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Do you / did you feel like you are / were 'blooming'?

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sheeplikessleep Tue 20-Oct-09 13:56:33

Just trying to get a gauge whether I have unrealistic expectations grin
First pregnancy - felt well in second trimester, even if a bit tired.
I'm 17 weeks now and feel exhausted all of the time and everything feels a major hurdle. I'm thinking of going to bed again, before I even get out of it in the morning.
Please give me other experiences that I'm not going to feel like this for another 20 weeks?

Tillyscoutsmum Tue 20-Oct-09 14:00:37

First pregnancy - felt like hell on earth until about 28 weeks - then had about 6-7 weeks of feeling really well (and as close to blooming as possible) and then back to feeling crap/uncomfortable/tired in the last few weeks

This time - felt ok for first 20 weeks - nowhere near blooming but much better than I did with dd. However, since 20 weeks I have felt awful (now 32 weeks). Its been one thing after another - bad colds, sinusitis, headaches, SPD, painful BH's , exhaustion, sickness - just looking and feeling like shit constantly sad

<<whinge whinge whinge whinge>>

invlanderen Tue 20-Oct-09 14:03:29

Never FELT like I bloomed though others said it appeared that I was ; )

sheeplikessleep Tue 20-Oct-09 14:04:43

Hmmm, you're not giving me much hope!!

flybynight Tue 20-Oct-09 14:08:58

I'm 14 weeks and I don't know about blooming but my hair is fantastic! All full and shiny! Still have to go to bed at 9pm though.

humanfraggle Tue 20-Oct-09 14:14:21

I'm 23 weeks and don't feel like I'm blooming at all - the only blooming I feel is blooming fat!

I'm exhausted, want to go to bed early every night and have severe back pain.

Having said that, when I feel good, I feel great grin

Pinkjenny Tue 20-Oct-09 14:16:48

I feel like the back end of a bus. I weigh the same now at 30w as I did full term with dd.

<eats another cake>

cat64 Tue 20-Oct-09 14:20:33

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wheredidiputit Tue 20-Oct-09 16:23:29

The only blooming I did was

A) Getting blooming biggar
B) Blooming shattered grin.

KristinaM Tue 20-Oct-09 16:25:05

no never. sorry

wrigglershouse Tue 20-Oct-09 16:33:47

I felt ok although really tired until about 12 weeks then absolutely fab, really full of energy (although with less stamina that normal) until about 34 weeks. Now (37 weeks) I have SPD, am knackered all the time and desperate for this baby to just bloody well come out.

I think it's natures way of getting you over the idea of labour. I've gone from being rather scared of actually having the baby, so loving feeling movements and loving my bump to still not wanting to give up my lovely secret time with the baby all wriggly and communicative inside me, just me knowing but don't give a damn how much labour's going to hurt. I WANT IT OUT!!

TwentiethCenturyHeffa Tue 20-Oct-09 16:55:50

I never bloomed IMO. A couple of very kind people said that I was which I was very grateful for, but it wasn't true.

Only 10 weeks this time, can't see myself blooming this time either.

I did think I bloomed after birth though but I may have been imagining that through the lack of sleep.

Dumbledoresgirl Tue 20-Oct-09 16:57:02

The only blooming I felt was blooming awful.


roary Tue 20-Oct-09 17:09:55


Some women do, though.

Also, if you are suddenly tired again have your iron levels checked - this happened to me first time around and they were very low, iron supplements helped but upset my insides terribly! Lovely.

LadyOfTheFlowers Tue 20-Oct-09 17:17:04

(15 wks with no.4)

I feel crap for first 3 months - am just starting to feel better now. I have beautiful long nails atm and will have till bab is about 3 months old then they will snap off, never to be seen again as this is my last.

Hair is the same - pure shite.

Around 4-6 months I feel great - get nice skin, feel bouncy, manageable size bump, then I get really knackered again, baby gets mahoosive, get trundled up to the hosp every month or so to see arrogant consultant who just depresses me, then eventually give birth to a pretty normal sized baby after being made to feel a freak for 3/4 months.

MyNameIsInigoMontoya Tue 20-Oct-09 19:30:42

Hmf I have just gone really spotty this pregnancy, no sign of blooming here! Also in desperate need of a haircut and generally some effort-making, feeling fairly knackered, and keep getting bump-ache (23 weeks).

ArghhhhmazingBouncingSpider Tue 20-Oct-09 19:33:02

Everyone keeps telling me I look like im blooming, I tell them that its strange because I feel blooming awful!

Naetha Tue 20-Oct-09 19:46:20

I felt pretty crap throughout the whole of my first pregnancy. Was plagued with minor annoyances (that came to dominate my life) like headaches, mouth ulcers, heartburn etc.

This time, I'm loving it, and I'm actually going to miss being pregnant. I'm still tired, and having early nights etc, but I have so much more motivation to do things, even if I don't quite have the energy.

I'm 35 weeks now, and for the last 3 months or so, I've been non-stop tidying, cleaning, gardening, sorting stuff etc. Where normally I'd look at a patch of the garden that needs weeding and put it off for a month, I'll go out as soon as DS is napping and do it all. The downside of this is that I've spent a fortune in garden centres!

I feel a lot better in myself because I have the energy and motivation to bother doing things for me. Rather than slouch on the sofa watching crap TV when DS is in bed, I will make an effort to have a relaxing bath and straighten my hair afterwards, which always makes me feel better.

Whatever hormones are causing this, I'd like a big dose of them after the birth please! I've never been such a nice person to be around, and I've never achieved so much!

Tomatefarcie Tue 20-Oct-09 20:51:37

Let's see...SPD, all-day nausea, thrush, sinusitis, indigestion...

Nope, not blooming here!

(28wks pg with No 3)

AngelDog Wed 21-Oct-09 15:13:46

Well, just to add a positive note, I did feel 'blooming' from about 16/17 weeks, after a grim (but not really that bad) first trimester. Unfortunately it didn't last as long as it might, as heartburn set in at about 24-25 weeks, but I'm now 28 wks and doing okay despite the heartburn & puffy ankles.

I think everyone is different. But as Roary says, do get your iron levels checked out. I suffered from exhaustion / depression after a miscarriage with baby no 1 and it turned out it was all because my iron levels were a bit low (although still within the normal range). Within 2 weeks of starting supplements I was a different person.

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Mung Wed 21-Oct-09 15:27:05

I am 19 weeks and the tiredness has gone but its been replaced by feeling bloated, fatter than I should be and generally uncomfortable. In answer to the question, no, I do not feel blooming at all!

BlueChampagne Wed 21-Oct-09 16:37:06

YES! Felt pretty good all the way through 1st pregnancy (could still cycle 50 miles a week at 38 weeks). Starting to slow down now (33 weeks with number 2). I know, I'm very lucky. I'll go now ...

maniacbug Wed 21-Oct-09 17:29:40

Wonder whether this is in any way related to gender of baby? I read somewhere that you're more likely to 'bloom' if you're carrying a boy and less likely if it's a girl. Certainly true in my experience - tons of energy, glossy hair, lovely nails with DS; then felt and looked rubbish throughout pregnancy 2 years later with DD.
Aha + just spotted comments re. iron - agree with that, definitely worth getting checked sooner rather than later if poss - I had a couple of low iron readings this time round and after starting on Floradix found I had lots more energy (hair still source of daily dismay though).

corblimeymadam Wed 21-Oct-09 18:05:04

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