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Hello everybody.<br><br>
I will start by introducing myself...<br><br>
My name is Meghan and I have been married to a wonderful man for almost 4 years now. We are expecting our first in early March.<br><br>
So far the pregnancy has been great. The first trimester was rough with morning sickness, but nothing I couldn't get through. The second trimester I felt great. So far the third trimester I really am feeling good. I'm not too uncomfortable or swollen. But...the last couple weeks I am feeling a little bit depressed. No really good reason. One worry I have right now is that the baby is still breech, but other than that things are good.<br><br>
Is it winter blues(I'm in Michigan) or is it the pregnancy?<br><br>
Any suggestions on a good pick me up activity. I don't even feel that excited cause I'm just down. I want to be happier!<br><br>
Thanks!
 

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Probably a combo of hormones and the mid-winter-post-holiday blues. I'm there too. I find that getting out for a walk each day (or even every other day) works wonders for my mood, even if I have to force myself to do it (we're in Chicago, so I know how hard it is to motivate yourself to do it in this freezing cold). Hang in there, Mama!
 

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I'm in the Feb. DDC and just posted about the same thing. I'm so BLAH. I don't want to do anything. I hope it lets up soon. <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 know exercise helps (I keep trying to find the time, never seems to happen before dark) and getting outside. I also find that little things really seem to drag me down-I am very sad about lots of things that I just need to cope with and move on, but I can't seem to shake them right now-I'm right there with you! Controlling your stress level might help too-I started taking a bath every night (actually I joined dd's bath, I don't have time for seperate bath's!) and that has made a real difference for me-no multi tasking, just sit, soak-forget what's on my mind and relax. Good luck!!! congratulations!!
 

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The timing certainly doesn't help, I'm in MO and it has been gray here for what seems like years. Blah weather and no sunshine can definitely dampen your spirits. I had been feeling pretty lousy but about 2 weeks ago we had a very sunny Sunday, it got up to a whopping 50 degrees. DH and I went out to a small local lake in our boat, took our fishing gear but never really expected to catch anything. And we didn't, but getting out in the fresh air and just being outdoors really boosted my mood. You might try going for a short walk in a local park or even your neighborhood, it's amazing what just getting outside and moving around a little can do.<br><br>
I personally am taking a half day at work to go get a haircut and have my eyebrows done. Physically I'm not feeling so great so I'm hoping this treat will boost me a little.<br><br>
Other things I can think of might be visiting a friend, playing with a dog if you have one or a friend who does, renting some romantic comedies for a night in, treating yourself to a nice dinner out, putting on some good music and dancing around. Hope that helps, you're not the only one! Hang in there, we can all get through this last bit together.<br><br>
It also helps me to think about the baby coming in spring, when new baby animals are born and the earth blooms again. Spring is just around the corner....
 
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