Pregnancy Grumbles!

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Pregnancy Grumbles!
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Tue, 08-18-2009 - 12:34pm

Since misery loves company I thought it would be great if we all could post here when we are having bad days due to morning sickness, crazing hormones, awful indigestion, back aches, etc.

I'll start:D

I threw up today due solely (I think) to all the acid that rises in my stomach no matter what I eat. I had just had plain pasta with a teensy bit of tomato sauce and five minutes later I was at the toilet:(.

The heartburn can be so painful and I think it had been rising since last night so throwing up did make me feel better but just for good measure I ate a small bag of doritos afterward. It might not be good for my stomach but it did improve my mood LOL.



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Registered: 10-03-2008
Wed, 09-30-2009 - 8:41pm
Ash - Coffee will actually have a laxative effect. I used to love that when I drank it daily! McDonald's, however... not good! That stuff doesn't qualify as food or fcoffee in my book.
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Wed, 09-30-2009 - 11:26pm

So with the constipation, I was also thinking that walks help as well.

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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 4:14am

Actually McDonalds coffee won a taste test. They use expensive coffee machines and good beans (at least here in Germany) and it is just the same as buying a cappucino at any other normal (not specialty) coffee shop :)


In terms of their food I don't eat it often but lately I have been having cravings for it so I indulge. I think everyone has their favorite constipation cures- back when I was still drinking a night of drinks followed by a döner (turkish fast food similar to gyros) was all I needed :D



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Mon, 10-05-2009 - 10:40am

This is truly just a grumble/vent...my DH really is amazing and wants this pregnancy as much as I do...*but*...

I've noticed he's been a little "off" these past couple of weeks. I haven't had much energy to devote to this, since I've been feeling off myself with m/s. Anyways, he finally admitted yesterday that he's feeling some anxiety about the changes that will come when the baby arrives. Really, he's worried about his time to himself, being able to watch hockey and football, and stay up late and sleep in. Now, I am glad that he opened up to me about this, so we could talk about it. And I know that all these concerns are totally normal.

*But* I have been feeling so sick with m/s these past few days. I threw up for the first time on Saturday, spent all day yesterday burping/feeling constantly on the verge of puking, and could hardly sleep last night because I felt so sick. And as I was not sleeping, feeling sick, and he was sleeping like a log, I started feeling resentful like...here I am going though all this for the baby, and he's worried about whether he'll still be able to watch hockey?!?

Anyways, that's the end of my vent. Honestly, I was way more compassionate with DH when discussing this, but I hate feeling resentful like this. Well, end of grumble/rant.

Has anyone else had similar experiences?


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Mon, 10-05-2009 - 10:57am

have no fears about reminding him if he brings it up again cassie, lol.



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Mon, 10-05-2009 - 11:17am

Haha I would be pissed- and I wouldn't hide it!


Thomas knew that however he was feeling during the first trimester and my M/S no matter how bad he felt -it did not in any way shape or form compare to how terrible I was feeling and to keep his mouth shut and only offer me sympathy.


That being said when I was having good minutes I did always make sure to reassure him that I still loved him most, that this was going to be a wonderful journey for us but that there would still always be time for him and his pursuits, etc.


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Registered: 11-01-2005
Mon, 10-05-2009 - 5:42pm

Yep DH was off for a bit too and I figured out it was lack of sex...for like a week and a half....ugh men. Anyway, I've made a point to be affectionate and have sex with him when I'm feeling good (because I want to as well, not just for him) and its made a difference for him. He hasnt talked as much about other anxieties though he touched on it before I got PG. I'm sure its there under the surface though but it hasn't been affecting us like its been affecting you and JB.

Just continue to talk to each other...its a big adjustment for both of you, not just him...maybe communicate your own feelings of anxiety or worry about motherhood to let him know he's not the only one feeling a little off...its a hard thing to wrap around mentally thats for sure.

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Mon, 10-05-2009 - 9:37pm

I hear ya on the DH grumbling about missing football, etc. Just like a guy to worry about that. First of all, I told DH to please bear with me during the 1T and it will get better. He got that and is now grateful for me feeling better now. He knows to ask ME what I want for dinner, or "you choose where you want to go out to eat," because I should get to pick, I'm pg! hee hee!

Most men haven't got a clue what kind of toll pgcy does to you, during pgcy and afterward. After you have the baby, try to describe to DH what the pain of labor feels like, LOL. His sleeping habits will absolutely not remain the same after baby, at least not until baby is STTN. He'll just have to suck it up and deal.

He'll still be able to watch sports, but perhaps change a diaper and wash bottles, etc. during halftime, KWIM? I understand your feelings of resentment, I've had them sometimes as well. As in, "Did you hear Alex crying at 1:30 am?" "Huh? No, I was out cold." Well sure you were! I was the one who got up to get him back to sleep, then had trouble going back to sleep myself! You have to just appreciate the little things that DH does to help you out, and if he's not helping you enough to your liking, tell him what you'd like him to do and why it would be helpful.

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Mon, 10-05-2009 - 9:58pm

Have to agree with everyone else. The first time around, DH & I did have a "moment" of understanding. I had a very stressful job (which I have since left) and on the weekends I was exhausted. I was laying on the couch one sunday when DH came in, put his hands on his hips and said, "so is what are sundays are going to be from now on? You lazing on the couch all day?" Typically we would go golfing, play basketball, etc on sundays. During the 1T, I did not have the energy for that. Needless to say, he got a 2 min RANT that should have been recorded because it was priceless. He just looked at me and said, "yeah - I guess that makes sense." End of problem :-)

We watch lots of sports and DS just watches with us. He yells "goal" every time he sees the Canucks logo. How I wish, LOL.

I pretty much sleep normally - DH always hears the little guy if he doesn't make it through the night. He complains but I can't help it if he hears him first!

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Mon, 10-05-2009 - 10:15pm

Cassiejune – I think that what you & your DH are feeling is perfectly normal & quite valid. It is selfish & inconsiderate of him to complain about not getting to watch hockey while you’re spending your time puking & feeling like crap.


It seems to me he’s looking at what you’re going through just with pregnancy & it’s sinking in that he’s not going to have all of his time to do with as he pleases anymore. It’s good that he was able to share his feelings with you. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with sharing your feelings with him too, so long as you use compassionate communication. If you go ahead & tell him how you’re feeling, it’ll help him to remember to think about what you’re dealing with before he goes feeling sorry for himself. The guys got it pretty good in some ways. Of course, they don’t get to feel baby wiggle in their own belly.


The fact is that after baby comes neither of you will have much freedom for a while. The key is to remember that it won’t last forever. Babies turn into little kids who turn into bigger kids. Eventually you’ll both be able to sleep in sometimes.


Becoming a parent is a long process, so it’s great that DH is starting now. Many men don’t think about how having a baby will impact their lives beyond there being another person around until the baby comes home & suddenly there are constant demands on both parents. I know that with my 1rst my DH was completely baffled when I would call him freaking out if he wasn’t home from work on time. ( and this was 6 mths in!) He just didn’t have any way to understand how exhausting it was, dealing with an extremely demanding baby all day & all that was keeping me together was ‘knowing’ he’d be home to give me a break at a certain time. What can I say; Simone was a crash course in extreme parenting for both of us! J


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