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Can you believe it will be December at the end of the week!!<br><br>
I am proud to say that I did something today!! I got up off my butt! It's been about 2 weeks since I've done anything! I forgot how much of a chore cleaning can be!<br><br>
I feel like my moodiness is chilling out, too. My nausea has stayed the same; all day underlying that goes away when I eat.<br><br>
I'm afraid to think that I'm 7 weeks and things are looking up already!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">: I can't believe I just typed that....makes me scared for tomorrow!<br><br>
I contacted the closest MW and we're meeting in about 2 weeks. My next choice is 2 hours away! I don't think I can swing making the drive for prenatal visits. She said she'd meet halfway sometimes but that's still alot.<br><br>
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I still have this nasty cold. I really hope it doesn't turn into a sinus infection <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: I haven't had many "pg symptoms" since I've been too busy being miserable and sick.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Can you believe it will be December at the end of the week!!<br><br>
I am proud to say that I did something today!! I got up off my butt! It's been about 2 weeks since I've done anything! I forgot how much of a chore cleaning can be!<br><br>
I feel like my moodiness is chilling out, too. My nausea has stayed the same; all day underlying that goes away when I eat.<br><br>
I'm afraid to think that I'm 7 weeks and things are looking up already!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hide.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hide">: I can't believe I just typed that....makes me scared for tomorrow!<br><br>
I contacted the closest MW and we're meeting in about 2 weeks. My next choice is 2 hours away! I don't think I can swing making the drive for prenatal visits. She said she'd meet halfway sometimes but that's still alot.<br><br>
Hope everyone continues to do well, or at least manage <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick"></div>
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Except for the part about the midwife.. I am feeling the same! I actually have energy to clean today and I hope I get a lot done and suprise the hell out of my DH. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He'd be shocked to come home to a clean house and dinner prepared!<br><br>
I'm also 7 weeks today and I actually feel like the nausea isn't going to get worse, but I am scared to think/say it ... what if I jinx myself and start spewing forth like the exorcist? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: If I make it till next week without spewing, I will be a happy flutterby! It'll be the longest I've made it without losing the contents of my stomach in the first tri!
 

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I went to a waterbirth seminar at my local midwife's office yesterday. They did a segment on homebirth too...don't have to sell me on that!<br><br>
But the waterbirth part intrigued me...I don't like being wet and I HATE drying off but I tear when I birth so I'm interested in the lesser tearing associated with waterbirth. Hmmm, will have to think on that.<br><br>
I'm quite exhausted and can nap 2 or 3 times a day, if the kids didn't keep me hopping. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I don't feel pg at all. t is a bit worrisome as earlier in the month I was definitly feeling it. But, my bbs are still sore and getting sorer. I can hardly sleep on my stomach anymore.<br>
I have been interviewing midwives. and have made appointments with two of them so I can get a feel for who I like.<br>
I am also trying to get more exercise so that I am ready to birth this one.<br>
Still in that nervous first tri can't imagine it is really happening kind of place.<br>
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I have been having some dark brown spotting. Not a ton, but I am little concerned. I have been considering whether to go in to the nurse midwives for a ten week apt to see if we can hear the heart beat, or to just wait until after New Years to see my homebirth midwife. I am going to call my homebirth midwife today to update her.<br><br>
I have been so moody, and my poor son has to put up with it.
 

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I'm about 6.5 weeks today. I'm still fighting a sinus infection, but I think it is finally on the way out because I seem to have a little more energy today. I'm stuck in a vicious cycle too! I know I'll feel better if I eat something, but when I get up to try to cook something that might help I feel sooo much more nauseous!
 

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I am 7.5 weeks roughly and I saw my midwife briefly last week. I wanted to get in to see her early to talk about how to keep my platelets up. With my last pregnancy my platelets fell so much that I was almost ineligible for a home birth.<br><br>
So she has me taking B12 and liquid chlorophyll. The chlorophyll is so dark green it is black. Even 1 tsp in a large glass of water looks like you're drinking ink. And she's got my dose at 2 tablespoons. Luckily it tastes like spearmint but I still know that I'm going to be totally sick of it by my due date. And with the lump in my throat from nausea, my body's not really into it even though it doesn't taste bad. I'm hoping it'll go down easier once all this nausea passes.<br><br>
I'm stressing because I have a paper due for a class on Thurs and I just can't seem to get the energy to get going on it. It'll be so worth it to get it done though because then I'll have all of December off from school. (I'm taking my last three classes needed to finish the degree I never finished).
 

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I am 7.6 weeks and morning sickness is hitting me. The past few days I have just felt awful and had no energy what so ever. I really hope this doesnt last long
 

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I've been having these weird chest flutters? I've talked to a few women who said they had them too while pregnant but I have of course freaked myself out about it. Will be talking to the midwife next week (but will go to a doctor if they get worse this week).
 

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I'm 5 weeks today, and I have my first appointment with the midwife on Friday. I had originally scheduled it as a well-woman visit, but now that I'm pregnant the focus gets to change, eh?<br><br>
I've been a little queasy today, but I was a lot worse yesterday but managed not to spew. Hooray for small miracles.
 

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7.5 weeks today and m/s hit me two days before Thanksgiving. Its that constant 'i feel like crap' that last all the time except for when i force myself to eat..had a crazy craving for clam chowder and orange juice<br><br>
funny story..dh and i actually got into an argument that he said i need to stop saying its a girl or it will be a girl. that i need to think boy thoughts so it does end up a boy..i started laugh and said its already been decided what it is and with all seriousness he looked at me and said im not concentrating enough for it to be a boy lololol oh i thought it was funny.<br><br>
still waiting on the medicaid office to approve me so i can go to a dang dr. already have one in mind just need to get in there.
 

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7 weeks today. Started off the day with a splitting headache (I got migraines when I was pregnant with son, what fun!) and then spent 30 minutes with my head in the toilet while my son pulled everything out of the bathroom drawers and threw everything on the floor. Oh boy. I'm going to go out on a limb and say OJ is NOT stomach friendly. Ouch.<br><br>
I'm eatting potato chips and ginger ale right now - I don't care, it feels good.<br><br>
How do you deal with MS and exhaustion when you have a toddler to take care of?<br>
It's impossible....
 

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-Safe play area that you can lock down so toddler can't get out.<br>
-Comfy mattress on the floor for you (or a couch or a bed).<br>
-Snacks that are toddler appropirate and that you don't mind getting all over the area, heh (so no peanut butter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ).<br>
-A bucket by you for the MS.<br>
-Snacks for yourself that keep nausea away.<br>
-Water for toddler in spill proof cup and for you too<br><br>
Then lie there and let toddler go to town making a big huge happy mess in an enclosed area while you feel like shit.<br><br>
That's how I did it with DS while expecting DD. Now they entertain each other pretty well so I can lie down and rest now and then.
 

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I have been having those too, which is strange because I don't remember ever having that before, and this is my 6th. Hopefully it's nothing, and will pass on its own...<br><br>
Other than that, I've just been nauseated in waves and so tired I can hardly function. It's a lovely way to feel when you're at work all day!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I'm 7 weeks, 6 days today and feel awful. I've been taking Diclectin to help with the all-day nausea/vomiting. It was working a bit so I upped the dosage to see if it would work better. I didn't notice much difference so I went back down to the original dose. Now I'm feeling worse than ever, throwing up/retching 2-3 times/day. I don't know if it's getting worse now that I'm at about 8 weeks or it it's because I decreased the medication. Either way I upped to dosage again because I am utterly useless to my family right now. I struggle so much during the day with both dc's. They are left to their own devices way too often and I feel guilty but I physically cannot do it right now. And dh leaves for a week in 5 days <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">funny story..dh and i actually got into an argument that he said i need to stop saying its a girl or it will be a girl. that i need to think boy thoughts so it does end up a boy..i started laugh and said its already been decided what it is and with all seriousness he looked at me and said im not concentrating enough for it to be a boy lololol oh i thought it was funny.</div>
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my mother seems to believe in the power of suggestion as well -- I'm sure we're having a boy even though I kinda wanted another girl first. but I've resigned to what I know and keep calling it a boy -- my momma had to keep loudly countering each time with "girl!" as if that was going to change something. maybe she just likes being oppositional.<br><br>
i knew i was having a girl with dd, I think the u/s confirmed it eventually (dang, can't actually remember much of her pregnancy), and my momma insisted on buying only boy clothes.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have been having those too, which is strange because I don't remember ever having that before, and this is my 6th. Hopefully it's nothing, and will pass on its own...<br></div>
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I've been reading that it's because of the increased blood flow making your heart work extra hard?
 

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I am 7w 2d and the queasiness has kicked in full force! It seems that the taste of my lunch sticks with me for much longer than I would like! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I had my first prenatal appointment which was great! I go back in 3 weeks for an ultrasound.<br><br>
I am having this weird debate with myself and need a little reassurance that I am not out of my mind! So we know how we want to tell the families but I am really apprehensive to put the plan into motion in case something happens. (knocks on wood) I want to buy my daughter a "Big Sister" t-shirt and take pictures to send to people to be opened on New Year's Day (my dd's birthday is 12/31 and I want her to have her day). I need to order the shirt and take the pictures and put them in frames and wrap and all that stuff...but I'm just scared to take the first step! Anyone else having apprehensions?<br><br>
Sorry that was kind of a book!
 
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