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Roll up! Roll up! Share your first trimester grumbles here...

(11 Posts)
KateTheShrew Sat 23-Jul-16 12:36:03

...Yes, we're delighted at the miracle of new life that's growing inside us, but let's face it, the early weeks can suck.

Would anyone care to join me for a bit of a grumble? Off-load your complaints and worries here, from the petty to the serious - all welcome. I'll go first:

1) I feel sick. All the time. And exhausted. I have to eat constantly to keep the nausea at bay, but nothing seems appetising. I dread having to find the next thing to eat.I want to enjoy food again!

2) I am a very boring and slightly crabby mummy to my 2.5 year old at the moment. DH brought him back from the park the other day, and as they opened the front door I heard DS say, "Where's mummy? Oh, lying down again". Needless to say, he was correct.

3) Spots! my skin hasn't looked this bad since I was 14.

4) Coffee has started to smell REVOLTING. DH drinks a lot of coffee.

5) I know from experience how precarious the early weeks are, and I'm afraid if this pregnancy goes wrong I won't be able to face starting the whole process again. I think this is probably partly why I'm finding it so hard to cope with the nausea etc.

Anyone else need to have a bit of a moan...?

Laura05 Sat 23-Jul-16 13:24:33

Yes I need a moan!!

I'm constantly exhausted!! Especially running after DD and DS!

I have SEVERE nausea. No vomiting just nausea I could cope with and would prefer vomiting

I have a constant horrible taste in my mouth that will not shift!

I'm also constantly peckish/hungry!

Pissed off cos I didn't have any of these symptoms with the other two.

Oh and DH is a useless sod just because he is grin

KateTheShrew Sat 23-Jul-16 14:35:46

Oh god, yes, the horrible taste, Laura05! What is it?? It's not really metallic at all, just... blurgh. Hope you feel better soon.

Floozie66 Sat 23-Jul-16 15:11:14

Soapy, salty taste

wineapotamus Sat 23-Jul-16 17:52:36

The worry. The feeling bad every time I feel excited because of the worry. ( Had a Mmc last March and has taken 16 months to conceive again) Having everyone think I'm being a right boring bastard because I keep making excuses to not go out. Wanting to eat all the time but mainly just crisps. Sore boobs. Cramping and then worry. The amount of tv my 5 year old is watching. Being grumpy with my husband if he so much as hints at any sort of bedroom action. Please hurry up scan and having a real bump and feeling like I've not made it all up!

Laura05 Sat 23-Jul-16 18:11:55

Ditto wineapotamus at the bedroom action!! right now I don't care if we never have sex again!!

I've told DH that he had better get booked in for the snip or I'll take a pair or scissors to his pride and joy while he's asleep!! grin

He q1

KateTheShrew Sat 23-Jul-16 18:13:09

Sympathies wineapotamus flowers I also had a mmc before I had my DS, and it really does put a dampener on the excitement in subsequent pregnancies because you're hyper aware that things can have gone wrong without there being any signs. Don't worry about the tv looks guiltily at DS who is glued to cbeebies on iplayer and the crisps won't hurt either.

Fingers firmly crossed everything works out for you this time. How long until your scan?

wineapotamus Sat 23-Jul-16 18:22:45

Booked an early one next week on Thursday when I'll be 7+4. I know it doesn't guarantee anything but will give us some small relief if all is well. Fireman Sam, booze free kopperberg and sweet and sour prawn crisps hmm; we are really rocking the Saturday night round at wine towers.

wineapotamus Sat 23-Jul-16 18:27:13

Haha laura. I'll get my scissors sharpened too! Poor dh has been on a strict one day on one day off routine for over a year and now he's getting nothing. He says he's like a marathon runner who's broken his leg. We did it the day before I got my bfp (I'd had a bfn three days before) and I had some bleeding afterwards so there is not a chance I'm doing it now until I've had verification that all is well from at least 5 doctors, 18 midwives, the queen, and the sweet baby Jesus himself!

KateTheShrew Sat 23-Jul-16 18:29:54

That's good, not too long to wait now. I'm no expert, but I think at 7+4 you should be able to see a heartbeat. I had an early scan at a similar stage with DS, and it was so reassuring. Hopefully you'll be able to relax a bit after that.

Booze free kopperberg and prawn crisps sounds like a pretty good pregnant Saturday night wink It's frozen pizza and In The Night Garden over here...

...Oh, and definitely no bedroom action grin

wineapotamus Sat 23-Jul-16 18:37:01

Oh that's really good to hear Kate, thank you. Yep fingers crossed for next Thursday! Night garden is weird...I'm so glad we're on to the complicated political intrigue of pontypandy. Sigh.

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