I need to whine.

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I need to whine.

I know that I am not the only one feeling crappy, and I know it's for a good reason in the end, but I am SO tired of feeling sick!! I'm not even 6 weeks yet and the nausea and fatigue are taking over my body. I never experienced this with any of my other pregnancies, so it's frustrating to be going through it this time.

Yesterday around 2pm I was so tired that I was literally nodding off at my desk at work, and I felt horrible - like I had been run over by a truck. When I got off the bus at the park and ride, I called DH and asked him to pick the kids up from their after school program when he got off work so that I could go home and rest. So I went home and slept from 5:30 to 7:30, then got up, saw my kids for an hour until they went to bed, and by 9pm I was sleeping again on the couch. Then I got up, went straight to bed without brushing my teeth or washing my face. I was shaking and nauseous, and had a horrible headache. I managed to fall asleep again, and slept through the night, then I couldn't get up this morning! I almost called in sick to work, but finally got myself up an hour late and went in since I am off for the holidays tomorrow, Friday, and Monday. Today I'm pale, shaky and feel awful, and my boss is taking me out for a holiday lunch and I don't know how I'm going to do it!

The thing that is the worst is that I can't tell anyone yet, so I get to feel miserable alone. DH is trying his best to help, but we're having company for Christmas on Friday AND Saturday and I have to cook both days. I have no clue how I am going to have the energy to clean the house and get stuff ready to have my in-laws over, let alone how I am going to make it through three days of celebrating Christmas when I feel this horrible! I have no energy to be a mom to my three girls, and my patience is low... I just want to bawl. :bawl:

My first appointment is Friday, so I am hoping that once the appt is over and all is okay, DH will let me tell our families so that they can be a bit more understanding over Christmas...

Anyway, sorry for the whining. I just had to get it out somewhere and I can't do it IRL at the moment. Sad

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I'm sorry you're feeling so rotten. I woke up this morning feeling nauseous and still feel that way..blah I hope your appointment goes well and that you start to feel some relief soon! :bigarmhug:

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Melissa that sounds awful! It's especially hard this time of year when there is so much to do and family to entertain.
I keep reading that if you are feeling so tired that you can't function, then you need to discuss with your doctor because it might be anemia. Which sounds like it's an easy fix, just have to start taking certain B vitamins.
Don't feel bad about needing extra rest if you're body is screaming for it, and feel free to vent on here anytime! Smile

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I'm sorry that you aren't feeling so well. Just remember you are almost half way through the first trimester! I'm right there with you on sleeping. I am usually a 4-6 hour sleeper. DH knew immediately something was up when I started taking naps and sleeping longer and longer. I took two naps yesterday! Another really weird symptom for me is having super strange, super vivid dreams.

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I have been sick as a dog!!! No joke, last week I could not eat anything without instantly wanting to throw up. On Monday I got a prescription for Zofran, and it has been a lifesaver! You should ask about it at your appointment. Hang in there mama :bigarmhug:

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Both symptoms here too! Unfortunately DS (just turned 3 a few days ago) has decided he no longer needs naps. I knew this was coming. But since I stay home with him that means I can no longer nap! I feel asleep in church on Sunday! DH kept elbowing me and asking if I was OK. All I could think was sleeeeeep. Luckily DS is starting to sit through Animated movies pretty well, so if it gets super bad I can pop one in and lay down on the couch next to him. I get a few winks in, but feel if he moves and know if he tries to get away.

I'm not throwing up yet, but I'm constantly nauseous. If I don't eat enough, if I eat too much. About the only thing that sounds decent anymore is a bowl of cereal. My nurse said to let her know if I want the Zofran, and I'm really starting to consider it. From what people have said it's a miracle worker. And I just want to be able to eat something more than Chex.

And I agree the holidays make it worse. My in laws are coming...they don't speak English. Well, MIL doesn't, FIL does pretty good. And she always insists on taking over the kitchen. I guess it's good I won't have to cook. But I also don't look forward to eating all Chinese and Vietnamese foods. A little to exotic at the moment.

Sounds like most of us are with you. Hang in there! We're all counting the days till this part is over!

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I'm only five weeks and have been feeling nauseated - constantyl! It's like a feeling that never goes away! I'm nauseated if I don't eat and I'm nauseated if I eat! It's not enough to make me feel as though I want to vomit, though. However, I have had a less than thrilling symptom - diarrhea. I am definitely not eating enough throughout the day because I feel as though it could hit me at any time! I haven't been to fatigued, yet; however, I am definitely not sleeping as well throughout the night.

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I hope you start feeling better soon.

The exhaustion has been really hard on me this time but I doubt it's as much the pregnancy alone as it is a combination of the pregnancy, a 3 year old, a 14 month old and a 13 year old with a tough ball schedule. I got the joy of having a very nasty stomach bug the last 3 days thanks to my germ collecting 3 year old, that's about all the nausea I need for a while.