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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 12:41 PM   51
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PS Anna so sorry about the bad reaction to the flu shot, but my doc made me get one too and said it is definitely safer to get it... the flu is picking up speed here in the States. My sister and her husband were down with it all last week. I feel at least a little better knowing I've had the shot and hope I can avoid it the rest of the pregnancy!



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 13:05 PM   52
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Hi, Pablo you make me laugh, although I was afraid to strain too hard in the beginning too! A stone is 14 pounds by the way. I still am 2 pounds less now than when I did first get pregnant but I definately have an obvious bump now, seems to be growing fast!

I have to say Rottpaw I am still waiting for the wonderful honeymoon period to kick in. I am still so tired all the time, and so over emotional and get annoyed so easily. I am also really fed up with having to go to work as it is 10 times harder than usual, and no-one makes allowances for you because you are pregnant and knackered, it winds me up. Sorry rant over. Of course I am delighted to be so far along and getting near V day, but I do not feel blooming and if I do not bloom soon I probably won't

The heartburn is starting to kick in now, but I have been lucky, no bad constipation since about 10 weeks!



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 16:28 PM   53
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Hi Lucy,

I remember you said you still aren't getting the burst of energy that is more typical of 2nd tri. Have they checked your iron levels? The fatigue really did drop off for me and most of those I've spoken with by around 20 weeks, although it does return in third tri. But if you are still feeling so exhausted please make sure they are watching your iron level. I know some folks on these boards that have learned they were anemic after experiencing a lot of fatigue. I hope it gets better for you very soon!

The 2nd tri was my most productive period. Unfortunately but expectedly, I'm starting to find I just can't do as much now that I am 30 weeks. Today I've been home and working on some chores I want to get done before the workweek starts, and I'm having to take frequent breaks in between doing things. Just haven't got the energy to go all day around the house like I usually can.

I definitely understand the misery of continuing to work when you're so tired. There were days I literally cried at the prospect of getting up and dragging myself into work and trying to be productive and emotionally stable in front of coworkers. I really, really hope you get a break in the symptoms soon!



 
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Old Jan 3rd, 2011, 16:44 PM   54
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Thanks Rottpaw, I am seeing the midwife next week so I will tell her how I am feeling and see what she says. I am able to pretend I am fine at work mostly, and my OH is used to my crazy tears and mood swings now poor guy lol



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2011, 11:22 AM   55
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thanks ladies for making me feel normal ( the poop thing ). Constipation hasn't been that bad but i've been drinking cherry juice and I think it's helping. Aupuncturist said it helps the blood so I have a glass a day and things have been moving.

Rottpaw, love that you are getting the nursery together and clothes ready!! You are so close!! Will you work up until ur due date?

the work thing has been weighing heavily on my mind. I run a t shirt shop so i'm on my feet a lot, like 8 hours a day . lm also trying to save up enough $$ to take a year off after baby. So I need to work for as long as I can but wondering how that's going to happen.

lucy, I hope the second tri energy boost kicks in soon!!!

AFM, feeling MUCH betterr today! Like a whole new person. I am a bit nervous as I get blood results back today for final test of HCG. I feel pretty positive that all is well, but there's always this little voice in the back of your head that says what if . . . . Anyway my mom has her lumpectomy tomorrow for the breast cancer so that helps eep things in perspective.

finally, DH and I have always been pretty active in the bedroom but sice I told him I am pregnant nothing, zilch, nada. Anyone else have this problem? I'm game but hasn't made a move. Could he think you can't have sex while pregnant? Any advice would be much appreciated!!!

have a good one!
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Old Jan 4th, 2011, 11:28 AM   56
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Hi Anna, did have this problem too, at first I was too ill and tired to even think of sex, but when I felt better I had no mojo, and he was worried about doing it with a baby in there. Gradually my mojo is returning and I am able to instigate things, he didn't say no! I think it's normal for sex to go off the boil, we are not doing it much at all, and when you start to get bigger, you have to change the way you do things too! I would just jump on him and see what happens!

Also thanks, I was back at work today and felt fine, clear headed and quite energetic...maybe the glowing bit has begun!



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2011, 11:57 AM   57
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Hello Ladies - just popped in to see what it would look like if I ever get to come over here!! I'll get back where I belong now!! xxx



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Old Jan 4th, 2011, 12:43 PM   58
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awwwwwwwwww twinkle!!!! you are too cute. Hope you get to join us soon!

Anna- I have actually refused sex with my husband since I got my BFP.
I have just been too scared and having sex can cause spotting and I am just not emotionally stable enough right now to deal with that Soon though! soon! I am craaaaaaaaaaaaazy horny if I can be so candor. I watched the season premier of the Bachelor last night and OMIGOD when he took his shirt off I nearly died. I actually dreamnt last night I was on a date with him. I think I need to get some nookie. I am waiting to see my doctor next Thursday to get her blessing. I know sex can't cause a mc but last time I was pregnant my spotting started one morning we had sex so I am little 'puck' shy so to speak.



 
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Old Jan 4th, 2011, 20:16 PM   59
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Svet, LOL!! I'm horny too! Think i will try Lucy's idea and jump DH. I've been lucky with no spotting, but this morning I nearly freaked when I felt a wave of moisture "down there". Just discharge, but my heart sank until I could get to a bathroom. I get the fear you're going through, I think we all do as this journey has been so hard so far. We just don't want to do anything that might jeopardize things.

I had a dream last night too but it was about a little girl who was playing in a bucket of snakes. I know sounds twisted but I wonder if the bucket of snakes were all the sperm last cycle, and the little girl is the one I'm carrying??? Where's Skye when you need her???

Lucy, I'm glad your feeling better. I hope it continues.

I feel 100% tonight but totally bloated after dinner. It's funny how much time i have to write at night now that evenings don't include cocktails!

Have a good one!!
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Old Jan 4th, 2011, 20:18 PM   60
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P.S. Twinkle, you're welcome anytime and i know you will be here soon!!!!!



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