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Anyone else hate being pregnant and need somewhere safe to whinge?

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BelleEtLaBaby Sun 10-Feb-13 17:22:18

Disclaimer 1: this is my 2nd, very wanted and tried for pregnancy. I'm delighted to be adding to my family.

Disclaimer 2: I in no way wish to offend or upset anyone dealing with pg loss, infertility etc who would probably willingly trade places with me and all my grumbles. I do know I am lucky and I really don't want to piss anyone off.


I hate pregnancy. Oh, I hate this. I get HG and have a bunch of other issues which mean the whole thing is a slog from beginning to end. I'm exhausted. Constantly vomiting. Bedridden. I'm still carrying my weight from last pg and am only going to look worse after this as I get awful stretch marks and saggy uncared for skin. I can't eat anything except pork chops and chips due to the hg - and I'm a massive foodie in real life, so I'm bored of my food (and bored of seeing it twice!).

We had awful nt results last time (1:2, ds is fine after all) so I am petrified about my scan and will worry continually.

And I'm losing my hair again!

I am so pleased to be having another baby, but the cooking process is something I endure, not enjoy. But I really feel like if I try and sound off in real life I get the following responses:

A. I should count myself lucky to be pg and shut up (usually not from who have had problems ttc, afaik, who are usually lovely. More people who cite other people who have had issues.
B. I shouldn't complain in case I have a mc. Which makes no sense to me - I'm a bit practical and if I did have a mc, I wouldn't associate this with anything I said or thought.
C. I got pg by choice so it's 'self inflicted'.

Well, even if all those people are right, I'm still sick as a dog, and don't enjoy my pregnancies like others do. Can I make this Fred a safe place to have a waaaaah without getting flamed? Please?

Waaaaaah smile

BelleEtLaBaby Sun 10-Feb-13 17:26:06

<prepares to get flamed for being whiny and crap>


lucybrad Sun 10-Feb-13 17:37:17

its fine to be fed up if your having a tough pregnancy - especially when others seem to sail through with not so much as a symptom. Not fair!

glossyflower Sun 10-Feb-13 17:54:22

Belle my lovely, complain all you like that is what we are here for!
I feel the same. Other than feeling my baby growing and moving around in there I have not really enjoyed pregnancy.
This is my first one, all my friends and family seem to have had enjoyable experiences.
Not me.
I had severe HG in which I was housebound for ten weeks, have slight degree of SPD which is not too bad most of the time but at times I struggle to walk, am tired due to iron deficiency anaemia, the iron supplements are making me feel sick, and to top it off I have a vaginal prolapse which suddenly appeared out of no where. I am 32 and to have this before even giving birth is rare.
I'm still working full time as a nurse, which is getting difficult, and my dad recently has been sick with leukaemia and last year had a bone marrow transplant. Something that's he's still dealing with the after effects.
I have an elderly friend who's in a nursing home that I am financial power of attorney for and having to go to court hearings to deal with his witch of an ex wife wanting more out of him. ...

I am soooo looking forward to labour then it'll be much nicer from them on!

Good luck with yours! Xxx

talulahbeige Sun 10-Feb-13 17:54:27

Im with you, also well done for doing it more than once.
Severe nausea from week 5 to now (wk 34) spd and gd (i blame the food i ate early on due to nausea, jam donuts and bread). I won't be doing it again.

cupcake78 Sun 10-Feb-13 17:58:14

I hate it with a passion! I want another baby. Dh won't adopt etc so this is the only way. I would far rather adopt!

I have everything from HG to indigestion, varicose veins to spd. I'm exhausted, hormonal, bad tempered and fed up. I'm only 20 wkshmm.

I have friends who love it, one is breezing through the other although tired is generally ok.

Yanbu to hate it. 9months is along time to be uncomfortable and ill for 24hrs a day!

3rdtimelucky73 Sun 10-Feb-13 18:52:57

I don't think you're being unreasonable.

I'm 26+5 have terrible indigestion, nausea and sickness. I also have SPD and am covered in eczema, my skin feels dead and I'm struggling with asthma too. (all pregnancy related)

I have already announced that I am utterly rubbish at being pregnant and am trying to keep a sense of humour......

Much wanted baby though, but it is hard some days. brew

Emsyboo Sun 10-Feb-13 19:14:25

Complain all you like I agree with everything you've said. This is DC2 DC1 was bad but this has been much worse my sister sails through pregnancy and labours where as I get ALL the complications she annoyed me by commenting I shouldn't have children as my pregnancies are so bad -STFU!
Babies are a blessing and wonderful but bloody hell those of us that have hard pregnancies do go through the mill in different ways and should be allowed a moan!
Good luck with the rest of your pregnancy I really hope it gets easier and the rest of you too!

Ellypoo Sun 10-Feb-13 19:24:43

You aren't on your own - am almost 28 wks with a very very much wanted dc2 but am a physical wreck - constantly shattered, PGP so struggling to walk and horrid heartburn. On top of that I'm completely paranoid & anxious due to my history. I know a lot of others have it worse but It's just a means to an end - the thought of holding my baby at the end is all that's keeping me going really.

BelleEtLaBaby Sun 10-Feb-13 20:03:41

Phew! I'm not alone!!

Sorry to hear you are all having a crap time but secretly relieved its not just me smile

Labour is brilliant: you know it's the end. I was so happy to be in labour last time. DH said I hadn't been so happy since getting my bfp (little did I know what was in store lol) smile

racheld33 Sun 10-Feb-13 20:18:00

I completely agree, and worst thing is I'm only 6.5 weeks aargh!!!!!!!

First pregnancy awful with HG.
Now I'm pregnant again (planned) but spent last night sobbing to my husband with my head down the toilet. Got another 34 weeks of this!

racheld33 Sun 10-Feb-13 20:19:29

Also, my husband said it was funny how happy I was in labour too!
I had the 'bring it on' attitude and sailed through it, if only pregnancy only lasted 7 hours! grin

Phew I'm not alone!!
I'm currently 22 weeks with dc1 and spent weeks 8-18 in bed with hg unable to eat anything lost 2 stone and then had no energy etc.
that eased thankfully and I'm now in agony with my lower back and hips. Waking myself up in pain and sleeping very poorly. I've had 3 mc's so feel very lucky but really not sure i could handle a 2nd pregnancy despite longing for a large family. I feel like I'm constantly moaning to DH when I should be blooming but just counting down the weeks till I finish work so I can do absolutely nothing!
I am excited to meet my little boy, but can't say in enjoying the cooking process

Scroobius Sun 10-Feb-13 21:08:09

I hate being pregnant and haven't had any if your horrendous issues if it helps! I've only had the standard heartburn, constipationy, backache type issues but this is my first and at 36 weeks I most definitely am not ever doing this again.
I just hate having my body taken over, I hate the big stomach that gets in the way and announces something that I actually feel is quite private to the world (who then think they can say/discuss anything about me/my life/my body). I hate the few stretch marks I've got on my thighs and I absolutely hate what this has done to my boobs.
I know this all sounds ridiculous but the only thing keeping me going is the thought of my baby at the end. I CANNOT wait for labour!!!
Sooo given your issues you definitely aren't alone.

notdueforages Sun 10-Feb-13 22:26:16

I hate it too. Much wanted dc2 but at 18 weeks I have put on a stone and 4 pounds already and boobs have increased by 3 sizes. Instead of feeling grateful to have no bad symptims, I just feel like a fat ugly pig. I feel better for gettign that out though

Jojobump1986 Mon 11-Feb-13 01:22:51

Yay, a whingy thread! grin I'm on DC2 & really quite miserable! With DS I barely knew I was pregnant, other than the wriggling bump but this time I had nausea 24-7 from 3-17 weeks & would've welcomed the relief of actually being sick but it just never quite came! I hardly got out of bed/off the sofa that entire time, other than when DS needed moving from one room to another or feeding. I was just so tired & ill feeling the entire time & DH spent ages telling me I had to eat & asking what I wanted! Clearly, I didn't want anything & just thinking about it made everything worse! Since the nausea spontaneously disappeared I've slowly been getting some energy back but am still relatively house-bound because I get so tired & achy really quickly that I don't feel safe taking DS anywhere by myself. I usually manage to drive somewhere & sit & chat to friends while DS plays but I haven't dared to try shopping or even going to the park yet. I tried out my bump support band today to see if it would help with the stretching feeling I get around my bump if I stand up for more than a minute. It made my back ache! I'm not quite 24 weeks but already I'm feeling like I just want him out already. I was quite happy being pregnant until DS1 arrived at 41+1 last time! I miss my easy pregnancy & am getting a bit concerned that all these issues will impact how I feel about him once he's born. I don't want my children growing up thinking that I love one of them less because he was 'difficult from the start'! sad

Jojobump1986 Mon 11-Feb-13 01:26:15

Oh, & I have insomnia too, hence why I'm up at this hour! Roll on 4am when I might actually be able to get to sleep wedged between almost all the pillows we own! <Sigh>

I always said I wanted 4 children. I'm beginning to think 2 is enough! wink

iamwhaticallpregnant Mon 11-Feb-13 08:21:48

Hi OP. I am due tomorrow with my first baby. I have hated / loathed every single second of it. HATED it. Never in my life have I have felt so 'not myself', paranoid, worried, anxious and depressed!! I have worried at every stage and am scared to death of labour. I have hated not working. i have been sick, not been able to eat etc. I feel literally like I have an eating disorder because STILL at 40 weeks I more or less throw up everything I eat. I have had heartburn from Hell. I too - feel like I can't complain as i know people who are desperate to be in my position. THE WORST THING IS WHEN i do complain and someone says "Oh i don't know why you'd notice being pregnant, I worked three jobs up until 40 weeks!" F%&%E%^K off! I didn't! I gave up work at 30 weeks because I literally couldn't get out of bed and I have an incredibly stressful stand up all day job.
I can't imagine ever ever ever ever ever being able to go through this again.
Phew - that felt good grin

iamwhaticallpregnant Mon 11-Feb-13 08:24:29

leg aches
restless leg syndrome
bladder complaints
dry lips
leaky breasts
an abundance of facial hair

glossyflower Mon 11-Feb-13 12:23:39

Agree with everyone here, especially last poster about other people saying how little troupers they were in their pregnancies.
I was at work a few weeks ago, really struggling to walk but I was determined not to let it get the better of me, when someone asked if I was ok I said yeah just back and pelvic pain...she said ahh yes, it happens to us all....well I'm sure it does but next time don't bother asking if that's all you have to say!

BelleEtLaBaby Mon 11-Feb-13 12:36:14

Morning, fellow whiners! ;)

Oh, but it feels good to let it out, doesn't it?! Yy to the 'i was working three jobs/running a marathon/building a house by hand at 40 weeks and can't imagine why you're not as amazing as me suffering so' brigade. They can fuck the fuck off smile

Today's winge: I threw up into the sink earlier and it made me wet myself. sad Seriously?!
And Yy to not feeling myself - I'm a horrible hormonal mess and I really, really dislike feeling so bloody vulnerable all the time.

Waaaaaaaaaaa smile

<ahh. Better now>

BelleEtLaBaby Mon 11-Feb-13 12:37:46

Ps: iamwhaticallpregnant happy due day! Hope it passes quickly for you. The end is in sight! smile

BagCat Mon 11-Feb-13 13:23:35

Aaaaah! Great thread. I feel like I'm always moaning about one thing or another. One symptom disappears only for another to rear its ugly head. Am really happy to be pregnant but it's no walk in the park and I get a bit pissed off because you know some people are thinking, "what's wrong with her now, ffs" sort of thing.

BelleEtLaBaby Mon 11-Feb-13 22:02:15

I feel like that too: like everyone's thinking, oh- just get on with it. My stepmom said to my dsis something along the lines of millions of women have babies, why do I think I've got it so bad? Step mum has never done it herself angry

dontcarehow Tue 12-Feb-13 08:27:18

yep I know how you feel. 38 weeks here, and just fed up. I seem to have had everything but not full blown everything if that makes sense. Had nausea until 20 ish weeks but not being sick all the time, had pelvic pain since about 26 weeks but not bad enough to do anything about. Heartburn all the way through but not bad enough for medication. Not that I've asked for it, I just don't want to take anything in case it gets worse and I'm already tolerant to the medication! And I hate taking pills anyway.

Now I've got heartburn, trapped nerve, can't breathe, restless legs, insomnia, seemingly constant dehydration because I don't fancy drinking anything owing to the aforementioned heartburn, palpitations...etc. The worst part is that because I've got a smallish bump people don't believe me when I tell them I'm feeling bad, as if because it's so small it can't be causing me that many problems. yeah, that's how it works!

Whinge away, I understand. I was trying for 2 years for this baby, but there is absolutely no reason why we should enjoy the process of cooking it!

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 12-Feb-13 08:34:17

Yep. Happy due date - but no signs! FFS let this Hell be OVER. i cant take any more.
If my partner asks "whats up?!" one more time I will smother him with my pregnancy pillow.
I moan - a lot! - and all i get is other people telling me how much they did during pregnancy and how they cant understand why itd b so hard for me. MY Grandma said "well i had 4! And i was cooking dinner whilst in labour". Brilliant. It was the 40s! F@%K off.
Can i also moan abt the bitches who boast about "oooh im having mine via thesun roof on (specific date) so happy i dont have to go through the hell of natural labour again!"

sorry - i am at the end of my rope.

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 12-Feb-13 08:36:13


PhieEl06 Tue 12-Feb-13 11:17:04

Is it bad I'm bored of being pregnant now? (ready to be told how silly I am), I haven't had an awful pregnancy so far but definitely have sympathy for those who have, but I just feel like July is a lifetime away, I don't feel very PG other than being fatter & more miserable so it feels like I'm living a bit of a lie & I'm bored of that also impatiently waiting for the lovely glowing stage which is not coming along as quickly as I thought. Am I just being a whiner? I've had it okay so far but I really want to fast forward time.

iamwhaticallpregnant Tue 12-Feb-13 13:58:56

No u are not a whiner - some women must like it. But i hate it. Im embracing that fact.

rainand Tue 12-Feb-13 14:16:01

Yes, go for it! smile

Pregnancy has been a pain for me, one thing after the other.

I do wish I could be from those who had an easy pregnancy and hence enjoyed it. I'm trying my best to but it hasn't always been possible.

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rrreow Tue 12-Feb-13 14:22:34

I intensely dislike being pregnant! This is my second too and urgh, I just want to get to the end of it! I have less to complain about than you though, HG sound really awful.

I also hate how you're apparently not allowed to complain, it actually makes it all WORSE than if you were free to complain and get some sympathy. I'm lucky though in that my DH is very supportive and very appreciative of how much I'm hating it!

BelleEtLaBaby Tue 12-Feb-13 14:58:44

Saw some photos of Peaches bloody Geldof on the net today. Made me all stabby. Bitch looks lovely.

Took all my waah rage out on Holly Willoughby last time. She went into labour, early, on my due date. I was inconsolable. Dh was like, what's wrong? I literally wept at him "Holly Willoughby stole my labour!" blush

I've no idea why it's so taboo to complain. We're all supposed to be this stereotypical glowy, serene, happy person in pregnancy. For me, the reality just isn't like that. The hg is lifting now but I still have all the other early pregnancy stuff. I'm still losing my hair, getting spotty, soooo tired, tearful, grumpy, my nice things don't fit me, I've got heartburn (already??) and Im still not at my scan date so The Fear is still there.

Oh, and everyone deciding that you have become amazingly stupid now you're pregnant. I swear I felt the baby move a couple of times. Now, I know it's early (very early) but I'm in my second pregnancy, and I'm spending most of it laying down. I am an intelligent woman and I have been piloting this body around for a long time. I know what wind feels like. And I know what a tiny, faint but unmistakable wriggle feels like too. But everyone goes 'no, you didn't.' Um, sorry, are you in my actual body now? Have I become unable to make judgements now? Dh keeps questioning what I eat and, while I know he has only got our best interests at heart, I want to kill him. I'm doing my very best.

Feeling very waaaaaah today. We are moving at the weekend and as I am so crippled with this hg and being pg, everyone has just planned it all around me and I'm totally excluded, down to people keep saying stuff like "don't you worry about it. It's all under control." I WANT to worry about it. I'm a huge control freak and I love this bit of moving house, deciding where everything goes etc. Dh just said I should be thankful I won't be moving boxes all day! But I WANT to and I HATE the fact that I can't!!! Waah waah waah sad

Phew that feels better smile

PhieEl06 Tue 12-Feb-13 19:23:25

Belle oh my god I have this pregnancy jealousy too, if Kate & Wills have their baby the same day as me I will not be happy (I will be over the moon because of my beautiful baby being born but...) THEY WILL STEAL MY PREGNANCY THUNDER. I'm already getting the "ooo wouldn't it be lovely if it was a royal baby." Well no, quite frankly in my opinion that's the worst idea, my child will live its life based on who it shares its birthday with! Okay so maybe I am overreacting & my mom is just laughing at me as I have just ranted to her about this but in a very grrr mood today!!

Fairlygrounded Tue 12-Feb-13 21:36:08

I agree - pregnancy sucks!! Last time I swear I had post-natal euphoria - terrible pregnancy, 5 stone fatter, 2 weeks overdue, 3 day failed induction. When I was on that operating table being stitched up after my c-sec I swear I've never been so relaxed or happy!! And it never left - midwives checking me for post- natal depression made me laugh - I was like are you kidding me? My baby is over there, like over there, not in me - woohoo!!
25 weeks pregnant with No2, not quite as bad but I count down the weeks left every day (which is ridiculous in itself). Booked in for a section as it'll take 3 weeks off the last pregnancy - bring it on!!

BelleEtLaBaby Wed 13-Feb-13 11:44:02

Fairly I was exactly like that. I was euphoric the day after DS was born. The mw gave me the stupid little quiz thing which was their highly scientific method of diagnosing PND and I wrote on it "I literally could not be happier" and the mw was all hmm but I explained to her: look! Im not pregnant anymore!!! You don't understand how good that feels! I can eat!

MumofWombat Wed 13-Feb-13 14:21:32

I'm 32 weeks with DC2 and am soooooo over this.
From sickness, to heartburn (I am single handlly responsible for gaviscons profits I reckon), to pelvic pain, pregnancy insomnia, piles, constant loo trips etc etc.
I may have had a bit of a shout at DH yesterday that he had got no idea how bad it was.
And I don't have a proper bump, I just look fatter all over (you can see a bit of a bump when I'm laying down and naked) so I don't even get sympathy looks from strangers.
I am NOT doing this again.

3rdtimelucky73 Wed 13-Feb-13 15:22:00

mumofawombat I too have spent pounds on gaviscon - only to find out its available on prescription x

Jojobump1986 Wed 13-Feb-13 15:41:25

grin at post-pregnancy-euphoria. That should so be a 'thing'! I'll probably get it this time. Last time I was really weepy for the first 36 hours but I'd actually enjoyed being pregnant. Forgotten what that's like now! sad

Today, drinking water makes me feel sick. I'm 24 weeks. This should've passed by now & I should be feeling fabulous.

12+6 & counting until I can start actively trying to jiggle him out!

gertrudestein Thu 14-Feb-13 09:14:21

I'm so relieved I found this thread! Thank you!!

I have spent the last few weeks bawling my eyes out, and feeling like a terrible person because I can't stand being pregnant. I feel like my whole identity has been subsumed in this - I don't have any energy, I can barely walk because of shooting pains down my leg, I'm much more stupid than normal, I'm moody and angry and emotional all the time, I'm putting on loads of weight, clothes don't fit from one day to the next, and EVERYONE THINKS THEY CAN COMMENT ON IT.

I work with a bunch of women who don't have kids and who keep on making 'jokes' about how I'm just doing this to get out of work. WTF????

And don't even get me started on all the things you're not meant to do. PLUS the people who 'hardly noticed' they were pregnant, only put on 2 stone, didn't buy any maternity clothes, skipped from pregnancy yoga classes to crocheting hand made baby blankets, popped the baby out without any painkillers and can't understand why I'm terrified that something dreadful will happen, that my nascent mothering skills are so bad that I've already jeopardised the baby by eating/ moving/ bloody thinking the wrong way, and - even worse - the dawning reality that the baby might end up like me.

I know how lucky I am. We spent two years trying. But this is effing horrible.

3rdtimelucky73 Fri 15-Feb-13 01:27:52

Gertrude, I really hope you feel better for writing that all down - I certainly did ready it. Thanks for laugh grin

3rdtimelucky73 Fri 15-Feb-13 01:28:19

*reading (sorry on phone)

BelleEtLaBaby Fri 15-Feb-13 12:44:01

Morning all! Am very waaah today. Made the mistake of watching 'I didn't know I was pregnant' yesterday and it made me all ragey. How is that possible?!?!

GingaNinja Fri 15-Feb-13 20:45:54

<Knocks politely on door>

Pls let me join. I know I've only just done test but MASSIVE shock.

I thought it was an early menopause blush.

DD took most of my thirties ie 6 yrs and a substantial 5 figure sum-worth of fertility treatment ending up with IVF and being advised that pg wouldn't have happened without the drugs etc as my innards are crap.

Who the f**k has a newborn at 42?!?! (which is what I'll be).

Oh god; heartburn. Weight gain. Pissing for England every 5 mins. My boobs are already 3 sizes bigger. Oh god oh god oh god.

Sorry, I will be delighted I'm just utterly utterly eyeball-rotating-adrenalin-soaked shocked.

Oh god....toilet training again.....sorry that's a diff thread. smile

scruffylady Fri 15-Feb-13 21:53:37

Yes me to, I don't really like it. I really want this baby and have waited a long time for it. But it is so uncomfortable and painful and all the usual symptoms you know... also and annoyingly I dont understand why it means everyone can tell you how much they were superhumanly able to do until literally the last minute of pregnancy. As a horse person all I EVER hear is how they were riding till their baby just literally popped out because they were all so much younger than me and such fabulous horsewomen they could ride literally while in labour. I mean what do these people have to prove! Anyway I feel better now, rant over, sorry!

sparkle101 Fri 15-Feb-13 21:55:03

Oh my god. I need this thread! Am 14.5 and feel like I have been pregnant forever. Did an early response test so known since 3.5.

Oh my god. I have had hg, extreme tiredness and just feel so shite. I hate being pregnant more than I can possibly say. Added to the fact dh announces he wants a third after this. Um no!

I hate being pregnant.

BelleEtLaBaby Fri 15-Feb-13 22:12:37

Come in, come in, and bring your woes. No super women allowed smile

pinkbear82 Fri 15-Feb-13 23:46:40

Wish I'd read this sooner!
24 weeks gone and suffering with HG and just as I was coping and getting back to work I get stuck in hospital with kidney problems that won't resolve until baby is born. While in hospital DP looses his job, now I'm off sick again my wages have gone down.
It's one thing after another. I don't feel at all prepared. It's my first baby DP's 3rd.
I'm a hormonal tired mess, that feels like I'm failing at everything and can't see an end in sight.

So sorry so many of us are having such a rubbish time - hugs to all - things can only get better right?!

BelleEtLaBaby Tue 19-Feb-13 11:42:15

Today's whinge: everyone around me deciding what I should eat, as if in some way my decisions can't be trusted? Am all stabby at my mil who keeps making me pork chop and jacket potato at every single meal (long story as to why she's doing all the cooking) regardless of what anyone else is having, and without asking! Waaaa. 28 weeks to go (is that all?!)

sparkle101 Tue 19-Feb-13 13:57:02

Am I the only one hanging around the antenatal club boards waiting for the next months club to begin so I know I'm another month closer to popping?!?!?

gertrudestein Tue 19-Feb-13 14:30:04

It does last forever doesn't it?

Last night my DH said, 'I just want to have a break from the fact that we're having a baby' and spent two hours watching old episodes of The Big Bang Theory on his ipad.

I was so angry I couldn't speak to him. soooooo pleased he gets to have a nice little break from this reality, while I'm doing pelvic floor exercises and dreaming of runny eggs.

somewherebecomingrain Tue 19-Feb-13 17:13:13

So with you all. It's a complete ordeal. I'm on number 2, 33 weeks along, SPD,AND, heartburn, back pain, squishes stomach etc etc. the depression is the worst - essentially 9 months of the worst pmt I've ever known as the progesterone builds up to towering heights. Dp has nicknamed me Fecundstein - I am a monster. Such an excellent thread. NB not to be confused with wishing I wasn't pg - its all worth it in the end but it is hell..

TeWiSavesTheDay Tue 19-Feb-13 19:17:36

I'm so glad to see this thread! 6wks with number 3 - a surprise baby(!), so it's pretty stressful trying to work out the finances, rearranging bedrooms, bigger car... I need my drivers license before baby arrives too. Just so badly timed and stressful.

Plus I feel like crap. DS and DD are 3 and 1 so totally unsympathetic to me wanting to curl up in a ball and vomit 12 times a day.

BelleEtLaBaby Tue 19-Feb-13 21:34:55

somewherebecomingrain that's it exactly - sounding off about not enjoying pregnancy isn't the same as not wanting to be pg: but if often gets that response in rl. It helps being able to waaaah a bit on here.

In the whinging thread on mn, no one can hear you scream

Waaaah smile

somewherebecomingrain Tue 19-Feb-13 21:48:45


BelleEtLaBaby Wed 20-Feb-13 16:14:06

I was mightily disappointed to wake up this morning to find that not only is it not September already, that the baby is still in my tummy and not in my arms, but that my eczema has flared all up one leg sad

Waah smile

somewherebecomingrain Wed 20-Feb-13 18:13:32

Having a better day today actually - have got stuff done - but paying the price with lower back agony.

Belle - September - you must be quite early on. I feel for you! All I can say is take supplements if you get to that zombie state of tiredness - sickness permitting. That's really helped me this time. did you say you had hg? If so that's not such great advice.

Also it will pass. It's intolerably gruelling I can't lie but time waits for no man. It's definitely speeding up for me now.

TeWiSavesTheDay Wed 20-Feb-13 18:31:32

I managed to coordinate kids and have a sneaky nap. Felt so much better!

Cutandstick Thu 21-Feb-13 10:22:50

Oh man, this is the first time I've laughed in ages - in total relief I'm not the only one, and the awful irony of it all.
This is such a wanted pg, and I love feeling bump kick, but my god....I've clawed my way to a week off work, blaming work for sending me round the twist (I stand by that completely!) but now I'm on holiday I'm just me all the time. Which is a nightmare it turns out! Crying every time DP speaks to me, if he's having a laugh I can't take the sarcasm, and if he's not I think he hates me not that I'd blame him right now I've got some chronic rib and back pain that isn't caused by pregnancy but by the afternoon I could cry it hurts so much, sleeping is a JOKE, which is making me into some tired hormonal nightmare. Acid reflux, MS that started again at 18 weeks, and possibly feeling the most Unattractive and frumpiest woman about.
DP was apparently expecting this....why didn't he warn me?'

RachaelH1983 Thu 21-Feb-13 12:33:37

After a cry + feeling in a really shit mood I decide to log on to MumsNet where I see this fab thread which isntantly puts a smile on my face as I breath a sigh of relief. I am 28 weeks pregnant with my second, my Daughter is 7 so busy getting her off to school, keeping the house up together, doing the shopping, walking the dog etc and lately I feel really sorry for myself I am over the moon that I'm having a baby but this is so much harder than I remember !!! Maybe its because I'm 8yrs older ?? My partner never knows if he is coming or going with my constantly mood changes and if I'm honest nor do I !! Moving house a few weeks after baby is born plus I'm booked in for a c-section after a terrible birth with my daughter so I'm constantly thinking about one thing or another quite frankly I can't bloody wait for it to be over so we can move house in a completely new area 75 miles away and start a fresh !!! Moan over !!

BelleEtLaBaby Thu 28-Feb-13 23:15:14

Things I am whinging about today:

Dh made me laugh earlier (it's been a while since I laughed as laughing makes me vomit) and then, all of a sudden: uncontrollable weeping. For no reason. Then I vomited.

I have awful, awful heartburn. I'm not even 13wks and certainly not big enough for this to be pregnancy heartburn, so it's vomiting-all-the-time heartburn. Which means I still have the pregnancy heartburn to come. Joy.

As I was throwing up today, I wet myself. In front of dh. Who thought it was funny (even though he was very sweet and got me clean pyjamas).

Waah. Is it September yet??!

glossyflower Fri 01-Mar-13 07:59:48

It's made me smile reading these posts .. Not that I like to see people suffer but that I'm not the only one having a difficult time!

I'm now 32+4 and the iron supplements have made me feel better so I'm making the most of it!

Someone mentioned about when you get pregnant you lose your identity. I have certainly felt that too. Although I know people mind well but I do get annoyed when they say I should do this or shouldn't do that just because I'm pregnant.
I walk to work, it's only 10 minutes and when we had all the snow and ice my dad insisted on sending my mum round at half six in the morning in the car to do a six mile round trip just to drop me off what is essentially just over the road! They said we don't want you slipping over or being cold etc... Which I do understand but this would not happen if I weren't pregnant! But then I did slip on the ice, so then I made the most of my mums lifts lol.

And I've noticed that people at work who wouldn't normally give me the time of day because they are important doctors and I'm a mere nurse, suddenly have taken interest in me because I'm pregnant... One doctor who I swear hated me before, and used to make my knees knock if I had to speak to her, now asks all the time how I am etc and she even said to a colleague how impressed she was with me working so hard being heavily pregnant ... Grrrr!!!

Belle go to your GP and ask for omeprazole or ranitidine for your heartburn. That's if you don't mind taking tablets during pregnancy. When I had HG one of my anti sickness meds caused horrific heartburn and I tried ranitidine for it first but switched to omeprazole which has been a godsend. I rarely reach for the gaviscon for taking it, it's great. If I miss a days dose it comes back with a vengeance.

God I love this thread!!

Hope you ladies are doing ok at the moment xxx

cupcake78 Fri 01-Mar-13 08:16:23

24 wks, I'm so exhausted I'm
Being sick againhmm. Hormones are going nuts and feeling overly anxious and fed up. I want to not be called mum today. I want to go back to bed but instead I have to muster the energy to be 'dynamic and interesting' at workhmm.

I want the house fairy to come and do my housework, make the meals and do the washing while I'm asleep.

Instead I'm working, looking after ds and the house and growing a baby. It's the hardest job I think I've ever done. There is no light either the weekend is taken up with kids and family parties and dh is ill but insistent on still working so making him worse hmm.

Now to paint on the fake smile and survive the day ahead somehow. Time to pretend I love being pregnant and I'm glowing when in fact I've completely exhausted.

BelleEtLaBaby Fri 01-Mar-13 09:47:11

Ah. The fake smile. I have one of those smile I practised it when having ds1.

I've woken up with a stinking cold. Fucking charming. ;)

God, it helps to have a little vent, though, doesn't it?

glossyflower I've got some ranitidine in the cupboard - didn't realise it was pregnancy safe. I ended up with a spoonful of bicarb in some water last night, which helped, and at least calmed it down enough that I could stop vomiting smile think the tomato sauce on last nights pasta caused it. Another thing on the forbidden list sad

BelleEtLaBaby Fri 01-Mar-13 09:48:58

cupcake if you track down the house fairy, can you send her round mine when you're done? I've just moved so I've plenty for her to do which I am ignoring right now smile

HavingALittleFaithBaby Fri 01-Mar-13 10:26:18

I need this thread! We TTC'd for 2 years 8 months before I finally got pregnant. This is definitely a wanted baby. I still hang out in the conception support thread where I was for 18 months and would never whinge about being pregnant there. I know how lucky I am.

But oh my days! I am 32 weeks. I have a UTI. The antibiotics are ramping up the reflux to epic proportions. I've got an irritable uterus - every time I walk I have Braxton Hicks! I still have 3 weeks left to work! I'd like to be adding sleep to the sleep bank but now insomnia has kicked in. If one more person tells me to make the most of sleep while I can I will slap them. Really? Does having a baby mean you get sleep deprived?! hmm I never knew that!

OP I too have vomited in the sink and pee'd myself due to vomiting. I have had to work on my pelvic floor!

Only 15 shifts left to work smile

BelleEtLaBaby Fri 01-Mar-13 11:59:14

Hi havingalittlefaithbaby - glad I'm not the only one wetting myself. The indignities! It's hard to complain, isn't it, especially if people know you had issues. But the complaints are very real! Is it your first? I was very angry at people who told me to stock up on sleep in late pregnancy with my first: just as I was the size of a whale, covered in itchy eczema, riddled with heartburn and so uncomfortable I couldn't sleep at all and was spending my nights on the sofa scratching my legs to the West Wing! I figured it was training.

Had a serious conversation with DH this morning. I'm getting my tubes tied/sealed/removed after this one. If we change our minds in a few years and want a third, we'll adopt. We're in agreement. I never thought I'd entertain the idea of getting sterilised - I've got PCOS so I lived for a long time with the idea of fertility issues, but I can never do this again. I look at DS and I know it will be worth it again: but no more.

I'm 13wks today. Is that all???? I feel like I've been pregnant for a year. And September seems a really long time away: although its March already!? I'm signed off work until after the Easter holidays or until I stop losing weight.

Today's waaah - this cold is making the vomiting worse. On the plus side, DH has come home with Doritos smile

HavingALittleFaithBaby Fri 01-Mar-13 12:10:49

Yes, first baby here! We'd always said we'd have two. Then it took so long we said we'd be happy with one. Now he says he'd like 3 hmm We'll see!

Yes the sleep bank comments come thick and fast. Recent one from a friend with a 3 month old....either she looks back on her pregnancy with rose tinted glasses or she had plain sailing in the third trimester!

I actually think I've been sick in the kitchen sink more than anywhere else..it's all the smells that trigger me off. Gone off chicken was the worst envy

Try regular paracetamol and inhaling steam for the cold. Only things that helped me! smile

greenygrassy Fri 01-Mar-13 12:41:35

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I can't take the sickness anymore. Thanks for letting me get that out.

LexieH Fri 01-Mar-13 19:46:09

god i hear you sister... please see my most recent post.... I actually think I have developed depression I feel so bloody sick. complain to me whenever you feel like it coz I am right on track with you x hugs x

somewherebecomingrain Fri 01-Mar-13 22:25:19

oh blimey wish this had been there earlier in my PG. It's a complete ordeal - I was so on the ropes. Waaaaaa is exactly the sentiment. It's a complete insult on every level.

MumofWombat Fri 01-Mar-13 22:50:17

And on top of feeling crap because I'm pregnant, I'm now on antibiotics. My ribs are agony every time I sneeze or cough, and every so often a tiny bit of wee comes out with a sneeze or cough blush. I haven't washed my hair in days (the idea of standing long enough to rinse puts me off). And today, DH is back to work and then plays cricket so I'm going to have to look after DS on my own all day, when I barely feel like I can look after myself. The house is a tip, and I'm on a committee for a ball which is next week. I have too much to do to be ill.
The date for my csection will be made this week. DH wants it be as late as possible due to cricket finals, work etc. I WILL be stating quite clearly that the earliest date suits us fine. Stuff him. I want this baby out of me.

Hooya Sat 02-Mar-13 07:18:49

Ok I'm having it very easy compared to many but I HATE being a slave to my body! If I don't eat every 45 mins to 1 hour I start feeling horribly sick / throwing up - and I had two 90-minute meetings at work last week angry where I started retching a bit towards the end (disguised as coughing). It's so f**king undignified, stuffing my face with unwanted food before meetings / bed to try to ward off the sickness! And eating when you feel sick is rank.

DP is lovely but is fixated on how I should be more healthy, when all I want to eat is white carbs which stop the nauseating hunger for a bit longer.

And I miss lie ins! Was so happy today was Saturday, woke up at 7am to retch / eat, lie in ruined.

And my boobs are massive but not in a sexy way.

Thanks Belle <waves from a fellow JSer> for providing a place to whinge.

BelleEtLaBaby Sat 02-Mar-13 11:36:42

<waves at Hooya> smile Hey lady! A js-specific whine: no sex since getting pg either! Can't stand the jiggling. When I was pg with ds1, DH and I attempted at 16wks the slowest, barely moving shag ever. 2 mins or so in and I vomited all over his chest. We stopped bothering after that lol smile

My DH is like that about the health thing. I'm usually a very healthy eater, a real salad monster, but at the moment all I want is white carbs and cake. He keeps making me little salads and so on (which is really sweet) but I can't have onion or tomato so it kills me. When I had hg the first time, my hospital consultant said eat whatever I can manage, don't worry about being healthy or even your vitamins shock I was all: but what about the baby? He said not to worry, the baby will take what it needs from your body. If it needs protein it will leach it from your muscles, if it needs calcium, it will take it from your bones or teeth etc. The reason you need a healthy diet in pg is to replace all that and protect you, not the baby! He must have been right. I lost loads of weight, but had a 9lb 2oz whopper of a child, who was bouncing and healthy. After having him I lost a patch of hair, a tooth and I broke my foot! Mummy's little parasite smile

Hooya how many weeks are you now?

Today's waaaaaaaaa is still cold related. DH gets the good medicine (sudafed spray) and I get steam and saline spray

<I have drug envy> envy

somewherebecomingrain Sat 02-Mar-13 12:27:09

belle you should have a blog! Most entertaining! You almost make the hideousness of pregnancy sound fun!

Today I looked at my huge distended barrage balloon stomach and just thought id really rather not thanks - have a belly like that I mean.

Also borderline losing/not gaining weight so reassures the lo will be fine but I might not be!


cupcake78 Sat 02-Mar-13 12:32:09

Belle, does the same thing apply to body fat wink? Does baby leach that off me because I could go with it!

No sex here either. ive never felt less sexy or interested in my life!Its too much effort and the jiggling isn't pleasant. Poor dh but hey ho, its not forever.

ButteryJam Sat 02-Mar-13 13:00:12

Oh I feel like a whine! hmm

I'm just so shattered! 10-15 min on the computer and I start feeling dizzy! I'm not even doing my work, I was shopping! I just hope the midwife and GP take my concerns seriously because I'm really fed up, and really don't want to take any more days off work (currently 28 weeks). Feel so weak that I feel like starting my maternity leave now! confused

Hooya Sat 02-Mar-13 13:03:13

Hey Belle I will be 12 weeks on Tuesday - the time from 8 weeks (last scan) to 12 weeks has lasted at least 4 years and 500 loaves of white bread as far as I can tell!

We did NO shagging at all in the first few weeks, better the last couple of weeks but a couple times I had to stop due to motion sickness, or shout "NOT THE BOOBS" on sensitive days when he forgets! Impressed that you managed to vom on your DH though grin . Having got used to 6x per week when TTC it's been a bit of a shock to adjust, no wonder I can't sleep as well now!

I tried to explain the leech thing to DP but he looked at me like I was making it up! We had a rather unseemly row in a taxi which ended with me yelling "GOOGLE IT!". We live in a country where people barely raise their voices so I think the driver was a bit shock

BelleEtLaBaby Sat 02-Mar-13 16:21:47

grin at NOT THE BOOBS. Me too!

DH and I had a massive argument the other week. He put the moves on me again, and I had to tell him no, again, and he got all huffy. I asked him what his problem was: I've told him if I feel remotely like a shag I will jump him immediately, but not to keep trying it on as I hate keep having to reject him. He sulked for ages and as he was leaving, I heard him mutter something about pregnancy being crap.

I lost it entirely. I told him we could swap if he wanted: I would go without sex and do a bit more washing up otherwise be entirely normal, and he could throw up a dozen times a day, piss himself half of those times and every time he sneezed, have crippling heartburn and rampant eczema, feel constantly like the world was spinning, and CONSTANTLY nauseous, hate all his favourite foods, be banned from eating most of the ones he did fancy, and have everyone around him scrutinise every morsel he did manage to get in his mouth. I could have his mother treat him like he had become a stupid child unable to make decisions, he could have his genitals and belly prodded and investigated, and he could spend his time in between all this worrying about piles, feeding the baby from his nipples, pushing it out of his body, the possibility of permanent in incontinence and after it was all done, he could watch his body, irreparably stretched, drag itself around in pyjamas for a few months with milk leaking all over his top and any one of two children under three attached to him at any one time. I told him he was welcome to it. And I told him all of this at the top of my voice. Then I vomited all over the bed (not my intention but it certainly added to the drama).

He bought me pop tarts and flowers the next day and has been lovely since then. smile

Gingerbreadpixie Sat 02-Mar-13 18:20:18

Ooh, can I have a moan too, please? I'm having a bloody tough time. Constant complications, anxiety and pains. I'm only 14 weeks and I've been to EPU 4 times and A&E once. I'm at the doctors pretty much weekly. I've finally stopped pretending and started being honest that I'm not enjoying this pregnancy at all.

I said to DH today I wish I could transfer the baby to him for a bit so I could have a good old drink and some cigarettes!

I'll add a disclaimer too that the baby is very wanted and I'm incredibly grateful for the little one. I'm just worn out with it all.

thegoldenfool Sat 02-Mar-13 19:56:06

me too!

how could I forget how horrible being pregnant was, and this time I´m doing it all with a 19 month old!

just getting to about 18 weeks no sign of blooming, sick every morning and going to bed at 8pm - i am almost sure having a baby made up for it though grin

BelleEtLaBaby Sun 03-Mar-13 11:58:22

Come in, pull up a chair, and let me have your woes smile

DH bought me a saline nasal spray to help clear my unblocked nose. It made me vomit (what doesn't?)

AND I've had to give my Henning Wehn tickets to the pils as I'm too sick to go sad

Waaaah sad

BelleEtLaBaby Sun 03-Mar-13 12:03:05

Ps: Gingerbread that would be excellent. A sort of pregnancy-sitter! Someone to borrow your pregnancy off you for a bit so you could get drunk and let your hair down, feel better for a few hours, then get your pregnancy back once your hangover had gone grin

somewherebecomingrain Sun 03-Mar-13 13:52:56

Feel sick, tired, stretched, strained. Rectum
Bladder and cervix under attack from the inside. If I lie down I can't breathe. Bleuuuuuuuurgh. Can't put on my shoes, pubic bones grind when putting on knickers and trousers - sound of 'ah ah ah' accompanies it and that ain't a sexy panting I can tell you. Groans an back clutching and finding balance like I'm 80 every time I stand up. Have to sort of set my legs like an OAP.

Only 5 weeks to go but it seems like ages!

Bleuuuuurgh - stomach squished.

Gingerbreadpixie Sun 03-Mar-13 14:14:00

Belle - yes exactly. A pregnancy-sitter! I feel the world of medical science needs to start working on this ASAP!!

To continue my moan, I've just had a go at DH. I'm fed up of him telling me how I should/shouldn't be reacting to my pg complications. If I feel scared and like shit why should I hide it not to upset his day? Also, he never takes it upon himself to read any pg books, look at Internet sites or anything like that to look into some of the issues surrounding this pg, so I'm always trying to figure out what's going on by myself. FED UP!! sad

HavingALittleFaithBaby Sun 03-Mar-13 14:28:48

I actually said to DH the other day I can't wait to give birth so the responsibility for the baby isn't solely mine any more!

Oh, the reflux.....

notdueforages Sun 03-Mar-13 15:23:30

Hello smile

Just popping in briefly and taking a much-needed study break. Also hate being PG with a passion, and I don't even have any really bad symptoms.

BUT: My boobs have gone up 3 sizes and I have put on just over a stone and a half at 21 weeks. I am actually getting fat, not just pregnant. Full of self-hatred.

Poor me. Poor all of us. It's awful

BelleEtLaBaby Sun 03-Mar-13 17:37:57

Reflux - eugh. I can't believe I have it so early, although it's to do with the hg. Everything I eat just burns for ages.

Well, it's almost 6pm and I haven't pee'd myself yet today smile

Jabberwockydoodah Thu 11-Apr-13 22:24:13

Looks like a can of worms has been opened here! I enjoyed reading about everyone's pain sympathise with you all.

I'm nearly 34 weeks with DC2 and feel utterly bitter about the fact that this pregnancy seems to be paying for a fabulous first one! Last time I was very big and suffered with heartburn but that was it. I was one of the happy clan. Had a home birth with only 5 hours labour. Not this time.

I've been constantly knackered, had low blood sugar up to 20 weeks (meaning frequent dizzy spells and fainting), piles, incontinence when coughing/sneezing, persistent colds and allergies, heartburn, headaches. I have managed to escape morning sickness again though (phew)!

Now suffering with chronic PGP/SPD which is made worse by a prolapse from first pregnancy. I can't walk far and in constant agony. My quack GP dismissed my pain as "hormonal fluctuations" and prescribed co-codamol with lactulose for the accompanying constipation you get from taking it. Saw MW today who was somewhat relieved I haven't taken the pills! She's totally awesome and has scored an appt with a consultant tomorrow to assess whether I'm fit to birth naturally. I should get a physio appt through soon too. I'm secretly hoping for a c-section so I can get this baby out ASAP, is that bad? I really wanted another home birth in my lovely inflatable pool but now the thought of getting in and possibly not being able to get comfortable or push terrifies me.

DH has been very supportive and DD is excited, but I'm sure they are sick of me moaning! My mum has already told me to STFU because she knows I'm "perfectly capable of doing it all again". My dad is great - he's a born moaner and loves moaning along with me! With everyone else I'm pulling the brave soul card which seems to be getting more sympathy than moaning. Oh dear I sound truly awful don't I? Lol. Oh well, counting down the days now.

KirstyoffEastenders Thu 11-Apr-13 22:48:57

Can I join in? I'm only 5 weeks with first but it's been an awful week since I found out. I had a mini breakdown at work and heartburn is unbearable. Can't bear the waiting to find out if everything is ok either. I hope it gets better soon.

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Thu 11-Apr-13 23:06:48

33wks, have constant heartburn/indigestion, and reflux when I lie down. I need to sleep but I feel sick. Want to sleep on my back proper up with loads of pillows, but can't because it makes me go light headed. And every time DH moves in his sleep I have to consciously stop myself from vomiting.

I can safely say I am not having any more children after this one.

BelleEtLaBaby Fri 12-Apr-13 01:03:07

19wk tomorrow and still miserable, still pissing myself (had to send DH out for tens lady pads with very specific instructions that if he came home with tena pants we would be getting a divorce.

Sickness almost gone except for in the morning when I get up - at which point I vom bitter yellow crap for ten mins. Midwife called it 'pregnancy sick'. Excellent.

Today I found out I'm having a boy so I'm chuffed to bits that all is well as my ds1 is going to have a brother!

BUT: I wet myself laughing, made steak for tea but then didn't want it so DH ate it. And I've broken out in eczema all over my arms which is so itchy I want to cut my arms off.


CheerfulYank Fri 12-Apr-13 01:27:34

Oh God yes. I'm 34 weeks and ready to die.

I will never be comfortable or sleep more than a few hours at a stretch again, I'm sure of it. I wondered around at 3 am last night crying and gagging.

I had terrible nausea for most of the first and second trimester. Drugs helped but gave me hideous constipation. Now I have very low iron and no energy. The house is an absolute tip and I just can't seem to sort it out.

DS has been an only for almost six years and has morphed into an awful brat in his concern about the upcoming baby. DH has recently been in Facebook contact with an old student who is younger and more attractive than me. There's nothing untoward about it but I feel hideous so it bothers me.

And I'm apparently never having an orgasm AGAIN.

CheerfulYank Fri 12-Apr-13 01:48:07

And yesterday we had grass. Brown disgusting mushy grass, but still grass. Overnight, BAM. Snowstorm. No more grass. Spring is never coming.

And I feel like a terrible mother because I just want DS to leave me alone sometimes. I'm just so tired. sad

On the upside, my last pregnancy was easy physically but I got very depressed, and it was awful. I've had every physical symptom going this time, but feel pretty good mentally. smile

Jabberwockydoodah Fri 12-Apr-13 08:24:54

Aww I feel for you CheerfulYank! My 3yo DD has become very sensitive because of my inability to do anything strenuous. As much as we love 'em it would be nice to have a break! Happy 34 weeks, we're due at the same time smile

My house is also a huge mess. Don't worry about it, people understand. DH is doing a little bit like washing dishes and occasional vacuuming (a vast improvement on his previous refusal on grounds of "I go to work so it's your job"). Do you have anyone to help out? It's surprising how everyone suddenly stops telling you to stop moaning and actually want to help once there's promise of baby cuddles! Once baby arrives my mum will come and cook for me and help out with DD. My dad is also moving closer around the time I'm due and has offered to babysit, clean and do the garden. He's a neat freak and hates the dog hair.

Should you need to vent you have friendly ears waiting smile

CheerfulYank Fri 12-Apr-13 21:39:58

<clings to Jabberwocky desperately>

Thank you! I'm insisting on sending DS to day camp twice a week this summer (In America there's no school all of June,July, and August) and DH keeps complaining about the expense. angry I told him yesterday I do not want to discuss it anymore. DS and I will not survive three months of each other's company all day every day, to put it bluntly!

Jabberwockydoodah Sat 13-Apr-13 20:17:20

Aww boo you tell him two angry hormonal walruses nagging him isn't much fun! My DD goes to nursery one day a week and will start 2 days next month. It's nice to have that little time alone to cling onto and makes the week go faster. They usually come home with pretty stuff they make for you too. I got a decorated fan this week, sometimes it's paintings or cookies.

I'm getting some wicked contractions this evening and wishing they're real ones but most likely Braxton Hicks. Tomorrow is swimming day so I'm looking forward to that. Physio starts on Monday to sort out these defective hips of mine. If only it would help for heartburn :/

BelleEtLaBaby Sun 14-Apr-13 09:00:25

My DFil recommended a half tsp of bicarb in a glass of water for heartburn. Works a treat when mine is really bad. Also, I am very fond of orange flavour Rennies.

I've FINALLY got that second trimester energy burst. I have ripped through my house like a hurricane, cleaning, sorting, tidying. As a result I have a lovely shiny house (for all of 30 seconds I expect: DH is downstairs with DS1 while I lie in so heaven knows the chaos Im getting up to!) BUT I have cut my thumb, the tip has split right by the nail, I've burnt that hand twice on the cooker, broken three nails and aggravated my eczema on my arms. Boo!

Ds1 goes to nursery full time ATM but down to two half days when I go on mat leave in August. I'm looking forward to having more time with him, but what am I actually going to do with him all day?!

BelleEtLaBaby Sun 14-Apr-13 14:48:27

I've just made a cake and I can't lick the bowl sad

Jabberwockydoodah Sun 14-Apr-13 17:16:18

Sod that, I lick the bowl and still eat runny eggs. British hens are vaccinated against salmonella - it's part of the British Lion Standard. Obviously I'm more cautious when out because you don't know where the eggs are from, but supermarket ones that are stamped should be ok for a lick of the bowl smile

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