now for 4 entire weeks! It's a huge secret to carry myself but I'm afraid of people's reactions and want to have things sorted out in other ways before I tell people. I also want to get past 12-14 weeks first. 

 

Bethania I've also had some cramping the past couple of nights, but no break in the nausea for me unfortunately. I hope you are okay now!

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