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Jayray, that's so funny! Ground turkey is a staple around here, but I haven't been able to eat it (or cook with it) for a month. Yuck!
 

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just checking in to say I'm surviving, bu that's about it. I thought the nausea was going away, but it was a brief respite. Ughhh, can't wait for this to be over.
 

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I'm 9 1/2 weeks and starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! Nausea/food aversions have gone from an all day obsession (WHAT am I going to eat? I have 5 minutes to figure it before I feel like I need to lay down on the kitchen floor...) to a minor annoyance. Still feeling gross parts of the day, but I definitely don't feel that urge to eat constantly (while dreading eating anything).<br><br>
And I have my first midwife appointment on Tuesday!
 

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Ladies I'm having a really hard time keeping it together and just feel so depressed and pathetic. The morning sickness combined with the fatigue and lack of motivation is just killing me. Since I'm a SAHM, I find a lot of worth and value in keeping the house clean and running, making homemade food, doing house projects, caring for the dogs and Rowan. And for over a month now I've been almost completely useless, I just muddle through the days looking for a moment of relief and only feeling like I get it if I'm asleep. I have so many projects I want to finish before baby gets here and at this pace nothing will get done.<br><br>
Thanks for listening. Someone please remind me it's not always this way. And I will get myself back.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hey Annie, I think when i was 15 everything made me mad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"></div>
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Yeah I think you guys are right...he's at the point right now where I understand why some kids get sent to military school. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> The other kids, especially DSS 9 are excited about the baby. He can't wait until school starts so he can tell all of his friends! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I do need to remember though that it will take them some time to get used to the idea as well. DH and I were not exactly turning cartwheels when we found out either!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ladies I'm having a really hard time keeping it together and just feel so depressed and pathetic.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> I hear you. My house is a total disaster, and DD is watching WAY too many movies lately. Very depressing. Here's to feeling better soon!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes">
 

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I have interviewed three MWs and need to make my decision now, as I will be leaving town next week for a month and I definitely want to have my first prenatal before I go.<br>
One, I totally loved, but she won't come to my area, and I would have to find a place to stay for the last month of my pregnancy. At first, I thought that staying with my inlaws would be okay, but I really love my home and want my life to continue as normally as possible. I decided against going with her, although I think we meshed best.<br>
Two was warm, maybe ten or fifteen years older than me. She hugged me when I left and said it sounded like it would be fun to work with me. Her fees if payed early would be less than $3,000. She only accepts two clients for each month. I would come to her for most of the appointments, since I am an hour's drive.<br>
Three is more brainy, does her own lab work. Her fees are $4,000, but she is willing to do a partial trade. (My sweetie is a computer genius, and she could use some technological guidance.) She is also more flexible about coming to my house. I can't put my finger on it, because I thought I would want somebody warmer, but for some reason, I feel like I should choose this one.<br>
My fiance says that he doesn't want to sway my decision and that it is up to me. He is willing to pay for whomever I choose and will support my choice. I wish I had more time to choose, so I could at least understand why I favor one over the other.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ladies I'm having a really hard time keeping it together and just feel so depressed and pathetic. The morning sickness combined with the fatigue and lack of motivation is just killing me. Since I'm a SAHM, I find a lot of worth and value in keeping the house clean and running, making homemade food, doing house projects, caring for the dogs and Rowan. And for over a month now I've been almost completely useless, I just muddle through the days looking for a moment of relief and only feeling like I get it if I'm asleep. I have so many projects I want to finish before baby gets here and at this pace nothing will get done.<br><br>
Thanks for listening. Someone please remind me it's not always this way. And I will get myself back.</div>
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Julia, I really hope your spirits improve. This will be my first baby, but I have been told by many other ladies that the fatigue will pass, and I am holding onto that. Lots of love to you.
 

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Julia, I know how you feel. I've been completely useless and it's just so defeating. This WON'T last forever....we're all going to be fine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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U-fish: with my last pregnancy, there was a midwife at my birth center who was a little more "nerdy" (I guess) and a little less touchy feely. She was definitely kind and thoughtful, but she also was reading in the literature and such. I ended up really liking her, because I felt like she knew her stuff all the way around. I didn't have her at my birth, but she was really helpful to me postpartum when I had some issues with insomnia and anxiety.
 

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I totally hear you on this. I've been pretty much useless, but my sweet dh reminds me that I'm not being useless, I'm growing a baby and that's something only I can do so he's happy to pick up slack or eat out more that usual. I got pretty depressed during my last pg for these reasons, but it's been a little easier this time because I expected it. Hang in there mama!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">DD is watching WAY too many movies lately. Very depressing. Here's to feeling better soon!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes"></div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">My fiance says that he doesn't want to sway my decision and that it is up to me. He is willing to pay for whomever I choose and will support my choice. I wish I had more time to choose, so I could at least understand why I favor one over the other.</div>
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It can be really hard to choose. I hope your decision becomes easier and you're able to choose the right mw for you.<br><br>
AFM- Had fist mw appt. yesterday but no hb. Not really surprised since I'm 10w and my uterus was just barely peeking above my pubic bone. I'm not worried at all, but it's going to be hard to wait a whole month to hear it! I might have to sneek over to one of my mw's house before then- we're personal friends, so I could just go there to hang out, and just happen to mention that it would be nice to listen for the hb <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 on the feeling defeated bench! Been a rough week. Almost 11 weeks and looking forward to having my pep back. I need it to chase my 13m old and 2 yr old. They really seem to be in kahoots these days.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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Thanks, Jayray, and thanks again, Forest~Mama. There is one thing that was just out of my field of vision on this one, which I think might confirm my inclination to go with the brainy one: she gets back to me right away. When I first emailed the warmer one, it took her more than a day to get back to me, whereas the brainy one has responded almost immediately the three times that I have contacted her. I sense a deeper level of commitment to her practice.
 

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Helena- it sounds like you're feeling pretty good with your decision. It sounds completely reasonable to me!<br><br>
I had my first pre-natal appt today and it went really, really well. For an office that hardly ever changes (I don't think there was any staff change between DD & DS), they've had A LOT of movement lately. A OB has retired, a nurse practitioner has left (didn't like her anyway) & 2 midwives have left. Unfortunately, one of the midwives was the one who delivered DS and I LOVED her. However, the midwife I saw today was completely fantastic. I got an awesome feeling from her the second she walked in. She pulled my file up and the first thing she said was "You had a VBAC last time? Awesome! I'm so excited now." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I'm curious to meet the other new people, but I got a great vibe with her.<br><br>
We saw the little bean. Good heartbeat. She did an external u/s (she said "Why probe if I don't need to?" And really, who likes to be "probed" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">), so the baby wasn't as visible as we would have liked, so she wasn't able to get a really accurate dating. However, she said she's pretty confident in my dates, so we'll just go with that.<br><br>
Feeling good! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Hi Everyone! I am at 7 weeks and also feeling the tiredness and mama guilt. It must come with the hormones. With my DD's pregnancy I wasn't really sick but this time I am. Not all the time but at different points in the day. Is anyone else experiencing lower abdomen ache? That does seem to be pretty constant and I wondered if it was anything I had to worry about. Anyway, I am thrilled to be pregnant - I will be so glad to get through the first trimester. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Jessica- your post made me smile! Glad you are feeling soooo good!<br><br>
Mamalove1- when I start to feel crampy (in my lower abdomen, more on my right side than my left), I have noticed that drinking water helps A TON. Vanished. Gone.<br>
Is it possible that you are getting too much calcium and not enough magnesium? Your uterus contracts and relaxes, and an imbalance in favor of calcium causes muscles to contract.<br>
This is my first child and I am full of questions about what is normal. If the pain is more of a spasm (mine's just kind of a mild tugging), or worsens with coughing or bowel movements, or is accompanied by bleeding, etc., I have read that it might be cause for alarm. Hopefully, this is not the case and you just need to keep yourself hydrated.<br>
I had another sleepless night a couple of nights ago and paranoia about ectopic pregnancy set in, but in the daylight hours, I am confident that this baby wants to be born. I will have my first prenatal this week and after that, I think I will start to relax more even on those white nights.
 

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I'm soooo tired still and my m/s has changed to evening instead of morning. ugh!
 

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9w2d today, and I am the most nauseous I have been. Everything smells. I am feeling really super-yuck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I am excited for all of you seeing your babies for the first time! And still sad for those who found out their ba bies are gone.<br><br>
But mostly, I just feel like hurling.<br><br>
DH keeps leaving the dinner dishes on the table as I am so tired and sick by evening I throw up my hands, and they SMELL!
 

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I'm 7 weeks 5 days today. Yesterday, I had a really good afternoon and managed to eat lunch (grilled gouda and caramelized onion sandwich + cheetos) without nausea. Then, of course, I had to have a little spotting at the end of the workday to bring my mood down. And I had a rough evening. I waited too long to eat dinner and nothing sounded good and I slept all night.<br><br>
Today, my husband's off on a camping trip. I'm annoyed. WE were supposed to go camping, but because of my bleeding I don't want to hike. So he is going without me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'll try to clean up around the house, I guess. He did a bunch of dishes yesterday, which helped a lot, and picked up a lot already, but I feel like a lazy slob.<br><br>
I have my first rehearsal tomorrow evening, 6-10 pm, for a play I've been cast in. I can't decide whether to tell the director. On the one hand, I don't want to make a big deal about being pregnant. On the other hand, I don't know if I can go 4 hours without eating (no food allowed in our rehearsal space). I am really worried about how this is going to go.
 

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Lyss- I understand the smelly dishes problem. I got home last night adn DP was out, but he'd left a bunch of dishes in the sink. I figured it must have been because teh dishwasher needed to be unloaded, but when I opened it, it was full of dirty dishes....and ripe. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"> I ended up running the dishwasher and doing the rest of the dishes.....all the while holding my breath.<br><br>
Neuromancer- Oh no! I hate that he went without you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> Just try to use this time to put your feet up and relax and do something YOU want to do (it just occurred to me that this suggestion probably sounds a lot more exciting if you already have kids. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">). Can you stash some quick snacks outside of the rehearsal space? People will be taking bathroom breaks, etc, right?<br><br><br>
I know I said I was feeling good yesterday, and I still am today, but I wanted to clarify that I'm feeling MENTALLY good. I'm still hurling like a frat boy....though it has tapered off a bit.<br><br>
9 weeks today! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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