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<p>I am feeling extremely unmotivated.  I was suppose to be working this morning while DD was in daycare (I can set some of my own hours) but just could not motivate.  I think I will try to get some other stuff done--laundry, cooking pumpkin, maybe some sewing we'll see.  </p>
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<p>I am currently about 4w 5d and have been feeling more tired, more hungary, more thirsty and have felt some nausea twinges.  How is everyone else doing?</p>
 

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<p>Hi!  I'm trying to stay positive...my u/s yesterday showed I was a little more than week behind where I thought I was.  There was a heartbeat though, so that is encouraging.  I don't have a due date yet (anymore!) so I should be around 5 1/2 weeks.  I'm starting to get more symptoms so thats encouraging as well. </p>
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<p>I just had a duh moment too...I'm sitting here eating a ham sandwich...oops, forgot about lunchmeat! LOL.  Oh well, I'm sure it'll be fine.</p>
 

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<p>I'm 8/3 weeks. I'm feeling better but I'm definitely looking forward to the second trimester. By the end of the night I feel like a walking corpse, I just can't shake the stale feeling I have right now. I ended up sleeping 12 hours straight last night because I fell asleep while putting DD to bed, so I feel slightly more energetic today and managed to mop the kitchen floor and one of the bathrooms. The rest of the house is a disaster and will probably stay that way for a while longer.</p>
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<p>Maybe you just miscalculated your O date/conception time.  I bet everything will be fine!  I don't know much about U/S dating as I never had one with DD, so I will just think sticky/healthy growth thoughts for you.</p>
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<p>I also have had some duh!? moments.  The other day I went grocery shopping got to the checkout and realized that I had forgotten my wallet in the car, I also left my phone in the house yesterday (I need it for work) and had to go back to get it.</p>
 

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<p>Hi ladies!  Hope everyone is having a great start to the week!</p>
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<p>Earthmama, I hear you on the no motivation.  I'm only 4w3d, and kind of embarrassed at how sluggish I feel already.  I keep wondering if I'm making it up! </p>
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<p>Dom&O, will you have another u/s in a week or more?  Hopefully you just o'd later than you thought. </p>
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<p>AFM, I'm not having any nausea yet, but I am craving heavy, dense, carb-y food like crazy.  I hate this feeling, like I'm either eating a ton of calories, or depriving myself.  Boo.  I feel good most of the morning, and then hit a WALL around 3pm.  I have an appt to meet a homebirth midwife next Monday, I can't wait!!! </p>
 

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<p>We are in the middle of packing, getting ready to move and I was wondering why I was really snappy at the kids.  I thought it was just overload. </p>
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<p>I randomly (seriously) took a pregnancy test on Sunday, the day my cycle was going to start.  I didn't even wait for it to finish, just through it in the trash.  I was on the phone with DH that night and my gut told me to go back and look at it.  I did and was shocked.  I got another test (and a different brand) yesterday to make sure.  I took both of those tests.  All three of them total were positive. </p>
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<p>We just told this kids this morning.  They are excited.  But DH told them not to tell anyone.  That's really difficult, as I have already told my closest friends.  I am letting them tell their best friend today when she comes over.  We are waiting definitely to tell family.</p>
 

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<p>I'm starting to get fed up with the no motivation thing. I have stuff to do darn it! The most I can do right now is get myself to work on time. Times like this make me thankful my kids are so far apart. I can't imagine feeling like this and having an infant or toddler- I don't know how some women do it!</p>
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<p>Speaking of duh moments. I went to get gas yesterday on my lunch break at BJs (so there is always a line of cars at every pump) I get out, pump the gas and go to get back in - it's locked! I have NO idea how, since I never lock my doors so it's not like it was out of habit.</p>
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<p>So I go borrow the attendants phone, call my husband to bring me keys - call work to let them know I might be a few minutes late coming back. And I'm sitting there waiting - it should take my husband about 20 minutes to get to where I am. Suddenly the headlights blink on and off. I thought that was strange so I kind of stand up straight and look at the van. It unlocks and the lights blink again! So I rush over and open the door so it doesn't decide to lock again. I assumed it glitched or something and now it was fixing itself. So I run over to the attendant, let him know that the van just unlocked itself and I was all set so he could move the cones. I get in the van, rummage through my purse to find my phone to let my husband know I was all set. I look up- and there he is in the van in front of me!</p>
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<p>Yeah, it didn't magically unlock. HE was unlocking it with the remote unlock thing. Duh. I felt like an idiot! :)</p>
 

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<br><p>Good Morning. I've been doing pretty good except for the waves of nausea. I had hyperemesis with both of my previous pregnancies, but have not had it that bad yet. I do feel like my brain is haizy a lot too. I'm going to hit the thrift store to look for some pants. Not ready for maternity pants at all, but I only have one pair of jeans/long pants and they are getting too tight for comfort. I severely dislike searching for pants, nothing fits. I've tried on about 45 pairs in the past couple months and have found NONE that fit. Blrug <span><img alt="bigeyes.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif"></span> wish me luck!</p>
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<p>Its totally possible that I just o'd late..so I'm going to go with that until I find out otherwise.  I have another u/s in two weeks. The wait is going to kill me!</p>
<p>Reikimama, I threw away the first test I took too without giving it the full time.  I still wonder if that one would have been positive.  When I tested a week later I had a definate (but faint) bfp pretty quickly.</p>
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<p>LOL Crystal...sorry to laugh, but that was a funny story! We all go through these preggo brain moments.  When I was pregnant with DS1 I paid for my food and drove away without it..duh!</p>
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<p>Speaking of pants...I grew out of my regular jeans and now I'm into the bigger sizes.  I'm holding off on maternity until my next u/s though.</p>
 

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<p>Earth Mama, I hope you were able to find your grove later in the day!</p>
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<p>Dom&O, so awesome that you saw a heartbeat at your U/S so early!!!! We couldn't see anything at my 5 week U/S and haven't had once since :(</p>
<p>Try not to stress out too much about eating this or that, you really never know where you may pick up a food born illness.</p>
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<p>copper kettle, I don't believe ive said Hi yet! Ive been MIA for a week or so! welcome to the July DDC!</p>
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<p>maxnmaizy, good luck finding some pants! :)</p>
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<p>AFM: my craft sale is over! yay! it was incredible, way better than I ever imagined, I may even consider doing more of them! I sat an entire 8 hours without telling my best friend our news! I think we'll tell her and husband on Christmas Eve. We also plan on asking them to be godparents again, anyone know if its aa big no no to have the same godparents for your kids?</p>
<p>Ive been feeling nauseous but no throwing up thank goodness! there has been a couple close calls but so far so good. With DS I started throwing up around 12 weeks, but hoping that this one will be different. I have a doctors appointment on December 6th and im hoping we will have an u/s to see the heartbeat before Christmas, but at the same time, I didn't have one with DS and all was good, im not sure why im stressing about 'seeing' it so much! I haven't got the results of my bloodwork or glucose test, I imagine if they were bad the office would have called.</p>
<p>I took a couple days off work this week so DH could work on our basement (the first room to be finished is my studio! yay!). Not working has been great for how tired and sick ive been feeling!</p>
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<p>Dom&O, I am glad I am not the only one.  LOL!</p>
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<p>We won't be able to even hear the bean until a few weeks from now.  We are in the middle of the move from NC back to FL and so I have to wait a bit.  So excited though. </p>
 

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<p>Hi everyone!  Man, I can't believe Thanksgiving is this week already.  Next Wednesday starts Hanukkah and before we know it 2011 will be here. Yikes!</p>
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<p>Okay, I am with all of you.  This lack of motivation thing is really starting to get to me.  The house is a disaster, none of my projects are getting done and all I feel like doing is laying around and COMPLAINING!!!!  During the kid's naptime today I literally sat on the couch with the laptop, a bowl of ice cream and chatted with my Oregon friends the whole time.  The dishes did not get done, the laundry was not folded, not one single constructive thing was accomplished during those 2 hours.  Bah!  And I am still sick as heck.</p>
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<p>Yeah, I don't know whats up with the pants thing, too.  I have one super old and cruddy pair of maternity jeans that are uncomfortable and now pretty much all my regular pants just do not fit.  How is it that I am showing this much and I am not even 9 weeks yet!??!  I am going to the Motherhood outlet tomorrow to see if I can get a few things.  I really hate that store but they have the least expensive pants around and I am desperate.</p>
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<p>Welcome to all the new mamas!  <img alt="grouphug.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif"></p>
 

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<p>my husband brought up to me the other day that with this baby - I'll now have had children in 3 different decades :/</p>
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<p>That makes me feel way older than I should!</p>
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<p>MY MIL is coming over tonight to help me prep the turkey (we're picking it up from the farm at 2:30 - I'm working until then). I'm supposed to be making all the side dishes tonight. I don't know how I'm going to do it without my daily nap! I cut out coffee 2 weeks ago, but I might need to get a cup this afternoon.</p>
 

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<p>My skin is super dry so I put some lotion on. Now I'm nauseated from the smell of the lotion...<span><img alt="dizzy.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/dizzy.gif"></span></p>
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<p><span>I don't know how long I'm going to be able to hide this baby. I'm 6 weeks today and I've been wearing a bella band on my pants for almost a week now. I think we're going to tell my mom and sister tomorrow but still hold off on telling the kids for awhile. If we can wait that is!</span></p>
 

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<p>I'm going to admit that I'm already wearing maternity pants about half the time.<img alt="belly.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/belly.gif"></p>
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<p>I'm at the end of the 8th week and morning sickness hit BAD last night.  I threw up 10 times from 8pm to 9am.  It's been two hours since my last puking episode, but I don't know how long I can hold out.  I had to take a sick day off of work today and every day I take off now means one less paid day when I go on maternity leave (BOO!).  We are also hosting my husband's entire family for Thanksgiving and I can barely function!</p>
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<p>I really hope this gets better.  I can't keep throwing up this much ( I can't even keep water down).  Since its the holidays I won't be able to get in to see the midwives if this keeps up.  UGH.</p>
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<p>staryla: Oh no, I'm sorry the morning sickness hit you :( Hopefully it will be a short episode and then go away. If not, can you get medication to help keep it at bay?</p>
 

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<p>hello all! congratulations on your pregnancies! :) I am new to here....am only 5 weeks pregnant i guess. didnt even do the pregnancy test I just KNOW that I am pregnant...:LOL </p>
<p>nausea is terrible, but my two previous pregnancies were in Japan, and I 'd say Lebanon is heaven for being pregnant! especially that we live on the farm...all the fresh fruits and veggies available the only things I crave so much! goat cheese and olives that I missed so much in Japan! mmmmmmmmmmmmm...I just hope it will continue to be very bearable. we told the kids and best friends but not the family yet. I can imagine their faces "<img alt="yikes.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif"> what!?!?! a third one?!! what for?????????? "<img alt="ROTFLMAO.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif"></p>
 

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<p>Ekatherina, congrats to you too!  Welcome! </p>
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<p>Three is fun.  You just have to laugh at lot at all the antics.</p>
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<p>The farm in Lebanon sounds like a wonderful place to be.  I have a good college friend who just moved to Beirut with the UN and she loves it there.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Dom&O</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1281364/weekly-chat-thread-11-23-11-28#post_16068444"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Hi!  I'm trying to stay positive...my u/s yesterday showed I was a little more than week behind where I thought I was.  There was a heartbeat though, so that is encouraging. </p>
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Oh my!  I didn't even know it was possible to get a heartbeat that early - that's great to know!  (I didn't know I was pregnant until week 8-9 with DD1 - so this early pregnancy stuff is new to me, lol!)</p>
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<p>I have been having a MISERABLE time finding a midwife.  I have called every. single. midwife. in the city and I'm on the waiting list for all of them. :(  I don't understand - I started looking last week!  How can so many women know *before week 4* that they are pregnant???  Ugh.  I've been putting off calling my doctor.  Though, now that I know I might be able to get a heartbeat, I might call and see if we can pick anything up. :D</p>
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<p>It's not that my first hospital birth was bad or anything, it was actually SUPER easy.  But that's exactly why I wanted a midwife this time.  I don't *need* the whole medical shebang, as far as I can tell (knock on wood).  I just want a nice, laid-back birth with people whose names I know. :/</p>
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<p>other than that - things are looking good!  I'm insanely sleepy, though.  Can barely function.  Yet here I am at work.  :/</p>
 

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<p>I'm just over 7 weeks and the morning sickness has been hanging around.  It sems to be better when I am eating and just after; also I got to take a long nap today and that helped.  Yesterday at work it got so bad I didn't want to drive home.  My head was spinning.  I popped some ginger pastilles I got at the healthfood store-they actually helped.  Also I ran this morning for about an hour and have to say felt pretty good.  I am determined to be fit this pregnancy.  But I am tight in my jeans.   So much I dont want to wear them.  My milk seems to have disappeared and I lost a cup size in 2 days which has caused a lot of mid night fighting between me and my 2year old.  Other than that good holiday and i hope everyone had a nice day with family.</p>
 
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