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ChaCha Wed 25-May-05 13:06:33

I'm thrilled to be pregnant, have just had a scan at 12+5 and has made it all seem so real now, am very, very happy
Although i'm extremely happy I'm still suffering from m/s, tiredness and today am extremely hormonal. I've cut my hours at work to p/t and spend my days off in bed or lazing around, haven't seen my friends in ages (all except one who lives bottom of street) and don't want to see anyone either. Is this normal? My friend went on about depression and talking about it but to be honest, I don't feel depressed, feel very happy about baby but the sickness and total lack of energy are making me very anti-social, can't really be bothered with making an effort and seeing everyone.
My life has taken a major change, work, studies, routine etc.. but i'm happy not sad. Is anyone else or has anyone else going/gone through this? Just feel like a hermit at the moment but NOT depressed...

Expectantmum Wed 25-May-05 13:15:07

ChaCha, firstly congratulations! Yes, this is all completely normal! I am 36 wks and to be honest, although I haven't suffered from any m/s at all, have been exhausted pretty much right the way through. I think I have been out socially six times in the last eight months - and that included Christmas and New Years Eve! If you're body is telling you you're tired, just rest, hopefully in another couple of weeks you will start to feel much better and have alot more energy.

horseshoe Wed 25-May-05 13:20:26

Hi cha cha,

yes it's all very normal.

I found out at 7+3 with DD and from that day on I only saw my friends twice throughout pregnancy. Not that I felt depressed or ill or anything like that, just that pubbing and clubbing all seemed so unimportant. I got so caught up in my daydreaming and planning that in the end it became habit not to call them and I'd always think I'd call them the next day.
luckily I have great friends and we are all close again now.

moschops Wed 25-May-05 13:52:49

i'm 25 weeks now and feel unsociable most of the time. i'm normally very outgoing and chatty but since falling pg am very happy it being just me and dp.

i felt almost like people were invading my bubble if they wanted to visit, and going down the pub has become unbearable......i find myself literally bored to tears.

i think its a combination too of childless friends not understanding how much of a shift being pg really is (emotionally and physically)and not wanting to impose on the time of those friends with children because i am suddenly acutely aware of how precious quiet time is.

ninah Wed 25-May-05 13:55:41

I'm just too darned tired
You're not alone!

ChaCha Wed 25-May-05 15:22:42

Moschops - you hit the nail on the head. That is how i feel!
Today must just be a bad day - can't stop crying and my tummy feels so different, so strange. I am back in bed now - have asked DH to come early. Need plenty of hugs.

expatinscotland Wed 25-May-05 15:23:34

I was like this w/DD. But now we have to look after DD, so can't laze about so much. Enjoy it!

Iklboo Wed 25-May-05 15:28:51

ChaCha - I'm 16 wks and still tired, emotional, hormonal. Either want lots of hugs from DH or leaving alone, feel wound up and forgetful at work (not what they need from someone who books their travel & accommodation - I'm panicking I've forgotten to book a room/travel for someone cos I've got 9 visits to arrange in the next 2 weeks and accommodation for 40 people in 6 differnt places). It's not like this in films/tv!

bamik Wed 25-May-05 15:59:54

Hi Chacha (again)

Please note honey that this is totally norm! When I told mum & dad in-law I was shocked to hear all the advice that my father in-law had to give me. It was great and one of the things he said to me was that there will be days when there are certain people that you don't want to see, in fact there will be days when the only person you can stand to see is DH! I've had days where I didn't even want to see my own mother .

I've learned that these hormones do the weirdest things to you!

Love,

Bami x

ChaCha Wed 25-May-05 18:33:26

Ohhhh...that's good to know! Although still in my PJs, have managed to do a few things (these do not include cooking, cleaning or even entering the kitchen) so hopefully the evening is a little better for me.
Thanks

aloha Wed 25-May-05 18:37:13

I agree with everyone else that it is normal.

norash Wed 25-May-05 18:37:34

Chacha I was exatly the same, slept for 23 hour a day or so it seems and did not really feel like socialising. I was not depressed either but just really really tired and sleepy all the time.

beansprout Wed 25-May-05 18:39:16

You are about to undergo a huge change in your life and I think Mother Nature is very clever and prepares us for this in all sorts of ways. Go with how you feel at the moment and don't beat yourself up!! Congratulations btw!

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