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Those of you with kids already, how are you managing the fatigue? With the first one I could rest a lot more.
Ripresa, How old are your kids? I have a 5 1/2 year old son, so he's old enough to entertain himself when I need to lie down. Also, when I was pregnant with him I had a full time job so it was actually harder than this time around. I just finished teaching for the year, and now I just teach piano lessons one day a week and run a nonprofit org part-time. I have found though, that if I try to stay standing and moving I'm better off than lying down because I'll never get up again. That being said, I'm currently taking 2 naps a day, lol.
 

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Oh my. I have very recently learnt about my little passenger. I thought pregnancy very unlikely (mirena only came out a few weeks ago, I'm nearly 38, with fatigue my only symptom)..however my toddler started saying "I'm a sister!" so insistently that I checked.

I think I'm only 10 days past ovulation. Makes me wonder about the number of passengers...

This is entirely, 100% welcome news. Our lives are not quite ready for another bebe, but we have wiggle room. We lost our first pregnancy in October 2013, our little girl was born November 2014.

I apologise for my intense neuroticism in advance. Ventilation helps me to be a more centred, available parent in real life.

Oh my...is this really happening?
Em1979, I'm also turning 38 this year! Not sure how I got so old so fast. Thinking good thoughts for you! My son is 5 1/2 so are relieved that we finally got pregnant :)
 

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This first trimester fatigue is not joking around! I have a 2.5 year old and she has not mastered the art of playing by herself. She's very extroverted while I just want to read a book.
I hear you! My son was a complete spaz until age 4 and that is a big reason why we had to wait this long to have a second. You can do it. Hang in there!
 

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First prenatal appt?

Hi All, I just found out my first prenatal appt on May 25 (week 7) is just a pelvic exam and pregnancy test. I thought it was going to be an ultrasound, but my doc says it's too early for that. I have a history of PCOS and am weaning off of prescription meds so I'm feeling pretty nervous. With my son (age 5 1/2) I had an ultrasound at week 6 and they saw the heartbeat. I know this is not a big deal in the long run, but it the difference between a few weeks feels huge right now. When is your first ultrasound?
 

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Hey all.... so this is going to be long, bare with me a bit? I am pregnant (very early, due around 1/10). I knew I was pregnant before I took a test, due to fatigue and nausea, this will be my fifth so .... I knew. Here's to my point. I have 4 kids already. 3 from a previous marriage, 1 from my current partner (she is 3), and now pregnant with the 5th. He has 2 children as well. We have an alternative living arrangement in that we live separately.... but in the same town. Our daughter lives with me. So I am completely and utterly overwhelmed thinking about this pregnancy. Money. Space. Time. I'm 36. I'll be 37 when I have this baby. Part of me of COURSE is thrilled, bc .... BABY..... lol. However I am so scared. Please tell me this will be ok.

Editing to add: Sorry for being so needy-- I haven't told anyone, except my partner. He's not too thrilled and no one else will be thrilled either. I just need some support built up:( Sorry I sound so needy.
Hang in there, Mama! You can do this!!!
 
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