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14 weeks pregnant and bored anyone else?

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Cookiemg Mon 06-Oct-08 11:30:14

Hi

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.

Any advice.....please

xxx

sarsums Mon 06-Oct-08 12:32:08

Why not keep going to the gym? I would have gone bonkers if I had have stopped going when I was pregnant!

SummerLightning Mon 06-Oct-08 12:56:19

Yeah keep going to the gym!

Find stuff to do, go out for dinner, etc, do stuff you won't be able to do with a kid!

So you're working p/t now, but were f/t before? Can you go back to f/t?

For what it's worth I am bored too, and find the whole thing boring, also want to exercise properly and get drunk!

SpringySunshine Mon 06-Oct-08 13:58:22

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?! wink) & are eating out a lot, going to the cinema, etc. Even so, time's really dragging!

babyinbelly Mon 06-Oct-08 14:05:12

I am bored too. Never went to the gym much before I was pregnant so can't really start now but am desperate to do something. I want to do pregnancy yoga but there is nothing where I live.

Very frustrating I must agree.

TheProvincialLady Mon 06-Oct-08 14:12:13

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.

<martyr>

SummerLightning Mon 06-Oct-08 14:32:42

Agree with tpl, keep doing normal stuff.

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!

Millie26 Mon 06-Oct-08 17:27:15

I've taken up sewing - I'm making a quilt.

Sounds rubbish, but is genuinely the most relaxing thing ever and creates a great sense of acheivement combined with a nice Mother Earth warm fuzzy feeling.

Boyfriend keeps sitting on pins though - not so good.

Juliette108 Mon 06-Oct-08 18:17:56

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...

Millie26 Mon 06-Oct-08 18:41:18

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.

jbakedbean Wed 08-Oct-08 20:59:43

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.

completely understand your frustrations

PumpkinPatty Wed 08-Oct-08 21:05:34

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....

AnybodyHomeMcFly Thu 09-Oct-08 22:41:32

I second what Pumpkin Patty said esp the cinema as we used to go all the time before DS and now it's about once every 3 months...

I sympathise about the boredom, I'm 15 wks with my 2nd and I'm afraid to say that 40 weeks is a vairy long time!

sillyworrywort Fri 10-Oct-08 17:00:51

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.)

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