Oh, Ekblad, I agree. Try not to feel embarrassed, I'm sure your friend was happy she could do something for you (could you send her to my house next?
I just got back from vacation and reading this thread has made me feel sooo much better. Though I'm sorry everyone is having a tough time, you've so helped to normalize and validate my feelings. (I thought it was especially interesting to read that we're expending the same amount of energy as running 26.2 miles! That explains a lot!).
I, too, am quite unmotivated to do things around the house -- my big successes this week were grocery shopping and vacuuming (yea for me!).
This pregnancy has been very different from my first 2 (where I m/c'd). I'm so dizzy, nauseous, tired, and emotional. Last time I remembered describing myself as "drunk on baby love and pregnancy bliss." Yeah...I haven't felt that yet this time around. I haven't even been able to read anything baby related, think of names, or make baby plans. As soon as I start to feel excited, I simultaneously start to feel terrified that I'll lose this one too. I truly feel like I'm living in constant fear 24/7 -- and that expends a lot of energy. I'm cautiously optimistic (esp. given my symptoms) but I just don't dare get too excited. I'm going on 10 weeks -- hoping I'll feel more confident in 2-4 weeks.
Coming back from vacation, we were on a ferry with a very pregnant woman who also had 3 other little children (one little boy was talking to her belly saying "Are you naked in there?!"). I turned to dh and said, "I'm so insanely jealous of obviously pregnant women, that you wouldn't even know I was pregnant myself," and started crying uncontrollably. I just wish there was some guarantee, KWIM??? It's so hard not wishing away this first trimester...
Okay, enough about me.
Shannon -- so happy to hear you're feeling a tiny bit better. I feel for you about your pet situation. I have 2 kitties and often wonder how they'll adapt to a baby when right now they're our babies and get our undivided attention.
Amy, I have similiar messed up dreams like that -- and I know the negative feelings can stay with you for awhile. I hate those dreams! Baby dreams, though, I can't get enough of those!
Kater -- I hope your headache is gone. I used to get awful migraines, so I know what it's like. Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better besides that, though.
Lesley -- you have a very sweet dh. I hope you were able to enjoy the rest of your vacation.
Wtchy -- so great you got to hear the heartbeat!!!! That must have been music to your ears.
Tug and Weesj -- hope you're doing well!