Thanks for the advice Plang. My best friend is actually pregnant as well (it's really exciting to babble on about our symptoms and thoughts together!) and she is a few weeks ahead of me and is experiencing a lot of morning sickness. So I'm hoping it won't hit me but I know I have many weeks of possibilities ahead of me in that area! Ugh. As for the dizziness, luckily I don't drive (I'm in NYC right now) and it hasn't been that bad that I actually have to grab hold of something or sit down. Sometimes I feel I stand up too fast but that is about as bad as it gets. I'm still early, but it was one of my first symptoms. Lately it hasn't been too bad. It just kind of feels like the flu- aches and dizziness. I'm getting a TON of leg cramping though. I used to get these cramps when I was lacking in minerals/vitamins at times (on one occasion after I got food poisoning). They sort of feel like growing pains. So that has been a nuisance, but overall, nothing too bad yet! I'll definitely be careful though if I do have to drive at any point. This weekend I'm going home to tell my parents! So I'll make sure my husband does all the driving then just in case
I get dizzy from time to time as well but normally while I am sitting down.
I have been having some cramping the past couple of days, it will jump from one side to the other.
Have you been having weird dreams yet?? lol. I have been the past couple of nights. The other night I had a dream about vampires and last night I was running away from people, I hate those running dreams it feels like you don't move fast enough.
I can't get over how tired I am, I never felt like this with my other pregnancies, hopefully it's a good thing though. I went to bed at 8 last night and i was still tired this morning. I have school tonight from 5-9, I hope I can last.
Me too! It's always when I'm sitting down. Very strange. It feels like a wave crashing over me. And is gone as fast as it came on.
my doctor said that it's normal to have that kind of cramping. Said your uterus has to grow from the size of your fist to the size of a LARGE watermelon, so the ligaments will be stretching. That's what's causing the cramps.
I had a weird dream last night. We haven't told anyone but out DRs that we're pregnant. So I dreamt last night that we told someone...that someone was Julia Roberts. LOL wow, strange. Other than that, I can't remember any other strange ones.
I know, I'm so tired too. But for me, it's also part of my migraines that I've been getting. I had to stop taking my preventative meds and the migraines have been pretty intense for the last couple of weeks.
I think I had my first bout of morning sickness yesterday. My stomach was turning ALL day! I'd have to eat little meals all the time to help settle it. That settling would only last for about 30 minutes then I'd be back to feeling sick again. Haven't vomited yet, but I was pretty close! Feeling about the same today. As I've said to my DH, I'll be sick every day of this pregnancy, if it results in a healthy baby!
I felt sick with my last pregnancy and I ate crackers. I would eat crackers and cheese for a snack at work and that seemed to help after lunch I would always feel sick as well so I would drink a ginger ale and that helped as well. Everyone is different but I also know if I am start to feel a little weak in the stomach I will chew on some mint gum and that helps too. Try it out and see what works for you.
Last night I had a dream that my sil lost a bunch of weight in a weeks time and people were tooking to take her away because she wasn't healthy, very weird.
I have been having head aches the past couple of days as well. I do get head aches often but they had stopped for a bit but I guess they are back now. Have you been taking anything for them?
It's strange for me though, I'll eat a little snack, crackers, fruit, whatever, then 30minutes later I'll feel sick again. I feel like I'm eating ALL the time! Luckily I haven't put on any weight yet, but geez!
My headaches are getting so unbareable! Last night I was in bed at 8pm with a migraine that was a 15/10 on the pain scale. Was completely disoriented. Sleeping that long helped though, now it feels like it's about a 2/10. Much better!
I've actually not been taking anything for my headaches. Until this last one yesterday. I just had to take something. I took 2 tylenol. That's all my doctor's are telling me is okay to take. Thankfully, 2 tylenol and 10hours of sleep, it's gotten a lot better. I'll be going to bed a lot earlier tonight as well, hopefully that'll keep it gone!
I just got a call from my new OB! Because I was seeing a fertility specialist, he had to refer me to an OB for all my prenatal care and delivery. Got my first appointment there on May 19th! I can't wait!!!
Are you guys finding the time is going by so slowly? Feels like these last two weeks of not being able to tell anyone have been dragging on! These next 5 weeks will be so slow!
Head aches suck, I am so sorry you are having them so badly.
Sleep is very good, I try and go to bed at 8-9 every night because I am so tired.
I woke up this morning with Nausea, I am 6 weeks today and I think that's when it started the last time too. I feel like crap right now.
The time is going by so slowly and I think it will until we are completly comfortable and not worried about anything.
I have 10 more days until my ultra sound. Sounds so close but it feels so far away, lol.
I am with the fertility clinic now even though they didn't even do anything this time but they are better because they have all the equipment and everything is much quicker. After that I go to my family doc until 28 weeks I think she said. They don't have an ultra sound machine there or anything so it's all done through gamma dynacare which is annoying.
LOL I've been sick for two weeks already. I love it! I feel like crap, but it's so worth it!
That's so awesome! You should be able to see the baby's heart beat!! It's the most amazing thing I've ever seen in my life!
The fertility clinics are great! They have all the equipment they'll need to treat you and help you hold on to this one. They'll be able to watch you more closely for complications.
I just heard from my OB yesterday. I'm so excited to see him!
I'm still so nervous about every little cramp I get. No more blood though, haven't in quite a few days. But the cramps and pulling pains keep going strong. Not doubled over pain, but kind of like waves. It'll hurt for a second or two, then be fine. Just feels weird. Are you having pains like this too?
I'm having cramps like that and they do make me a bit nervous. And I'm a few weeks earlier than you, but cramping was one of my earliest symptoms. It does come on very quickly, which are the ones that make me nervous, but then they go away just as fast. I also have some that feel just like menstrual cramps, which don't panic me as much. From the books I've been reading, it says that this is common due to your uterus expanding and things "shifting around in there". I think if the cramping is accompanied by lots of bleeding it is cause for concern, but otherwise from what I can understand it is pretty normal (though scary, I agree with you!) I am so worried all the time that my baby isn't developing normally...last night I woke up around 2 am and couldn't go back to sleep for awhile. I never wake up in the middle of the night. My biggest fears right now are that I didn't take folic acid the month before I conceived (of course I was taking it a few months before that, but then stopped around the time I went to Italy, where I got pregnant...it would figure). I think when it comes time for my first prenatal appointment and all of the prenatal tests I will be a basketcase. I also was drinking quite a bit of wine in Italy too (naturally) and luckily because of my intuitions I didn't have a drop once I returned home because of the symptoms I was having. BUt I have those thoughts running through my head too- what if my body wasn't at its healthiest state when I conceived? I also had a very weird dream last night which was part of why I woke up I think- and my heart was racing and I just kept thinking about what might be going wrong inside me. I know I can't think this way and I will drive myself crazy, but its hard! I am telling my parents this weekend and I think that may help to have someone else to lean on during these crazy moments of mine. My husband I think is still a bit shell-shocked and I think the news needs to sink in. He is excited but he keeps saying that the news hasn't fully sunk in yet. But I agree, Plang, that these weeks have been dragging along! And I'm only 5 weeks, according to my estimates...so many more to go until I can tell everyone. I hope I don't keep worrying this way for the next 7 weeks...ugh.
I have been having the cramps as well. Mine seem to be staying around a bit mmore lately. One day it will be on one side and the next on the other side, it's weird. I always worry about ectopic so when it stays in that one place all day I get a little freaking out.
Lady, I wouldn't worry about the wine and the folic acid, you will be fine. There are people who are on crack and they have healthy babies, if it's meant to stick it will stick. My doctor said that as well, there is nothing you can do to stop a miscarriage.
Plang you are ahead of me so I wanted to ask if your spine has been bothering you yet. I have had it with my last few pregnancies and it has started in this one.
Yes!! My back has been killing me! Mostly it's when I'm standing for too long, like doing the dishes. You know, leaning forward that little bit, strains my back a lot. But just sitting down, or walking around, it doesn't hurt too much.
My sore boobs are starting to go away though. They don't hurt all day and when they do hurt, it's nothing like it was a few weeks ago. Don't know if that's normal, but I'm guessing it's just me leveling out from the change in hormones.
Lady, I wouldn't worry about the folic and wine either. My sister-in-law just told me yesterday that she was right drunk when she conceived her two kids, and got drunk a few times between then and finding out she was pregnant. And both her kids are perfectly healthy. And, she wasn't actively trying to get pregnant, so she wasn't taking folic either. Plus, you get folic acid in a lot of foods too, so as long as you were eating well, I'm sure things will be fine.
I'm SO itchy! My nipples and my hands and feet! It's crazy! Bought some good lotion, doesn't help. I'll be asking my doctor about it at my next appointment.
how far along are you now plang? I know around 10 weeks your numbers aren't doubleing every 2 days anymore so that could be why they aren't as bothersome or you are just used to it now, lol. I know what you mean about the itchyness, mine aren't too bad now but I remember them being bad the last time.
Khandii, I'm 8 weeks tomorrow. I figure I'm just getting used to them now. I wish my head we get used to them though! The migraines are still quite disorienting! I actually had a good weekend though, not much of a migraine, not until about 8pm. Guess I was lucky!
My hands have gotten so bad with the itching. After my shower this morning I was flaking! All over my hands. I've been moisturizing every 10 minutes today!
How are you feeling lately? Feeling a little more secure?
Yeah, it's so hard to keep the mind off it though! Every little pull or little spec of brown blood and I freak out. I'll go for two - four days without any brown blood, then have a little bit, then nothing for a few more days. I'm just freaked out.
Felt SO sick today that I took the day off work. I haven't been sick yet, but I felt close a couple of times.
I just can't wait for my appointment on the 19th. I wish it were sooner!
Ahh I'm not alone in the dry hands! Are yours itchy too? Like, scratch your skin off itchy?! I moisturize about 50 times a day, but still itchy!
I'm glad things are going well for you so far. I've got you in my prayers. It'll be nice to go through this pregnancy with you!
Hi girls. I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. I hope it doesn't continue every day like it's been. The itchiness you both are getting is interesting to me as well, I haven't heard of that before so it's interesting that you're both getting it so strongly! Khandii I'm also sorry about your husband's job. I'm worried as well financially because I work in a school and since school ends in June, and if we move, I wont be able to start another job up just for a few months. So I will lose a few months of money. Its scary when there's a baby coming and things like that happen.
I've been a little paranoid lately (over many things) but especially because I haven't really been getting many pregnancy symptoms this last 5-6 days or so. I still have breast tenderness, but really not much dizziness anymore or anything like I was getting. It sounds weird, but I'd rather have obvious symptoms because than I think I would feel more at-ease that things are progressing. At this point, I keep having this recurring fear that this pregnancy will just "disappear" without me knowing it. I actually sobbed last night out of nowhere to my husband about it who didn't really know what to say and told me I was worrying for no reason.
Does anybody else feel like it is constant worry? I always thought I would feel wonderful during pregnancy and that it would be my happiest time and I know I am still so early but I have just been so anxious and preoccupied lately with the not-knowing. Hopefully once I get to my first appointment (in a month!) I will feel better. I'm a school psychologist and my job revolves around kids with disabilities and sometimes i think that has a lot to do with why I worry so much now that I found out I'm pregnant.
This morning coming into work I felt a little wet down there and of course I couldn't concentrate on any conversation I was having because I was just thinking of getting to the bathroom and seeing blood. In the end it was just clear/white discharge (I've been getting a lot of that lately, is that normal?). But this is how I've been feeling quite often! Ugh! I really can't talk about it to anyone since no one really knows so I'm just driving myself crazy for now being so nervous every day. I can't wait to get to the point where you both are at and beyond where I can actually see proof of a developing pregnancy because these early stages are really making me nervous.
Hi Lady, I know exactly how you're feeling! Some days my symptoms are few and far between. My boobs aren't nearly as sore as they were in the last few weeks. I'm not as sick to my stomach. But this comes in waves, some times I'll be doubled over sick, other times it'll be fine. (People say that eating a little something will usually help, nope, makes mine worse!)
And, the worst part of all, I'm still having the occassional streek of brown blood. One day I'll have a little bit, then for three days nothing. Just when I think it's done, I get more. VERY upsetting!
I think, we all just need to take a step back, take a big, deep breath and try to relax. I know, I know, it's much easier said than done. I keep telling myself, One day at a time.
I keep picturing myself making the big announcement in a couple of weeks, but then I have to pull myself back and say it over and over again, one day at a time.
And yes, I feel that way too, with the wetness. Especially because I've had brown blood, I panic every time!
I know things are looking a little rough right now, with moving and your job, but things will always work out for the best. Just one day at a time! Plan for the big change, put some money aside now for when you're ready for buying the big things for the little one. Again, I know it's easier said than done. (saving money for us is pretty much impossible, 1st year in our new house has proven to be very expensive!)
Yeah, my doctor said it was normal to have some brown blood. Said that if it became pink or red though to head to the ER. And it comes and goes, one day I'll have a little bit, just once, then three days later I'll have more. Usually it's when I'm up and about doing things. Like this weekend I had a big cake to do/deliver and Monday I had some brown blood. So I'm really taking it easy.
I'm so sorry your husband lost his job. As I said to Lady, things always turn out for the best. Just take it one day at a time. Seems things are getting tough for all of us. Seems everything around the house is breaking for us, so LOTS of time and money spent fixing things. My husband is freaking out a little over that.
I'm freezing cold most of the time!! Like right now, got the heat WAY up in the house and I'm still cold!
oh I'll have you in my thoughts on Monday! Good luck!!! Hopefully you'll get to see the heartbeat!
Thanks for your kind message, Plang. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one so nervous. I don't think it helps that I am generally keeping my "condition" a secret because otherwise I think I could talk about my fears with more people in a more casual way. Instead I keep it to myself until I feel like I have to let it all come flying out to the few people I talk to about it (my husband, my best friends, you guys). Anyway, I do feel much better now and have relaxed. It is great that you are settled into a house, even though I agree that it is a lot of work and $$ to maintain it! The way I had it all planned out in my head was to buy before getting pregnant but this pregnancy came a little earlier than we expected it to! So we will probably end up renting for a year or two just to settle out some of the financial setbacks we will have to take with me staying home for awhile and not working, etc. But you're right- deep breath, and it will all work out.
Btw- It's funny you mentioned feeling cold all the time because I have felt that way from the beginning. I am always freezing and just thought it was me. But I guess it is another pregnancy symptom.
Anyway, again I am excited to hear about both of your appointments. Khaandi, I'm actually going to a prenatal consultation the day you have your first appointment, so I'll be waiting to hear how it all goes for you to know what to expect and to look forward to!
hi Lady, so glad I could help you relax a bit.
I'm keeping the same secret. We don't want to tell anyone just yet. We've tried for 2 years to get pregnant, had such a hard time with treatments and missing work and all that good stress. That we'd be devistated if we were to lose the baby after telling everyone. So we're keeping it to ourselves, however hard it may be!
Have you ladies been feeling the effects of the LOVELY constipation? I am. It's horrible! I feel so bloated. Never been constipated like this before. I'm eating lots of fruits and veggies (when I don't feel sick!). Even eating nothing but a LARGE salad for lunch. It bugs! LOL just the bloating. Not much pain from the constipation itself, but the bloating.
So sorry if it's TMI.
Thanks girls! The support you give has been great!