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<p>See, last time when I was seven weeks pregnant, I was all excited and it was just going to be this super fun journey of making a baby!</p>
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<p>Except now I know what lies ahead. The leg cramps. The belly aches. The acne. The morning sickness. The nausea. The withdrawal as I go off my antidepressant. The insomnia and then complete tiredness. The crying spells. The mood swings. My horribly sore nipples and my cranky weaning toddler. The bitchiness. Looking for clothes that fit. Being able to smell what other people are eating or my cats using their box across the house. Randomly smelling mildew or rotting fish or mold or something that DOESN'T EXIST. Constantly, CONSTANTLY being afraid of miscarriage, and I have another six weeks until the first trimester's over and most of this will be over with... and it feels like a really, really long time. And nothing to look forward to except it just being over, and then I'll have a cute belly bump and I'll feel the baby kick and maybe my colostrum will come in and it'll all get better.</p>
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<p>I've been SO HUNGRY all day but nothing tastes good except salt and vinegar chips. And I feel like crap because I haven't eaten all real food. But anything I put in my mouth just makes me gag unless it's very crunchy. My poor husband drove all over town to find me a Subway that was open and once he got it home I couldn't even eat it. Sigh.</p>
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<p>I AM grateful to be pregnant, and I AM excited, it was just... more exciting last time when I didn't know how much it was going to SUCK.</p>
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<p>~Rose</p>
 

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<p>I'm with you.  And, last time I could take a NAP whenever I wanted to.  *yawn*</p>
 

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Omg, I could have written your post!! It's like it's over before it began this time!<br><br>
I will say though that I've been little pangs of excitement over things. Not the lack of sleep, engorgement, sore nips, or the malaise. But looking thru my mat clothes helped remind me that soon this funk will end and the fun part will start. Soon there will be kicks and elbows, and the baby part of this will feel more real.<br><br>
I'm having trouble getting excited about the birth. Last time I was a no holds barred fighter. This time...I'm a little scared and anxious. I just don't know if I have the strength.
 

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<p>I am so with you!!  I almost didn't get pregnant again because I didn't want to go through it all again!  But for me it's just the 1st trimester that I have to suffer through!!  I could go through the rest of pregnancy and labor and delivery and be very happy if I could just sleep through the whole 1st trimester!!  I am 10 weeks now, so I'm close to the end!  Just keep thinking that!  The 1st trimester is always the hardest and the most depressing.  After that the cloud will be lifted and you'll feel a whole lot better.  Hang in there mama!!  That's what I keep telling myself!  Hugs!<span><img alt="hug2.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif" style="width:38px;height:16px;"></span></p>
 

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<p>I honestly don't want to go through any of it, but I do want a baby. lol. I'm ready for it to be August already! My husband will be home, and baby will be born. It's weird, but I'm glad this is my last baby. With all my other pregnancies I new I wanted to do it again even when I first got pregnant, but this time, not so much. I am savoring that this is the last time I will go through this. I need to cherish it too though, because I will probably look back and miss it!</p>
 

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<p>I didn't like being pregnant last time either both times have pushed me to look into adoption and fostering.  I think I could deal with only having 2 biological kids though I know DH won't feel that way.</p>
 

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<p>I am so in the same boat! I have been miserable so far, so so so nauseous all day long, food in general grosses me out, everything smells bad, my pelvis is constantly achy and I am only 10 weeks, horrible constipation, heart burn all night long, and the mood swings. It has not been fun, and it has been hard for me to feel excited. The worst for me is having to tell people that I still feel horrible, every time they ask "how are you feeling?" I just feel like I'm a dissapointment to people because I'm not a glowing, giddy pregnant woman.</p>
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<p>This is my first pregnancy, and I had such high hopes, think I would love being pregnant and that my body would handle it really well. It's like the universe is going out of its way to prove me wrong (really really wrong) lol.</p>
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<p>Here's hoping that the second semester is much better!</p>
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<p>Yeah, I'm already over the excitement.  Perhaps if I could actually keep something besides lemonade and popcorn down it wouldn't be so bad.  But constant nausea plus vomitting a few times per day have killed the joy.  I'm just waiting for the second trimester to arrive so I can feel big kicks and rolls that make it seem real, instead of just feeling like I have an incredibly irritating illness.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jbouck5</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1290151/i-can-t-already-be-sick-of-being-pregnant#post_16171101"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><p>This is my first pregnancy, and I had such high hopes, think I would love being pregnant and that my body would handle it really well. It's like the universe is going out of its way to prove me wrong (really really wrong) lol.</p>
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<p>I felt the SAME way during my first pregnancy.  I was so ready and so excited...and it was so not fun and not cute. Ugh, I was so upset.  I wanted to be this beautiful, wholesome, glowing preggo woman/mother -- and instead I was a hot mess!</p>
<p>It does get better!  I'm really looking forward to the 2nd tri!!  <br>
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 I'm just waiting for the second trimester to arrive so I can feel big kicks and rolls that make it seem real, instead of just feeling like I have an incredibly irritating illness.</div>
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<p>Yeah, it's like, "Well, you wanted to be pregnant again, didn't you?"  </p>
<p>"Yeah, I wanted to be PREGNANT, not feel like I have the stomach flu for 3 months!!"</p>
 

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<p>Um yeah, this is me in a nutshell.  First pregnancy, thought I would love it, and I'm HATING it.  Glad to know I'm not alone.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jbouck5</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1290151/i-can-t-already-be-sick-of-being-pregnant#post_16171101"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I am so in the same boat! I have been miserable so far, so so so nauseous all day long, food in general grosses me out, everything smells bad, my pelvis is constantly achy and I am only 10 weeks, horrible constipation, heart burn all night long, and the mood swings. It has not been fun, and it has been hard for me to feel excited. The worst for me is having to tell people that I still feel horrible, every time they ask "how are you feeling?" I just feel like I'm a dissapointment to people because I'm not a glowing, giddy pregnant woman.</p>
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<p>This is my first pregnancy, and I had such high hopes, think I would love being pregnant and that my body would handle it really well. It's like the universe is going out of its way to prove me wrong (really really wrong) lol.</p>
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<p>Here's hoping that the second semester is much better!</p>
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<p>Yes, yes, yes, yes.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Jbouck5</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1290151/i-can-t-already-be-sick-of-being-pregnant#post_16171101"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I am so in the same boat! I have been miserable so far, so so so nauseous all day long, food in general grosses me out, everything smells bad, my pelvis is constantly achy and I am only 10 weeks, horrible constipation, heart burn all night long, and the mood swings. It has not been fun, and it has been hard for me to feel excited. The worst for me is having to tell people that I still feel horrible, every time they ask "how are you feeling?" I just feel like I'm a dissapointment to people because I'm not a glowing, giddy pregnant woman.</p>
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<p>This is my first pregnancy, and I had such high hopes, think I would love being pregnant and that my body would handle it really well. It's like the universe is going out of its way to prove me wrong (really really wrong) lol.</p>
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<p>Here's hoping that the second semester is much better!</p>
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<br><br><p>I feel the same way as a first timer.  I am really holding out hope that the 2nd trimester is much better.  I know there are other aches and pains to come, but I just feel like they can't get that much worse than this.  I can't complain that much -- my M/S has not been nearly as bad as many of the ladies on here, but still, I just don't feel like myself, which is completely frustrating. I am only at 8 weeks, so I still have a ways to go until things start to ease up.  And in the meantime I am just crossing my fingers that the symptoms don't get worse from here on out -- I've heard a lot of people say that things really hit them around the 8 week mark...</p>
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<p>Either way, it is hard to feel excited, especially as a first-timer who doesn't "know" what it's like to have that reward at the end.  I thought I was just be so ecstatic and joyful, but it hasn't been that way at all.  Between the worries about potential miscarriage, to nausea and fatigue, constipation, gas, food aversions, etc, this has not been a fun time so far.  Not to mention catching a cold and not being able to take any medication to relieve the symptoms of which only amplify the nausea and fatigue. </p>
 

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<p>It's good (in some way) to know that I have company...I love children, but not the first trimester.  Luckily, I'm 10 weeks today, so it's close!  Can't wait to hear the heartbeat on doppler and start feeling the kicks...</p>
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<p>August will be here before we know it! </p>
 

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<p>I'm a first timer too... and I'm definitely finding out that pregnancy isn't as glamorous as I hoped it would be! <img alt="irked.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/irked.gif"> lol. I feel like you guys are reading my mind! The only thing I seem to have avoided pretty well is morning sickness (THANK GOD!)... but yeah, pregnancy + full time school + work + family = driving my husband insane. haha</p>
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<p>Hugs to you all <img alt="hug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug.gif"> here's hoping 2nd trimester will be a little bit better!</p>
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<p>I hated pregnancy #1.  Every.  Last.  Month.  This time around I'm so much sicker, so much more exhausted.  BLEGH!</p>
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<p>It's okay to vent.  I'm thrilled that I'm pregnant, even if I hate going through it.  We're with you mama!</p>
 

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<p>I'm really sick of it already as well! Today was actually a better day, but still not normal for me. Like Lauren, I just don't feel like myself! And I thought I knew what I was getting into -- I have a son. That pregnancy was nothing like this one, already. I felt great pretty much the whole time, a little bit tired off & one, and one day of nausea. I was that pregnant woman that other pregnant women hate.</p>
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<p>Not so lucky this round .... Reflux, exhaustion, plus I hurt my back. I've gone to bed at just after 7pm more than once. When people say 'aren't you excited', I'm just pretty much saying "I'm too tired to be excited, ask me again in a few months". Also, what is up with the nasty hair, nails & acne? My hair &nails were excellent during my last pregnancy, shiny, growing, strong etc, and my skin was the clearest its been since I was a child! This time, not so much. My hair is just limp & bothersome, my nails are growing, but not strong & keep breaking, my face is breaking out.</p>
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<p>But maybe there is hope. Today was a better day, my back is much better, I've figured out some diet changes to help with the reflux, I stayed up till 9:30! last night. (a long way from my usual 11pm, but better than going to bed before my 3 year old), and I don't feel like I need a nap yet.</p>
 
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