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Generally anxious, teary, worried

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ThePartyArtist Tue 05-Jul-16 11:59:09

I found out a week ago that I'm pregnant - I'm currently 4 weeks and 4 days. The first few days I knew I was just ecstatic - tired and a bit queasy but couldn't stop smiling. Now I still am really happy to be pregnant, DH and I both really want this baby etc. but the tiredness and queasiness is really getting on top of me and making me quite low / anxious. I feel exhausted all the time even before I've got up in the morning (and that's after 9 + hours sleep). Been feeling fairly queasy but am managing it with sea bands, ginger tea, keeping blood sugar levels up etc. The anxious panic is starting to set in now though - I just feel like my mind's going at 100 miles an hour, thinking about all the things I need to organize even though I have ages and have a very supportive partner. It's hard to concentrate on work and organizing a house purchase for the first time which is overwhelming in itself. I get teary and panicked in a general way not over a specific issue so it's hard to work out what's actually bothering me.

I'm also starting to worry about how to tell work, how to perform up to scratch when I feel exhausted and teary. We have a major project coming up at work next year which I am due to be leading on - it's not going to go down well that I am off on leave then but I can't feel too guilty about that. I just worry about the timescale of telling work though - too early and I may jeopardise the permanent contract I am due to get when I am approx. 12 - 14 weeks. But too late and it's harder for them to make plans for the project next year.

I just feel so anxious and preoccupied. It's not worry about something going wrong with the pregnancy it's just general overwhelming feelings and low resources in terms of energy. DH doesn't want to tell anyone til the first scan but I am starting to feel quite alone - like having to lie to friends about why I'm not drinking, not being able to tell my mum how I'm feeling, not being able to ask friends and my mum for practical advice.

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