11-27-2013 07:31 PM - edited 11-27-2013 07:43 PM
Alix: I didnt show til 28-30 weeks..lol. I heard alot of flack from everyone who thought i should be bigger. I was 120lbs when i got pregnant... lol I felt huge early on.. but looked tiny all the way up til the last month and a half. Just like everyone has a ...rear end....everyone will have an opinion. Usually the tiredness improves during the second trimester, but you do tire easily. The fatigue does return 3rd trimester, along with easily tired feeling from doing simple tasks. it does progress to an even worse state after the baby is born, but you adjust. I never had help so I had to do it all on my own (DH works in the air most of the time harnessed into a truck doing electrical work..no way I was letting him get up at night with her and getting up at 5am! NO WAY. besides that, he can't feed the baby if you are breastfeeding.. lol. ) I have friends who handed the babies off to their DH's or went to their parents house and left the baby then went home to sleep. I thought that terribly rude, especially if you are a SAHM, your DH works all day so YOU can stay home, and your parents should not be responsible for your child because YOU want to sleep. I was always tired, but you really do adjust.. in a odd sort of way thats hard to explain.
I had my few evenings after being up so long that DH did have to take over because i'd be crying right along with Layla.. but those were few and far between. I have yet to go out alone, by myself, (that was NOT school related) since January.. lol However, I do believe my mindset of "I can do this by myself" is a huge help to me ..even though it does take a toll on one's body. it does help you prepare for those times when you wont be able to have help around because they are busy or sick.. help makes it easier, but its better that you can handle it on your own normally...than when help isnt there you arent feeling overwhlemed. I never had much help though. I also never followed the "sleep when they do" advice either..I always felt like I had to ultilize nap time to clean, take a breather, and relax...twice did i ever take a nap when she did! You'll learn to be an expect "lack of sleep" zombie functioning mom. if i can do that and go to school and still have honors and deans list... you can do it
Happy Thanksgiving ladies, we are leaving early in the morning for Ocala. Stats will be joining me on the trip.
We bought layla a convertible car seat, which i hate already.. Its a alpha elite 65. I was buying some last minute needed items for our trip and couldnt get her unbuckled and had to ask for help..I felt like the worlds biggest idiot.. Be safe ladies!!
11-27-2013 08:26 PM
11-27-2013 09:42 PM
Brie- That carseat sounds frustrating!I read your post to Alix which reminded me of work kinda. Basically, how much people under rate sleep until they don't get it. I see a lot of people so excited that they want to stay awake at night and then they deeply regret it once the baby arrives that they didn't utilize those napping moments.
Amy- What a good idea for gifts. I especially think the magnets with Nathan's artwork is super cute!
AFM- Med dosages stayed the same.
11-27-2013 10:26 PM
11-28-2013 11:36 AM
Amy- I love the homemade gifts. I think it's really special and thoughtful. That's how I imagined the magnets actually. Great idea! I'm working on knitting up fingerless mittens for a few people. One pair done and working on the second of the next pair.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I hope you all have safe wonderful days spent with the people you love!
11-29-2013 09:24 PM
Our appt went well today. Everything is on track so far. Estriadiol level was good so meds stay the same. Feeling encouraged that Dr. S is happy with our progress. She said that I could expect to feel more tired than normal since my ovaries are working extra hard. I have felt more tired although I was thinking it was in relation to hosting two Thanksgivings at our house.
01-08-2014 08:47 PM