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EE! I'm going to be 13 weeks tomorrow!<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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It's passing so quickly. If only the whole "starving but huge food aversions" thing would pass as quickly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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I totally agree. I actually got sick yesterday... and I haven't thrown up in over 3 weeks. I've also hit the really bad headache phase that always accompanies the onset of the second tri for me. Nothing is working to get rid of them either. So I suffer until I can't bear it any longer, pop some tylenol (which does nothing) then send myself to bed in hopes that sleep will reset my head somehow. lol
 

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I'll 11 weeks now and the morning sickness has started to fade. The horrid queasy feeling is still there in the evenings or if I get too hungry. However, I feel very successful in that I took both children to swim lessons this morning (usually dh's job) and I did not throw up while in the pool - <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">. I posted in the other weekly chat that my friend gave me maternity clothes (over 50 shirts and over 20 pairs of pants and shorts + dresses) and I feel like they gave my tummy permission to pop out. I'm wishing that the craving/extreme eating situations would tone down. I could go out to eat every day of the week for lunch and dinner, but that is way not in the budget and hard on the weight gain too. However, I find myself wandering about the kitchen looking for something to eat that just isn't there. Wish I knew what I wanted.
 

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I know what I want.... but it's no longer available. I have this strange feeling I'm going to walk this entire pregnancy with the same unattainable craving. Why oh why did my favorite chinese restaurant have to go out of business?!
 

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13 weeks today! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Ugh. I'm 9+4 and I'm not doing great. It's tons more manageable than my other pregnancies but I'm still throwing up tons and really nauseated most of the time. Vomiting doesn't phase me at all but the nausea/weakness/gagging is killing me. Some days are decent but then I overdo it and then suffer the next day - but there's SO much to do here that I'm still always behind. Laundry is piled up, the fridge is empty, the kids are stir crazy, the whole house is messy... and I spend all day in bed on MDC and FB while the kids climb the walls and watch TV, and that's not like me at all.<br><br>
All I can eat is fast food which is a) killing our budget b) giving me guilt trips about the kids eating it on a regular basis and c) is giving me panic attacks about the "food" we are eating - but that's the only thing that will stay down. Greasy nasty chain fast food stuff. Ew.<br><br>
I suck at being pregnant but am trying to be gentle with myself, knowing that this too shall pass. But the guilt is killing me!!
 

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We were living off of fast food/take out for a few weeks there... and it totally did kill our budget. I'm trying to get back into the swing, it's a slow progression though. I keep thinking soon I'll be feeling even better. (i hope)
 

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I will be 12 weeks tomorrow. The m/s subsided around 8 weeks, now I am just trying to manage the sudden onset of being lightheaded and starving, and needing to eat NOW. I have little snacks like nuts and in a real pinch even luna protein bars stashed away, but sometimes I'm just not craving protein. I keep reading how one's calorie intake should only increase by the equivalent of about a handful of nuts. I have been going way above and beyond that and I've allowed myself to become a little concerned. I tried to talk to DH about the idea of eating for 1.1 instead of for 2 and just what that entails, but he opposes the idea of generalizations. So I get to listen to him rant about the varying amounts of calories women ingested before pregnancy and how everyone metabolizes food differently and blah, blah, blah when really all I want to hear is that I'm doing great!<br><br>
I do feel for everyone who is having trouble keeping food down and having aversions, I don't envy that at all. I am just trying to keep my diet healthy and trust that my body knows what it needs.
 

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13 week mamas, congrats!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> i will be on Monday.. it feels like a long way away <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
our marathon 3500km trip is over, thankfully.. some parts of it were okay, some even fun..but for the most part it was just stressful and hard and im so so so happy to be back home.<br>
we are going to put on the first fire in our woodstove in our new house in a bit.. its a rainy spring day and all of the cherry & plum & apple trees are in flower. its so beautiful!!<br><br>
i need to read back in the past weeks threads to see what i have missed.. it might take me a bit to catch up.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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How exciting, Fern! Nothing quite like moving into new space. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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especially since its ours! not a rental.. i have never had my own house before<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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That's so exciting, Fern!<br><br>
I'm really lightheaded this morning, too - trying to clean the house and I have to keep sitting down until the dizziness passes. Not sure what that's about.<br><br>
Off to finish cleaning the kitchen.
 

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13 weeks today! Im so excited to be 1/3 of the way there!<br><br><br><br>
Fern-welcome back and huge congrats on your new house!!!
 

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It all sounds so familiar... the queasiness, vomiting, fast food/take-out, not feeling like the best mom ever, headaches, exhaustion, light-headedness (why is that?!)... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I'll be 12 weeks tomorrow. The vomiting is less frequent now, maybe only once a day, and usually first thing in the morning or last thing before bed. I'm starting to be able to eat better during the day, which means more of eating things that are here, and not having to run out and get a frosty from Wendy's.<br><br>
My belly is SO tender though. Does anyone else feel that way? Also, it seems like the more I recline during the day on the couch, the more light-headed I am when I stand up to do something. It also seems like I'm more light-headed when I have a headache blazing up the back of my neck. I haven't been taking my prenatals, but think I need to start trying soon.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We were living off of fast food/take out for a few weeks there... and it totally did kill our budget. I'm trying to get back into the swing, it's a slow progression though. I keep thinking soon I'll be feeling even better. (i hope)</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">especially since its ours! not a rental.. i have never had my own house before<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag"> We went out to dinner yet again tonight. It was wickedly delicious. I love this place though. It's a train-themed restaurant which the children love, but they have a great chef for the grown-ups. Actually the kids' food is awesome too. Glad to know that I'm not the only one who finds the thought of cooking repellent.
 

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I am also 13 weeks tomorrow! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> I broke out the maternity pants for the first time today!<br><br>
We are slowly starting to tell people. We told DS yesterday and he was happy and excited. He keeps saying "Mommy, see I'm going to be a big brother!" We got him an adorable shirt but he refuses to wear it, thus far. We had to lay it on top of him to get a photo, but we got a really cute one. I will have to share it when I am back on my home computer.<br><br>
I am also eating out a lot right now, but I am out of town, so I feel sort of justified! We had Panera for lunch and tonight is Claim Jumper for a huge extended family dinner. I really want red meat tonight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat"><br><br>
I went shopping for baby clothes with my sister yesterday (she is due with a boy July 8th), and I kept getting drawn to the girl clothes. Don't know if it's true intuition or just wishful thinking. I did recall being drawn to (and buying) boy clothes when I was pregnant with DS even though I thought I was having a girl. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I'm 11 weeks now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br><br>
I think the m/s is getting better, but the sudden MUST EAT NOW is not. That's accompanied by vomiting here and there, but, it's probably a little better than it was.<br><br>
So I was resting with my 2yo a bit ago, and thinking, "Am I really feeling bad? Is everything okay?" I really can't complain if I'm feeling some better - that's NOT normal for me! And I am/was feeling nauseous for being overly hungry, so it's not like I feel fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I think I go through this every time - a "lull" period where I'm totally used to feeling cruddy AND there's nothing else to see/feel/tell. I want my belly to suddenly be bigger, or baby to start kicking, or *something* so I know all is well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
I AM grateful that my energy is kinda sorta almost okay. We are packing up most of what's in our house in preparation for moving. Well, for showing right now. Our house won't be ready till close to when the baby is! But we need people to NOT feel like this house is overrun with stuff when they come look. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> It's been much slower than anticipated, but we ARE making *some* progress. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
MamaFern, congrats on the new house! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> I'm sure it's especially nice to be "home" now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
St. Margaret, I think you posted in the last thread about buying plus-size maternity clothes. I can't find anything except on Motherhood. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> Did you find things on Gap, too? (And, yes, it totally irks me, too, that I'm constrained on where to buy things. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry">)
 

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Happy May Day, mamas!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> So happy that spring finally feels like its here!!<br><br>
I'm 12w 3d today and staring to feel human again. I am still nauseous in the mornings- today I vomited before I ate anything- but at least I feel decent for the rest of the day. Yesterday and today dh and I worked all day in the garden which felt great but now I am soooo tired.<br><br>
So glad to have you back, Fern!<br><br>
Have a great week, mamas!!
 
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