I generally feel like caca. I think I'm coming right up on 8 weeks now, and pregnancy symptoms are in full force: nausea, splitting headaches, chronic stuffy nose, frequent nose bleeds, insomnia, fatigue. Blah. I guess this all bodes well for the pregnancy, but I had forgotten how hard this can be, especially with a half dozen other kids to look after. No rest for the weary
Sorry it's so rough!
big boy 12.8.07 @ 39+2 7lbs 8oz, 20.5" BFed for 13 months
middle boy 8.12.09 @ 39+4 7lbs 9oz, 21" BFed for 13.5 months
little boy 4.26.11 @ 38+4 6lbs 14oz, 19.5" BFed until 26mo and restarted at 30mo!
baby boy 10.25.13 @ 41+0 8lbs 15oz, 21.5"
8.16.12 & 12.16.12
(((((HUGS))))) I think the whole of pregnancy can be difficult, but the 1st trimester is a killer!
I hope those symptoms ease off a bit soon for you!
I am so with you. This bean is knocking me on my ***. I am queasy- but more than anything exhausted. Sooooooo tired.
Fingers crossed we make it a few more weeks?
DD 8.03, DD 6.05, DS 3.07, DD 5.09, and DS arrived 6.17.12
this is my fifth pregnancy and by far the worse. i have all those symptoms minus insomnia and nose bleeds. i'm also getting cramping i've never had symptoms like this before, cannot wait for 15 weeks to hit. hope you start to feel better
So sorry This pregnancy (4th) was by far the worst too--I always had such mild m/s and symptoms with the other kids but this one was rough! Hope you can get yourself through it and it passes quickly for you!
(((HUGS))) Lisa. Hopefully those symptoms will subside considerably within the next 4 weeks. To think you weren't having good feelings about the viability of this baby, it is a very good sign.
How did the kids handle the news?
Esther, we got mixed reactions. Joey, Annabelle, and Lilah are all very excited. Finn is clueless. Lilah keeps groping my belly . Kevin, our eldest, reacted like this: "Really? another one?". It took home a week or so to warm up to the idea, and Daisy was very upset actually. She is my anxious, emotional one. The day after we to,d the kids, she came home from school crying, saying, "I don't want you or the new baby to go to the hospital.". The kids remember very well the aftermath of Finn's birth, and Daisy and Kevin, especially, are worried that the same thing is going to happen again. It's hard, because of course there are no guarantees, and I can't offer them any promises, except that come what may, we'll all deal with it together.