Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Vashon Island, Washington
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Women, needing some support here. I'm 12 weeks now, and the MS (and laziness and apathy and food aversions) are showing signs of getting STRONGER, not weaker! I had a few weeks where things seemed to be easing up, but now I think that might have just been because I had a cold (and so wasn't able to smell as much). In any event, I'm just not sure how much more of this I can take! I've been throwing up 2x (or so) a day, EVERY day, usually always in the late afternoon/evening, for 9 weeks now.
I have all reassurances I need to NOT feel so bleak about this. We heard the heartbeat a few weeks ago, and my newlywed husband is for the most part--when he's not being absolutely, inananely clueless ("why are you in a such a bad mood?" he just said to me)--is picking up all the slack around here. Plus, I had the same level of MS and "blahs" with my sweet son Sam (who just turned 5), and I remember that leaving completely around 14 weeks or so. And I remember LOVING my second trimester.
But for some reason I'm just convinced that this will be my fate for the whole 9 months this time, and I honestly don't know what I'd do if I had to seque from this dismal feeling right into a challenging natural birth and then straight from there into sleeplessness and the unremitting fatique of having a newborn.
Boy, I sound wretched, eh? I'm usually such an energetic, happy gal that I think the total change in my personality is throwing me just about as much as the physical yuckiness of N/V. Is is possible to have prenatal depression?
Anyway, just looking for encouragement and commiseration, I suppose. Appreciate everyone's help.
DH = Thomas; DS = Sam (9/1999); EDD with this li'l one on my 37th b-day (5/30/05)