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I'd forgotten what early pregnancy is like ...

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RooTwo Mon 15-Jul-13 13:56:45

God it's tiresome! Am only five or six weeks, but exhausted, no energy, constantly wanting to eat, brain feels utterly fuzzy and am finding it impossible to concentrate at work ... just want to go to sleep! I can't remember it being like this before - is this what it's like?? This is my third pregnancy but it's been a while - my littlest is 5.5 - so perhaps I am just getting old smile Remind me this is normal (especially the constant eating to stave off the nausea)

JemimaPuddle Mon 15-Jul-13 13:58:57

I'm about 7/8 weeks and feel the same as you! It's awful smile
I shouldn't have forgotten though as my DCs are 3 & 1.

What an I going to do........<sits rocking & eating>

CountBapula Mon 15-Jul-13 14:00:23

I'm at exactly the same stage with DC2 and feel the same. Wondering if it's just because I'm more tired this time because I have DS to look after as well. And maybe it's the heat.

I'm just waiting for morning sickness to kick in now - with DS it wasn't until about 8 weeks, so I've got a couple of weeks - dreading that a bit...

JumpingJacks Mon 15-Jul-13 14:02:00

I feel exactly the same and am 11 weeks. So fed up with it now.

This is dc3 and I had also forgotten!

I am very happy to be pg but I really need to be able to function for a whole day without having to rest!

RooTwo Mon 15-Jul-13 14:02:29

It's rubbish isn't it! Also a perpetual dull headache. Though I suspect that might be a result of my complete tea and coffee cold turkey. Going from drinking four or five cups a day to none - the very thought of it makes me feel so sick.

But no there is no excuse for you forgetting JemimaPuddle! smile It's been a while for me - wondering what I have let myself in for (in more ways than one) EEK!

Halfling Mon 15-Jul-13 14:16:26

Hope you haven't forgotten about the Morning Sickness that's just round the corner. Right now I am in the middle of my 7th vomit of the day, feeling dead tired and my eyes are swimming even as I type.

RooTwo Mon 15-Jul-13 14:19:00

Poor you Halfling - 7th vomit ... I never got proper morning sickness with my other two - not throwing up anyway - so fingers crossed I'll get away with it this time. Tiredness/vague nausea is bad enough ...

JemimaPuddle Mon 15-Jul-13 14:19:42

I know! I've booked my appointment with the midwife for Wednesday afternoon & I'm hoping for a dating scan as I'm only guessing at my dates. Fingers crossed I'm a bit further on as I only felt like this for the first 12 weeks with my other pregnancies. The thought of another 5 weeks of feeling like this doesn't fill me with joy smile

MyHumpsMyLovelyBabyBumps Mon 15-Jul-13 14:21:39

8 weeks here with a 1 and 2 year old. Mostly just quietly wishing for death.

Hello! I'm 6 weeks and being looked after for a possible ectopic pregnancy which makes it doubly hard to tell anyone.

But im sooo tired I can barely stay awake at work and obv don't want to let on.

Early scan tomorrow to check the position so fingers crossed!

JemimaPuddle Mon 15-Jul-13 14:32:23

Humps that made me laugh smile

Fingers crossed for you bigred

MyHumpsMyLovelyBabyBumps Mon 15-Jul-13 14:33:02

bigred biscuit and brew for you and good luck tomorrow... Ectopic pregnancies are so rare, remember!

EeyoreIsh Mon 15-Jul-13 14:45:14

Almost eleven weeks here, and feeling awful. I feel bad complaining as it's a miracle I'm pregnant, and I had a mc in Feb. But oh my word, the nausea, utter exhaustion, etc!

Thanks Humps - a couple of biscuits would go down a treat right now!

badguider Mon 15-Jul-13 14:47:33

It's freaking awful!!

I'm 32 weeks now and honestly feel far better than I did at 6-9 weeks.

JustCallMeBaldrick Mon 15-Jul-13 14:49:22

God yes, it's dire! 7 weeks here, and feeling so nauseous I just want to curl up and cry.
I can hardly keep my eyes open, but I've got to go so the school run in a few minutes. Can't wait till I feel less sick, but that wasn't until 16 weeks in my other 2 pregnancies, so I've got a long way to go yet sad

PetiteRaleuse Mon 15-Jul-13 14:53:39

Congratulations! Yes it is sooo tiring and wooze inducing. I was lucky enough never to get morning sickness <ducks> but the tiredness and general memory loss was bad enough for me. Nothing prepared me for the exhaustion - I expected pregnancy to be a bit tiring arond the last few weeks, but the start for me was worse.

PiratesMam Mon 15-Jul-13 14:56:51

6 weeks here, also with 3rd. Haven't told anyone and really need people to not expect anything from me at the moment so it's hard! Fortunately the LOs (4 and 2) are happy enough in paddling pool. If the weather was bad I don't know what I'd do. (Well actually I'd just put the telly on!!!)

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 15-Jul-13 15:06:50

Not quite 5 weeks here. Nausea and acid stomach already here. Peeing for England, sore breasts and a foul taste! Just what I remembered from the last time! confused someone remind me why I'm doing this again? after 14 years!

JumpingJacks Mon 15-Jul-13 15:14:49

I have that foul taste as well - Yuk! I keep eating crap to try and get rid of it but it doesn't go anywhere.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 15-Jul-13 15:16:03

Foxes glacier fruits!

RooTwo Mon 15-Jul-13 15:17:09

Hee hee SaggyOldClothCatPuss - glad there are some other nutters revisiting babies. Only been 5.5 years for me but seems like an eternity and I broke out in a cold sweat last night when I suddenly had a vision of sleepless nights, etc etc.

Anyway, roll on 12 or 16 weeks or whenever it starts to settle down. I can't really remember ... I hope I haven't turned into a huge heffer by then grin - going to have to curb this ridiculous carb intake. Have basically been eating continuously all day - waiting for colleagues to notice (and also wonder why I am no longer doing any tea runs)

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 15-Jul-13 15:18:16

For me the worst is the worry. I MC in February. I'm now permanently terrified. I daren't look when I wipe when I pee, and every little twinge makes me worse! confused ill take every single bit of nausea, breast tenderness and exhaustion I can get gladly!

JumpingJacks Mon 15-Jul-13 15:18:24

Thanks Saggy - I will invest!

JumpingJacks Mon 15-Jul-13 15:20:17

I bet the symptoms are actually quite comforting Saggy, as a sign everything is ok.

Long may they last - well not quite, but you get my drift

AlmondFrangipani Mon 15-Jul-13 15:21:10

I am currently 37 weeks pregnant and posted an identical thread to this as you!! I felt awful from 5 - 16 weeks...like I had the hangover from hell but without the party!! I honestly didnt think I could get through it if pregnancy was like that for the whole 40 weeks. I actually felt a lot better from 20 weeks onwards. I think the worst bit is the first trimester as you are hiding too. It will get better wink.

RooTwo Mon 15-Jul-13 15:29:26

Thanks AlmondFrangipani! It's good to be reminded that it does pass ... as it's hard to remember. Though as Saggy said earlier, all the nausea etc is also an oddly comforting thing - in that things must be ticking along OK. It's such a disconcerting time, these first few weeks of pregnancy, when as you say you have to keep it all secret - there are no outward signs, you have no idea what's going on in there really, and you just feel so rotten!

EnidClowes Mon 15-Jul-13 15:36:32

Urgh me toooooo. I'm feeling so pathetic. I was just as bad first time but now am (badly) entertaining 2yo DD and longing for my bed. I've been feeling ill for ages now - since before i knew for sure that i was pregnant. I remember last time it all settled at 13 weeks. Fingers firmly crossed but still another 6 weeks of this fills me with dread.
Hope everyone's sickness fades soon!

Champagnebubble Mon 15-Jul-13 15:48:32

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PastaBeeandCheese Mon 15-Jul-13 17:04:49

I agree! So tired. This is my second so learning that it's a lot harder to deal with the tiredness when you've got a toddler to entertain all day who woke up at 5.20am today

I do remember the tiredness passing but right now it's that 'in your bones' tiredness where you ache with it and could sleep all day.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 15-Jul-13 17:39:16

I've been standing in full sun working all weekend. I'm off today. I have spent the last 2.5 hours curled up on the bed in my east facing, delightfully cool bedroom, with the windows open, sparko! fighting the nausea and the urge to pee! This my friends is what early pregnancy is all about! grin napping whenever you want!

ovarycyst Mon 15-Jul-13 17:39:59

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loubilou85 Mon 15-Jul-13 18:00:11

hi can i join please.
not sure on dates. i was ttc 18months and was disappointed again when af came but it was bright red and just when i wiped and kept stopping and starting. i did 3 tests over 6 days all faint positives but getting a tiny bit more visible each time. i think i'm 5/6 weeks. i am now scared everytime i get a twinge, had period pain yesterday and still spotting on and off when i wipe so scared to go to the toilet but mainly pink and not blood anymore. called drs today and i am goin for a scan on wed at early pregnancy unit. i know i will hardly see anything but just to know there is something there and rule out ectopic will put my mind at rest. other symptoms are sore breasts, can't sleep past 5am but then want to sleep all day, silly things turn my stomach...even lookin at a quiche i'd made.
things us women do....i just want a healthy pregnancy and baby x congratulations on your pregnancies ladies x

MyHumpsMyLovelyBabyBumps Mon 15-Jul-13 19:12:08

wonders what the deleted post had to say
[nosy]

ThreeEyedRaven Mon 15-Jul-13 19:25:22

7 weeks here too and also feeling like death. Saw midwife earlier who seemed to be suggesting that me feeling like death was an excellent thing wink

Thrilled to be pg but oh my gods the nausea! And I never realised how many micro climates of bad smells our flat had!!!

JumpingJacks Mon 15-Jul-13 19:37:15

It was some sort of scam link myhumps.

I don't know what for as I didn't click on it

JumpingJacks Mon 15-Jul-13 19:39:39

I've got every crossed for your scan Lou!

MyHumpsMyLovelyBabyBumps Mon 15-Jul-13 19:41:14

I was curious because of their name, I have pcos too

Champagnebubble Mon 15-Jul-13 19:42:55

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marmitelover Mon 15-Jul-13 19:43:38

saggy I'm the same. 2 miscarriages in 6 months and now about 9 weeks. Feel totally rotten and this bloody heat is making me tired and headachy. Symptoms are sort of reassuring but every time there's a twinge or a new symptom I start to fret! DS is nearly 3 and luckily I think the heat has sapped some of his energy or else I'm no sure how I'd cope!

Champagnebubble Mon 15-Jul-13 19:45:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

I had forgetten some bits. The tiredness is worse than the 'had no sleep for months' newborn days.

I haven't forgotten the sickness. I had hypermesis first time round and I'm waiting in terror for it to kick in again.

I thought I would worry less in this pregnancy, be less worried about mc etc, but I am completely paranoid. I've taken about 10 tests and have booked a scan for as soon as I hit 7 weeks.

Saggy, I remember reading about your mc. So pleased that you're pregnant again. Congratulations thanks

MyHumpsMyLovelyBabyBumps Mon 15-Jul-13 19:53:50

I wonder if it was actually someone struggling to get pregnant and upset about this thread?

if you're reading this ovarian, I also used to struggle with pregnant women moaning but I'd also stay away from mothers sites for that reason. we have to complain to someone.

I found the forum www.fertilityfriends.com a great sense if comfort

MyHumpsMyLovelyBabyBumps Mon 15-Jul-13 19:55:38

* cysts can lead to infertility

ThreeEyedRaven Mon 15-Jul-13 19:59:55

Fair point. However, even when it took ages to get pregnant I was still thrilled for everyone else that was, even if it was painful.

Don't really see it as an excuse to hijack a lighthearted thread.

These threads keep me sane when I'm lying on the bathroom floor vomming up my dinner grin

BionicEar Mon 15-Jul-13 20:16:21

Am 6 weeks and like many of you fellow madladies am also pg for the 3rd time.

Have been experiencing hotness, dizziness, palpations, constant nausea, tiredness, wanting to wee all the time and the urge to eat constantly & wanting to throw up if smell anything that doesn't sit well with me, but despite all this am glad as all these means all is well and things are progressing.

Has my 1st encounter with a MW today as my GP insisted I had an early booking in session, due to having low blood pressure (dizziness & palpations being associated with this). She was not the most helpful of MW and didn't do any of the stuff that I thought she would be doing at this session, so not sure what the point of the appointment was really. However have got the Green Booklet - so makes it all seem more real. smile Did get paranoid as didn't want anyone in RL to see me with it so wrapped it up in my coat and carried it around town before stuffing in my car boot so the kids wouldn't get to see it accidentally either! grin

Am wondering how long it will take for others in RL to twig what is going on, particularly as not sure how long I can mask my symptoms.

MakeGlutenFreeHay Mon 15-Jul-13 20:19:03

With you all. The constant desire to gag is doing my head in! I'm 10 weeks and fed up with the unrelenting-ness of it (even at night!). Grrrrr. It wasn't this bad first 2 times.

bigred I hope all is ok. I had an ectopic last year - good luck for the scan.

MakeGlutenFreeHay Mon 15-Jul-13 20:22:05

Have to admit that I've to,d everyone, pretty much - if alls well I want sympathy grin and if the worst happens I figure the support would be good. Ad I'm rubbish at keeping secrets! (As well as being very grumpy so I kind of like giving an excuse....)

There is a March 2014 thread over here if anyone's interested. Talk of prams is punishable by death wink

Champagnebubble Mon 15-Jul-13 21:27:46

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SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 15-Jul-13 21:37:30

I seem to have developed unpleasant cramps. Not down low or period like, but like I have been doing sit ups! sad around and below my navel and round the sides! confused Anyone else feeling these?

FitzgeraldProtagonist Mon 15-Jul-13 23:42:52

Not too tired, but fell asleep on a rug this afternoon after work watching the children.

Not too sick but had an hour of nausea on Sat and Sun where I was convinced I was going to spew.

Boobs, sometimes a bit sore, not much.

Crap achy pains in abdomen, bloated then flat stomach.

Irritable a lot.

Three random crying incidents.

5.5 weeks. Also under investigation for ectopic, scan Fri. Hope big tractors went well. Told everyone really, need help if happens again. sad

JumpingJacks Tue 16-Jul-13 08:34:08

I just want to start looking pg now so I cam jump into comfy maternity clothes, esp in this heat.

I'm almost 12 wks and this is dc3 so surely it can't be long?

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 16-Jul-13 09:39:32

Christ! At 10 weeks with dc2 I was wearing maternity trousers! I have no stomach muscles any more! confused

RooTwo Tue 16-Jul-13 10:12:42

Love how this thread has taken off smile
Now I am just trying to work out how to get through the morning at work before I can go and get my lunch. Constant Marmite rice cake eating going on. I can think of nothing but spaghetti and meatballs which is most odd but I all I want is carbs, and salt!

confusedofengland Tue 16-Jul-13 10:54:30

I'm about the same stage with DC3, I think - got BFP on Saturday!

Am feeling totally drained, but other than that, pretty symptomless. Mind you, my first 2 were the same, so that is fine by me!

Finding it hard trying to hide it, as living with my parents for a few weeks until our house purchase is finalised & so they can see how tired I am. Keep saying the heat is stopping me from sleeping at night!

JumpingJacks Tue 16-Jul-13 11:14:28

I bet your mum already knows confusedofengland grin

JumpingJacks Tue 16-Jul-13 11:15:23

I was meant to be making spag bol for dinner Roo but now I really fancy meatballs!

JemimaPuddle Tue 16-Jul-13 14:23:02

Wonder how bigred got on today, really hope it's good news.

JemimaPuddle Tue 16-Jul-13 14:27:57

I'm with you on the carbs & salt. Really fancy meatballs too now but nothing much in so just pasta bake tonight.

JumpingJacks Tue 16-Jul-13 15:32:58

Hope it went well for bigred.

I had 12 week scan today and there is def a baby in there ! Alive and kicking which was a big relief. Saw a nice strong heart beat <<phew>>

missmargot Tue 16-Jul-13 16:26:28

Congrats JumpingJacks seeing the heartbeat is such a lovely feeling.

I'm 15/16 weeks now (depending on which dates I go buy) and I'm finally starting to feel more human. I can get through the day without napping although I am exhausted by 9pm. I've not been sick, thank goodness, but I felt constantly, intensely sick for the first 10 weeks. The only thing that kept it at bay was eating every ten minutes.

I am also craving carbs and salty food. Trying to force down the vegetables but pasta and chips seems much more appealing and I've never been a huge eater of either before.

MakeGlutenFreeHay Tue 16-Jul-13 18:29:59

jumpingjacks how are you not showing?! I feel huge already...

And most definitely do not want carbs. (Being gluten free doesn't help!). Even the thought of making them for supper makes me want to hurl - last night was just BBQ chicken and veg (I can just about manage a BBQ). Cooking is hell!

JemimaPuddle Wed 17-Jul-13 11:14:19

How's everyone feeling today?
I have a midwife appointment this afternoon so hoping that will make things more real - as if the constant nausea & exhaustion isn't enough!

Manzanita Wed 17-Jul-13 11:30:27

I'm pregnant for the first time and at about 5 weeks now. Just wondered if it really is normal to feel sick 24 hours a day...?! The only time I don't feel sick is when I'm asleep. Haven't seen a doctor yet (just moved abroad so it's a little complicated), managing to eat plain bread, fruit and drink juice and not actually vomiting but is it really normal to feel so awful ALL day long? I hear it can last at least three months and at the first week of morning sickness (stupid name btw), I'm counting the days...

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 17-Jul-13 11:31:12

I'm worried that I'm not feeling rough today! sad

JemimaPuddle Wed 17-Jul-13 11:58:55

manzanita mine is pretty constant & in my previous pregnancies it lasted until 12 weeks.

saggy I'm sure it's nothing to worry about, maybe your body is just getting used to all the hormones now smile

Whistleforit Wed 17-Jul-13 16:26:54

This thread has strangely revived me. Pg for third time and wailing at husband that the baby is trying to kill me and why is it do different and awful this time. He rolls eyes and says I am always like this. REALLY?? Do we forget?

F1onajb Wed 17-Jul-13 16:46:53

8 weeks 3 days ..... first time pregnant! Feel soooo sick and so tired!!!

bigkidsdidit Wed 17-Jul-13 16:59:25

I have a month old DC2 who will only sleep on top of me and yet I am less tired than I was when pregnant. I har read this thread REJOICING at the fact I never need do it again! All you with three are tougher than me!

Just remember the sunlit second trimester is just round the corner ...

Hi all can I join? Im 8 weeks today, also with my 3rd! My other 2 are 7 and 5 so its been a while.... My moods change between 'yay!' and 'omfg' grin

My stomach is bloated, and is uncomfortable in the evenings. I think about food all the time but Im trying to keep a lid on that... With my 2nd pregnancy I felt incredibly sick for the first 12 weeks and for that reason thought I was having a girl as it was so different to how I felt with my son, and I was correct. On that same basis I reckon Im having another boy grin I know I may be wrong! Ive never actually been sick through my pregnancies (touch wood) but that awful constant pukey feeling is awful. Im getting worried now that Im feeling less ill...

Ive already put a few pounds on, Im not happy but in the weeks previous all I could do to stop feeling like death was eat, namely carbs and anything salty. Im hoping the eating will even out more as I go along.

I sleep on my front and my boobs are agony. One minute Im so tired I cant keep my eyes open, the next Im okay again.

Also - anyone else getting a lot of aching in the stomach area in the evenings? Seems that when I settle down for the eve and feel tired I notice my stomach. Its not painful but it is a bit uncomfortable.

Hope everyone starts to feel better soon smile

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 17-Jul-13 21:01:30

Guy, me for the stomach ache. I said upthread, it feels like Ive been doing sit ups, its that strange stitchy achy type pain!
I take back my last comment about not feeling ill! grin
I nearly passed out at the stables earlier, I was bending over cooling my hands in a water bucket. When I stood up everything went all wibbly and weird! confused Thankfully I managed to sit down. Being retrieved feet first from a large water receptacle is never a good look! grin

91chloejp Thu 18-Jul-13 01:04:50

Literally had the dreaded heartburn and the cramping and lower back pain is taking it's toll.

I'm not complaining as such as I'm so grateful ti have come this far in my pregnancy (5 weeks) but I forgot how rubbishly tough early pregnancy is... This UTI is a b** too

Halfling Thu 18-Jul-13 11:15:23

Now along with all the gagging and vomiting, I am fighting constipation as well. The sickness got so bad that I had a friend flying from overseas get me some un-prescribed Zofran (which I took during HG in my previous pregnancy but which NHS won't prescribe this time around).

I almost feel like terminating. I don't feel excited or happy at all, in spite of this being a much planned and hoped for baby. Just feel like I am on my deathbed.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 18-Jul-13 11:44:12

Halfling is there nothing your GP can do? Could you possibly ham it up a bit and go to the EPAU?
I was horribly constipated last time, Lactulose is your friend! this time, everything is working great. I had a lovely poo earlier! grin

elliesmum07 Thu 18-Jul-13 13:51:40

I am tired all the time, i'm usually a nightowl but find i can't stay awake past 10 o' clock at the minute i think im 6-8 weeks nausea is making me eat little and often bland foods such as pasta, potatoes, bread ect i also have pelvic twinges which catch me unawares, my only child is 6 yrs old i cannot remember it being so tiring last time, mind you this extreme summer we're having isn't helping with the tiredness/dizzyness. I empathise with others in the same situation! chin up tho eh Ladies ;)

confusedofengland Thu 18-Jul-13 15:31:28

Sorry to hear we're all suffering sad I think the heat makes it worse. I have just been extraordinarily tired still, and today my breathing has gone a bit funny - I can't catch my breath & have to keep taking deep breaths, but I think that might just be the heat. At least it's supposed to cool down a little over the weekend.

Trying to register at the doctor's surgery to get pg things moving, but they can't make up their minds what to do with me as I'm living with my parents for the next few weeks (we all are, me, DH & DC) until our house purchase hopefully completes. The houses are both in the same village, but it's really baffling them!

elliesmum07 Thu 18-Jul-13 16:45:41

DH?? DC?? You'll have to forgive me but i'm new to this site and these terminologies!

spotscotch Thu 18-Jul-13 17:40:39

Can I join please? I am 9 weeks with my second and I feel like craaaaap! All I remember from last time is being sick a lot. This time I have only actually been sick once, but I am just so exhausted and constantly feel nauseous. I can't stand up for more than a few minutes without feeling tired and can't even summon up the energy to hang out the washing. I also have horrible indigestion type stomach pains.

My poor ds just has the world's most rubbish mum at the moment, we haven't been further than the local shops for the past couple of days, and cbeebies has been on a lot. I am a teacher and everyone who knows keeps saying how it is good that the holidays are coming up, but tbh I'm more daunted by the prospect of looking after ds while feeling like this, its going to be rubbish for him sad

And this heat just makes everything a million times worse!

Sorry for that rant, it does make me feel better that I'm not alone in this!

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