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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)

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!

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!

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 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 ;)

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

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.

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

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

GuyMartinsSideburns Wed 17-Jul-13 19:51:34

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

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 ...

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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...

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!

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!

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.

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>>

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.

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

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

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!

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

I bet your mum already knows confusedofengland grin

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!

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!

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