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Anyone else feeling this terrible?

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luckywinner Wed 20-Jul-11 10:51:41

Everyday after I have dropped the dc off at school, I come home, crawl into bed and sleep usually until 1.30. Then I get up, either feel horrendously nauseous or puke, usually until 6pm. Then I put them to bed and get back into bed myself. Does anyone else feel this wiped out/utterly terrible. You would think I would know but I really don't remember feeling this bad before. I feel so guilty that I am good for nothing. There is a massive pile of ironing to be done. I can't empty the dishwasher as it makes me sick. I collect the dc and we end up eating pasta pesto as its all I can face and watching star wars as I have no energy. I am around 10 weeks.

Squiglettsmummy2bx Wed 20-Jul-11 10:55:04

10 weeks today & just starting to feel a bit more human. I have felt nauseous almost 24 hours a day even waking during the night to eat as I felt so sick. Also been sleeping every afternoon before collecting my children from school. I'm still not feeling great but definitely not as bad as I have done.
I hope you start to feel better soon x

OptomisticBiscuit Wed 20-Jul-11 14:44:10

I felt like this, it was a total shock - I had no idea that pregnancy could completely debilitate you in this way, and went from being on the go from 7 am to 10 pm to practically bed bound and off work for 8 weeks. The worst is it starts when you do not look pregnant and have not told many people. I feel fine now at 28 weeks and am getting offers of help and sympathy I could really have done with in the first trimester because I 'look' pregnant now.

mumnosbest Wed 20-Jul-11 17:50:10

This is my 3rd and I'm sure I was never this bad before. I feel sick 24/7 and sleep loads too. I'm just over 10 wks so hope I don't have to wait to 28wks to feel better!
Have you had your iron checked? Just waiting for my results but in past always had more energy after I'd started iron tablets.

lovesicecream Wed 20-Jul-11 18:03:17

I feel abit like that at the mo, although not as bad as I did with the last pg, just felt so drained all the time and the sickness was like sea sickness horrid, couldn't move off the sofa some times

m1nn1em0u5e Wed 20-Jul-11 18:05:56

I am still like this at 13 weeks & im totally fed up sad We are supposed to be going on holiday in 2 weeks & I seriously dont know how I am going to do it....I cannot even cook, my husband is doing it for the other children & when he is away with work my Mum is taking my children to feed them, I wasnt this ill with the other 2 & not for so long either....I feel so guilty on my children & our spare bedroom is a huge pile of ironing, not to mention the washing, the smell of the washing machine makes me sick sad Gah this is awful, wish I could wave a magic wand and say good bye to sickness, after 7 weeks of it im wiped out. Good luck, & I really hope you feel better very soon x

Bumpsadaisie Wed 20-Jul-11 18:07:15

Its awful isn't it? Some people seem to get through the first trimester just fine, both times for me it has been just awful.

But by 15 weeks was starting to feel better and then actually felt good after that! You just have to hang on - it will get better!

lovesicecream Wed 20-Jul-11 18:11:22

M1nn me too, cant cook my dh or ds age 16 is doing it, he loves to cook, just can't stand the smell feel realy sorry for dh as my youngest is only 19 weeks and was worse last time so dh has been doing alot of extra stuff round the house for quite along time now bless him

mumnosbest Wed 20-Jul-11 18:42:39

just read on another thread that travel sickness bands arereally good. Gonna try them.

nannyl Wed 20-Jul-11 19:06:07

Yes i remember it well

Im 32 weeks now but this year i didnt even enter a supermarket until March.
I was in bed (or vomiting, or even vomiting in bed) continuosly for 2 months and think weeks 7 - 12 were horrific.
Thankfully i had no other children to look after, i could barely look after myself.. the ONLY place i went in that time was to dr / midwife and then admitted to hospital.

I had no idea pregnancy could make you so so SOOOO poorly either, or how debilitating it is at the time. I actually wondered if i was going to die! sad
I didnt start to feel well again until about 16 weeks, but from 12 weeks i didnt feel like death was iminent anymore either.

I hope you start to feel better soon, and well done for getting your children to school, many days i didnt even make it downstairs...

luckywinner Wed 20-Jul-11 19:09:40

Glad to hear that some of you are feeling as rough as me. Well I'm not glad as its hideous, but glad I'm not a complete freak. This is also my 3rd dc. I have just puked loading the dishwasher. My house is also full of ironing. Everything is such an effort. I have my first antenatal apt tomorrow so I will mention how dreadful I am feeling. I cannot cannot bear this.

QueenCee Wed 20-Jul-11 19:11:34

Me!!! I feel that terrible too.... Plus I have a DD who is 8 months and crawling and pulling herself up on everything. I desperately want to sleep all day but can't.... Feel so drained just by looking after DD so getting very little else done. I'm only 9 weeks and seriously wondering what the hell we have done here. I'm going to be a knackered old hag by the end of this pregnancy, just in time to deal with a newborn and one that will probably be walking then! God help me!!!!

Oeisha Wed 20-Jul-11 19:13:59

14wks with DC1. I can cope with food prep, just, doesn't mean it isn't all going to come back up again later. Just about to enter peak nausea time (will last 'til I get to sleep). But I'm also totally wiped. Sleeping so much it can't be healthy about 9-12h a night and then a nap too. Of course, if I don't nap (well, sleep for anythin up to 4h during the day) then I will be sick. A proper exercise routine seems laughable. On leave (holiday) at the moment, and am not looking forward to going back. Only p/t anyway, and I'm sure I'll cope, not sure how I coped before, and work are being brilliant, but it's still filling me with dread.
Hey ho! Roll on 16wks. People are telling me I will get 'better' then...I WILL!!!

IvyAndGold Wed 20-Jul-11 19:14:09

Oh you poor lamb! <rubs arm> I understand what you're going through, I had very low blood pressure throughout my entire pregnancy and was wiped out just walking up the stairs! Not helped by morning sickness from 2mths until I had DD at 8mths. Please don't feel guilty about housework, it really is not the end of the world. Is there a relative or friend that would understand and could come around and give the place a blitz, it would make all the difference. And do remember...

You are growing a completely new person inside of you.

So put your bloody feet up and relax, woman! grin

hermionejgranger Wed 20-Jul-11 19:20:21

I am in awe of you ladies who already have dc and are feeling rotten. I'm a first timer and am having enough trouble just looking after myself! Can't cook or go to tesco (they probably wouldn't let me any more anyway oops blush) so dh is doing a lot for me. In fact he comes home (to find me on the sofa where I have been since I left work early at 3) and says "so what DON'T you want for tea tonight?" bless. roll on 14 weeks...hope you feel better soon! x

MissClueless Wed 20-Jul-11 20:21:08

I can sympathise with you all. Im 7+3 and suffering horribly! I'm still working full time, cannot stomach anything, even certain words make me gag! I get home and curl up on the sofa until OH gets home from work too. I've been prescribed anti-sickness tablets, but i end up throwing them up too. I feel so weak and exhausted, i just want to sleep sad Had a lovely meal put in front of me today, but just moved it around with my folk, i couldn't eat it. Cannot wait to get over this!!

lovesicecream Wed 20-Jul-11 21:25:02

I've just brought up dinner, sickness seems worse at night, have to realy fancy something or I can't even put it in my mouth

IvyAndGold Wed 20-Jul-11 22:45:09

for those feeling nauseous, have you tried eating ginger biscuits? they were recommended by my midwife, and really really helped me, especially considering i couldn't keep water down at some points.

nannyl Wed 20-Jul-11 23:04:00

LOL at ginger biscuits....

I have not eaten one since about 7 weeks.... i think i vom'd them 1 too many times as well, and even now I cant bear them..... ewwww

Oeisha Thu 21-Jul-11 10:34:36

Ginger biscs will just come back up too with me. I do take giner capsuals, but they don't always work, but good idea.
Actually vommited to violently it came out my nose too lastnight (insuing panic about drowining etc). Was soo bloody tired I couldn't even have a gentle sob to myself. Have also had a crummy night's sleep thanks to general discomfort (tried wedging pillows in various places etc. Nowt worked).
I too am in awe of mums with other DC to wrangle (my SIL is much worse with the nausea than me, but seems to have more energy). At the moment, I could not imagine having another pg, even though I don't want bump to be an only child...

lovesicecream Thu 21-Jul-11 10:51:10

I find everything comes back at the mo, something's just stay down for longer! Finding it worse when woken up in the night by baby wanting his bottle and the tiredness makes it worse

Bumpsadaisie Thu 21-Jul-11 11:23:41


This time round with a DD to look after already actually made it easier to bear on balance. Yes I still felt dreadful, but the fact that DD still needed attending to sort of took my mind off it, and there was no option but to look after her. I still felt crap, the time just seemed to pass more quickly as I was distracted.

Continuum Thu 21-Jul-11 12:32:59

I'm 28 weeks and as miserable tired as I am right now it is absolutely nothing compared to those early weeks. I would eat nothing, take ds to school, do my voluntary work then come home and eat something, knowing it would make me nauseous for hours, though luckily I would almost always fall asleep anyway till my alarm went off to pick ds up. But given how wretched, nauseous and still tired I felt at that time I would build in time to have a good cry before I went! Sometimes I nearly cried on the walk up to school! Then I would lay on the sofa watching movies with ds, but mostly falling asleep during them, poor kid.

mamasmissionimpossible Thu 21-Jul-11 12:41:12

I'm so glad to have found this thread. I'm 8 weeks along and feel terrible. I am so tired and have little time to rest with two other dc's. I feel horribly guilty that I am lying in bed whilst they play around me! The sickness is also very wearing and that makes me tired too. The problem is I have so much to do and so little energy to get on with it. I get no sympathy from anyone as only dh knows I'm pg. <sigh> Roll on week 12, when I hope to feel better.

lovesicecream Thu 21-Jul-11 17:55:49

Continuum I know the feeling, last time I could have slept and cried all day long was usually sick on the school run too which made me cry : (

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