I am really happy to be 14 weeks pregnant but and feeling desperately fed up which can make me feel quite anxious. I was ill up until 12 weeks and started to work part time but now that I am feeling better have so much time and ebergy but nothing to do. I am missing having a few drinks to relieve any tension or having a good work out at the gym.
I could cluck around cooing at Moses baskets to fill my time but that ain't really me.
I'm a literature student, so have LOTS of time just sitting around with books & essays by myself. It's driving me a tiny bit insane, too. I feel like there's stuff I could be doing, but I don't know what, really. I've not had a scan yet (I'm at 13 weeks, but I'm running behind for various reasons) so I don't really want to start shopping for lovely baby things or whatever, even though I'm sure everything's okay.
We're trying to make the most of the last 6 months of relative freedom (can't drink, can't eat brie... What's the point?! ) & are eating out a lot, going to the cinema, etc. Even so, time's really dragging!
If you are feeling pretty normal then why don't you just do, er, normal things? Assuming you don't usually spend 24 hours a day drinking and eating pate, you must do something normally and being 14wks pregnant makes no difference to that.
Wait until you are 29wks pregnant and have SPD and a UTI so you can barely get out of bed - THEN come to me with your tales of boredom.
I am 30 weeks and if I hadn't kept mountain biking regularly (what I would spend ALL my time doing before i got pg ... well apart from the drinking....) til 22 weeks I would now be going mental. Everyone will tell you you shouldn't do things, but if you are sensible about it (e.g. gym) then I don't see why not.
Also there is loads of time to buy stuff, I have still hardly started, I would save that up for later when you get more excited about it!
Good post Cookiemg I'm the same. Would love to guzzle a load of booze. I am seriously thinking of taking up knitting as a hobby; Millie26...re sewing, did you start with a book? I love the idea of a quilt. I have so far started 'tidying' loads of boxes of crap and paperwork and junk and photos. It is all a lot worse now than it was before. Uhhrssgh...
I asked a friend to show me how to do it, she's very good at things like knitting.
Basically you pin paper hexagons onto the back of some fabric with a couple of pins in the middle, cut round it so there is about a centimetre edge all the way round and then fold the edges of the material over and tack to the paper. When you have a few, sew the edges together neatly right at the very edge with little stitches.
When a hexagon is surrounded on all sides, you can take the tacked cotton and paper out and you're left with a lovely floppy material hexagon.
It grows really fast and if I can do it, anyone can.
i felt the same, i'm now 14 weeks pregnant and was soooo bored and fed up as felt life was passing me by. i now go horse riding again but don't do it quite as manic as i used to, i go swimming twice a week with my friend. i also asked my mum to show me how to knit, picked out a blanket pattern (very simple) and i'm doing that whilst i relax, i'd like to point out i am not a natural knitter but it still gives me a nice sense of achievement whilst sitting around (even if i have made so many mistakes i have to go see my mom to get her to fix it.
my man is inconsiderate of the fact i've had to chnage my life on its head as i used to drink and smoke and socialise a lot. i still socialise but not as often or for as long, and find it difficult not to smoke, but it is getting easier.
If I were you I would do ALL the things you can't do / never get round to doing when you have a newborn.
Go out to restaurants for nice meals, go and see a film, sleep, read the newspaper in bed, get a hair cut, have nice long baths, do some beauty treatments, go shopping, spend lots of time with your friends, do romantic things with your DP/DH (if you have one)....ooooo there's loads more....
Pregnancy is incredibly boring BUT having one child aged terrible two, just try and enjoy the chance to be lazy if you can. It will be a very, very, very long time until you can sit and read a book, watch bad daytime TV etc again. Not very helpful advice but I kicked myself for not enjoying the boredom more when I could (not that anything makes up for months and months of NO WINE. Even worse on a Friday night...my husband will rush home for a cold beer very soon. Swine.)