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#1 of 6 Old 12-26-2008, 09:50 PM - Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone!

I have been a long time lurker and wanted to finally introduce myself. I am 33 weeks pregnant with my third baby and am planning my second homebirth. I struggled with hyperemesis for the first half of this pregnancy and did with my other babies as well. I am actually feeling great physically (except for a nagging back ache from time to time) now. I am eating well, have gained TONS of weight, and drinking my pregnancy tea by the quart. ☺

But I have been very up and down with this pregnancy emotionally- although my second child and this baby will be 2 1/2 years apart in February, we weren't planning on getting pregnant quite yet...Surprise! My husband and I aren't very close right now and I am struggling to get excited for another newborn. Dh is struggling with depression and hasn't been very engaged in this pregnancy. Well, I take that back- he took very good care of me when I was puking 30 times a day. He just hasn’t been very excited about the baby and I really need him to be. He doesn’t rub or kiss my tummy like he did with my other babies. He was also very good about telling me how beautiful I was when I was pregnant before. I think his lack of interest/support is just now hitting me and I have been very emotional. After everyone goes to bed at night I just feel like crying. And sometimes I do. During the day however, I am just a grump. My poor kids are paying the price too. This pregnancy is really taking a toll on all of us. Maybe I am just feeling the hormones of pregnancy. I don’t remember being this up and down with my other pregnancies. I am worried my head won’t be where it needs to be when labor begins. Crazy enough I am very excited for the homebirth though. I have had my birth kit ready for a few months!

Anyway, I suppose I am now jumping in because I already feel apart of this community and am needing some love and support. I am seriously huge- so I will post a belly picture soon so you can visualize a belly with my signature ☺.
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#2 of 6 Old 12-26-2008, 10:04 PM
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Welcome, Mama, and I'm so sorry things are tough for you right now. Seems like most of us here have had a bit of struggle of some sort this time around, so you're in very good company.

I hope things get better for you very soon.

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Hi birthworks. I'm sorry to hear that you're having a hard time. I hope things get better for you--if not now, then once baby arrives.

Hugs going out to you...

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Sorry you are going through a rough time.

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Welcome and

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Welcome! I'm sorry that things have been difficult up to now and I hope they get better

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