I don't have kids but my sister has three and YES, exhaustion is COMPLETELY normal. Your building a person and your body is worn out. And the vivid dreams are pretty normal for serious hormonal shifts as well as life events. (My gf always has crazy "I could count the hairs on his head" vivid dreams when she's stressed regardless of what her hormones are doing.)
Also I'm sorry about your cat but this is one of the cases where rehoming really is probably best for her. Just make sure you find someone you trust!
Thank you gumdrop! But does it last the whole darn pregnancy? Honestly the worse part about being pregnant has got to be the exhaustion. I literally could sleep all day and not even care hahah.
So I went to my first ultrasound on August 20th. I started crying. This is my first pregnancy and when she turned it to me and showed me my little blob with his beautiful big heart beating on the screen I just couldn't help myself. She had to leave the room and give me a few minutes because I just couldn't stop crying. I was emotional that entire day too. If anyone asked about the ultrasound I got all teary eyed.
I'm 3 months pregnant tomorrow. I've been showing for over a month already, and I already have my baby bump in. People keep touching my belly and asking me for belly pics, which is crazy weird to me haha. I go for my next ultrasound on Sept 9 and I'm expecting my 5 month ultrasound around October/November which is when we get to find out the sex of the baby. I'm not sure if we totally want to know the sex yet. We still need to decide on that hahah!
It can, I'm sorry to report! Depends on the person. I've heard people joke that the exhaustion during pregnancy is to practice for not sleeping through the newborn phase . . . XD
Also, if you're tired of people invading your personal space and touching your belly, go ahead and touch theirs. It's hilarious and they get the point (usually). IDK why people think pregnant women are public property. (If you don't mind, then power to you!)
So happy for you! Just to chime in with my two cents worth, my best friend is pregnant, due early October - she was exhausted for the entire first trimester and she's been good ever since, so there's hope for you Kika!
Ugh, and all the belly touching... I'm not comfortable with people touching me much as it is, so when it happens, I'll be investing in a couple of shirts like this, haha. Not sure where you can get them in stores, but if you don't mind buying them online, they're everywhere
gumdropAlena - Hope! I really hope it doesn't last the whole pregnancy. I went to bed at 10PM, slept til 8, woke up to watch a movie, went back for an hour nap at 12:30. My mom showed up at 3, and I was in bed again at 3:30 and didn't wake up til 4:45. And now it's 8:20 and I'm curled up on the couch in a giant blanket contemplating nap #3 lmao. This is how my days off go right now, and it kills. Cleaning house? Showering? Making supper? Pssssh. Forget it.
Belly shirts. Somehow I doubt those would fly at my office job! Not dressy enough for work, we can't have anything with words on it.
So Michael and I are at a rough spot right now. The Oil & Gas industry is crashing in my area and that makes up the largest portion of the jobs in the area. My boyfriend went out of work right before we found out I was pregnant and due to the shortage of work, he's been unable to find anything since. We're currently sitting on hard times and I can't help but panic a bit because we have a baby on the way. We've had hard times lots in the past, and growing up wasn't a picnic either as we never had money, but now I find myself freaking out more and more. I know we will be fine soon enough and back on track with everything but after another month we are facing disconnection of our power. Ugggh. Unfortunately I make just enough to get us by with rent and a bit of groceries, but not enough to cover the bills. I know that if I tried right now I would probably be able to find a second job (seems the guys are having a much harder time) but I'm not sure if I can handle working 2 jobs right now along with how exhausted I am constantly and I don't want to stress myself out too much with the baby, but I don't know how much longer we'll be able to stay afloat without some more income. It's a bit harder though as Michael and I don't drive, I walk 40 minutes to and from work and working 10-7 means I'm gone from 9-8PM and that's if I'm not working overtime. I'm usually in bed by 10PM with the way things are right now. I just don't know if I can handle working another shift after work but I'm getting really tempted to try...
At my last ultrasound they realized I wasn't as far along as they thought. So while I was supposed to be almost 3 months on my appointment they realized I was only 2 months along. I am currenly 3 and a half month (14 weeks) pregnant! :)
2nd trimester and my sleepiness is mostly gone! I still go to bed at about 11PM every night and I'm up at about 8AM every morning so getting lots of good consistent sleep right now which is fantastic. It won't last long, I know. Nausea is through the roof though. Getting sick about once a week, and nosebleeds every couple days. Incase migraines and dizziness. I never even realized half these symptoms were caused by the pregnancy. Actually not hating it but wish the headaches of all things would just kick the bucket. Don't want to be taking Tylenol 2-3 times a day just to make it through work. Been trying to get by without taking drugs but I break every couple days because my brain feels like it's splitting open. Just barely starting to feel baby sometimes. If my tummy's empty I swear I can feel him flipping around in there!
Still in a rough spot financially but hoping things will get cleared up soon! We're managing and keeping our heads above water which is what counts! :D
4 months this past weekend. Very exciting! I went for my 16 week blood work today, we do our 5 month ultrasound on November 9 and then next appointment with the baby doctor on November 10 so she has the results from both the ultrasound and the blood work. I'm excited and nervous. We're excited to find out the sex of the baby if all goes well!
I've never been out of work for more than 3 weeks since I started working at 16 so I'm kind of excited and terrified to go on Mat leave in February/March. One year without work sounds so weird to me. I feel like I'm not going to know what to do with myself, but I know baby is going to be keeping me pretty busy during that time hahaha. It'll be an interesting experience. :)
Lactose intolerant with this pregnancy apparently. Hating it! Can't handle anything dairy it seems. I was good with cheese but today just proved that that's gone out the window as well. Ughhh. I miss cereal in the morning so much :(
18 weeks! Half way there! Baby puts this funny pressure on my abdomen sometimes, and I can push on my tummy and feel where he is because some spots are soft and where baby is it's hard low on my tummy, almost certain I'm feeling movements too. I feel almost like little flips and jerks which both make me a bit nauseous and I'm pretty sure it's baby being acrobatic :3
Starting to clean everything... Getting excited to get ready for the move we're hoping to have in January, and to start throwing everything out hahah. I haven't started buying yet for baby and I don't think I'll start til around the move in Jan, maybe a bit before. But with baby due in March and us moving near the end of the pregnancy I just do not want us to have to move more than we have to. Hoping to take a week's vacation when we move (I have a week's hours saved up which expire in February) so I can relax and unpack a bit in the new place without making myself too uncomfortable. I'll be about 7 months by then and assuming it's going to be a rough ending! Really hoping for an April baby as I don't want to take my mat leave until late Feb if all goes well!
Haven't realized how long it's been since I've updated this!
Currently 26 weeks! 6 1/2 months pregnant, only about 2 1/2 months to go. We have confirmed again this weeks ultrasound that it is a girl! So excited to have a little lady. I can definitely feel baby now, have for a few months. You can even see when she kicks my tummy my skin does these little jerks. She has sleeping patterns now and if she's sleeping and Michael puts his hand on my tummy she wakes up. It's the cutest thing. Mike's excited to have a little girl and dress her up. He's already scoping out little girl batman outfits. It's way too cute. Still haven't bought anything as we're waiting til hopefully the end of January before shopping for baby items! Also booking up to do a move in January/February into a bigger apartment so we have enough room for baby. We really don't have any room in our tiny little one bedroom right now.
Everything else in life is going good. My tummy is starting to get bigger and I nearly have to roll out of bed already. Putting my boots on in the morning kicks my butt lol. Works crazy, and no real plans for the holidays. I'm slacking and haven't put up a tree or decorated yet this year either. We're still catching up on everything from Mike being out of work (he's only gotten a couple checks so far) so we're having a very small simple Christmas this year.
Hope everyone has a great and safe holiday! Take care and have a merry Christmas! <3
I've been slacking super hard in the PC and haven't been online in over a month, or updated Setheac in ages. I'm currently 9 months pregnant and have been soo busy getting everything ready for baby that I haven't even had time to turn my computer on more than once or twice to google something lol. Currently 37 weeks pregnant so baby can come any time, but at the absolute max it'll be another 3-5 weeks. She can stay tucked in for a bit longer as I'm not nearly ready for her yet. So much to prepare, so little time!
If I'm behind on anything or missing any send outs, please drop me a PM to remind me. I'm an ass and I'm so sorry. Just lots going on in RL and I sleep 3/4 of the day and the rest I'm sorting and cleaning. I will return and be active! One day hopefully soon.