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post #41 of 76

I'm so sad. I LOVE food. I LOVE eating. But the last two weeks...it's okay. It's edible. Doesn't make me sick but...it's not delicious and comforting anymore. Sigh. Maybe that's a good thing. 

post #42 of 76
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Originally Posted by crunchymonkey View Post
 

I'm so sad. I LOVE food. I LOVE eating. But the last two weeks...it's okay. It's edible. Doesn't make me sick but...it's not delicious and comforting anymore. Sigh. Maybe that's a good thing. 


crunchy - I totally TOTALLY getcha on this one.  A couple of days ago I made my beloved fudge (I'm a serious fudge eater).  It tasted good at first, but then went south.  last week we got some sandwiches from my favorite sandwich place... they were nothing like they're supposed to be.  The only thing that tastes normal to me right now is fruit.  Outside of that it's all funky.

Everything is altered and although it gets the job done there's not much enjoyment.

 

I am now 11weeks and it's letting up.  Today, I dare say, I feel good.  No nausea and no indigestion so far. 

post #43 of 76

Food that I usually loves tastes good to me for about three bites. Then, done. No more. Get it away from me.

 

But I feel GREAT. I have high energy, and great moods, and my brain's a-poppin', like I need it to while I'm still working (until the end of May). My older son and I had a big snowball fight in the backyard today while the younger one napped--it was great! I breathed deep of the cold, snowy air, and was just happy to be there, in that moment, with hair and coat full of snow... :love

 

It's time for me to start shopping for maternity clothes. The ponytail-holder-in-the-buttonloop is a laughable solution at this point. Time for the wide, stretchy waistband pants! I'm glad I'll be biggest this summer, as I have a good collection of just-below-knee flowy skirts with elastic waists already.

post #44 of 76

Marie, how far along are you? I can't imagine needing mat clothes yet lol I'm 7 weeks and didn't need them with my daughter until around 20 weeks.

 

Oh I do want to report that since starting progesterone, my energy is back and my anxiety attacks are gone!

post #45 of 76

I was 10 weeks on Friday! This is WAY earlier than I've even *shown* with my other two births. But, some experienced mama friends told me that was pretty normal, that your body tends to go quicker into pregnancy-mode since the pattern has been set before? This is to be my 3rd. If I could stand the pressure on my lower abdomen, I bet I could last a bit longer. But it makes me feel woozy, so even the extra one or two inches I get from the elastic/buttonhole trick isn't quite loose enough. But for me, even the weight redistribution is noticeable: for the last 2 weeks, I have developed a thinner face and collar bones, thinner just under my breasts to the bottom of my rib cage, but definite swelling in my lower abdomen.

 

Woohoo for well-balanced hormones! Glad you are feeling good!

post #46 of 76

Could someone fill my in on all the abbreviations, please?  Oh, and count me in on the hoping for twins....twins on both sides of my family (I know father's side doesn't count).  

post #47 of 76

Also, is it really normal to not be fitting in to clothes this early?  I thought I was getting fat because I've been eating so much butter, but then I saw the post about other women noticing the same thing.  And what is this "Popping" thing that people are talking about?  It that just when you notice suddenly that you've grown round the middle?  This will be my first child, however, I was pregnant this past summer and miscarried in November at 11 weeks.  I don't remember this fat thing starting then, but I was biking 15 miles/day.  And of course, the pregnancy ended...if me being fat right now means a healthy baby, then I'll take it!

post #48 of 76

Corinne, which abbreviations are you having trouble with? I'm lazy or I'd just go back and see which we've been using lol

For me, I said I 'popped' because I took a picture one morning of my belly and I just looked a little bloated, the next, at the same time, I looked pregnant. Like everything just shifted over night! 

 

Marie, I'm 'planning' on showing at 13 weeks since I felt noticeably pregnant (to those who might be suspicious) at 15 weeks with my last. So I guess that's not a huge difference especially since it's your 3rd. I just can't believe there are mamas so far ahead of me on this group lol

post #49 of 76

Anyone mind if I post an off topic question? I'll assume not haha =)

 

Warning, might be nausea inducing for those with sensitive stomachs.

 

My almost 2 year old is suddenly pooping like 4-6 times a day. Good size to large movements, every two hours or so. She was a 1, maybe 2, 3 on a bad day kid up until about 2 weeks ago. Then she got diahhrea and it's still peanut butterish but not diahhrea. But it's EVERY SINGLE DIAPER. Normal? Reason for concern? Anyone elses kids poop this much at this age? Is the sudden onset a concern? Ugh, I want it to stop. I guess I should try fiber and see if that helps. But I don't want to constipate the kid either.

post #50 of 76
Goingonfour, thanks. That was exactly the pep talk i needed today. Ironically, I finally started fantasizing about a home birth where I can just labor in water and not have to get in the car... I like the idea of it...

I had a lot of birth trauma to heal from and I am sort of re processing it here, lol.

My daughter was born after 36 hours of active labor that started two hours after I went to bed. I went into labor Friday night and had her Sunday morning. Labored at home, at birth center, at the hospital. Experienced all three for about twelve hours each. The hospital was my favorite. Sigh. But only because I could finally rest with the epi. I hadn't been progressing, but after the epi, I went to sleep and woke up dilated. Pushed for two hours. They were talking c section and I said, "no! This is the part i know i can do!" I pushed her out without a contraction. I tore badly. My midwife said it was the most traumatic birth she had ever attended. The dr took 2 hours to stitch me up. No anesthetic. Did they think the epidural was still in effect? Took me weeks to stand up or sit without pain. A year before sex didn't hurt. Yeah, i had some trauma. I am so glad I got her out, though. I did not want a c section! Probably would have healed faster but the idea was just loathsome!
post #51 of 76
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Originally Posted by crunchymonkey View Post
 

Anyone mind if I post an off topic question? I'll assume not haha =)

 

Warning, might be nausea inducing for those with sensitive stomachs.

 

My almost 2 year old is suddenly pooping like 4-6 times a day. Good size to large movements, every two hours or so. She was a 1, maybe 2, 3 on a bad day kid up until about 2 weeks ago. Then she got diahhrea and it's still peanut butterish but not diahhrea. But it's EVERY SINGLE DIAPER. Normal? Reason for concern? Anyone elses kids poop this much at this age? Is the sudden onset a concern? Ugh, I want it to stop. I guess I should try fiber and see if that helps. But I don't want to constipate the kid either.


Not to alarm you, but bulky, excessive stools, especially soft, is what my kids, all 3, always had as toddlers, until I figured out every last food sensitivity or allergy, and removed it. Then they got normal stools again. If I see bulky loose stools anymore, I check for dark under-eye circles that look as if the kid is tired or wearing eyeshadow, and/or little skin bumps, sometimes red if it's bad, other times white and sandpapery, usually around the belly and trunk, sometimes more on the buttocks, sometimes around the corners of the mouth too. But usually on the belly or back. They often get yucky earwax, that is orange and gummy, at the same time. As infants, they'd be trying to rub their faces against something to scratch, for itchy eyes, ears, and noses.

 

If there is a food you suspect, you can eliminate it from the diet for a couple of weeks, and if symptoms clear, reintroduce it to see if they show up again.

 

It could of course, also just be a virus or something, but if it doesn't resolve on its own, or there are behavioral changes, "belly aches", mucousy stools, red ring around the anus, congested ears/nose/eyes, darkness under the eye (called allergic "shiners" but it just looks like the kid is tired) or skin rashes, those are signs you might need to rule out food reactions.

 

Consulting a practitioner with experience in gut issues might be a good idea, because there are other causes of light-colored stools that might not have anything to do with food sensitivity.

 

Best wishes!

post #52 of 76

Put me down as hoping to feel better soon, like some of you are reporting. I looked in a past diary and was dismayed to see I was still quite sick at 11 weeks.

But that doesn't mean I will be this time.

 

The unisom/b6 is a mixed blessing. I don't recall it making me tired last time, but this time, I seem to have a choice: feel about to get up and do things, but be sick and miserable, or else not be sick and miserable, but still be so tired that I spend an enormous amount of my day, lying down or napping.

 

Went to the grocery store yesterday, without taking it, and whereas I wasn't yawning, I was hypersalivating and having trouble looking at grocery items all around me! Ugh.

post #53 of 76
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Originally Posted by goingonfour View Post
 


Not to alarm you, but bulky, excessive stools, especially soft, is what my kids, all 3, always had as toddlers, until I figured out every last food sensitivity or allergy, and removed it. Then they got normal stools again. If I see bulky loose stools anymore, I check for dark under-eye circles that look as if the kid is tired or wearing eyeshadow, and/or little skin bumps, sometimes red if it's bad, other times white and sandpapery, usually around the belly and trunk, sometimes more on the buttocks, sometimes around the corners of the mouth too. But usually on the belly or back. They often get yucky earwax, that is orange and gummy, at the same time. As infants, they'd be trying to rub their faces against something to scratch, for itchy eyes, ears, and noses.

 

If there is a food you suspect, you can eliminate it from the diet for a couple of weeks, and if symptoms clear, reintroduce it to see if they show up again.

 

It could of course, also just be a virus or something, but if it doesn't resolve on its own, or there are behavioral changes, "belly aches", mucousy stools, red ring around the anus, congested ears/nose/eyes, darkness under the eye (called allergic "shiners" but it just looks like the kid is tired) or skin rashes, those are signs you might need to rule out food reactions.

 

Consulting a practitioner with experience in gut issues might be a good idea, because there are other causes of light-colored stools that might not have anything to do with food sensitivity.

 

Best wishes!

 

Ugh, that was exactly what I was hoping NOT to hear. I seriously do not want to deal with food allergies (I guess no one does, huh?) I'm just a pretty lazy person, to be honest and that's not something I could be lazy about lol No behavior chances, doesn't seem like she has belly aches, and actually she's eating better the last few weeks than she had been her entire 2nd year. But I have noticed that darkened look under her eyes and her bottom immediately breaks out in a pimply rash all over, from the top of her diaper to her privates and the red ring. I wouldn't even know where to start. Probably start looking for a gut dr and if it keeps going on, call them. I keep hoping it's just a nasty poop-only virus! lol

post #54 of 76

we have dealt with extensive food allergies/sensitivities as well as celiac disease (dd1 was diagnosed at 3).

 

I would try an elimination diet- the 2 biggest culprits are usually dairy and wheat/gluten.  Maybe you could start with dairy for 2 weeks and see what happens.  There could be others, but those are most often the main ones.

post #55 of 76

Anus ring, pimply bottom rash, and dark under-eye circles sound like it for sure. Sorry. Leaving it be never helped in my kids' cases. They had enormous appetites while having the bulky stools due to malapsortion of nutrients due to a damaged/irritated gut, which precipitated more food allergies. Some moms Iknow, got help with an allergist with specialty in food allergies, using desensitization techniques on allergies that weren't severe enough to preclude that, and others who found no help with that path, went on to get good help from a naturopath who focused on healing leaky gut syndrome, usually with GAPS diet and supplementation.

We're heading toward the GAPS solution, and hoping.

It is like a nightmare at first, but when my DS started having scary behavioral effects from continued gluten exposure, I would have faced anything rather than have him stay that way. Hoping your situation will be much easier to deal with, whatever it is/

post #56 of 76

We're going to eliminate dairy for a week or two then add it back to see if thats it. If not, I guess we'll go ahead and see the doctor, then do an elimination diet. Just so her pedi can keep tabs on it as we go in case it ends up being a big deal (oh please no.) 

 

I'm feeling pretty good, but I'm hungry which is making me sick and I just really don't feel like leaving my bed lol

post #57 of 76
Ok so I had told my older child's teacher that I was pregnant *really early* like before anyone else lol.gif kinda like the postman but not really and it's a good thing I find out today because my DD keeps going to school and is apparently really worried about me because I'm so sick and sleeping lots and barely eating. So the teacher is laughing because she knows and she's trying to be supportive to DD but knows that I'm not really sick lol I guess we'll have to tell the kids really soon! My appointment is next Friday (Vday!) so maybe then would be a good day!
post #58 of 76

My morning sickness is starting to become more manageable...or at least, I have a little more energy to do some stuff (I actually cleaned a bit yesterday, which is monumental!). Unfortunately, I'm starting to get headaches at 11 weeks, and I'm worried that my migraines from early childhood/high school are coming back with a vengeance faint.gif

post #59 of 76

Ugh on the headaches, fragolina. I don't get headaches often, and I think mine are tension, not migraine, but Aleve is the only thing that ever even comes close to touching them, and it's not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Honestly, it was one of my first worries this time around: Crap! This means if I get a headache, I'm out of commission for 12 hours!

post #60 of 76

Yeah, I was definitely out of commission today, totally useless! And after the headache started to wear off, I started the throwing up. Ahhhh pregnancy, it is NOT for sissies lol 

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