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Oh i am so grouchy to my kids at night.My 3 year old has strep throat and she sleeps with me and the baby and she was moaning and tossing and turning all night long.I felt so bad for her and i am soooo tired today.I have to admit the thought of a 9,6,4,1 and a new baby on the way is extremely intimidating to me.I am already overwhelmed.I think the first thing i need to do is pull them out of school and homeschool.I love the break of them being at school so i can run errands with only a few kids but getting up at 6:30am and making lunches,feeding them,dressing them etc and running them to school at 2 different places is just too much!They hate waking up early,hate being rushed and i am so exhausted.Maybe homeschooling will be a major challenge or maybe it will be awesome.I have to try.<br><br>
As for coffee,it was unappealing to me for awhile but i got back into it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i used to drink a mocha a day but now those are gross.I drink like 1/2cup of coffee with the rest being cream <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
The chiro was so good to me today,heaven...
 

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I'm feeling good this week. I'm not drinking enough water though and I feel like I should have put on some weight by now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Dd has kept me up for days with teething pain, poor girl.<br><br>
I'm still figuringout the job thing. I got another offer today for a job that's 30 min. closer...I told him about the pregnancy and he didn't run screaming (as I expected he might). Please keep your fingers crossed for me I have to make a choice by tomorrow...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying">:
 

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I feel like crap. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I have this intense itching that started a few days ago...I feel like my skin is on fire. I'm worried that it might be Obstretic Cholestastis, which my mom had when she was pregnant with one of my siblings. I'm waiting for my midwife to call me back.<br>
Migranes are still here. I also have pain on one side of my belly that I'm worried may also have something to do with the itching.
 

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I'm still feeling pretty good. I got sick before dinner last night...on an empty stomach...but managed to keep my yummy dinner down...filet mignon and steak fries <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yummy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yummy"> ! Got my iron...<br>
And today I managed to keep my yummy lunch down, salmon and pasta with cheese sauce! Got my omegas...<br><br>
So things are looking up for me these days! I don't feel like we're wasting as much money on food anymore...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I went to see a chiropractor and my OB today. I'm doing well... the only complaint I've had is a non-stop headache. Every morning starts out well, but as the day goes on my headache gets progressively worse. I've now gained 23lbs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">: YIKES!!! and my blood pressure is still low (104/58) but it has come up since last month (it was 96/54)... probably the reason for my headaches and definitely for the exhaustion. Other than that I'm doing great... heard the babies' heartbeats today - 140 and 150 bpm <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I saw my chiro. yesterday. I love that woman. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> My blood pressure also continues to be low, but I am feeling a little less tired now than last week. i have found that the big fat protein smoothie in the morning is really helping to curb the nausea, but I still haven't managed to brush my teeth yet. Thank goodness for anti-plaque, anti-cavity mouth wash in a non-vomitting inducing flavor. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I saw my chiropractor today too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: that it helps with the headaches
 

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Hi ladies! Hugs to all you sick mommies. I hope you feel better. I had to throw up in the produce aisle yesterday, but barely managed to run to the bathroom first. Yuck - there goes my boast that I never threw up from nautia during pregnancy. So I'm there with you at 14 weeks. Things are going well here. I'm showing, but just barely - enough that people are commenting though. Hope you all have a good week?
 

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PuppyFluffer-for anemia (or at least low iron) my midwife suggests lots of greens and fresh peppermint tea (yummy) I guess it has to be the fresh leaves the packaged dry ones won't work. Also, I think if you eat vitamin C when you eat spinach (or anything high in iron) it helps the iron to absorb. I had to take iron supplements with my first and I would much rather just eat foods high in iron--it feels better on the digestive tract <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I am so sorry for all you ladies with ms. I feel fine-except for a little distracted and drained on the energy. I definately don't feel pregnant and I haven't told my kids or family yet-just a few of my girlfriends (and husband of course). I don't quite know when to tell my family-they are never happy when I am pregnant!!! My mom just gets stressed out. Oh well, I hope everyone feels better soon!!
 

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I'm having a goo day and I'm off for a nap with my little one as I have tons of house cleaning to do before the midwife comes for her first visit tomorrow. My house is a disaster! Dh is out of town so I am solo!<br><br>
Thanks for the anemia suggestions. I don't like pepermint when not pregnant, I don't know if I can stand it while pregnant. I do have some Floradix supplement to take. I need to start that now that I am not throwing up so much.
 

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After finally seeing my chiropractor my migraines are 100% GONE. Thank god!!<br>
I an also eat now, so with the proper amount of real food in my body I'm feeling a lot better.<br><br>
Although yesterday I did faint on the kitchen floor. DH caught me and I kind of went almost all the way out, vaguely aware of what was going on. DH tried to wake me by tapping my cheeks and I kept trying to say, "I'm tired, let me sleep" But it wouldn't come out. I thought I was in bed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
(I faint for low BP during pregnancy, right around this time - I'm used to this).<br><br>
DD dotes on me when it happens, it's so cute.<br><br>
She also asked me about my c-section scar this morning. She wanted to know if it hurt, and I told her no. She asked why it was there and I told her that's how her brother came out, so she asked if that's where this baby was coming out. NO WAY! I explained to her about babies coming out of vaginas and reminded her of the birth videos we'd watched and she seemed to think that was pretty cool.<br>
She'd watched Psalm & Zoya about 25 times when I was pregnant with DS - it literally became her favourite thing to watch.
 

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I feel so not pregnant today, it's ridiculous. I'm wearing a pair of shorts from last summer, and don't look pregnant at all.<br><br>
It's irritating. Last time around I didn't look pregnant until 30 weeks, and could hide it until the baby dropped at 35 weeks or so. I want a belly! I'm envious of everyone's pictures!<br><br>
I'm also not feeling the baby kick as much as I had been. I expect it's a matter of space - I experienced the same thing around this point last time.<br><br>
My body is telling me to seriously cut back on sugar. I actually chose black bean soup over ice cream last night, perfectly willingly. I love this. I'm still dealing with emotional and habitual sugar addiction issues, but physically I just don't want it.<br><br>
Leif loves watching Psalm and Zoya, too.
 

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I'm miserable honestly. Not even because of pregnancy. I am almost 16wks and feeling great in that way. But I have been sick for over 2wks now. I am on day 7 of the sinus infection from hell. I even went to the ER on Monday and told them to shoot me. lol. I haven't been sleeping nor eating cause my face and jaw and teeth have hurt so bad. I did get antibiotics and took my 4th dose this morning and I finally feel like I am getting better. I don't feel like dying anymore anyway.<br><br>
But because I hadn't been able to eat... now it seems like I can't eat more than a couple bites without feeling like I am going to puke. It's like my belly can't tolerate food anymore <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Yesterday I didn't have ANYTHING till dh made me soup for dinner. I couldn't even eat the solid things in the soup... could only eat the broth. Someone tell me that this WILL improve!?!?<br><br>
If you have never had an excrutiating sinus infection before... just pray you never get one. I seriously would rather push out a 25lb baby before going through this pain again. I actually got sympathetic with people who committ suicide after dealing with chronic pain forever. (I wouldn't have, but it was a way to explain how bad the pain was). And it's worse being preggo cause the ER wouldn't give me anything for the pain. Being preggie and sick sucks.<br><br>
SO that's how I have been doing. lol I am ready to actually feel healthy and start enjoying my 2nd trimester. I *think* I have been feeling the baby sometimes too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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Oh Faithhopelove, that sinus pain must be awful! I've never experienced it before but have had friends who have and it sounds terrible! If this your first baby? If so, at least you have the benefit of being able to rest without a baby or toddler demanding your attention! That is what makes it hard for me this time around. I can't just unplug all by myself in the evenings.
 

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I just saw your post on the ultrasound thread and I see you do have other kiddos, so you know exactly what it is like to not be able to relax quietly all by yourself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope you feel better soon.
 

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haha. Nope, I have 3 kiddos already. I really need to make a signiture! LOL<br>
I have an almost 7yr old that I homeschool. Then a 2.5yr old that is equal to like 5 kids. And then a 5.5yr old who has low functioning autism. Hardly peaceful around here <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> And to make it worse, my husband has had this exercise at work that made it impossible for him to even come home for lunch or be home before 7. Thankfully that is over. I about cried tears of joy when he called yesterday at 4:30 saying he was done for the day. YAY LOL<br><br>
I've never experienced sinus pain before either and hope I never have to again. I hope you don't either! I wouldn't wish it on anyone. Ugh!<br><br>
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I had my first appointment with the homebirth midwife. I liked her and think she'll be a good match for me. Her fees are reasonable and I think my dh will like her too. He is out of town and couldn't be here this appointment.<br><br>
I declined the doppler and she was fine with that. She does want to use the fetoscope later and that is just fine with me. She measured my belly and checked my urine, all is good.<br><br>
My little one was quiet engaging with her and liked her too.<br><br>
This was supposed to be a new thread, guess I hit the reply box instead of new thread...oh well...
 

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Glad you had a great first visit!!! It's always nice when your little ones love the midwife too. Hannah still talks about "the midwife who had all the toys and I made a lego fetoscope" LOL It just makes it that much better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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Well, my back is better now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Dang did it hurt though. It was so weird though cause he said that's not the first time he's done that with me. I guess it was the pregnancy and the super sensitive skin that made it burn so bad. It was awful.<br>
I'm doing a bit better now though. Not throwing up quite as much. Seeing light at the end, I think.<br>
Migraines seem to be fewer so that's always good. I really wish I could go see a chiro right now for them, but I have no way to get there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> It's so annoying having only one car and working during the day.<br>
Feeling lots of movement and getting bigger by the day. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> My fundal height is 18cm right now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
ETA: Crystal, I'm so sorry about your sinus. I loathe infections. I know exactly what you mean by understanding chronic pain people.
 

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I felt the baby yesterday (several times), so I'm super happy. I love this part of pregnancy.<br><br>
Lunch is still hard. Not nausea, but just that nothing ever looks appealing mid-day. Then, by 3, I am so hungry. I did have a yummy Thai Kitchen noodle card thing today. It hit the spot.<br><br>
Last week was so stressful, so almost anything is better. I had wicked awful ringing in my ears and dizziness last Monday. Picked up some candle waxing things. They helped, but the ringing occasionally comes back. Last Tuesday we had to put our almost 14 year old Greyhound to sleep. That was hard (we had to put a cat to sleep when I was pregnant with Silas -- what is up with that?). Wednesday, my in-laws came in. I love them, but the house was a mess and their visits always stress me out. I couldn't really complain though as the main purpose of the trip was for my MIL to fit and finish 2 maternity dresses for me.<br><br>
That is about it.
 
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