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#1 clairespnc

Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

Hi ladies,
I thought I would start a thread and see how you are all coping. Im living in severe fatigue land. (my fiancé keeps joking that we are having twins). I forgot how tired you get in the 1st tri. Im also trying to drink my 2L of water a day. So bloated! I feel like I'm 6 months along already!

Have a great night. ZZZZZzzzzz for me!
Cheers
Claire.


#2 aleithaki

Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:03 PM

Totally with you - REALLY tired here (I had also forgotten the extent of it last time) and feel gross in my tummy if I don't eat often enough. It's such a catch 22 because I have to have my meals ready so I don't feel sick but I'm too tired to cook......hard life!

#3 RosieA

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:41 AM

Hi ladies,
I just found out I'm 3weeks in with my first! The increased peeing has started, feel like there's constant slight pressure on my bladder, & my boobs feel like I've got boulders hanging around my neck.... Energy levels are good though & I haven't got any nausea yet. I've been pre-emptive and having licorice tea in the mornings straight after brekky, tastes yummy & helps keep my tummy settled for the 45 min drive to work.

#4 Sunshiney

Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:55 PM

I'm soooooo tired, I spend all day yawning.  yyawn.gif  Am incredibly thirsty all day and night - have been like this since about 1 week before I got a BFP.  Also been getting those niggly corpus luteum pains, which is a nice reasurance that I really am PG. Not getting the growing pains from my uterus stretching that I got last time, but I'm guessing that's 'cos it's probably used to the stretching this time around?  Hoping the ms doesn't hit me as hard this time around.

#5 ragdolljax

Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:52 PM

Just found out yesterday that I'm 4 weeks in on my first. Glad to hear the bloating is normal, I'm with you Claire, how am I supposed to hide this when I look like I'm halfway through already?! happy.gif


#6 clairespnc

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

QUOTE (ragdolljax @ 15/11/2012, 08:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just found out yesterday that I'm 4 weeks in on my first. Glad to hear the bloating is normal, I'm with you Claire, how am I supposed to hide this when I look like I'm halfway through already?! happy.gif


biggrin.gif It will subside, but then you go through fat porgy belly stage before popping out s nice firm belly. Haha. About to watch one born every minute, a great watch for your first baby. I'm considering it boot camp for second round of baby baking! Have a great night!

#7 clairespnc

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

QUOTE (aleithaki @ 14/11/2012, 08:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Totally with you - REALLY tired here (I had also forgotten the extent of it last time) and feel gross in my tummy if I don't eat often enough. It's such a catch 22 because I have to have my meals ready so I don't feel sick but I'm too tired to cook......hard life!


Oh goodness I hear you, feeding myself and a toddler (and ensuring a meal ready for my fiancé to take to work the next night) is surmountable to climbing Everest of late. Toast with vegemite anyone?!

#8 ragdolljax

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE (clairespnc @ 15/11/2012, 08:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
biggrin.gif It will subside, but then you go through fat porgy belly stage before popping out s nice firm belly. Haha. About to watch one born every minute, a great watch for your first baby. I'm considering it boot camp for second round of baby baking! Have a great night!


Haha, thanks Claire. Lucky i'm still in the blissful stage of only finding out I'm preggers in the last 24hrs, just turned on One Born to a woman screaming in pain! Good tip though, one of my friends watched it religiously through her first and found it really helpful. You have a great night too! original.gif

#9 Corella

Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:57 AM

My nipples are killing me and I've lost any interest in coffee and tea. The fatigue is so awful!!

#10 priggsie

Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:21 PM

I have only just found out that I am 3-4 weeks along. I took the test as I have been feeling so bloated and it looks like I have put on 5kg in 24 hrs! My breast seem to be so much fuller and in feeding my 10 month old it's kind of painful....
They tell me because this pregnancy is so close to my last that I will show allot quicker - really looking forward to that one

#11 misschristie

Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

Same, feeling extremely bloated!!

#12 Blake1106

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:01 PM

I am having lots of back pain and definitely have a bit less energy.

#13 cheshstarr

Posted 25 November 2012 - 04:53 PM

I am extremely paranoid that I dont have enough symtoms, due to 4 mc in the past 13 months.  I do though so its good to read this thread.  Tired, bloated, strong sense of smell but no nausea, of which I should be happy.

#14 eonblue24

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:47 AM

QUOTE (clairespnc @ 14/11/2012, 07:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi ladies,
I thought I would start a thread and see how you are all coping. Im living in severe fatigue land. (my fiancé keeps joking that we are having twins).


That's to funny my fiance is saying the exact same thing! He has been saying it enough and I am starting to believe him, i'll find out soon enough
I'm also living in fatigue land plus the fact I haven't had a good nights sleep in over a week isn't helping, and the work is getting harder I'm a chef and its getting so busy leading up to the silly season so no time to rest at all sad.gif in the kitchen we never get a break so its straight 8 to 10hr days which isn't helping at all.

#15 ~Feral~Summers

Posted 04 December 2012 - 09:58 AM

Hi all, can I join?

This is my second pregnancy after losing my first at 12 weeks in August of this year. I'm now 8 weeks and 3 days along and due on the 13th July. Heard baby's heartbeat of 149 at 7 weeks and 2 days. My husband and I want this baby so badly, I can't help being terrified of losing it this time around.

I've had morning sickness (intermittent nausea throughout the day) since week 6, but I only threw up the once (although an impressive amount) a few days after morning sickness kicked in. Can anyone tell me if it's normal to only throw up the once? I am definitely nauseous most days.

Anyway, nice to meet you all. I should add that I'm 22.

#16 RosieA

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:46 AM

Hi all,

Summers I just had a scare last week so I got my first taste of MC fear and it was awful. That's so sad to hear about your previous MC, I hope you are coping ok.

I started getting some bright red spotting on friday morning followed by mild cramps. When the bleeding hadn't stopped an hour later I panicked and told my boss I had to go to the hospital, so unfortunately he was the first one to find out... not my mum or my sister, my BOSS! Urgh that sucked. Anyway they were fantastic at John Hunter, I was really shaky and stressed so they put me in a private consult room until they could get me a bed, did bloodwork, gave me an internal ultrasound and referred me to the Early Pregnancy Assessment Service to do follow-up blood tests and I'll have another ultrasound in 2 weeks. Everything in there looks fine so far - position was good, no clotting. Hopefully they'll be able to detect a heartbeat by the next scan.

Other than that, my boobs feel like rocks & I can't walk down the stairs or roll over in bed without them hurting. My skin is glowing and my nails are shooting out which I'm told is a good sign. I've been having restless sleep and starting to get a bit of fatigue over the last week but still no nausea, just a mild queasiness.

My bloodwork came back all clear except for a mild E-coli urinary tract  infection so my GP gave me a prescription for Augmentin, but I spoke to  my naturopath about natural alternatives and she's given my a herbal  supplement design for UTIs and some liquid Echinacea. I have to do  another urine test afterwards so if this doesn't work I'll take the  antibiotics but I'd prefer not to, seeing as I have no symptoms so it  can't be that serious.

Does anyone know how early can they tell if you're having twins? There are 2 sets of paternal twins in my family so I suppose there's a possibility I could pop out 2 in 1 hit! Hubby likes the idea but I certainly don't!




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