I had forgotten how difficult the first trimester can be . . .

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I had forgotten how difficult the first trimester can be . . .

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 Sad

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:bighug: Sorry it's so rough!

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(((((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!

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Ive been hit harder with this one than I have in several preganancies. Im just so queasy all the time...ick. You already found the bright side...hopefully it means all is well with your baby! Smile Hope it ends soon!

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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?

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The first trimester is so hard! You basically live in a fog. hugs!!

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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 Sad i've never had symptoms like this before, cannot wait for 15 weeks to hit. hope you start to feel better

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So sorry Sad 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!

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(((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. Smile

How did the kids handle the news?

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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.

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Lisa, did it hurt your feelings with Kevin's reaction? Our 12 year old said something similar, but not at first, it was later and it really stung me.

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(((HUGS))) the first trimester was SO hard, each pregnancy seemed worse for me. No fair Lol with my first I was just tired, no nausea...but each baby after that got a little more intense with the first trimester nonsense!
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Asha, I don't know if I would say that Kevin's reaction stung. In all honesty, my initial reaction was similar - "Really? Another one?" It just seemed (and still seems) that after everything we went through after Finn's birth and everything with Michael's health, and our age, and . . . another baby is probably the last thing we need. That is not to say that we won't love this baby just as much as all the others, it's just been so unexpected and not under the best of circumstances. And Kevin is old enough to be thinking about all of that too, so I kind of understand his reaction. Plus I think at his age, his mom being pregnant must be a little embarassing, because it means she and dad HAVE SEX Wink

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Im so scared to tell my kids. My neighbor said to me a few days ago, "Are you done yet with having kids?" right in front of my oldest daughter (13)...I just smiled and shrugged...and Madeline said, "say yes Mama....why are you just standing there....say yes you are done!!!" a few days later while talking about the chinese calendar she said 2012 she thought was the year of the Dragon. We realized we dont have one of those yet...and a couple of my kids said, "mama you have to have a baby next year" Madeline said, "no mama you dont! I will die if you have another baby!!" SO...not exactly looking forward to that conversation. You said that Kevin did warm up to it though, right?

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Well, he's not all mushy over it! But he's a boy, so . . . he really doesn't talk much about it, but I don't think he's upset about it. He's a really good kid, though, and loves his brothers and sisters very much, and I know he'll love this one just as much.

I do think that on some level, pregnancy is such an abstraction for kids, and that their true feelings won't be revealed until there is an actual baby to love.

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I blame where we live on Madeline's point of view. She is a mother hen...she loves her brothers and sisters and she has always loved being part of a big family. She hoped at one point I would have 10 kids. Since we moved here... the kids are snots ...they have everything they want and more...and some of them are pretty open with their parents views and subsequently thier views on large families and what a drag it is. Since then, Madeline's point of view has changed. She now is sad she cant do and have what the others have/do. I wish I could go home...I hate it here. sorry to high jack your post....I guess I needed a vent Wink

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Yeah, I thought my oldest would be mortified to have a pregnant mom, he is in high school after all... I bet he was, he just didn't say it. I stayed away from his friends as much as possible, unless they came over...

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((HUGS)) That stinks. Boo for people with their negativity.....

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Sorry you are feeling bad, hopefully not for too much longer. I was thinking that when Kevin's reaction was like that it may have a bit to do with "my parents have
SEX?!!!" plus all that you went through with Finn too I guess. Plus as it was said, he is a teenage male, I can't seem to get even my 13 year old to react to any exciting news!!!