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#1 aryastark

Posted 27 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

Hey everyone. 7 weeks today. Woo hoo.

All I can think is "Please, can I sleep the next 5 weeks away?"

I'm so sick. All. Of. The. Time. I'm a student and I need to be going to classes in the morning until the afternoon, but I'm so nauseas I don't really see the point in going if I'm just going to be running out the whole day. By the afternoon, I'm so tired I can barely stay away. I came home in my break yesterday for a 20 minute nap and ended up sleeping for 3 hours. It's just not even human.

I feel really lazy and horrible and I was wondering how all of you are doing since you're in the same place as me... I just feel useless.

#2 frogcal

Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:08 PM

Nope, definitely no housework being done here. I work a couple of times a week and DS is currently waking up all night so my house is a pigsty and DH is fending for himself. I am not as sick as with DS but nausea off and on through the day and everything takes so long to get done. I had to vacuum the house in 2 shifts because I got too tired.
Nevermind, I'm working at growing a baby so the rest can wait....

#3 Zingiber

Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:34 PM

I'll be 8 weeks on Monday and feel the same. And I've just come down with a cold to make matters worse - exhausted, nauseous, headache and sinuses filled with green gunk. And don't get me started on my skin. Hot stuff I tell you.

If I manage to get one productive work related task done a day I've done well.

The house is a complete cesspit. DP is going to be back tonight and he's had a REALLY bad week at work so i HAVE to get the place sorted out. But I am that tired and that ill it is all I can do just to sit upright on the edge of the bed or at my desk and stare at the mess. Its 4.30 now, he'll be back around 7.30 and at the very least I need to put away 4 loads of laundry, vacuum and try to clean last weeks festering leftovers out of the fridge. (i've been living on toast, ice cream and rice crackers so have barely even opened the fridge door all week)

All up, if this is pregnancy, I hate it and cannot imagine putting myself through this more than once. But then, for what it is worth, i've said that about every hangover for the past 20 years too.

#4 amy26

Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:40 PM


Hi ladies,

I'm over the 7 week mark now and I seem to be getting more tired.

Its meant to get better right?

Today I took DS to swimming and did the dishes and hung out some washing and felt absolutely exhausted.

I feel terrible for my DS, I have no energy. He ended up having a sleep with me this afternoon

#5 Hollag26

Posted 27 April 2012 - 04:41 PM

I am 8 weeks 5 days now and i have to say that my MS has improved a little in that it does not last all day non stop, i get a couple of hours reprive every now and again. Today I have been bless with a pretty good. But on a whole i am pretty hopeless, my DH is doing everything around the house and anything that involves thinking is a waste of time. Some days it is so bad the only thing i can do is sleep and when i wake up i cry and back to sleep! I asked my DH is i was going mad ha ha!

Alot of my friends have had babies but no one explained how hard these first 12 weeks are, i really had no idea!

I just keep reminding myself that it will get better as i get closer to the 12 week mark and my hormones level out.

Thank god for weekends! I plan on sleeping thru most of this one!

#6 Brown_dog

Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:17 PM

i am really starting to freak out... i am 6 weeks today and still haven't had any real MS that you poor buggers have been suffering from- more just food aversion (saying no to all healthy foods at the moment).  But i have no kids and am on leave from my regular 9-5 this week so have been relaxing sitting in my bum.  Start back at work on Monday and i think it is about to hit me.... ohh hope you guys all start feeling better soon!!!

#7 Zingiber

Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:53 PM

Brown_dog.....that was me at the beginning of last week too.....tired but no morning sickness. Oh what a difference 10 days makes. *evil cackle!*

#8 digitaldorothy

Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

I'm totally exhausted all the time, trying to juggle a full time high pressure job and part time study! I hit the wall at work about 2pm and then spend the restof the afternoon watching the clock!  It's so frustrating because I'm used to performing well but feel likei am slacking off! As for house work - forget about it! Chinese take away tonight!

#9 DutchessVonMinx

Posted 27 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

I have been complaining that i dont have any symptoms for the last week, yesterday i spend the day with my head in a bucket and i am so damn tired....

Maybe i should have been carful what i wished for?? Tounge1.gif

#10 Guest_Retro_Mumma_*

Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

Im being a really bad friend and keep cancelling late night catch ups, I just cant do it im just too tired.

All I want to do is lay on the couch and then go to sleep!

#11 maggiechunga

Posted 27 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

I get NOTHING done. DH is doing all the housework (about time, I might add) and i've been taking sick leave from work. I'm miserable! All I can do is lay in bed and sleep....and moan while I'm awake.

Luckily my boys are very understanding and keep comforting me.  wub.gif



#12 Red nut

Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

Managed our ultrasound this am: a healthy 7 week 4 day bubs yeah! Then a trip to the travel agent, Bunnings and Ikea.
Since then, have fallen in a heap and the furtherest I have moved is from the bed to the kitchen or toilet. My cold is not helping. You can find me at busted.com. Have no idea how I am going to manage to work this weekend.
How on earth do people do this with kids?

#13 Red nut

Posted 27 April 2012 - 10:52 PM

Oops, got to stop hitting send to many times

Edited by Red nut, 27 April 2012 - 10:57 PM.


#14 Lilybeth

Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:03 PM

I can empathise with all the PPs!

I am finding this pregnancy harder than my first because I have DS to care for when I'm not at work. I have nausea but no vomiting (yet) and am exhausted. Beds are never made and laundry is piling up. Just managed to vacuum today but not much else.

My lovely DH is very supportive which makes it much easier llove.gif

Just waiting for the HG to kick in in a few weeks like it did when I was pregnant with DS. That was not fun. cry1.gif

#15 aryastark

Posted 27 April 2012 - 11:30 PM

It seems HORRIBLE that I'm happy that I'm not the only useless bum sitting around in bed all day feeling sorry for herself. Fiancee has an infected wisdom tooth so he's not much help... Bless him, though. He's in so much pain.

This gets better though right...?

#16 Zingiber

Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:55 AM

and insomnia to boot. Nothing like waking up at 4am to a headache, nausea and a gallon of green goo jammed up each sinus. Awesome.

It HAS to get better....i did not sign up for 9 months of feeling like this.

To top it off, last night I got offered the job I interviewed for a couple of weeks ago - I just hope i'm able to perform. I have no idea how people with young kids cope. I'd just crawl into a hole and cry.

#17 aryastark

Posted 28 April 2012 - 05:01 PM

Ummm... Congratulations?! I don't know how anyone does this at all to be honest. I babysat by niece the other day, 16 month old. I was so exhausted and grumpy and just begun to bawl to my fiancée telling him there was no way I could do this. One of my prouder moments.

#18 Zingiber

Posted 28 April 2012 - 06:54 PM

today was a pretty good day - only low level nausea once i'd managed to de-phlegm myself in the shower.

boobs are hurting like buggery though.



oh....and i have a sneaking suspicion my sister my be pregnant too. A couple of cryptic facebook comments plus they had planned to have a go this year. How funny would that be? (given that we don't talk)

#19 Leafprincess

Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:29 PM

@ 7 weeks I was useless, resembled a vomit, eat, sleep - repeat

Then @ 8 weeks I'm fine again, I am down to two spews a day unless I look down for too long or neglect to eat on time. I flew to Carins delivered a two day training course and flew back again, landed this afternoon, cleaned the house and cooked dinner, felling a little sleepy but not overly so.

I'm hoping I don't get a repeat of week 7 again because I felt useless.

Boobies are getting massive too, I'm going to need new bras is week

#20 Zingiber

Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:50 AM

Yipfazel -you and I must be on the same playbook. 8 weeks tomorrow and I am feeling pretty good this morning - managed to sleep till 7am with only 2 pee trips during the night. Wasn't even nauseous when I first woke up. But Sunday morning sleep in and cuddles came to an abrupt end when i HAD TO GET SOMETHING TO EAT. DP wouldn't let me out of bed...I had to say "NO...you don't understand...I need vegemite toast NOW. In 5 more minutes it might be too late"


About to go to the markets and restock the fridge with something other than carbohydrates and saturated fat (my staples for the past two weeks) then going to try to go for a walk (have done NO exercise for two weeks) then off to Big W to get a couple of new bras! (boobs are huge and sore and my lacey bras hurt my poor nipples)


At this rate I might even be able to make a dent in two weeks of laundry!

#21 Hollag26

Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:20 AM

Yip and Zingiber I am in a similair situation, I am 9 weeks tomorrow and I have noticed an improvement the past couple of days, only feeling rubbish half the amount of time! Must be hormones balancing out! Although DP reminded me that I had a handful of good days at 7 weeks, is he trying to bring me down off my non puking high?

#22 dreamingofcats

Posted 29 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

I have been sleeping 12-14hrs a night atm and then still barely making it through the day and the minute I open my eyes the nausea starts, I dont vomit, I just have that sitting in the pit of my stomach nausea which makes me not want to eat anything.

This started at the end of 5 weeks. I have to say I am being quite difficult to live with, dont tell Dh I said that though wink.gif

#23 Red nut

Posted 29 April 2012 - 08:29 PM

I survived 2 full work days this weekend only to vomit in my lap driving home.... 8 weeks tomorrow according to scan. Yip, Zingiber and Hollag, you give me hope!

#24 Riotproof

Posted 30 April 2012 - 02:55 PM

I think you absolutely need to pace yourself. No sense pushing yourself if you're exhausted. DH has been letting me have a sleep in every weekend, and I've been trying to actually sit or sleep during DS's quiet time.

What I've also been doing is trying to work out dinner early in the day, because I find I'm not interested in it later in the day. The odds are I still won't really want to eat it, but at least I can choke something down.

Fizzy drinks also seem to help nausea, not sure why. Eating frequently also seems to help, as does taking vitamins at night not in the morning.

I am less tired now, but the queasiness continues.

Won't be long now, and the placenta will take over and we'll all feel like new women. Just have to get there.



#25 abc_123

Posted 01 May 2012 - 04:49 PM

I feel like I'm permenantly hung over, only without the hazy memories of the boozy night beforehand. Fingers crossed it hits the road soon!




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