How did you get through it....

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Registered: 06-13-2006
How did you get through it....
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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 10:12pm

Im finding the first trimester to be more depressing then I thought it would be. I have waited so long to get pregnant, and now instead of being joyful I am anxious and menatally distracted all the time. It's almost as if life can't start again until I have my first US. Does anyone have any tips or ideas on how to get through this time of uncertainty. I thought it might be good to resist looking at baby stuff online, or thinking of baby names but its the only thing that makes me feel good! Ugh. March 5th can't come fast enough!

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
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Registered: 10-05-2006
Fri, 02-17-2012 - 11:17pm

I can totally relate. I don't think it will feel real until I see the first ultrasound which for me is on Monday. I will be 7w2d and it has been a long wait. I do feel different this pregnancy and I have more symptoms so that makes me feel better. Pretty much every day, I have nausea in the morning though about lunch time. I

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Registered: 12-11-2006
Sat, 02-18-2012 - 4:24pm

Yes it's tough! I kept myself busy with other things during the day. For me it worked best not to think too much about the baby - after 3 losses in a row I was afraid to hope too much - but obviously having strong symptoms all the time helped me stay sane! Now I'm at 14 weeks and still find myself worrying and wondering at each slight twinge BUT at least comforted by the stats that the risk of miscarriage decreases significantly after 12 weeks.

Hope you find a way to distract your mind with other things and hope you have good news at your first ultrasound! xox

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Registered: 06-13-2006
Sat, 02-18-2012 - 6:26pm

Thank you guys for the encouragement! Im feeling much better today, must be because I have been having symptoms all day :)

Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers
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Sat, 02-18-2012 - 10:22pm
It wasn't until the 2nd ultrasound that I felt I could allow myself to not worry. We found out the sex and that helped me connect with our little girl. I had keep myself disconnected for a long time. Just take it one day at a time. Do the things that make you happy and know that what you are feeling is very normal.
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