I'm currently 12 weeks and I'm feeling crap! I have a yukky taste in my mouth alot of the time, need to eat constantly in order not to feel sick or hungry, but have lost any interest in food by around 7pm so need to eat dinner early, I'm knackered by 9pm, I'm having problems with my sense of smell (too sensitive) and mainly I'm wondering what the hell I was thinking getting into this? Is this it? Or does it improve at ayny point soon? I'd like to think it might, so happy cheerfuls replies would be appreciated...
Jane oh well, still time! Here's hoping! I just thought there might be a break in between feeling crap at the beginning and at the end when you can actually enjoy it all.. I guess folks who are enjoying it all are probably too busy to post on here anyway as I think I'm going to stop reading these pages soon!
I started gradually feeling better at about 17 weeks - got very fed up of people saying to me 'oh you're in the second trimester now, bet you feel wonderful and have loads of energy!' when I was at the same stage as you. I still wouldn't call it 'glowing' (unless you count a red face from all the spots - where's the lovely clear skin I should have?!) just feeling more back to normal, which is a big relief. I think it can take a long time for your body to adjust, but hopefully it will for you too, hang in there and be kind to yourself.
Think what you look like and feel like are two different things! People started telling me I looked "glowing" from about 20 odd weeks, had shining hair, glowing skin and looked really healthy apparently but to be honest I just felt knackered with a spare tyre round my middle and panicking when I didn't feel any movement for a few hours!. Not sure where the apparent burst of energy came in however that the internet pages promised me either. I was had!
As others have said, symptoms etc will come and go and some weeks will be great and you will feel on top of the world and others not so great! Just need to give yourself plenty of breaks, get plenty of rest as that really does help.
I'm 16+1 and feel far from glowing. Some days I'm fine, have lots of energy and am very positive, but other days (today, for example), I feel completely out of sorts, lacklustre, uninspired, fat and just... bleurgh.
Haven't noticed any changes in my hair or skin, to be honest.
One of my pg books says the reason some people appear to be glowing and healthy-looking when pg is that the onset of water retention makes wrinkles and creases disappear
People have told me my hair and skin etc. looks like I'm glowing, but I still feel like shite (27+4)!
I'm not throwing up anymore though (this stopped for me at about 24 weeks) and can make it to 10.30pm before having to go to bed on a good night, so I guess I'm better than I was in the first trimester.