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post #161 of 186
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Anybody else having occasional tingly/numbness sensations in their arm?  perhaps it's because I work at a desk half the day but I think it might be from resting my arm/elbow against the desk.  I did some basic research around the interwebs and found that it's somewhat normal.  I feel like i'm having a first pregnancy again because everything is so different i'm looking almost every little thing up!  not a big deal i guess but obnoxious!

 Yes!  My midwife with dd2 said that when your blood vessels are bigger from more blood volume, a slight compression makes them think they are being cut off, when they aren't really.  Something like the amount it takes normally is perceived differently by the nerves, or something?  She recommended really watching my hydration levels, and it did help.

 

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:Hug more of these for sure.

 

it is a version of hell here right now.  i'm making Monty Python 'bring out your dead' jokes.  2 kids have made it past the fever and just are tired.  my cough started tonight and my sweet almost 3 year old is feverish tonight.  and my almost 6 year old has been in rough shape all day.

 

 

Ugh.  We did that over Christmas break, and it was awful.  I do not envy you one tiny bit.  You take whatever breaks you have to because you totally deserve it. 

 

I'm just going to throw this out there.  We were miserable (still have coughs), and two of our friends' families got sick right after us.  One family wound up taking their one year old to the ER because of breathing issues, and it turned out he has RSV.  He's now in the hospital for the second night with low oxygen and breathing issues.  He is improving.  I read that vit D deficiency can allow a worse case of it, and perhaps it is going around.  Maybe we didn't have it, maybe you don't, but since you have a little guy, I thought I'd put a bug in your ear about it.  Most people get it by age 2 with no issue, though it does not confer lifelong immunity.

 

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Originally Posted by pudlenka View Post

Oh, sick mamas, I feel for you! Flu with first trimester sucks.

Amen, Sister!

post #162 of 186

See, this is a perk to being at the tail end of this DDC--reading back over all the posts in this thread from the last month, I feel in such good company with all my just-now-manifesting symptoms such as the nausea/ravenous hunger/nausea pattern, weird bowel issues, utter exhaustion, tingly sensation in my hands, boob growth, and weight redistribution.

 

But man, the most pronounced one for me this week has been a complete upheaval of my sleep schedule. I collapse into bed any time from 9:30 to 10:30, sleep like the dead but with trippy dreams, and pop awake at 4:30 like it's the most sensible thing in the world. Then, mid-afternoon, I collapse again for an unavoidable 45-minute or hour-long snooze on the couch amidst games of Simon Says and dress-up play, watching of Phineas and Ferb, and playing of any number of games on the iPad. There are some things about the big spacing between my younger son and this baby that I feel sad about, but having two kids who are capable of and happy with short bursts of independent play while I take care of my pregnant body is certainly nice!

post #163 of 186
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Ugh.  We did that over Christmas break, and it was awful.  I do not envy you one tiny bit.  You take whatever breaks you have to because you totally deserve it. 

 

I'm just going to throw this out there.  We were miserable (still have coughs), and two of our friends' families got sick right after us.  One family wound up taking their one year old to the ER because of breathing issues, and it turned out he has RSV.  He's now in the hospital for the second night with low oxygen and breathing issues.  He is improving.  I read that vit D deficiency can allow a worse case of it, and perhaps it is going around.  Maybe we didn't have it, maybe you don't, but since you have a little guy, I thought I'd put a bug in your ear about it.  Most people get it by age 2 with no issue, though it does not confer lifelong immunity.

 

i think we were exposed to that 2 years ago (got a NASTY cold from a kid w/ chronic RSV) and we're totally adding Vit D drops to everyone's daily dose of stuffs.

 

i'm deficient this year (usually stock up on summer sun, but wasn't able to this year) and have increased my dose too.

 

watching. and thanks for the heads up... my 4 year old seems to be on the other side after about 48 hours of sleeping non-stop.  so that's good.  no more fever, easing up on coughing, treating everyone else badly b/c they can't fight back.  ah, siblings....

 

so here's for some breakthrough for the rest of us tonight.  Daddy is worse today, but that's not unusual.

post #164 of 186

Thank you oneSerenityOne!  Feels to good that there is a real person out there who's got it too...

post #165 of 186
I think that I'm starting to feel more normal. I'm still queasy, but not so sick I can't accomplish anything. I've got a to-do list a mile long that I've been ignoring, so hopefully by the weekend (I'll be 12 weeks on Saturday) I'll feel normal enough to get something done. Yay for 2nd trimester, which is almost in sight!
post #166 of 186

Hi Ladies, I decided to add in my symptoms. Well for the first 3 weeks of me knowing I was expecting # 2 the only symptom I got was sore boobs. But this past week, I have not only had very sore boobs. Just taking of my bra is torture. But I have felt exhausted, I am peeing so much, and I am super queasy. And off and on I have had a sore back. And I am only 7 weeks along. Only 7 months and 1 week to go...lol....oh dear!

post #167 of 186
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Originally Posted by piratemere View Post

I think that I'm starting to feel more normal. I'm still queasy, but not so sick I can't accomplish anything. I've got a to-do list a mile long that I've been ignoring, so hopefully by the weekend (I'll be 12 weeks on Saturday) I'll feel normal enough to get something done. Yay for 2nd trimester, which is almost in sight!


Oh it sounds so good to possibly be seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.  At 8wks here and I've had symptoms since 3wks (when I found out) - the ms has rendered me completely useless!  I hope you get past it soon!

post #168 of 186
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Oh it sounds so good to possibly be seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.  At 8wks here and I've had symptoms since 3wks (when I found out) - the ms has rendered me completely useless!  I hope you get past it soon!

 I started having symptoms at 2 1/2-3 weeks as well, and the constant nausea is transforming to more productive vomiting. Strangely I prefer it this way, as I always feel normal for at least half an hour afterwards. Can't wait for that light at the end of the tunnel to be mine! But 7w5d has me just hoping and wishing it happens before 12 weeks. faint.gif

post #169 of 186

I hear you all! Totally had a really bad couple of weeks. I never vomit, but feel sick all day, worse in the evenings or if I'm really tired. Today is the first day I've felt almost normal. We're at least 10 weeks right now, could be a couple more. I'm not sure if it's coincidence that I've been adding lemon to my water and sipping on it all day. It's something my SIL told me to try, and I finally picked up some lemons at the grocery store last night. If it is the lemon water that's helping, I'm wishing I would have tried it three weeks ago!

post #170 of 186
Ooh I have a lemon tree out front I should start putting it in my water! I'm nauseous all day long exhausted and feel super depressed. And my boobs aren't hurting that much but nursing is killing me. Hopefully we can make it through with just one nursing session a day until milk comes back in!!!
post #171 of 186

okay- other than not eating b/c of flu for last 5 days (finally made it up w/ steak and eggs and salad today) still really not rocking pregnancy symptoms.  

 

last night i was up for HOURS just fretting- moving in may, not taking prenatals (usually have a pristine diet, but totally flopped w/ sickness and being broke), hot and sweaty hormonal the last few days.  tired.  and if i eat a real meal, feel queasy.  so moving towards salads being my enemy again....

 

but i just sound like a nervous person, not a pregnant one!!!

 

just trusting that this is working anyways.....

post #172 of 186
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I hear you all! Totally had a really bad couple of weeks. I never vomit, but feel sick all day, worse in the evenings or if I'm really tired. Today is the first day I've felt almost normal. We're at least 10 weeks right now, could be a couple more. I'm not sure if it's coincidence that I've been adding lemon to my water and sipping on it all day. It's something my SIL told me to try, and I finally picked up some lemons at the grocery store last night. If it is the lemon water that's helping, I'm wishing I would have tried it three weeks ago!


I tried lemon water last week and the strangest thing happened.  When I was drinking it, it tasted fantastic... like it made me want to gulp down the water.  However, starting 2-3 minutes later, my stomach was not at all happy and I had all sorts of achy sensations and increased nausea.  So much for normal - it's as if I'm trapped in a foreign body and all bets are off!

post #173 of 186
Having the hangry problem in spades this week. Yesterday I ate a ton at work - nibbling constantly, two "meals" - then when I left and was driving across town to teach my night class, I started shaking, I needed to eat so badly. Bought something fast, gross and random, scarfed it. Taught for 3 hrs, and on the way back to the car was doing labor breathing because I was so hungry it HURT. Ridiculous, couldn't even deal with waiting ten minutes to get home, food was all I could think of. But then every dang time, I fix the food amount I feel like I'm hungry for, eat for bites and am done done done. I know I definitely did not have this symptom with either previous pg at this point. Because I'm old? Because it's been so long? Because I'm out of shape? Because it's not a girl this time? ....
post #174 of 186
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I tried lemon water last week and the strangest thing happened.  When I was drinking it, it tasted fantastic... like it made me want to gulp down the water.  However, starting 2-3 minutes later, my stomach was not at all happy and I had all sorts of achy sensations and increased nausea.  So much for normal - it's as if I'm trapped in a foreign body and all bets are off!

Innacircle, I did the same thing! I had some lemon water two days ago (before I even saw this thread about trying it), and it was delicious. My stomach didn't like it quite so much! That water came back up so fast it was still cold and refreshing yikes.gif Not trying that again any time soon. 

post #175 of 186

Does anyone ever have a day when you just don't feel that pregnant? I am 8w3d and I have days when I feel sick, days when I want to cry/scream all day, and then a day when I'm fine and have no/not many symptoms. On those days I can't help but wonder if I'm about to miscarry again.... Usually, that night or the next day symptoms will come back though - thank goodness.

post #176 of 186
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Originally Posted by alleycatsunflwr View Post

Does anyone ever have a day when you just don't feel that pregnant? I am 8w3d and I have days when I feel sick, days when I want to cry/scream all day, and then a day when I'm fine and have no/not many symptoms. On those days I can't help but wonder if I'm about to miscarry again.... Usually, that night or the next day symptoms will come back though - thank goodness.
Maybe an early ultrasound would put your fears to rest? I'm having one tomorrow for that reason. For me, once I see that heartbeat, I know the chance of miscarrying is very, very low. I scheduled one for tomorrow. I tried hard to just let the pregnancy happen, but I really need that reassurance. To answer your question though, I have times in the day where I feel OK, but generally I don't go a whole day without symptoms. I'm sure that will change though. It's still really early (8w0d).
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Thanks Motivated Mama!  I have had an early ultrasound and did see a heart beat.  Last time I miscarried at 11 weeks after seeing an ultrasound with a heartbeat..... And yes, you are right, it is still really early...

post #178 of 186

Good luck on your u/s MM

 

alleycat - I had days earlier on this pg when my symptoms would take a day off, but not now.  I'm 9 wks.  That is so sad that you had a mc at 11 weeks - makes this first trimester a hugely anxious uphill battle for you.  The chances are so small (5%) of mc after seeing a heartbeat... I think by odds alone you should expect a perfect and healthy pregnancy this time. 

What were your symptoms like last time?

 

 

AFM: I have been in a doxylamine (Unisom) stupor for a few days in an effort to outsmart my nausea.  I started taking 1/3 of a pill at about midnight and since it has a long half-life (18 hours) it did a good job of keeping the nausea at bay overnight and the following day.  Unfortunately I am very sensitive to the sedative effects of this medication so all I did was sit around and/or nap.  It's not clear which is better - nausea or sedation!

Why, oh why, can't it just be easy!!! 

btw - most ppl aren't aware of this, but Unisom is the strongest OTC sedative you can buy. 

 

I stopped taking it 2 nights ago, but it'll take 2 more to get it out of my system.  All I do is sleep and laze around.  The laundry is now snaking out of the laundry room and lining up around the corner.  Luckily DH took the week off for a "honey-do vacation" so he's really pulling the weight for both of us. 

post #179 of 186
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Originally Posted by innacircle View Post
 

btw - most ppl aren't aware of this, but Unisom is the strongest OTC sedative you can buy. 

 

Yep! It's a first generation antihistamine so it has the highest penetration into the brain. I have NO IDEA how so many of these mamas take unisom and function...it affects me the same way it does you! 

post #180 of 186
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Originally Posted by alleycatsunflwr View Post
 

Does anyone ever have a day when you just don't feel that pregnant? I am 8w3d and I have days when I feel sick, days when I want to cry/scream all day, and then a day when I'm fine and have no/not many symptoms. On those days I can't help but wonder if I'm about to miscarry again.... Usually, that night or the next day symptoms will come back though - thank goodness.

OH, I so feel you.  I was freaking out because I wasn't feeling any stomach anything... Today made up for it.  I'm not a barfer but today I had like 3 huge waves of nausea (one right now).  Very overwhelming.  But reassuring ;)

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