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Cabin fever- stuck in the house with severe m/s ideas to not go crazy

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everythinghippie29 Wed 15-May-13 16:55:52

Ok, so I've spent too long cruising through MN, I'm still rather poorly with m/s and feeling very fed up of being stuck indoors. I live far away from my family and friends don't know im preggers yet so awkward to socialise.

Luckily (unluckily?!) I was made redundant a week before I've found out I was pregnant and when the worst of the sickness hit, so I've been able to rest up whilst ill but it's starting to get old. Any suggestions for what I can I do to pass the time/ feel less cabin fevery when I still feel this sick?!

Note I am job hunting but not with much luck and I dread to think how an interview would go as I tend to turn a bit green when out and about! envy

HadALittleFaithBaby Wed 15-May-13 16:58:44

I'm loving our Netflix subscription! I've just had my baby and its great because there's such a selection and if you stop it part way through an episode it remembers where you've got to.

I really enjoyed doing cross stitches when pregnant - dunno if you've got the oomph for something like that?

BabyHMummy Wed 15-May-13 17:17:54

Scrap booking, love film, kindle, online study course?

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 17:27:04

Teach yourself to knit!

mumoftwoboysS Wed 15-May-13 18:00:04

sewing? make a blanket for baby! You could learn patchwork or just sew some larger bits together (by hand or machine) Now I might just do that myself....

everythinghippie29 Wed 15-May-13 18:21:07

Oooh I would love to be able to knit. If I can source free needles and yarn I will give that a go.

So far I've cleaned the house at the rate of a frequently vomiting snail, designed a tattoo sleeve for a friend, 'mastered' photoshop and made some jewelry.

I intend to make some swaddling blankets smile . Slightly superstitious though so don't want to make anything for the baby until after scan/ a bit further along.

Great suggestions though, thank you.

TobyLerone Wed 15-May-13 18:30:50

You can get cheapo needles and yarn on eBay. Free patterns on and tutorials galore on youtube.

TiredFeet Wed 15-May-13 18:39:25

poor you, it is so miserable. I have had hyperemesis both pregnancies so I know how boring and lonely it gets. Box sets are good.

Or do you have a garden/ window box? Ds is growing some flowers he planted with my sister and it has been cheering me up watching them grow.

Could you tell a select few friends? I found it has helped to tell people this time round as at least then I can get support. I didn't last time and was so lonely.

Finally, mumsnet! It has been a lifeline for me both times. My antenatal thread and the hyperemesis one are both keeping me going at the minute

Hope the sickness clears soon

everythinghippie29 Thu 16-May-13 12:23:07

Tiredfeet Thank you! Mumsnet has been my lifeline, Im so glad for all the lovely people on here and some of the silly threads have kept me up when I've felt my absolute worse.

I honestly thought pregnancy would be accompanied by glowing skin and ethereal beauty but alas, its mainly consisted of people telling me I look awful and carrying round my trusty sick bowl wherever I go! Starting to be able to laugh about it on my good days so I hope that means it will be getting better!

I hope you feel better soon as well, I'm a first timer but at least you know how worth it it will be. I have utter respect for anyone with HG AND kids already! you must be a hero! x

babyfev Thu 16-May-13 13:02:15

Awww I really feel for you. I have suffered with bad morning(why they call in morning when it lasts all day)sickness up until 30 weeks and been stuck at home. The good news is most peoples sickness/nausea stops after 12 weeks, so fingers crossed this will be the case for you.

I know when ive been stuck at home I have been doing lots of reading about having a baby and really educating myself on what to do when the babys here, so i feel really organised upon his arrival. I know reading things online and in books is slightly different from the reality but it has made me feel much more confident as this is my first.

Ive also done alot of online shopping(slightly dangerous,haha) but its much less stressful than going into the shops on busy weekends.

I agree with a few other people who have mentioned knitting, that will be fab to do and also you will feel really proud of yourself once you have finished your cardigans/blankets and know your little baby will be wearing them.

Good Luck and feel better soon xx

TiredFeet Thu 16-May-13 22:34:46

more idiot than hero I think everything grin

how are you doing sickness wise, are you managing to keep some stuff down I hope?

I have just bought a colouring book today and some felt pens as I kept stealing ds you can get ones for adults / older children on amazon. nice when my brain is fuzzy and I can't face tv / computer/ noise and its quite soothing I find.

llike babyfev last time round I did a lot of reading about pregnancy and birth and babies. it did help me feel a bit more prepared and to focus on the positives of why I was going through the horribleness.

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