Post # 1
I’m still not 100% clear on where I should put posts in the Nesting section of the Bee, so I’m just throwing this here. Sorry if I’m wrong….
Don’t get me wrong, I’m so so happy to be pregnant, but I’m really sick of the crappy first trimester. First there was the scary spotting that freaked me out weeks 4-6. Now in week 7 it’s the nausea and bone-deep exhaustion, usually at the same time, which leads DH (sweet sweet hubby who I love so much) to suggest I take a nap in the bedroom and he’ll bring me saltines. So thoughtful! But do I think that at the time? No, I feel like kicking him in crotch because (pregnancy hormones…) I don’t want him to “fix” things, I just want him to let me lay on the couch and complain about being nauseated and tired all the time.
Plus, now the dog (My sweet, kind snuggle buddy who never barked in her life) has decided to start protecting the house better by barking at random sounds at 2am just about every night which has been driving me insane. How the heck am I going to handle a crying baby at 2am if the barking dog makes me want to rip my hair out? What if the dog starts barking AT the crying baby at 2am? What if I have to put up with a dog barking like mad and a colicky baby???
And how the hell do you bathe a small, squirmy, slippery pile of smooshy baby???? (just my latest freak-out…and yes, this is my second baby but the first was 10 years ago and I seem to have forgotten how everything works)
Post # 2
lol @ bathing a slippery smooshy baby
this is my first and yeah, i don’t know. hoping my mom helps me to figure it out. i don’t even know how to change a diaper.
the first trimester sucks pretty bad. and any improvement that you feel in the second trimester is only relevant to the first trimester. don’t use your non-pregnant body as a baseline or you will feel depressed.
be nice to your husband. he’s trying. lol
congratulations and good luck!
Post # 3
Aww of course you can rant! We’ve all been there. I’m so happy and grateful to be pregnant but there are times where I just want to rant and cry too…damn hormones.
I know it’s just a rant so I’ll just leave it at providing sympathy and that I totally get it. It’s all terrifying…but amazing at the same time.
Congrats and good luck!
Post # 4
phishy179: Haha I think you need to take your DH up on that nap offer! Ok, perhaps I shouldn’t make jokes in your vulnerable state. I had a very easy first trimester, but when I was tired or nauseated, it sucked. DH is really being as sweet as he can, so don’t get too mad at him.
I wish my DH had been MORE attentive in the first trimester. That’s when I needed him. Now that I am 9 months pregnant, NOW he wants to do the whole take care of me thing, and my hormones are way worse now because of all the high anxiety of making sure everything is “perfect.” When he tells me not to lift something, it makes me want to lift it even more…and then chuck it at his face, lol.
And the dog? It will all work out. I am trying so hard not to think about our potential puppy problems right now. We have a 128 pound St. Bernard who will be almost a year old when baby entered the world, and he is quite an attention whore. Plus he gets worried when you sneeze, so we can’t imagine what he’s going to do when baby sneezes (or cries) for the first time.
We take it a day at a time 🙂 Good luck, mama. It will all be ok!
Post # 5
megz06: omg i am laughing so hard at your big furry baby worrying over a sneeze. how cute!
Post # 6
megz06: They say St. Bernards are great with babies and kids. You’ll have a built in furry nanny!
Post # 7
TaurianDoll: It seriously doesn’t matter how hard he’s sleeping or where he is in the house if someone sneezes, he comes barreling through the house like a buffalo, finds you, tail wagging, and will literally try to climb on your lap or paw at you. I don’t know if he’s excited or nervous. We pet him and tell him it’s ok and then he will go back where he came from and sleep. So weird!!
phishy179: That’s what I thought too, but he’s the absolute opposite of what I thought a Saint was, lol. He is energetic all the time, and he isn’t much for affection unless it’s right after he wakes up, if you wake him up, or it’s on HIS time. We thought we were getting a tired, kind hearted puppy. Nope, lol. However, he has been around a few kids, and when they pet him he sits right on their feet, puffs his chest out, and holds his head up high. He’s quite the goober.
Post # 8
phishy179: This honestly cracked me up. And you aren’t the only one extra annoyed by the dog. Mine is a shih tzu and he licks everything, the air, the couch, and omg I have had visions lately of just cutting his tongue off. Which of course makes me feel awful but that smacking noise is more than I can take right now! (I’m 6 mths pg)
Post # 9
I hear you! I am so excited to meet my baby and I love him more than anything but I HATE being pregnant…literally HATE it. I am 26 weeks and just finishing my “happy” second trimester. Yes it was easier and yes I didn’t feel sick but getting bigger sucks.
Post # 10
phishy179: You can rant all you want!
First trimester for me was a hormonal nightmare. Lots of highs and lows. Then second trimester was fine – I think most women will agree. So once you are in your second trimester, enjoy it while you can! Third trimester – I am sooooo uncomfortable, I could cry. It hurts just to get in/out of the bed, the car, a chair, etc. Only a few more weeks for me, and hoping for a smooth delivery and healthy baby. 🙂
Post # 11
YES to everything you just ranted about! I’m in my 7th week as well and I feel like I just want to go to sleep for the next 3 years. My cats keep waking me up in the middle of the night and I get so annoyed, I’m just like oh gosh I hope I’m ready to get up once the baby’s here! This trimester is just so frustrating and hard but it won’t last forever thankfully… 🙂
Post # 12
Rant away momma! The first trimester can be a physically difficult and trying time. No shame is needing to let our your frustrations. I do hope that the 13th week mark brings you some relief. It is so different with every pregnant lady.
As for the dogs, I hear you! For some reason when my dogs bark now it bothers me so much so. I just try not to stress over it (better said than done). Just think they are prepping you for early morning feeding sessions. 😉